Monthly Diary Events this Week Sessions Folk Clubs Festivals
Bands Solo Artists Musicians Wanted Musicians Available Callers
Resources Morris Dance For sale Crabshell Records News
Site map Contact FlaxeyGreen  

November

search tips advanced search

IMPORTANT
Although every care is taken in the presentation of information contained on this web site FlaxeyGreen
cannot be held accountable for any inaccurate information supplied, or any programme changes made, after the information has been published.
I advise that you contact the organiser of the event prior to travel. FlaxeyGreen can not be held responsible for any expenses or losses incurred. Please inform FlaxeyGreen of any errors found on this site. 
Page last updated on 10-06-2019
For events in other months select month from drop down box
Friday 1 November
 
Saturday 2 November
Bridport Ceilidhs - Chris Toyne Big Band  - Caller Jeremy Child
Church House (St Mary's) Hall, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NW
7.30 - 11.00pm dance.
Some soft drinks provided; bring a bottle, bring finger food snacks to share, bring a friend “ bring two! “ and make a party of it!   Telephone organiser Monty on 01308 423442 or see website for more information
Sunday 3 November
Paul Simon's Graceland Performed by the London African Gospel Choir
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS
Doors open 7.30pm
Tickets £26.00 - Standing - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website


The LONDON AFRICAN GOSPEL CHOIR was co-founded by Crystal Kassi to help London’s African community to promote the gospel, create a platform of excellence for African gospel singers and musicians, and popularise the African interpretations of gospel music. 

The London African Gospel Choir have received extremely positive testimony from not only the public but also internationally renowned artists including Annie Lennox of Eurythmics and Paul Simon himself.

As well as performing with artists such as Emeli Sandé and Mumford and Sons, the group tour their own exceptional rendition of the iconic Paul Simon’s Graceland across the UK and most recently selling out shows on the East Coast of the States where they made a powerful impact on the public.

What makes us different is that we all come from different countries in the African Diaspora,‘ she explains. ‘We have people from South Africa, Zimbabwe, Ghana, Kenya, Zaire, Ivory Coast, Guadeloupe, Jamaica, Uganda and the Congo… We all come from different churches as well. The common denominator is our faith, although we welcome everybody.’ Said Kassi.’You could say that this is a perpetuation of Paul Simon’s Graceland legacy, the way it has brought African nations together through culture.

What also sets them apart is their repertoire – a dazzling reflection of the choir’s diverse membership and that includes secular songs with a positive message. It’s the meaning of the words that counts and Paul Simon’s Graceland – acclaimed as ‘one of the most iconic records in rock and roll history‘ on its release in 1986 – is a perfect fit with its uplifting lyrics and South African rhythms and melodies. They are releasing their long awaited first CD in August 2019.

 

Regular events 1st Sunday
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club
Mathews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham, EX3 0HF.
8.00pm

SONG -Folk on the Moor
7.45pm
Book by email  

Monday 4 November
 
Tuesday 5 November
 
Regular events 1st Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
DANCE - Fraddon Folk Dance Club (Cornwall)
SONG - Bradninch Folk Club - open night
Wednesday 6 November
 
Regular events 1st Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club Chris Toyne - Mary Marker
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club Brian Graham V3 sound - Club Callers - Bicknoller VH      
Thursday 7 November
 
Friday 8 November
 
Saturday 9 November
Launceston Folk Dance Club - Saturday Dance - Beryl Jukes & Jig & Reel
Launceston Town Hall, PL15 7AR.
8.00pm - 11.30pm.
Tickets £8.00
For further information telephone Rosemary Phillips 01566 774491
West Gallery Music Association, Singing/Instrumental WorkshopsJenny Ellis, Event Organiser
Regular events 2nd Saturday
SONG - Open night Shammick Acoustic
Sunday 10 November
West Gallery Music Association, Singing/Instrumental WorkshopsJenny Ellis, Event Organiser
Regular events 2nd Sunday
Monday 11 November
 
Regular events 2nd Monday
STORYTELLING - South Devon Storytellers -
Tuesday 12 November
 
Wednesday 13 November
Oysterband & June Tabor
Exeter Corn Exchange - Market Street, Exeter, EX1 1BW
8.00pm (Doors 7.15)
£23.50 (includes £1.00 booking fee). Box office telephone 01392 665938 - For more information go to website

One of the most exciting collaborations in folk music, June Tabor & Oysterband, resumes this autumn for a major tour. With separate distinguished careers to pursue, their appearances together are necessarily rare, so this is a must-see opportunity to catch them live. 

