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Page last updated on 22-01-2020
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Friday 1 May
 
Saturday 2 May
 
Sunday 3 May
 
Regular events 1st Sunday

SONG - Folk on the Moor - Book by email  

Monday 4 May
The Simon & Garfunkel Story
Exeter Corn Exchange - Market Street, Exeter, EX1 1BW
8.00pm (Doors 7.15pm)
£26.00/£23.00 Concessions (includes £1.00 booking fee). Box office telephone 01392 665938 - For more information go to website

Direct from it’s success at London’s Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue, a SOLD OUT Worldwide tour and standing ovations at every performance, The Simon & Garfunkel Story is back!

Using huge projection photos and original film footage, this 50th Anniversary Celebration also features a full live band performing all the hits including 'Mrs Robinson', 'Cecilia', 'Bridge Over Troubled Water', 'Homeward Bound' and many more. Get your tickets fast as this is an evening not to be missed!

Regular events 1st Monday
Tuesday 5 May
Brass and Reeds Week Halsway Manor
Regular events 1st Tuesday
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club Singers Night
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Chris Jewell
DANCE - Fraddon Folk Dance Club (Cornwall)
SONG - Bradninch Folk Club - open night
Wednesday 6 May
Sam Sweeney
Teignmouth Pavillions The Den Crescent, Teignmouth, TQ14 8BG
7.30pm
Tickets £16.00+ - Box office telephone 01626 249049 email or to book tickets on-line go to website.

BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019 – Nominated Musician Of The Year. After embarking on a solo career, releasing his debut solo album The Unfinished Violin on Island Records and touring it to sell-out crowds on the 2019 album launch tour, Sam is releasing his highly anticipated second solo album in Spring 2020.

Moving on from his five year connection to the First World War, which inspired his first album and captured the nation’s hearts through appearances on Antiques Roadshow and BBC Breakfast, alongside BBC Radio 2, 3, 4 and 6Music, Sam is moving on to making music on his own terms, with three of his favourite musicians and with a totally fresh approach and a big sound.

Sam and his new band are putting something into English music that has never been there before. This album has the swagger and groove of traditional English music with the huge sound, flare, energy and festival spirit of bands coming out of the Celtic and Scandinavian music scenes.

The new album occupies a very different sound world to The Unfinished Violin. Leaving string sections, piano and harmonium behind, the new band features acoustic and electric guitars and double bass.
•      Jack Rutter – guitar (Seth Lakeman, Jackie Oates, Moore Moss Rutter)
•      Ben Nicholls – double bass (Seth Lakeman, Nadine Shah, Kings Of The South Seas, Wild Rose, The Full English)
•      Louis Campbell – electric guitar (member of National Youth Folk Ensemble 2016-18, BBC Introducing with Big Massive Orchestra, studying guitar at RNCM)
Sam is a veteran of the mighty Bellowhead, former artistic director of the National Folk Youth Ensemble, founder member of the acclaimed instrumental trio Leveret, and a superb instrumentalist at the forefront of the revival in English traditional music. 

Brass and Reeds Week Halsway Manor
Regular events 1st Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Rough Music - Aileen Wills
Thursday 7 May
Brass and Reeds Week Halsway Manor
Friday 8 May
Cara Dillon
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX
Doors and bar 7.00pm - start 8.00pm
Tickets £22.00 advance. £1.00 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts. Go to website for more information and tickets or telephone 01726 879500.

This extraordinary Irish singer has been captivating audiences and achieving exceptional acclaim for over twenty years. She has (according to Mojo magazine) “quite possibly the world’s most beautiful female voice”.

Alongside a selection of favourites from her previous releases, Cara will be performing material from her latest album “Wanderer”, a collection of beautiful and moving songs recorded in an intimate setting with her husband and musical partner Sam Lakeman. Every note and word is sung with a passion and confidence earned through a life of experience singing traditional songs. Legions of fans will attest to their impassioned performances with Cara’s warm and natural stage presence something to savour.

 

Brass and Reeds Week Halsway Manor
Going Further Fiddle Weekend Halsway Manor
Saturday 9 May
Cara Dillon
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX
Doors and bar 7.00pm - start 8.00pm
Tickets £22.00 advance. £1.00 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts. Go to website for more information and tickets or telephone 01726 879500.

This extraordinary Irish singer has been captivating audiences and achieving exceptional acclaim for over twenty years. She has (according to Mojo magazine) “quite possibly the world’s most beautiful female voice”.

Alongside a selection of favourites from her previous releases, Cara will be performing material from her latest album “Wanderer”, a collection of beautiful and moving songs recorded in an intimate setting with her husband and musical partner Sam Lakeman. Every note and word is sung with a passion and confidence earned through a life of experience singing traditional songs. Legions of fans will attest to their impassioned performances with Cara’s warm and natural stage presence something to savour.

 

DANCE - D'Accord's French Music and Dance Poisson Rouge

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.

