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Page last updated on 19-02-2020
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Monday 1 June
 
Tuesday 2 June
 
Regular events 1st Tuesday
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club Singers Night
"FirstTuesday" Storytelling Cafe - Twyford House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth EX10 8NF - 2.00 - 4.00pm -
Come tell a story: personal, traditional, made up or family, or just listen to someone else. Max 10 mins per story, and no reading aloud allowed. Just come and have fun in a relaxed cosy, supportive setting. £3.00 to include refreshments. Details from Janet on 07834 194215.
MUSIC - Exeter Ukulele Club
DANCE - Fraddon Folk Dance Club (Cornwall)
SONG - Bradninch Folk Club - open night
Wednesday 3 June

Tí r na nÓg
Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
7.30pm
Tickets Full price (Support the artists and arts) £13.00+ - Mid Price (A bit cheaper if you need it) £10.00+ - Low price (Even cheaper if you need it) £6.00 from WeGotTickets To reserve tickets, email Further information from Ashburton Arts FaceBook page or Ashburton Arts website
The fantastic Celtic folk band Tí r na nÓg will be back with us in June this year and we're really looking forward to seeing them again.

Regular events 1st Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Bridgwater Band - Mary Blackborow
Thursday 4 June
 
Friday 5 June
 
Saturday 6 June
The Fountaineers Irish Music Band
The Community Stage, Exeter Respect Festival, Belmont Park EX4 6SS
5.15pm

Abacus - Gill Spence
Bridport Ceilidhs, Church House Hall,  South Street, Bridport DT6 3NW
Start time: 7.30pm - Finish time: 11.00pm
£9.00 in advance, £10.00 on the door, £4.00 for 6-16 yrs. Tickets can be bought at The Bridport Music Centre in South Street or booked by phone/email up to 5.00pm on the day. Contact Monty: telephone 01308 423 442 or email or see website for more information

Come along and enjoy a fun evening of dancing amongst friendly welcoming folk. No partner or experience required, all dances will be talked and walked through and called until you are all experts! Bring & Share supper and you own alcohol - the Woodman Inn is just opposite.

Sunday 7 June
 
Regular events 1st Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor Book by email
Monday 8 June
 
Tuesday 9 June
Fairport Convention
The Flavel, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 9ND
7.30pm
Tickets £28.00. Box Office telephone 01803 839530 or book online at website

Folk at the Flavel are proud to welcome to the Flavel the band credited with launching folk rock in the UK and one of the most iconic bands of any genre, Fairport Convention.

Fairport have been entertaining music lovers for over half a century but one thing has remained the same - Fairport’s passion for performance. This is reflected in a busy touring schedule and of course the famous annual Fairport Convention Cropredy Festival which has just celebrated its 40th year. Their performance will present a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and some surprises from albums old and new including their latest album ‘Shuffle & Go’ which will be released in February 2020. Fairport Convention have won a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award and Radio 2 listeners voted their ground-breaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time'. The band, which launched the careers of Richard Thompson and the late Sandy Denny, features the long established line up of founding member Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar (celebrating his fiftieth year in Fairport), Ric Sanders on violin, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, and Gerry Conway on percussion.

Wednesday 10 June
 
Regular events 2nd Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Fresh Aire - Janet Bulpin
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
Thursday 11 June
Kent Duchaine
Otterton Mill, Otterton, nr Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7HG
Tickets £15.00 (price covers the music only)
Pre-booking required. Food served 6.00pm to 7.30pm, music starts at 8.00pm. To book, telephone 01395 568521 - website 
Regular events 2nd Thursday
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
SONG - Totnes Folk Song Club A Devonshire Garland
Dartmouth Inn, 28 Warland, Totnes TQ9 5EL
8.00pm
Friday 12 June
Rosa Rebecka + Special Guests.
The Plough@StAnne's, Paternoster Row, Barnstaple EX31 1SX
8.00pm
Tickets £8.00. To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website
Drawing on the strands of her mixed heritage and the traditions of her adopted land, Devon-based Swedish singer/songwriter Rosa Rebecka weaves together an evening of songs and stories of love and hope from the different cultures that intertwine to form the background to her own musical landscape. Expect an intimate evening of joyful and uplifting acoustic music in the evocative ancient setting of ThePlough@StAnne ’s. This event marks the start of Barnstaple’s Sunrise Festival.
'The Last Huzzah!' with Jamie Smith’s Mabon
Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ
8.00pm
Tickets Full £18.00 Supporter £16.00  
To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website
A lot can change in twenty years! Like a high-end cheese, Mabon matured gradually into the virtuosic Titans of original, interceltic music that they are today. Two decades of sparky jigs and slammin’ reels; stirring songs and exquisite ballads; award-winning performances, mighty banter and a faithful following of ardent fans -this is a band that knows its stuff. But now Mabon is hanging up its boots - the next twenty years will be about fresh challenges for each of these five firm friends and marvellous musicians.

No scandal, no mystery; no drama, no acrimony; not even the tried and tested “musical differences”. It’s time for more family time, new projects - and yes, less motorway mileage and fewer cups of service station coffee. A thousand shows, dozens of countries, five continents; with a hard-earned reputation for dazzling live performances; Mabon is going out on a high with a Farewell Tour in spring 2020. This is a band ending on a very good note - and plenty of them! Come and catch those notes live while you can - this tour is 'The Last Huzzah!'
Saturday 13 June
DANCE - D'Accord's French Music and Dance David Faulkner and Steve Turner

St James Church Hall, Mount Pleasant, Exeter  EX4  7AH.  Parking will be available at the Health Centre car park a short distance along the road.
Doors open at 7.15pm and the first band will start their set at 7.30pm.
No partner is needed for many of the dances and beginners are always welcome.
Admission £9.00 which includes tea and biscuits.