The majesty and control of June’s voice combine with the passion of John Jones’ singing and the dynamic drive of Oysterband to illuminate dark traditional ballads and contemporary classics alike  -  witness their moving duet version of Joy Division’s 'Love Will Tear Us Apart', widely regarded as the best-ever reinterpretation of that much-covered track. 

Songs from their seminal 1990 album 'Freedom & Rain' and their multi-award-winning 2011 follow-up 'Ragged Kingdom' will of course be featured, plus exciting new material.

Regular events 2nd Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club Fresh Aire - Graham Barrett
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
OPEN MIC - Blues Night at the Oystercatcher’s  Cafe
Thursday 14 November
 
Regular events 2nd Thursday
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
MUSIC - Brixham Blues - BBT2
Old Coaching Inn, Fore Street, Brixham TQ5 8AG
8.30pm
SONG - Wadebridge Folk Club - Linde Nijland & Bert Ridderbos
Friday 15 November
Elkie Brooks
Exeter Corn Exchange - Market Street, Exeter, EX1 1BW
8.00pm (Doors 7.15)
£29.50 (includes £1.00 booking fee). Box office telephone 01392 665938 - For more information go to website

Long before the end of a live show and the frequent standing ovations that accompany it, there comes a point where Elkie does something so amazing that it leaves her audience almost spellbound.  It could be a particularly emotional rendition of one of her ballads, a powerhouse blues vocal or one of her trademark impossibly long notes that leaves the audience mesmerised.

Elkie will be performing her biggest hits including “Pearl’s A Singer”, “Lilac Wine”, “Fool (If You think It’s Over)”, Don’t Cry Out Loud” & “No More The Fool” as well as many more featured on her recent hit album “Elkie Brooks – Pearls – The Very Best Of”

“Still One Of The Great British Voices” The Guardian

Regular events 3rd Friday
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Plus level
South West Shape Note - Mulberry House Third Friday Singing Cullompton
Saturday 16 November
Acoustic Strawbs 50th Anniversary Tour
The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ
Doors 7.30pm Start 7.45pm
Tickets £16.00 advance/£18.00 on the door. For more information and tickets and accessible seats telephone 01404 384050 or go to website

The Strawbs started life as the Strawberry Hill Boys before emerging into the mainstream from the exciting British Folk Movement of the mid 60s alongside other such luminaries as Fairport Convention, Pentangle, Al Stewart and Roy Harper. Their first album with Sandy Denny attracted the attention of A&M Records in America and they became the first British Band to be signed by the famous label. Under the guidance of Herb Alpert & Gerry Moss, major chart success followed with seven consecutive albums in the Billboard charts, including classics ‘Bursting at the Seams’, ‘Grave New World’, ‘Hero & Heroine’, ‘Dragonfly’ and ‘Ghosts’, earning the band two Gold Albums along the way. Massive coast to coast American tours swiftly followed, sharing the stage with The Eagles, Santana and Frank Zappa.

From the days of Sandy Denny pre Fairport and Sonja Kristina pre Curved Air, the band have enjoyed the finest of soloists in their ranks from Rick Wakeman followed by his son Oliver moving on to join Yes as well as Adam Wakeman joining Black Sabbath, Blue Weaver to The Bee Gees and Don Airey to Deep Purple.

The Acoustic Strawbs of the 21st century consist of the founder, constant guiding force, originator and lead vocalist Dave Cousins, described by Rolling Stone Magazine as the best Dylan influenced songwriter to come out of the UK. Alongside him longtime band members lead guitarist Dave Lambert and the astonishingly versatile Chas Cronk, who together formed the front line of the classic 1970s Strawbs.

DANCE - Tavistock Folk Dance Club - Jigs for Gigs - Jane Thomas
Tavistock Town Hall,  Bedford Square, Tavistock PL19 0AE
8.00pm
Bring and share supper
Sunday 17 November
 
Regular events 3rd Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor
Book by email
Monday 18 November
 
Tuesday 19 November

Moya Brennan
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS
8.00pm
Seated - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website

Moya draws audiences into her world of rhythm, atmosphere and vibrant harmony; a journey where spells of rousing Irish tunes give way to moments of exquisite, fragile stillness. Over the years with Clannad and also in her solo shows, Moya has delivered pioneering Celtic harmonies and music rooted in her Irish heritage and inspired by the powerful elements of ocean, mountains and endless skies that surrounded her growing up in her native Donegal.

Moya has travelled the world as an enthusiastic advocate of the Irish language and has performed for popes, princes and presidents along the way – yet it is the intimacy and beauty of her singing which keeps bringing her audiences back for more.