Going Further Fiddle Weekend Halsway Manor
Regular events 2nd Saturday
Sunday 10 May
Going Further Fiddle Weekend Halsway Manor
Regular events 2nd Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor
Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE
7.45pm
Book by email
Monday 11 May

Tuesday 12 May
 
Wednesday 13 May
 
Regular events 2nd Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - The Dancing Keys - Mary Marker
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
Thursday 14 May
 
Friday 15 May

Regular events 3rd Friday
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Plus level
South West Shape Note - Mulberry House Third Friday Singing Cullompton
Saturday 16 May
 
DANCE - D'Accord's French Music and Dance
St Matthew's Hall, Newtown, Exeter  EX1 2LJ. 
There is a large public car park across the road which is free after 6.00pm. Doors open at 7.15pm and we will start with some dance tuition at 7.30pm, followed by the first band at around 8.00pm. Bring and share early supper 6.15pm
Sunday 17 May
DANCE - D'Accord's French Music and Dance Boat Trip
Julie July Band: The Fotheringay Tour 2020
7.30pm
Barnfield Theatre, Barnfield Road, Exeter, Devon, EX1 1SN
All tickets £15.00 Box office 01392 270891 (Weekdays 10.00 - 4.00) For more information go to website
Regular events 3rd Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor
Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE
7.45pm
Book by email
Monday 18 May
 
Tuesday 19 May
 
Regular events 3rd Tuesday
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club Singers Night
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Party night with Aileen Wills - Quantock Quarenders. Bring and share supper.
SONG - Bradninch Folk Club
Bradninch Guildhall, Fore Street, Bradninch. EX5 4NN

Doors open at 7.45pm, start 8.00pm.

For more information telephone Gerard Edwards 01392 881105 or Facebook Bradninch Folk Club.

SONG - Shape Note Singing in Ipplepen
Wednesday 20 May
 
Regular events 3rd Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Jigs for Gigs - Jeremy Child
MUSIC - Blues night at the Lemon Tree (Open Mic).
Thursday 21 May
 
Friday 22 May
Danni Nicholls
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 
Saturday 23 May

Greg Hancock, Alex Seel and Tennyson's Twin"SONGWRITERS CIRCLE CONCERT"
St Katherine's Priory, St Katherine's Road, Exeter, EX4 7JY
7.30pm
Tickets £10 from WeGotTickets
"If you think songs should have meaning, this is a fantastic opportunity to explore the songwriter's craft with two of its finest artisans!"  Neil King, FATEA Magazine
Greg Hancock and Alex Seel are on tour in a series of Songwriters Circle concerts. The two award winning singer-songwriters take the stage together, alongside a third performer, and then take turns to introduce and perform a selection of their songs. This increasingly popular concert format offers a great opportunity to compare and contrast styles and techniques. For this concert, Cornwall based singer-songwriter Tennyson's Twin (Sarah Hayes) will make up the circle.

Sunday 24 May
 
Regular events 4th Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor Book by email
SONG/STORYTELLING - Tradewinds Open to everything, as always. Anybody with a poem, song, story or tune they'd like to share will be very welcome.
Okey Folky - Singers, musicians, poets, step-dancers and audience members all welcome!
Monday 25 May
 
Regular events 4th Monday
Tuesday 26 May
 
Regular events 4th Tuesday
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club Singers Night
Wednesday 27 May
 
Regular events 4th Wednesday
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Ivor Hyde and Holly - Jane Thomas
SONG - Lympstone Folk, Roots and Acoustic
Thursday 28 May
 
Friday 29 May
 
Saturday 30 May
Exeter Ceilidhs - Stick the Fiddle Caller Jeremy Child
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
SONG - Shammick Acoustic - Magpie Lane
The ‘museum’ at the Pack o’ Cards, High Street, Combe Martin EX34 0JD.
This 5-piece band from Oxford, who specialise in traditional English songs and music, have been delighting audiences for over 25 years with a combination of powerful vocals and vigorous dance tunes, performing inventive arrangements on a variety of instruments. The fact that each member is not only a fine singer but also an instrumentalist makes the band quite unique. In that time, they have produced numerous CDs, and were able to win fans outside the folk scene through the popular Past Times retailer. All five members of the band have been thoroughly immersed in the music, and perform in other combinations as well as Magpie Lane. Their sound is unmistakeably English, although they have moved on from their original focus of exclusively Oxfordshire material. They use an eclectic range of instruments as well as vocal harmonies which are a joy to hear, offering a majestic swathe of sound. This is a rare chance to see and hear a ‘big band’ in such intimate surroundings, so make the most of it.

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 31 May
Lau Unplugged
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX
Doors and bar 7.00pm - start 8.00pm
Tickets £20.00 advance, £21.00 door, £1 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £12.00 under 18s and students with ID. Go to website for more information and tickets or telephone 01726 879500

For the first time in over a decade, Lau present an entirely acoustic tour. The pioneering Scottish folk trio has always experimented with sound and form; the results have been complex and thrilling. Already acknowledged as phenomenal live performers, Lau arrived at a new creative peak with 2019’s Midnight and Closedown. Their 2020 Unplugged concert tour sees traditional music’s most celebrated innovators strip away their banks of electronics, loops and wild effects.

The trio of Kris Drever (guitar, vocals), Martin Green (accordion) and Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle) feel drawn to a more raw and plain-speaking aesthetic. The approach is subtler, less about spectacle, more about close listening. In brash and polarised political times, here is the poetry of real instruments and considerate music making.

‘Lau is a remarkable band – the most musically adventurous trio in British folk – exquisite and hypnotic, musicianship at its best’. The Guardian
‘This is music of such stunning creativity – one of the most thrilling live bands’. Sunday Herald
Four-time winners ʻBest Groupʼ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

 

Regular events 5th Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor 
Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE
Book by email
SONG/STORYTELLING - Tradewinds
Okey Folky - Singers, musicians, poets, step-dancers and audience members all welcome!