Regular events 2nd Saturday
Sunday 14 June
 
Regular events 2nd Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor Barron Brady
Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE
7.45pm
Monday 15 June

Tuesday 16 June
 
Regular events 3rd Tuesday
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club Singers Night
SONG - Bradninch Folk Club
Bradninch Guildhall, Fore Street, Bradninch. EX5 4NN
Wednesday 17 June
 
Regular events 3rd Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Meter Rite - Graham Knight        
MUSIC - Blues night at the Lemon Tree (Open Mic).
Thursday 18 June
 
Friday 19 June
 
Regular events 3rd Friday
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Plus level
South West Shape Note - Mulberry House Third Friday Singing Cullompton - Sacred Harp Singing
7.30pm for 7.45pm until 10.00pm
House singing from the shape-note tradition, singing from The Sacred Harp book.
Venue details and other information: Steve or Martin telephone 01884 563138 or email

Shape Note South West website

Saturday 20 June
 
Sunday 21 June
 
Regular events 3rd Sunday
Monday 22 June
 
Tuesday 23 June
 
Regular events 4th Tuesday
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club Singers Night
SONG - Shape Note Singing in Ipplepen
Wednesday 24 June
 
Regular events 4th Wednesday
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Jigs for Gigs - Gill Spence
SONG - Lympstone Folk, Roots and Acoustic
Thursday 25 June
Geoff Lakeman and Rob Murch
Otterton Mill, Otterton, nr Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7HG
Tickets £15.00 (price covers the music only)
Pre-booking required. Food served 6.00pm to 7.30pm, music starts at 8.00pm. To book, telephone 01395 568521 - website 
Friday 26 June
 
Saturday 27 June
Nancy Kerr and James Fagan
The Flavel, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 9ND
7.30pm
Tickets £17.00 Under 16's £5.00. Box Office telephone 01803 839530 or book online at website

Nancy is one of the most iconic folk musicians of her generation, and has to date won six BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards including Best Duo (With James Fagan) in 2003 and 2011 and Folk Singer of the Year in 2015. As well as an extensive touring schedule Nancy has a prolific recording career stretching back to 1993. As well as the duo with James, her recent work has included the multi-award-winning “The Full English” band, the Melrose Quartet and the trio Simpson Cutting Kerr. Nancy has recorded with James, Sweet Visitor and the Melrose Quartet and she has appeared on records by among others, Martin Simpson and Andy Cutting. Her duo in the 1990s with Eliza Carthy saw her shoot to international prominence on the folk scene in her teens and she hasn’t looked back.

James and Nancy have been playing together since 1995 and married in 2007. Together they have released six albums. James hails from Sydney, Australia and is a multi-instrumentalist and singer, specialising in bouzouki, guitar and mandolin.  Nancy and James formed the Melrose Quartet in 2010 and were nominated for Best Group at the 2014 Folk Awards. As well as working side by side with Nancy for nearly two decades, James is also a member of The James Brothers. He is constantly in demand as a session player and appears on albums by Cara Dillon, Martin Simpson, Brian Finnegan, Eliza Carthy and Spiers & Boden. They also both feature in Nancy Kerr’s Sweet Visitor Band and James is also a member of the Cara Dillon Band.

Exeter Ceilidhs Amber Fire
The Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7UE.
8.00pm - 11.0pm
£8.00 (under 16 - £4.00 under 10 free)
Teas, coffees & biscuits are provided (small donation requested), but there is no bar. You may bring your own alcohol if you wish. For more information email or telephone Jeremy 07969 297 633
Regular events 4th Saturday

SONG - Shammick Acoustic - Sandy Brechin & Ewan Wilkinson
The ‘museum’ at the Pack o’ Cards, High Street, Combe Martin EX34 0JD.

This will be Sandy and Ewan’s third visit to Shammick Acoustic, and it’s always a delight to hear them! Based in Edinburgh, over the last ten years of playing together they have regularly toured in the whole of the UK, as well as Australia, and such extremes as Bahrain and Sweden! They play a mixture of Scottish, Irish and English traditional songs and tunes, together with modern and original compositions. Ewan has a powerful baritone voice and a unique guitar technique, which combines with Sandy’s sensitive, adept and sometimes unbelievably fast accordion playing to produce exciting and moving performances. So expect vibrant tune sets and both fervent and harrowing songs, caustic wit and general silliness. Toe-tapping and tears guaranteed!

Tickets are £9.00 if bought in advance through WeGotTickets or, if you’re in Combe Martin, at The Pack o’ Cards or Pets’ Pantry, both in High Street, or for £10.00 at the door (with a £2.00 discount for members of Shammick Acoustic).  They may also be reserved by ringing Tom & Barbara Brown on 01271 882366.

Sunday 28 June
 
Regular events 4th Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor Steve Tilston
Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE
7.45pm
SONG/STORYTELLING - Tradewinds
Okey Folky - Singers, musicians, poets, step-dancers and audience members all welcome!
Monday 29 June
 
Tuesday 30 June