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Page last updated on 17-02-2018
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Tuesday 1 May
 
Regular events 1st Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Gill Spence - Fresh Aire
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
DANCE - Fraddon Folk Dance Club (Cornwall)
SONG - Bradninch Folk Club - open night
Wednesday 2 May
 
Regular events 1st Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Ivor Hyde and Holly - Mary Marker    
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club - Iain & Nick - Simon Maplesden - Bicknoller Village Hall
SONG - Jurassic Folk and Jam
Thursday 3 May
Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS - Doors open 8.00pm - £14.00 - Seated - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo – 2016 & 2013. With their landmark 5th album, ‘Personae’, husband and wife duo Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman introduce us to a host of new characters and stories from their fertile and energetic musical imaginations.

Drawing upon the British folk tradition’s natural backdrops whilst weaving in their own distinct and eclectic flavours, self-penned songs sit comfortably alongside traditional ballads to provide a hugely entertaining and varied evening of music and song.

Listen out for stories of Knights, grizzly murder, giants and even an ancient tortoise!

Twice winners of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for ‘Best Duo’, an evening in the company of this much-loved and highly respected couple is intimate, inclusive, warm and inspiring.

Jo Harman Duo - Otterton Mill, Otterton, nr Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7HG - 8.00pm Tickets £15.00 (price covers the music only) Visit website

A first visit to the Mill for Jo a super talented performer whose rise to stardom is assured, hailing from the southwest we are delighted to welcome her to the Mill. “ On course to be the finest UK female blues soul voice” – Gavin Martin, Daily Mirror

To book, telephone 01395 568521 or visit the craft shop in the mill building - website

The concerts take place in the Mill’s intimate restaurant setting, and music-goers can enjoy great menus of seasonal food between 6 to 7.30pm. Music starts at 8pm. (Note: ticket prices shown cover music only).

Friday 4 May
 
Saturday 5 May
Brixham Pirate Festival
Jon Boden & The Remnant Kings - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS - Doors open 7.30pm - £20.00 (£10.00 under 16s) - Seated - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website
In spring 2018 Jon Boden, former lead-singer of Bellowhead, will head out on the second leg of his Afterglow album tour. This is his first new release since leaving Bellowhead in May 2016 and features the newly extended Remnant Kings – a band that hasn’t performed together since 2012. Including the talents of former Bellowhead band-mates Sam Sweeney and Paul Sartin, plus Leveret’s Rob Harbron and along with Ben Nicholls and Richard Warren (King of The South Seas) the band will be joined by string and brass sections to bring the album to the stage.
Sunday 6 May
 
Regular events 1st Sunday

SONG - Folk on the Moor  - Gerry Colvin Band - Book by email  

Monday 7 May
 
Regular events 1st Monday
Tuesday 8 May
 
Regular events 2nd Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Richard Mason - Abacus
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 9 May
 
Regular events 2nd Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Jigs for Gigs - Janet Bulpin
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
Thursday 10 May
 
Regular events 2nd Thursday
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Jane Thomas Band – Pair of Shears
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels

SONG - Totnes Folk Song Club - Si Barron

 

Friday 11 May

World Unlimited -Noble Jacks - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD - doors 7.00pm - Tickets £12.00+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
Noble Jacks are a rip-roaring Alt-Folk band with roof raising energy, whose warm electro-acoustic interactions fuse together a mixture of folky footstompin’ rhythms and engaging lyricism. The band encompasses heartfelt, yet uptempo songs showcasing fiddle, blues harmonica and big anthem toplines. Noble Jacks have a relentless gigging schedule around the the British folk scene and recorded their debut album with Union Music Store at The Metway studio in Brighton. Sold out last year and what a night it was

World Unlimited is a voluntary not-for-profit organisation. Telephone 01803 875527 or email
Originally based in Birmingham, WU now regularly promotes concerts in South Devon. Go to website for more information

Dart Music Festival
Saturday 12 May
Dart Music Festival
DANCE - D'Accord's French Music and Dance
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club -  Joe Hodgson Band – The Falconers  - Willand Village Hall, Gables Road, Willand, Cullompton, Devon EX15 2PL - 8.00pm - Admission £8.00 - bring and share supper - raffle. For more information please telephone Marilyn Broom 01404 47200 or Zena Roberts 01884 253546 - or visit website
Regular events 2nd Saturday
SONG - Open night Shammick Acoustic
Sunday 13 May
Dart Music Festival
Regular events 2nd Sunday
Monday 14 May
 