Moya, along with Clannad, has sold over 15 million records worldwide and a received a string of top awards, including Ivor Novello, BAFTA and a Grammy. They were awarded a lifetime achievement at the BBC Folk Awards in 2014. Their sound has become the benchmark for the Celtic music genre. Sister Enya joined Clannad for a time before pursuing her own successful career.

Moya’s solo career has continued that success with 9 albums to her credit and more in the pipeline. Following her 2018 studio album Canvas, Moya is set to release (in Spring 2019) a new Voices & Harps album with her long-time musical collaborator, Irish harp virtuoso, Cormac De Barra.

Moya continues to be much in demand for a number of other projects and is both vociferous and active in her championing of Irish arts and culture abroad. Her career to date includes 25 albums, numerous film scores and she has sung with many great artists, including The Chieftains, Robert Plant, Paul Brady, Shane MacGowan and, of course, Bono, who said of Moya recently, ‘I think she has one of the greatest voices the human ear has ever experienced‘.

Regular events 3rd Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Club Callers
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club

SONG - Bradninch Folk Club
The Castle Hotel, Bradninch EX5 1NN.
Doors 7.45pm start 8.00pm

The Bradninch Folk Club in its many guises can be contacted on 01392 881105 or on Facebook.

Wednesday 20 November
 
Regular events 3rd Wednesday
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club Chris Toyne - Jane Thomas - Bicknoller VH
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club Meter Rite - Aileen Wills
Thursday 21 November
Wildwood Kin
The Lemon Grove, St. German's Road, Exeter, EX4 6TG
7.30pm
Tickets £15.00 - Standing - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to

Wildwood Kin are a family trio whose sound is characterised by extraordinary harmonies. Their brilliant debut album, while influenced by their early folk leanings, delved deeply into other genres, featuring both electric and acoustic instruments, and boasted inventive sonics and spectral atmospherics alongside their hypnotic three-part harmonies.

Guitarist Emillie Key, her bouzouki/keyboard-playing sister Beth and their drumming cousin Meghann Loney, all sing, swapping leads and joining on harmonies.

They have just released a covers EP voices of equilibrium and have recently topped 13 million streams on spotify.

Friday 22 November

Saturday 23 November
DANCE - D'Accord's French Music and Dance Kantref - to include dance workshop and bring and share supper

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.
Admission £9.00 which includes tea and biscuits.
No partner is needed for many of the dances and beginners are always welcome.
Regular events 4th Saturday

SONG - Shammick Acoustic Rag Mama Rag
Shammick Acoustic puts on a wide range of acoustic music, including blues when something worth booking comes along – and this duo is certainly that, so they’re back again! Formed in 1991, Rag Mama Rag have built up a reputation as one of Europe’s finest country blues acts, making use of an interesting and interesting array of instruments from Dobro and ukulele to washboard and harmonica to accompany classic vocal renditions. Touring non-stop, the duo of Ashley and Deborah Dow play at many major festivals throughout Europe and beyond, with their exceptionally full and hard-driving rhythmic sound which gets audiences’ feet tapping or even stomping! Their repertoire is ‘20s and ‘30s blues based, but encompassing Mississippi Delta, East Coast ragtime, and white country tunes, as well as their own original compositions. Presenting a huge range of material from slower melodies to fast-paced rocking blues, with superb finger-picking thrown in for good measure, this unassuming but multi-talented couple won’t leave anyone disappointed!

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 24 November
 
Regular events 4th Sunday
SONG/STORYTELLING - Tradewinds
Okey Folky - Singers, musicians, poets, step-dancers and audience members all welcome!
Monday 25 November
 
Regular events 4th Monday
Tuesday 26 November
 
Regular events 4th Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
SONG - Shape Note Singing in Ipplepen
Wednesday 27 November
 
Regular events 4th Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club Gibby Swaine and Ian Anderson - Jane Thomas
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
SONG - Lympstone Folk, Roots and Acoustic
Thursday 28 November
 
Friday 29 November
The Hut People
The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ
7.30pm
Tickets £12.00+ - Box office 01752 892220. For more information go to website

“The only band to have been asked back 8 times consecutively – because they’re so good!” Swaledale Festival

Taking the audience on a musical journey around the World, English instrumental due The Hut People (Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond) have firmly established themselves as one of the best loved and entertaining acts on the UK folk scene today.

Mixing global rhythms with folk tunes from Quebec to Spain, Scandinavia to Sussex and everywhere in between, this is a quirky celebration of our rich musical heritage – and it works so well!

This is a show like nothing you’ve ever seen before – expect fee-good dancing tunes, audience participation, step dancing, Quebecois foot-percussion (whilst playing the accordion!) and humour aplenty.

Saturday 30 November
Exeter Ceilidhs - Flash Company
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 0796929763