Tuesday 15 May
 
Regular events 3rd Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Aileen Wills - Quantock Quarenders - Party night - bring and share supper - raffle
SONG - Bradninch Folk Club For more information telephone Gerard Edwards 01392 881105 or Facebook Bradninch Folk Club.
Wednesday 16 May
 
Regular events 3rd Wednesday
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club - Jeroka - Gill Spence - Bicknoller Village Hall
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Petronella - Jeremy Child
Thursday 17 May
 
Regular events 3rd Thursday
DANCE - Exmouth Folk Dance Club - Simon Maplesden - Jigs for Gigs
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
Friday 18 May

Irish Set Dancing in Exeter
Consisting of jigs, slides, polkas and reels Irish set dancing is a fun, vibrant and fresh style of dancing. With four couples in a set of eight dancers it is lively, energetic, and great fun.

 Each set is made up of a number of figures, usually between 3 – 6 figures for each set and will take anywhere from 5 minutes to 20 minutes to complete a full set.

Irish set dancing has been running in Newton Abbot for many years and now this popular, social dance will be happening in Exeter on a regular basis at St Thomas Church Hall, Church Road, Exeter EX4 1AP. No experience or partner required, all dances will be taught and called throughout.

Friday evenings: May 18th, June 15th, July 20th - 7.45pm to 10.00pm. £5.00 on the door 

For further information, contact John on 07903 125606 or email 

Cara Dillon - support Local singer, songwriter Adam Sweet - The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ - 7.30pm - Tickets £20.00 - Student £10.00 (seated) Accessible seats available by calling the box office 01404 384050. For more information and tickets telephone 01404 384050 or go to website
Cara Dillon occupies an enviable position at the very top of her genre. This extraordinary Irish singer has been captivating audiences and achieving exceptional acclaim for over 20 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 new album "Wanderer" which is 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.

 

Saturday 19 May
Callington MayFest
Sunday 20 May
 
Regular events 3rd Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor - Flossie Malavialle - Book by email
Monday 21 May
 
Tuesday 22 May
 
Regular events 4th Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 23 May
 
Regular events 4th Wednesday
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Gibby Swaine - Aileen Wills
Thursday 24 May
 
Regular events 4th Thursday
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Club Callers - The More the Merrier Band - AGM during interval
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
SONG - Teignmouth Folk Club
Friday 25 May
12th Bude & Stratton Folk Festival
Saturday 26 May
12th Bude & Stratton Folk Festival
Regular events 4th Saturday
SONG - Shammick Acoustic - Closed for Earl of Rone
Sunday 27 May
Clovelly Seaweed Festival in aid of the North Devon Hospice
12th Bude & Stratton Folk Festival
Regular events 4th Sunday
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club
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.
Monday 28 May
12th Bude & Stratton Folk Festival
Regular events 4th Monday
Tuesday 29 May
 
Regular events 5th Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 30 May
 
Regular events 5th Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Jeroka - Gill Spence         
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
SONG - Culm Valley Music and Performance Club
Thursday 31 May

Edwina Hayes’ Mile Roses Trio - Otterton Mill, Otterton, nr Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7HG - 8.00pm Tickets £17.50 - including a glass of Mill Punch (price covers the music only) Visit website

Mississippi native now Alabama resident Lisa Mills could be called a blues singer, or a gospel singer or a torch singer or an R&B singer and each label would be accurate. Her 2015 tour was a rousing success and her emotional, sophisticated performances won many plaudits. ‘Lisa Mills- one of the finest blues singers you’ve probably not heard but will demand more of’ Blues all Over the place.

To book, telephone 01395 568521 or visit the craft shop in the mill building - website

The concerts take place in the Mill’s outside courtyard, and music-goers can enjoy great menus of seasonal food between 6 to 7.30pm. Music starts at 8pm. (Note: ticket prices shown cover music only).

Regular events 5th Wednesday
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels