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Tuesday 1 October

World Unlimited - Damien O’Kane & Ron Block
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Doors 7.00pm - Start 7.30pm
Tickets £16.50+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
These incredible musicians will amaze audience members with their finger lickin’ pickin’ and they are mighty fine gentlemen to go along with it. Having collaborated and shared the stage in the past with none other than Kate Rusby, they are gearing up for a special tour together.

 

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

Regular events 1st Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
DANCE - Fraddon Folk Dance Club (Cornwall)
SONG - Bradninch Folk Club - open night
Wednesday 2 October
 
Regular events 1st Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Pair of Shears - Ted Farmer
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club Stringaccord - Robert Blackborow - Bicknoller Village Hall 
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
Thursday 3 October
Bicton Folk Session
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
8.30pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

Enjoy an evening of lively, foot-tapping music when local musicians get together for an open acoustic session featuring accordions, violins, guitars, banjos, mandolins, pipes, bodhrans etc. Anyone can come and join in, lead a tune or just enjoy listening to the amazing sound created by the performers. The session usually includes lots of jigs, reels, polkas, airs and shanties, but anything can happen!

Gets/z Loose
First Thursday Club at The Hourglass, 21 Melbourne Street, Exeter EX2 4AU
Doors 8.00pm
£5.00 entry
Fronted by Rob Brown, Gets/z Loose is a high-energy ensemble of amplified acoustic slide guitar, bass, harmonica and congas. Playing old blues tunes in their own way, the band has given getting on for 1,000 gigs in London and across the UK. The Hourglass is an indie gastropub just above Exeter Quay. Hosted by singer and TV voiceover Rob Brown, the club presents blues, roots and folk bands in the pub’s welcoming basement room. Think Paris in the sixties without the smoke
Guitar Concert with Kevin Dempsey, Tristan Seume, Charlotte Carrivick
Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts, Halsway Lane, Crowcombe, Somerset TA4 4BD
8.00pm
£10.00 adults - £4.00 concesions
Informal concert by our guitar workshop week tutors, Kevin Dempsey, Tristan Seume and Charlotte Carrivick. Course participants are also invited to perform.
For more information and tickets go to website
Friday 4 October
Folk Concert
Plympton St Maurice Church Hall, Church Road, Plympton
7.30pm
Tickets £5.00 to include light refreshments. Contact Sue Hawes for tickets, telephone 01752 345054 or email.
Featuring a variety of very local musicians who have links to the wider folk community in the South West (Morris sides, local folk bands, singers etc.) for a bit of a fun evening.
You are also welcome to BYO drinks & nibbles.
Nancy Kerr
Church House, South Tawton, nr Okehampton EX20 2LQ
8.00pm
Tickets £10.00. For tickets telephone 01837 840775 or email
The amazing fiddle player and singer is one of the most celebrated folk musicians of her generation, and has to date won 6 Folk Awards from BBC Radio 2.

House Concert: Elise Yuill Cohen
Hatch Court, Churchstow
Donations (£8.00 - £10.00) on arrival. Contact Mark on 07730 921192 or by email for availability, reservations, directions, timings. No bar so BYO.
'Folk Singer to Kirtan Artist'; Elise weaves a unique tapestry of songs that reflect both her passion for chanting mantra, devotional singing and sacred music, with her years spent on the folk music scene as a singer-songwriter. Elise’s will combine the heart centred inclusivity of kirtan; inviting all to sing as one, with her poetic lyricist and activist for peace at this unique kirtan-concert. With old favourites from her debut album Scarlet Begonia’s (2017) and early EP A Thousand Angels Tears (2014), as well as the new meditation mantra album Lakshmi, along with new kirtan music from the next album coming soon!

Lindisfarne
Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ
8.00pm
Tickets Full £30.00 - Supporter £25.00  
To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website

LINDISFARNE  emerged from Tyneside in the 1970s and quickly carved out a unique place for themselves as one of British rock’s most original bands. Their pioneering sound, combining acoustic instruments like mandolin and fiddle with their electric blues roots, proved the perfect medium to deliver the catchy, memorable songs provided by the band’s resident writers Alan Hull and Rod Clements. Their first hit, the Clements-penned Meet Me On The Corner, paved the way for their classic Fog On The Tyne to become the UK’s top-selling album of 1972.

LINDISFARNE’s unforgettable songs, powerful live performances and unpretentious style led to worldwide success and an enviable reputation as festival favourites, and the annual Christmas concerts they presented in their native Newcastle became the stuff of legend.

The original band finally called it a day in 2003, but now LINDISFARNE are back with a classic five-piece line up of long-time members fronted by original founder-member Rod Clements (vocals, mandolin, fiddle, slide guitar) and Alan Hull’s son-in-law Dave Hull-Denholm (vocals, guitars). With a repertoire of much-loved songs like Meet Me On The CornerFog On The TyneLady Eleanor and Run For Home and a reputation for live performance second to none, LINDISFARNE’s power to galvanise festival and concert audiences remains undimmed and is guaranteed to get the crowd on its feet and singing along.

 

Paul Lamb and Chad Strentz
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 1st Friday
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Plus level
SONG - Brixham Folk Club Guest night Cosgrave & Banks
The Old Coaching Inn, 61 Fore Street, Brixham, TQ5 8AG
7.30pm
Mike Cosgrave (accordion, guitar, whistle, vocals), and Steve Banks (fiddle, hardanger fiddle, vocals, guitar) a superb folk/acoustic duo based in Devon.
Saturday 5 October
Devonbird
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

Devonbird promise a lively session featuring original songs and rousing traditional jigs and reels. Through their songs Devonbird will tell you the tales of Devonshire witches, highwaymen, shipwrecks, murder and love. Nominated for the Southwest Folk awards in 2016, Devonbird has performed to massive acclaim at numerous prestigious folk festivals throughout the UK and their music has featured on radio stations throughout the world.

Oggle Band - Public Ceilidh
Goodleigh Village Hall, Goodleigh, Barnstaple EX32 7LU
8.00pm - 11.00 pm
For more information please telephone 01271 345806/07748 748007 or email

Barn Dance/ ceilidh in a real Barn with Flash Company Band with Caller
West Hele, Hennock, near Bovey Tracey TQ13 9PP
Doors open 6.00pm
Adults £6.00 Children free. Tickets from Alison telephone 01626 833266 or email  
Bar, BBQ and Raffle
Proceeds to Hennock School

Matthew Falloon & Mischa Bray: Sound Mind Sessions
St Paul's Church, Church Street, Starcross EX6 8QB
7.30pm
Tickets £10.00+ from WeGotTickets (concessions £9.00), or via 07974 213030 (no booking fee)
Following the tremendous success of the first two Sound Mind Sessions concerts, which funded eight places on Mental Health First Aid courses, we are delighted to announce our third concert which will be held on Saturday 5th October at 7pm at the beautiful folk venue of St Paul's Church, Starcross near Exeter. Sound Mind Sessions is a joint venture between Devon new music promoter, Pik Rawlings, and Exmouth-based singer-songwriter, Pete Falloon, providing spine-tingling original live acoustic music in beautiful Devon venues, while raising awareness and funds for Mental Health issued in the creative industries. The show will be headlined by a brilliant duo, Matthew Falloon & Mischa Bray.

R2 magazine has described Matthew Falloon's songwriting as "exceptional" and "breathtakingly beautiful", while Uncut compares his music to Jackson Browne and Paul Simon. The former Smoke Feathers singer has found fans among 6Music's Chris Hawkins, Robert Elms and Janice Long. He has toured with the Arts Council-funded Songmakers' Project as part of Brothers Falloon, and cut his teeth on the folk circuit across the UK and Europe alongside contemporaries such as Blue Rose Code and Charlene Soraia. He also plays mandolin, bass and pedal steel for the UK bluegrass collective the Orange Circus Band. His album Do No Harm is out now.
Mischa Bray is the virtuoso violinist, guitarist and mandolin player at the beating heart of the raucous Orange Circus Band and pioneering UK prog folk act Son of Kirk. Record Collector magazine describes his violin playing as "transcendant". A talented songwriter, in-demand arranger and electric performer, Mischa has toured Europe and played on various productions and soundtracks.

Supporting are two fantastic and unique acts strongly championed by BBC Introducing, Matthew Gordon-Price and Jamie Yost.

Fake Thackray + Paul Downes
Lympstone Village Hall, School Hill, Lympstone, Exmouth EX8 5JY
7.30pm
Tickets £12.50 from Demelza telephone 01395 272243 or email.
An Evening Without Jake Thackray but with Fake Thackray, and the Real Paul Downes. John Watterson (Fake Thackray) performs the work of the much lamented Jake Thackray who became famous from his TV appearances in the 60s and 70s and became a cult figure through such songs as Sister Josephine. John's performance of these exquisitely funny songs is highly entertaining and a heartfelt tribute to one of the finest songwriters of the 20th century. Presented by Lympstone Entertainments and arranged by Paul Downes who was a friend of Jake Thackray. "We can't have Jake back, but this is the next best thing - a real tribute," Mike Harding. "It is marvellous that Jake's treasured songs ride again. They are in safe hands," Ralph McTell.

Steve Knightley: Old Songs & New Songs
St Michael & All Angels Church, Stockland, nr Honiton EX14 9BP
7.30pm
Book tickets £16.00 advance from telephone 01404 881207, £18.00 on the door.
A very special candlelit concert, with all profits from the evening helping restore the village pub The King’s Arms Inn to its former glory. The villagers of Stockland have bought it but there were some pretty horrid surprises, despite the survey, hence the need to raise funds to get this ancient coaching Inn back on track! Steve Knightley is a multi-award winning singer-songwriter/musician and founder member of widely acclaimed folk/acoustic roots trail-blazers ‘Show of Hands’. Steve’s had a few pints at the pub and is looking forward to a few more!

CEILIDH: with Matt Norman, Ed Rennie, Jenny Read, Steph West.
Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts, Halsway Lane, Crowcombe, Somerset TA4 4BD
8.00pm
£5.00
A fun and informal ceilidh – all members of the public, whether experience folk dancers or not, are welcome to join participants in the Halsway Folk Taster Weekend for this informal dance event.
For more information and tickets go to website
Teign Playford Club Gwyn George and Jean Foster
Kingsteignton Community Hall, Rydon Rd, Kingsteignton TQ12 3LP
2.30pm to 5.30pm
Bridport Ceilidhs featuring Chris Jewell with Ted Farmer calling 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 6 October
Tim Royce and Steve Songi
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

Acoustic guitar & vocals plus double bass - country, folk, blues and ballads - mellow to rocking. Tim and Steve stamp their own unique sound onto a huge repertoire ranging from Elvis to Elton, James Taylor to Jimi, Simon & Garfunkel to the Stones, Nick Drake to Dylan, and loads more too numerous to fit in here... Why be anywhere else?

Regular events 1st Sunday
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club Leveret
Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF
8.00pm
£14.00 advance/£16.00 door
Leveret is a unique collaboration between three of England’s finest folk musicians. Andy Cutting (button accordion),
Sam Sweeney (fiddle) and Rob Harbron (concertina) are each regarded as exceptional performers and masters of their instruments. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and
captivating spontaneity.
SONG -Folk on the Moor
7.45pm
Book by email
Monday 7 October

World Unlimited - De Temps Antan
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Doors 7.00pm - Start 7.30pm
Tickets £12.50+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
It takes a special blend of musical flair to create memorable songs of yesteryear! Songs with a hint of contemporary—dosed with uncontrolled laughter, deep-rooted couplets and sudden, impromptu shifts—that speak to familiar rhythms of the past. Welcome to the original musical stylings of De Temps Antan!

Éric Beaudry, David Boulanger and Pierre-Luc Dupuis have been exploring and performing time-honoured melodies from the stomping grounds of Quebec’s musical past. Using fiddle, accordion, harmonica, guitar, bouzouki and a number of other instruments, our three virtuosos blend boundless energy with the unmistakable joie de vivre found only in traditional Quebec music. In fact, the only thing missing from this magnificent musical blend is you! So come enjoy an evening unlike any other with De Temps Antan.

 

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

Tuesday 8 October
 
Wednesday 9 October
Ferris & Sylvester
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS
Doors open 7.30pm
Tickets £11.00+ advance £12.00 on the door - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website
Things are going very well for London based songwriting duo Ferris & Sylvester, yet one-and-a-half years ago they hadn’t even met. A hundred gigs later as Ferris & Sylvester and they are a force to be reckoned with. Classic songs, standout voices, excellent stagecraft and drive. With clear references to the mid-60s sounds of Greenwich Village, the canny combination of blues, folk and indie-rock ’n’ roll that emerged from their solo selves is spellbinding.
Regular events 2nd Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club Jason Rice and Rob Murch of Dartmoor Pixie Band - Simon Maplesden
Thursday 10 October
Open Mic Night
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
8.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

An evening of music from anyone who would like to come along and perform in this relaxed atmosphere. The monthly event has so far included a wide range of musical genres and given exposure to some very talented musicians, poets and singers. If you have a musical talent, you don’t have to book a place, just come along and play.

The Urban Folk Quartet
The Plough@TheGeorge, The George Hotel, 1 Broad Street, South Molton EX36 3AB
8.00pm
Tickets Full £14.00 - Supporter £12.00. To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website
Joe Broughton, Paloma Trigás, Tom Chapman and Dan Walsh are the Urban Folk Quartet. The award-winning UFQ have ignited international audiences with their high-energy, genre-defying acoustic music since 2009. The UFQ’s approach to the folk ethos is to embrace any and every influence that genuinely makes sense of their time and place and makes sense in their music. From funk grooves to middle-eastern melodies, afrobeat to north Indian rhythms. This tour sees the tenth anniversary of the band and the release of a new album.
Fairport Convention
The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ
8.00pm
Tickets £25.00+ Full price - £24.00+ Age 60+, Student/Under 21 £24.00+ Box office 01752 892220. For more information and tickets go to website

Fairport Convention has been making great music for over fifty years. Credited with originating British folk-rock music, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance. This year’s Autumn Tour will feature a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and new material. 

Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim: the band has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award; Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s ground-breaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time'; and their story has been celebrated with a major documentary on BBC Four television. Fairport Convention features Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion. Whether you are a long-time fan or a newcomer to their music, an evening with Fairport Convention is sure to surprise and delight you.

“Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue... (they) take chances and clearly enjoy themselves.” The Guardian
“Vigorous and confident...the music leapt around the room.” The Mirror

Regular events 2nd Thursday
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Rob Zikking with own music
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
MUSIC - Brixham Blues - BBT2 Kent DuChaine
8.00pm
Free admission, floor spots welcome.
Kent DuChaine has hung out with, opened up for, travelled and played with most of the great bluesmen and women for his whole adult life. They include Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon, Bukka White, Johnny Shines, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Furry Lewis and Son House. Enjoy a fabulous evening of pure Delta magic, with support from The Boal Weevils, Brixham’s own custodians of the blues.

SONG - Totnes Folk Song Club - Rik Knight with his friend Michael Tuffery to finish the evening 
Dartmouth Inn, Totnes
8.00pm
£1.00 performers £2.00 non performers.


SONG - Bideford Folk Song Club Bruce Watson
The Joiners Arms, Market Place, Bideford, EX30 2DR
8.00pm
Friday 11 October
Geoff Lakeman & Rob Murch
B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ
9.00pm
Admission £3.00
Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information
The “ Titan of Twang “ and the “ Concertina Crooner” team up in a dynamic new duo. Geoff has a rich, melodic voice and teases English and Irish folk, Americana and jazz songs out of his rare vintage Crane duet concertina. Rob brings the “ wow factor” to the banjo, with his unique, punchy fingerstyle playing. Both live on Dartmoor, so it was inevitable they’d gang-up musically. Expect self-written and West Country songs, rattling folk tunes and foot-stomping ragtime and cakewalk riffs. Rob’s percussive finger-ballet up and down the fret board of his 100 year-old instrument is mesmerising. He’s revered throughout the UK for his long-time work with the renowned Dartmoor Pixie Band and The Watch trio. The duo’s relaxed yet sparkling stage presence together is bubbling with the “feel -good” factor.

World Unlimited - Urban Folk Quartet
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Doors 7.00pm - Start 7.30pm
Tickets £14.00+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
The Urban Folk Quartet presents a show of high-energy, genre-defying acoustic music that will take your breath away. Comprising Joe Broughton, Paloma Trigás, Tom Chapman and Dan Walsh, the award-winning UFQ celebrate their 10th birthday in 2019 and this special show will include favourites from their back catalogue as well as a host of material from their brand new studio album.

“A sizzling hot ensemble who fuse folk with elements of dub, house and rock with an ease that shouldn’t naturally follow that list of genres. There’s a palpable electricity to a UFQ gig that surges through the band and into the crowd.” Songlines

 

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

Gothic Dartmoor - Wren Music
Clearbrook Village Hall, nr Yelverton PL20 6JD
7.30pm
Ticket Price: £12.00 - Box Office - Telephone 01392 2771808//665885 or EventBrite - Visit website - email
The Gothic Dartmoor concert explores a rich vein of myth and legend through the tales of Dartmoor.  The songs are selected from the folk song collection made at the end of the C19th by Squire and Parson Revd. Sabine Baring-Gould, and inspired by his other writings, including The Book of Dartmoor and The Book of Were-Wolves.
Wren Music has put together an impressive company to bring you ‘Gothic Dartmoor’ – Marilyn Tucker: Singer and storyteller, Paul Wilson: Multi-instrumentalist and singer, Jon Dyer: Experienced performer and a fabulous flautist and Hannah Cumming: Fiddle player and singer, plus a specially formed Gothic Dartmoor Choir.

Coco & The Butterfields Support: Gentlemen of Few
The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ
8.00pm
Tickets £12.00 advance/£14.00 on the door (Standing) For more information and tickets and accessible seats telephone 01404 384050 or go to website
Canterbury-based folk-hop band. Folk-hewn pop, with gliding guitars and powerful vocal melodies. Support: Gentlemen of Few play an eclectic blend of old-time bluegrass and classic rock with skilful vocal harmonies and powerful lyrics.

 

Salcombe ‘Live’ Festival
The Rheingans Sisters
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX
Doors and bar 7.00pm - start 8.00pm
Tickets £12.00 advance, £13.00 door. £1.00 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £8.00 under 18s. Go to website for more information and tickets or telephone 01726 879500.

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners The Rheingans Sisters make playful, powerful and richly connecting music that is wholly contemporary while deeply anchored in folk traditions.

Their spirited mission to make connections between music from varied geographical roots has led to a rich artistic approach to the reimagining of traditional music, alongside their own beguiling compositions. Audiences have been captivated by their live performances; as full-hearted performers and on-stage improvisers via the adventurous use of fiddles, voices, banjo, bansitar, tambourin à cordes, poetry and percussion.

 

SONG - Exeter Folk and Acoustic Music Club
Jackie Oates - Support Whistling Paddy
Victoria Park Tennis Club, Lyndhurst Road, St. Leonards, Exeter, EX2 4NX
8.00pm.
Tickets (this is an advanced ticket reservation concert only) - Paid in advance - £12.00; Advanced notice without pre-payment - £14.00 (paid on the door). Information/ticket enquiries email - telephone 01392 210983 - visit website - go to FaceBook page.

Winner of the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Horizon award and 2009 BBC Radio 2 Best Traditional Track award.
Jackie has released six highly-acclaimed albums, her latest being The Joy Of Living, released in 2018.
She has become established at the forefront of the English Folk revival, due to her approach and haunting delivery of traditional ballads and lullabies. 
She has a distinctive voice of pure clarity and is an excellent fiddle player. As well as Violins and Violas, Jackie also effectively employs the shruti box.
She is has been an established member of part-time all-star multi-cultural folk band, The Imagined Village, alongside Martin and Eliza Carthy, among others.
She has toured as support to and recorded with Mercury-nominated folk/pop star, Seth Lakeman, as well as The Unthanks and Show Of Hands. 
Jackie has also been a part of many folk music projects, including the Cecil Sharpe Project.
In the past she has performed with local artists such as Andy Clarke and Steve Turner, as part of Wistman's Wood and Ed Rennie. 
As this is a rare performance from Jackie anywhere this year, tickets have been selling already, so book now to avoid disappointment. 

 

Saturday 12 October

The Lost Sound - Loving Folk programme
Tavistock United Reformed Church, Russell Street, Tavistock, PL19 8BD
Doors 7.00pm Concert 7:30pm
£8:50 + online booking fee in advance from website, £10.00 on door

Gwilliantics
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

Gwilliantics features the fantastic line up of blues master Dave Gwilliam, jazz and classical pianist Anthony Powell and virtuoso guitarist Bob King. Each with over forty years in the music business these skilled practitioners will be bringing you a selection of popular jazz classics like you’ve never heard them before.  Including an element of humour, this new collaboration and guaranteed to get you smiling, singing and tapping you’re your feet.

Salcombe ‘Live’ Festival

Harvest Barn Dance - Devon Highlanders Band with caller Christine March CANCELLED
Chilsworthy Village Hall, The Willows, Chilsworthy, Holsworthy, EX22 7BB
7.00pm - 11.00pm
Tickets £10.00; Children under 14 years £5.00; Family ticket (2 adults + up to 3 children) £25.00. Under 16's to be accompanied. Tickets available in advance on a Sunday or Friday after the church service or from HBH Woolacotts, Holsworthy Square (Cash only) or telephone 01409 253115

Bar available

Raising funds for Holsworthy Church

Autumn Ceilidh with Spinach for Norman
Broadclyst Victory Hall, EX5 3EE
Doors 7.00pm Dancing 7.30pm
£12.00 (£5.00) including ploughmans - bring your own drinks.
Tickets from TicketSource or email
Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll - Cold Light
Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ
8.00pm
Tickets Full £10.00 - Supporter £8.00  
To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website
Popular local folk musicians Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll return to the Plough to celebrate the launch of their new album “Cold Light”. Nick and Becki are stunning fiddle players, singers and composers with an innovative take on English folk. Their unique sound blends bewitching melodies, driving fiddle chords and powerful vocals, interspersed with anecdotes of adventures and stories from the road. Expect some special guests on this special evening.

Ceilidh with The Dartmoor Pixie Band
Pollyfield Centre, 2 Avon Road, Bideford, EX39 4BL
7.30pm.
£9.00 (reduction for children)
Enquiries John Blackburn telephone 01237 476632.

South West Shape Note - Mulberry House All Day Singing Cullompton Baptist Church
Gothic Dartmoor - Wren Music
Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter, EX2 4AZ -
7.30pm
Ticket Price: £12.00 - Box Office - Telephone 01392 2771808//665885 or WeGotTickets - Visit website - email
The Gothic Dartmoor concert explores a rich vein of myth and legend through the tales of Dartmoor.  The songs are selected from the folk song collection made at the end of the C19th by Squire and Parson Revd. Sabine Baring-Gould, and inspired by his other writings, including The Book of Dartmoor and The Book of Were-Wolves.
Wren Music has put together an impressive company to bring you ‘Gothic Dartmoor’ – Marilyn Tucker: Singer and storyteller, Paul Wilson: Multi-instrumentalist and singer, Jon Dyer: Experienced performer and a fabulous flautist and Hannah Cumming: Fiddle player and singer, plus a specially formed Gothic Dartmoor Choir.
Regular events 2nd Saturday
Sunday 13 October

Apple Day Celebrations Ceilidh with Oggle Band
High Bickington Community Hall, Little Bickington Lane, High Bickington, Umberleigh, Devon EX37 9PN
Ceilidh 3.00pm - 6.00pm
Tickets for talk and ceilidh available from the village shop telephone 01769 561177, or 01769 560673, or Community Centre (01769 561387).
For more information Visit website
We are delighted to be returning to High Bickington next Sunday afternoon where we shall be playing an afternoon ceilidh, preceded by a novices'/children's dance workshop. It is part of the High Bickington Apple Day Celebrations.
High Bickington Apple Day - 9:30 am - 6:00 pm
Event focus:
Apple day events and orchard courses
Orchards Live apple display and tasting
Kids activities
Refreshments including light lunch
Afternoon ceilidh from 3.00pm - 6.00pm
Competitions
Apple juicing
Lecture on cider making

Main event free.

Kathryn Williams + Neil Maccoll + support George Boomsma
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS
8.00pm
Tickets £ 13.00+ (£11.00+) - Seated - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website
In this new musical world when we talk about an artist’s body of work we tend to think of a handful of records stretched out across of a handful of years, if we’re lucky. A changing industry and a focus on immediacy has done little to alter such notions, which makes Kathryn Williams something of an anomaly – releasing eleven full-length albums under her own name (and more with various side-projects) since her debut LP, Dog Leap Stairs, was released in 1999 via her own CAW Records label.

As impressive a stat as that might be, it does little to capture the true magic of Williams work; the enchanting craft that has grown and expanded as she’s moved from one project to the next, from the breakthrough success of her Mercury Prize nominated Little Black Numbers LP all the way to her Sylvia Plath tribute project.

Son Yambu
Rattery Village Hall, nr Totnes TQ10 9LD
7.00pm
Tickets £12.00 adult, £34.00 family (2+2). Telephone Lisa 01364 72597 or book online
Son Yambu play authentic ‘Son Cubano’ or Cuban son – the essential Afro-Cuban music that originated in the streets of eastern Cuba at the turn of the last century. The root of all salsa music, Son is a fusion of Spanish and African rhythms. Son Yambu feature a new generation of mainly Cuban musicians who are passionate about maintaining the traditions of the genre, continuing the Buena Vista legacy that put Cuban music back on the map.
Fallen Cedars
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

Rooted on the edge of Dartmoor, Fallen Cedars feature a diverse range of musical backgrounds and creative skills. Like the seasons, their music is at times stripped bare, intimate, delicate, acoustic and at others, driving, soaring, playful and engaging. Fallen Cedar’s influences range from folk to blues to latin, blending styles and genres into their own unique mix of song and storytelling.

Jim Causley: Afternoon Recital
St Mary's Church, Sticklepath EX20 2NL
Afternoon recital with tea & cake. Telephone 01837 840822 for more information.

Salcombe ‘Live’ Festival
Anne Niepold & Riccardo Tesi
Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ
7.30pm
Tickets Full £15.00 - Supporter £15.00 Under 25's £5.00
To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website

Anne Niepold
Anne Niepold is a renowned diatonic accordionist and composer. Having started in the world of traditional music, she developed an interest in improvised music and studied jazz composition and arrangement at the Royal Conservatory of Brussels, where she won her Master's degree as well as the prestigious Toots Thielemans Jazz Award. Anne will be debuting material from her new album Vita Brevis.

Riccardo Tesi
Riccardo Tesi is an internationally acclaimed accordion player and composer, and one of the most daring and authoritative musicians on the European world music scene. He has an instantly recognisable style, drawing on ancient and modern musical languages, he has widened the vocabulary and the technique of an instrument that has long been associated with traditional music. Over 35 years he has played with world music artists such as Elena Ledda, Justin Vali, Kepa Junkera, John Kirkpatrick and Patrick Vaillant, jazz musicians Gianluigi Trovesi and Gabriele Mirabassi, and great songwriters such as Ivano Fossati, Fabrizio De Andrè and Gian Maria Testa. Leader of Banditaliana , one of the most renowned Italian groups on the world music international scene , and member of Samurai, all stars quintet of European accordion players, he has played in the most important jazz and folk festivals all over Europe, Australia, Canada and Japan.

World Unlimited - Rachel Sermanni
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Doors 7.00pm - Start 7.30pm
Tickets £15.00+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
Rachel Sermanni is a dynamic (in many senses of the word) singer and songwriter whose performance and lyrics draw from a deep well of mystic lore, dreams, nature and the simplecomplex experience of being human. A contemporary folk musician, influenced by a wealth of genres including jazz, rock, old-time and traditional.

Since 2011, Rachel Sermanni has toured the globe, played alongside artists such as Mumford & Sons, Fink, Ron Sexsmith, John Grant, The Staves, Karine Polwart, The Maes and many many more.

In the studio she has worked with producers Ian Grimble (Travis, Texas, Manic Street Preachers…), Alex Newport (Bloc Party, Death Cab for Cutie, City & Colour) Axel Reinemer (Jazzanova), Paul Savage (The Delgados, Admiral Fallow, Mogwai, The Twilight Sad) and Colin Macleod.

After the release of two studio albums, a live album, a plethora of precious EP’s, a near decade of touring, followed by a year of learning what it is to be a mother, Rachel Sermanni is returning with a new record – Her third studio album: ‘So It Turns.’ (released Aug 2019), recorded in Berlin, three years ago, and inspired by her time studying & volunteering at a Buddhist monastery.

 

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

Regular events 2nd Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor Luke Jackson
Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE
7.45pm
£10.00 Book by email
Given the 2016 FATEA Award for "Male Artist of the Year", 25 year old Luke has often been compared to a young Richard Thompson. He is an accomplished songwriter with a voice that lends itself equally to the blue and his own more personal tales. His guitar playing is described as "melodically blessed" and he has already toured extensively in Europe, Canada and the USA.
Monday 14 October
 
Regular events 2nd Monday
STORYTELLING - South Devon Storytellers
An informal gathering for storytellers and story lovers - bring along a story, or just come along to listen!

This year we are working with the Arthurian cycle of stories. For October, Olly will treat us to the story of the Sword in the Stone and how Arthur became King. After the break, anyone can tell a story (please keep to 10 minutes, with no notes or prompts). The entirely optional theme for this month, in honour of sharp pointy magical objects, is SWORD.
Tuesday 15 October
 
Regular events 3rd Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Jeremy Child
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
SONG - Bradninch Folk Club - Dom Prag
Bradninch Guild Hall, Fore Street, Bradninch, EX5 4NN

Southampton based makes a welcome return to Bradninch after a busy summer touring in Yorkshire and playing at folk festivals in the South and South West. During that time, a landmark on Dom's widening horizons has been his stunning debut Album 'Young Man on a Ferry' an album which garnered excellent reviews in print and on the radio.  A string of folk club appearances and concerts have kept him busy including support for Devon local folk hero Phil Beer at Uxbridge folk club. Dom writes original songs and is a great interpreter of folk classics and traditional material. The songs and playing from this talented young performer left a great impression, so much so that one person described his last visit as "One of the best ever (Guest Nights)!"  A remark in the trail of many good quotes:

'To borrow a term from the BBC Folk Awards, Dom is a 'horizon artist', an emerging artist on the scene who has made a significant increase in popularity or a special impression.  Although not yet well known in Devon he is playing festivals and clubs across the country. Watching him play marks him out as a performer who is destined to be on the leading edge of his generation and a really nice guy. We are not alone in this observation' (A post related to his last visit)

'Dom has played our club twice and each time we were blown away by his songs, musicianship and voice; he is a breath of fresh air. His well-written and thought-provoking songs grab your attention. This guy is the real deal and currently building a significant reputation on the folk and acoustic music scene.' (Tony Batten Milverton Music, Somerset.)

In support Bridport based Garry Smith who describes his mission; "I aim to take slide guitar out of the "Blues Ghetto". So, a typical set will include his own songs and instrumentals alongside covers of artists such as Joe Ely, Richard Thompson or Tom Waits. There may even be some actual Blues or Irish Music, delivered with his signature instrument the National Resophonic Style 1 Tricone (steel guitar).  Additional support to be announced.
Go to Bradninch Folk Club’s Facebook group page.

Wednesday 16 October

Regular events 3rd Wednesday
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club Pair of Shears - Ray Goodswen - Bicknoller Village Hall
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club Bridgwater Band - Mary Blackborow
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
Thursday 17 October
Folk and Indie Open Night
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
8.30pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

Becky Brookes hosts her regular monthly evening of eclectic acoustic folk, country and indie music featuring a varied selection of singers and players. There will be some session playing, solo performances, poetry, shanty singing and who knows what else! If you sing or play you are welcome to take part.

Edgelarks
The Cafe on the Green, Widecombe in the Moor, TQ13 7TA
6.30pm for diners; 7.30pm for concert
£14.00 gig; £12.00 for optional dinner (must be prebooked) - a curry night. Go to website for more information, email or telephone 07957 280129
Phil Henry and Hannah Martin, who launched the Sailing Club four years earlier return under their new, much more succinct name.

Lvov Affair
B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ
8.30pm
Admission £2.00
Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information
Led by accordionist Basil Bunelik from Lvov in Ukraine this trio present the best of East European folk music  and song played with passion and style on fiddle, accordion, and guitar.

 

Albert Lee and his Band
The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ
8.00pm
Tickets £25.00+ (Allocated Seating). For more information and tickets and accessible seats telephone 01404 384050 or go to website

If you were lucky enough to get a ticket for his concert here at the Beehive last year you will know that this is one not to be missed. Albert Lee is one of the most respected and renowned guitarists in music history having worked with The Everly Brothers, Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris and The Cricketts over his long and illustrious career. The British-born country-rock artist started his career during the emerging rock 'n' roll scene of sixties London when he swapped bands with the likes of Jimmy Page and Chris Farlowe.

After moving to the U.S. and assimilating himself into the country music scene, Albert quickly garnered a reputation as one of the fastest and finest guitar players in the business. He recorded a number of solo albums and won a Grammy in 2002 for his contribution on 'Foggy Mountain Breakdown'. He continues to tour today and plays his signature Ernie Ball Music Man Guitar.

Albert is a Grammy award-winning musician whose talents continue to be in demand by fellow performers throughout the world.

Friday 18 October

Oggle Band Ceilidh
St Peters Church, Highfield Road, Ilfracombe EX34 9LH
8.00pm - 11.00 p.m. 
For more information please telephone 07960  385075/01271 865329   

Zulu Tradition
Village Hall, Buckland-in-the-Moor TQ13 7HP
7.30pm
Tickets £8.00 adult, £5.00 child. Telephone 01364 653525 or book online
"Imagine a youthful, mixed gender, Ladysmith Black Mambazo with high kicks. Zulu Tradition is company of genuine young Zulu singers and dancers who deliver a heady mix of African harmonies (traditional songs as well as Afro-Gospel) and high-energy, athletic dance - all traditionally costumed and with drum-rhythms. Their stage shows are exciting, enthralling and hugely entertaining and they attract enthusiastic audiences.”
Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll
Holcombe Burnell Church, Longdown EX6 7RZ
7.30pm
Tickets £10.00, child free, including refreshments. Telephone 01392 811246 or 01392 811816.
www.englishfiddle.com.
Gallery Bar Special with the Eliza Acty Duo
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX
Doors and bar 7.00pm - start 8.00pm
Free entry, informal atmosphere, donations to the band please. Go to website for more information.


With her unique vocal style, Eliza performs a range of Folk, Americana and old-time music. As previously seen at Calstock Arts as part of old-time band Appaloosas, Eliza now sings and plays guitar alongside her father Pete Acty, accomplished clawhammer style banjo player and a classic, percussive finger-pick guitarist. A long musical career has seen Pete working with many notable musicians.

The duo has a strong, dynamic acoustic sound tied together with traditional banjo songs and tunes, with Eliza’s original songs inspired by artists such as Bob Dylan and Gillian Welch, whilst also taking inspiration from her home on Dartmoor.

“Really beautiful dreamy vocals” – Kate Graham, BBC Introducing Devon.

 

Edgelarks
St. Paul's Church, Church Street, Starcross, Exeter, EX6 8QB
7.30pm (Doors 7.00pm)
Tickets £16.00 on the door £14.00 advance from WeGotTickets
Licensed bar and pasties available
Cheerful songs are often anathema to folk singers. But for the estimable Edgelarks, their fifth studio album seemed the perfect time to release Feather, a collection of unruffled songs suffused with hope, joy and celebration - 'bright songs for dark times'.

Sarah Deere-Jones & Phil Williams
The Plough@StAnne's, Paternoster Row, Barnstaple EX31 1SX
8.00pm
Tickets Full £12.00 - Supporter £10.00. To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website
Sarah performs original and traditional music for harp and voice and has been a guest artist at major harp festivals around the world.  Accompanied on guitar by husband Phil Williams, her music is an exciting blend of subtle & dazzling arrangements of traditional tunes and haunting singing of folk songs as well as her original pieces for harp which have broken new ground for the lever harp and have been included in exam lists for harp students around the world.

 

Melodeon Concert: Anne Niepold & Riccardo Tesi
Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts, Halsway Lane, Crowcombe, Somerset TA4 4BD
8.00pm
£10.00 adults - £4.00 concesions
We are delighted to to share an evening with two of Europe’s greatest exponents of the diatonic button accordion.
For more information and tickets go to website
Al Stewart
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS
8.00pm
Tickets £26.50 - Standing - £36.50 balcony - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website

The highly awaited return of the legendary singer/songwriter performing all the classic material and rarities backed by ace Chicago outfit The Empty Pockets.

Al was born in 1945 in Glasgow. He started his musical career playing guitar in various bands but after hearing Bob Dylan, decided his path should be that of a lyricist. His first of a long list of hugely successful albums; ‘Bedsitter Images’, was released in 1967. The famous ‘Year of the Cat’ was released in 1976 and became his first platinum album in the USA. While he has not released a new album since 2008’s ‘Sparks Of Ancient Light’, he continues to tour and please his loyal fan base.

Regular events 3rd Friday
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Plus level
South West Shape Note - Mulberry House Third Friday Singing Cullompton
Saturday 19 October
Darren Lucas & Dave Hare
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information
Don’t miss talented Exmouth songster/guitarist Darren Lucas and violin virtuoso Dave Hare when they put their unique interpretations on a selection of popular and interesting, lesser known songs from 1920’s to the present day.
Wild Goose and Skylark
Ashburton Town Hall
7.30pm
Tickets £7.00/U15 free, from Jane telephone 07818 844346 & Ashburton Information Centre. All proceeds to the Bank Youth Project, a youth centre for all young people aged 9-19 who live in and around Ashburton.
Wild Goose is 'Wild, eclectic and dangerous... Pink Floyd, Kenny Rogers, Bryan Adams channelled by Woodie Guthrie. Guitar, violin, banjo, mandolin, piano, percussion.'
Skylark is 'Beautiful arrangements of traditional and contemporary songs with vocal harmonies, fiddle, flute, guitar and mandolin'.
Bar and raffle.
CEILDH: Merry Neet with Taffy Thomas & Friends.
Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts, Halsway Lane, Crowcombe, Somerset TA4 4BD
8.00pm
£10.00 adults - £4.00 concesions
Join us for our annual Merry Neet ceilidh and story rounds. This is part of our Tales in Trust Weekend the theme for which is ‘The Nature of Stories’ celebrating the place of story in the natural world. Performances that explore the way flora and fauna fulfil an important function in our folk tales.
For more information and tickets go to website
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Jane Thomas and English Contra Dance Band 
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
Autumn Ceilidh - The Mooncoin Ceilidh Band
South Brent Village Hall
  • 7.30pm (Doors open 7.00pm).
    Tickets £8.00. On the door or artworks. For more information telephone Eileen01364 73699 or email or visit website.
    Dance into the longer nights with Anne Gill (caller); Steve Gill (melodeons); Sophis Colkin (fiddle); Nick Scott (Uillean pipes/Bodhran), Andy Clarke (guitar/bouzouki) - all welcome:
    Reel Ale bar and nibbles available.  

One of a number of events organised throughout the year by South Brent Folk to support folk music in the South Brent area, including the annual South Brent Folk Day and the Annual ‘Twixt’ Ceilidh on Friday 27 December 2019.
Sunday 20 October

Kitty Macfarlane
Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
7.00pm for 7.30pm start
Tickets £12.00 from TicketSource To reserve tickets, email Further information from Ashburton Arts FaceBook page or Ashburton Arts website

Kitty Macfarlane is a songwriter and guitarist from Somerset, recently nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2019 for the Horizon Award, and voted FATEA Female Artist of the Year.

Her trademark lies in remarkably mature songwriting, a marked empathy with the environment and a strong sense of place. Carried by a clear voice 'controlled yet wild' (Folk Radio), her lyrics touch on intervention and rewilding, climate change and migration, woman’s age-old relationship with textiles and the land, and the changing face of the natural world. From the starling murmurations on the Somerset Levels to the lowly eel's epic transatlantic migration, the coasts and estuaries of the South West and the small part we ourselves play in a much bigger picture, her songs are bound by the underlying theme of mankind's relationship with the wild.

Her debut album Namer Of Clouds was one of The Guardian's Best Folk Albums of 2018 and nominated for fRoots Album Of The Year. Last year she was invited to guest-present two episodes of BBC Radio 4's Tweet of the Day and performed live in session on BBC Radio 2 at the beginning of 2019.

 

Daniella
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

Talented singer/songwriter Daniela is guaranteed to impress you when she performs a selection of popular ballads both old and new.  Her beautiful singing is perfectly complimented by her competent guitar playing when she performs a selection of folk, rock and indie covers together with some of her own brilliant songs

John Smith
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS
Doors open 8.00pm
Tickets £15.00 - Standing (+balcony) Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website

Essex-born John Smith has built a reputation as one of the UK’s finest guitarists and songwriters.  Raised by the Devon seaside and making his bones in the bars and clubs of Liverpool, John has released five albums with over 10 million Spotify streams. He has played to audiences all over the world in living rooms, festival tents and sold-out concert halls.  He is a genuine folksinger, an inquisitive truth-seeker, devoted song interpreter, and enchanting writer. 

Steeped in the lineage of British folk, taking his cue from Richard Thompson and John Martyn, Smith has evolved a transatlantic blend of fingerstyle and slide guitar techniques. John’s intimate takes on love, loss and the journey we make, combined with his innovative guitar work, have won him a loyal following.  His honey-on-gravel voice and mesmerizing fingerstyle guitar are undeniable.  Sometimes using a slide, sometimes with guitar on his lap, sometimes detuning mid-song, Smith’s obsession with the instrument has made a master of him.  Whether by way of album or concert, he leads the listener, enthralled in his presence, on a viscerally emotional journey.

Regular events 3rd Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor

Book by email
Monday 21 October
 
Tuesday 22 October

World Unlimited -Budapest Café Orchestra
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Doors 7.00pm - Start 7.30pm
Tickets £16.00+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
"Their virtuistic skill, hilarious sense of humour and undoubted sensitivity kept the packed audience spellbound. amazing ....unlike any other band that I have every heard." Ely Standard Newspaper - Rosemary Westall. Led by leading violinist and composer, Christian Garrick, the Budapest Café Orchestra play traditional folk & gypsy flavoured music from across the world. Raucous, toe-tapping Balkan and Russian numbers are combined with jazz and swing inflections whilst Klezmer, Romanian Doinas and Hungarian Czardas are awarded fresh treatments.

 

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

Willy Porter SOLD OUT
The Bridge Inn, Bridge Hill, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ
Doors 7.30pm. Performance 8.00pm.
Tickets £14.00 from WeGotTickets
For more information telephone Twigg’s Gigs on 07508 169 049 or go to website
Willy Porter has been turning first time listeners into die hard fans for more than two decades. Willy blurs the line between indie-folk and rock with his searing signature finger-picking guitar sound, absorbing lyrics, and playful, high-energy live performance style. He has shared world stages with music icons Jeff Beck, Tori Amos, and Paul Simon, carving out a successful solo career as an artist who makes music that resonates long after the last guitar chord fades.

 

Regular events 4th Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Aileen Wills - Chris Toyne
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
STORY TELLING - Stone Soup - Stone Soup continues its Twisted Tales series for adults.
SONG - Shape Note Singing in Ipplepen
Wednesday 23 October
Sam Dowden a Gallery Gig
Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ
8.15pm
Tickets £6.50 
To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website
Sam Dowden is North Devon’s solo singer song-writer, artist & loop pedal perfectionist. Expect an eclectic mix of covers plus his own material.
Whitehouse Sessions presents - Boo Hewerdine  Support: Ben Morgan-Brown - singer/songwriter and accomplished finger style guitarist. 
Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Doors 7.00pm
Tickets £10.00+ from WeGotTickets
Boo is currently finishing recording for the third of his stripped back album releases 'Before' out on Reveal Records, Friday 6 September. This Whitehouse session will showcase these new songs and old favourites.

The new recordings on ‘Before’ are a perfect contrast of mood and theme to the gloriously rich, full band pop sound of 2017’s acclaimed ‘Swimming in Mercury’ album. This new album finds Boo focused on the art of reduction, consumed by fine details and found sound, songs where the fragility and beauty of life are laid bear with a stark emotive honesty.

‘Before’ was recorded in the first weeks of 2019, with supreme Danish multi-instrumentalist Gustaf Ljungren Boo’s only collaborator on the set. Whilst this is an album for the times (that echoes the darkness and confusion in Europe surrounding it’s pre-Brexit conception) Before is also a timely reminder of the power of simplicity, Hewerdine’s lyricism set to a subtle backdrop of vintage instrumentation.
Thursday 24 October
Rakes Adrift a Gallery Gig
Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ
8.00pm
Tickets £6.50
To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website
Featuring fiddle, melodeon, banjo, guitar, whistle and bodhran, ‘Rakes Adrift’ combine traditional and contemporary music and song to create an exciting and varied sound, ranging from rousing jigs, reels and lively songs to softer tunes and ballads. As well as regular performances at pub, club, wedding reception and Arts centre venues, during recent years we have played at Cornwall Folk Festival, West Somerset Folk Festival, Pilton Green Man Festival, Clovelly Maritime Festival, Clovelly Herring Festival, Sea Ilfracombe Festival, The Plough Arts Centre and Ilfracombe Beer, Food and Music Festival
Bicton Folk Night
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
8.30pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

Shanty/folk singer Derek Brooks invites you to a traditional folk night, when a varied selection of singers, musicians and poets perform individually and as a group. If you sing or play why not come along and join in the session? Otherwise enjoy listening to a selection of lively traditional acoustic music.

Budapest Café Orchestra
Jubilee Hall, Chagford TQ13 8DP
Tickets £10.00 telephone 01647 24789 to reserve.
Led by British composer and violinist Christian Garrick the BCO play a blistering barrage of traditional folk and gypsy-flavoured music from across the Balkans and Russia, Klezmer laments, Romanian Doinas, Hungarian Czardas and their own unique re-imaginings of some of the biggest pieces ever written by the greats. They have won legions of fans through their magical and infectious performances. Evoking vivid images of Tzigane fiddle maestros, Budapest café life and gypsy campfires - plus a few surprises along the way - hugely entertaining, immense skill and profound musicianship.

 

The Eskies
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS
7.00pm
Tickets £12.00 - Standing - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website

Hailing from Dublin, The Eskies bring their unique brand of folk noir/gypsy jazz/sea shanty and swaggering stage spectacle to ballrooms and booze houses far and wide. The release of their second album ‘And Don’t Spare The Horses‘ on Absolute Record has cemented their position of one of the best emerging artists from Ireland.

Last year saw them play over 40 festivals in 5 countries, tour Ireland, UK, Netherlands and Switzerland as well as being invited to the influential new music festival Eurosonic Festival. Other notable festival performances included Glastonbury Main Stage Avalon, Main Stage Cambridge and Bestival. They have just finished a tour of Australia which took them to Port Fairy Festival who invited them half way around the planet before they had released a single song!

 

Friday 25 October

Bodstone Boys shall be performing at Westward Ho!'s 'Day of the Dead' Festival
The Bodstone Boys set will be from 6.45pm to 7.45 p.m. on the Village Green Stage.
Bodstone Boys are ex-youngsters Chris and Garry from the combes of North Devon Featuring guitar, melodeon, bodhran and percussion, Bodstone Boys perform traditional and contemporary music and song in an easy going yet energetic manner.
Firework display from 8.15pm.
For more information about the fetival go to website

Exmouth Shanty Men: RNLI Fundraiser
Point Bar and Grill, Unit 14, 14 Pilot Wharf, Pierhead, Exmouth EX8 1XA
7.00pm
An annual fundraising event for ESM's chosen charity RNLI - why not come along and raise some funds for a great cause, and listen to some rousing sea shanties at the same time!
Trio Baklava
Willow Vegetarian Restaurant,87 High Street,Totnes TQ9 5LW
7.00pm - 10.00pm
The usual fare of Spanish, French, Italian, Greek, Turkish and original music and improvisation from 1300 to the present and lovely, healthy food and drink of course.

Eliza Acty
B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ
9.00pm
Admission £3.00
Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information
With her unique vocal style, Eliza performs a wide range of Folk, Americana and Old-time music.
She performs as a duo alongside her father, Peter Acty, accomplished American-style clawhammer banjo player and classic, percussive finger-pick guitarist.

The duo have a strong dynamic acoustic sound tied together with traditional banjo songs and tunes and Eliza's own original songs inspired by artists such as Bob Dylan and Gillian Welch, whilst also taking great inspiration from nature and her surroundings in Dartmoor, Devon.
"She has the perfect Americana voice" - Kenn Clarke, Folk in the Mearns (Mearns FM, Stonehaven, Scotland)

 

Track Dogs
The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ
Doors 7.30pm for 8.00pm start
Tickets £12.00 advance/£15.00 on the door For more information and tickets and accessible seats telephone 01404 384050 or go to website

We are delighted to welcome this ‘awesome foursome’ to the Beehive after their stunning performance at this year’s Costa Del Folk, we know that they are going to blow you away with their shiny happy music!

Made up of two Irishmen, an Englishman and an American, the band came together in 2011 to create their unique brand of acoustic music - a veritable 4 x 4 of voices and instruments identified by the fusion of styles which include Folk, Latino, Americana and Bluegrass.The band has a striking line-up of 4-part harmonies, acoustic guitar, ukulele and bass alongside cajón and trumpet with a bit of banjo and mandolin thrown in for good measure!

The Madrid-based band, whose name derives from the maintenance crews working the New York subway system, released their fourth studio album earlier this year, “Kansas City Groove”. It was inspired in part by their recent career-changing experiences at the Folk Alliance in Kansas City in early 2017, and the album is a mix of all that makes theTrack Dogs sound so special: healthy doses of Americana, Latin and Folk.


Tunelink South West presents a Family Atumn Ceilidh - The Bear's Den Dance Band & the Tunelink Players
Dartington Village Hall, Cott Road, Dartington, Totnes TQ9 6HH
Tickets: Adults £10.00, Children £5.00 Family tickets (2 adults & 2 children) £25.00 available from Shinners Bridge Garage, WeGotTickets or book by calling 01803 864286
No bar, but please bring your own food and drinks.
Mad Dog Mcrea Support Flats and Sharps
Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ
Doors 7.30pm Support 8.00pm Mad Dog Mcrea 9.00pm
All tickets £18.00  Standing Gig with Bookable Seats on the Balcony
To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website

Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs. In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in Christendom, Mad Dog Mcrea are, in every sense of the word, a live, band.

Matched with the unshakable dedication of their massive and “loyal-to-the-hilt”, fan base – Mad Dog Mcrea are more than just a very popular, festival act – with five albums under their belts, they are serious and acclaimed recording artists too. During 2019 Mad Dog Mcrea will be in the studio recording a new album.

The famous purple happy bus is fired up and ready for action, and there’s room for you – jump aboard!

SidMouth StoryNight
Cellar Bar, Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth EX10 8NG
7.30pm
Tickets £8.00 advance from Paragon Books, High Street, Sidmouth, or on door.
For more details please telephone 07834 194215 or email
Saturday 26 October
Martin Weller
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

Talented singer, songwriter and recording artist Martin Weller is back at the Bicton for his last Exmouth gig before embarking on a circuit in Oregan, USA. He’ll be performing his unique interpretations of well known pop classics together with some of his own amazing songs, including new ones from his forthcoming album.

Track Dogs
The Plough@TheGeorge, The George Hotel, 1 Broad Street, South Molton EX36 3AB
8.00pm
Tickets Full £13.00 - Supporter £1100. To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website

Sun-shiny songs thriving on dark themes behind irresistible rhythms.

Comprised of 2 Irishmen, 1 Englishman and 1 American the band came together in 2011 to make their unique brand of acoustic music; a veritable 4×4 of voices and instruments identified for their dynamic fusion of styles including folk, latin, Americana & even some bluegrass.

Duo Branschke/Armstrong
Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts, Halsway Lane, Crowcombe, Somerset TA4 4BD
8.00pm
£10.00 adults - £4.00 concesions
Callum Armstrong and Matthias Branschke are two of Europe’s most innovative and accomplished bagpipers. We are delighted to have them at to Halsway to lead an intensive bagpipe ensemble course – but they are also squeezing in this duo gig!
For more information and tickets go to website
Exeter Ceilidhs - Spinach for Norman
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 07969297633
DANCE - D'Accord's French Music and Dance Andro Sisters
St Matthew's Hall, Newtown, Exeter  EX1 2LJ. 
Doors 7.15.pm
Admission £9.00
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 Bob and Gill Berry support spots from local performers Carole Henderson-Begg, Peter Beer & Jenny Newburn, and Tricia Hampson.
It’s hard to believe that it’s well over six years since Bob & Gill Berry last gave a concert at Shammick Acoustic – and it’s been far too long! The duo have a long history within the folk movement, having run Chippenham Folk Festival for many years, sometimes to the detriment of their ability to take their own music around the country. They’re now beginning to hand that job over to others, which means that many clubs and festivals will have the chance to hear more of them. They also regularly run events at Sidmouth and Towersey Festivals. They were honoured by the English Folk Dance and Song Society for their significant contributions to the development and continuity of traditional English folk music, song and dance. But aside from all that, their strong voices with harmonies and some accompaniment on guitar, mandolin or bouzouki, are more than impressive! Last year saw the release of their latest album, ‘Echoes of Alfred’ with songs from the Alfred Williams collection from Wiltshire and the surrounding counties. Nothing fancy – just good, honest presentation of good, honest songs. Can’t wait to welcome them back!

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 27 October
Haunt the Woods
B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ
8.00pm
Admission £8.00 Advance booking essential
Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information
An exciting prog rock/folk band from Cornwall, with a new and unique sound incorporating an eclectic blend of soaring vocals, beautiful melodies and spellbinding guitar, combined with 4 part vocal harmonies making the heartfelt and emotional lyrics extremely powerful.
Nigel Challis
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

Nigel is a highly accomplished guitarist and a master of country/folk finger style. He has performed at numerous festivals and venues throughout the South West to rapturous applause. Today Nigel will be performing a selection of popular songs including country, folk and blues classics.

Budapest Café Orchestra
Harrowbarrow & Metherell Village Hall, School Road, Harrowbarrow, Callington PL17 8BQ
7.30pm
Tickets £14.00(+) from Harrowbarrow Post Office, or email or Eventbrite
The Budapest Cafe Orchestra is a music-driven phenomenon, a specialist performance-entertainment outfit, certified to enthral audiences everywhere. The infectious energy of the BCO will sweep you off your feet and stay in your heart forever. You will journey from one emotional pole to another: from a desperately tragic evocative heart-rending ancient Jewish melody to a dance from Romania or Russia and all the fiery exuberance that goes with it.
Proceeds to Harrowbarrow & Metherell Community Orchard.
Cash bar.

 

World Unlimited - Marry Waterson & Emily Barker
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Doors 7.00pm - Start 7.30pm
Tickets £16.00+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
What happens when two critically acclaimed folk and roots artists collaborate on songwriting for the first time and then employ the eclectic production skills of Adem and the multi-instrumentalist skills of Lukas Drinkwater to record a full album of original songs? After a fortuitous meeting on a songwriting retreat at the invitation of Kathryn Williams, the pair reconvened to continue their writing partnership, creating a set of songs on new album A Window to Other Ways that are a fly-on-the-wall observation of the contradictions and disconnections of modern life.

 

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

Grace Petrie
Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ
7.30pm
All tickets £13.50 
To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website

Grace Petrie’s unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered, have won over an army of loyal fans across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes.  She’s toured with Billy Bragg and Frank Turner, supported comedians Robin Ince and Josie Long, and collaborated with Leon Rosselson and Peggy Seeger.  She has been a frequent guest on BBC Radio 4’s the Now Show and has appeared on Channel 4’s Random Acts.

Her new album ‘Queer As Folk’ was released Sept ’18.

Regular events 4th Sunday
SONG/STORYTELLING - Tradewinds
Okey Folky - Singers, musicians, poets, step-dancers and audience members all welcome! No session this week due to Baring Gould folk music weekend
Monday 28 October
Acoustic Warehouse Music & Performance Club Featured Artist: Folk Inspired (Chris & Paul Woodhouse)
Passage House Inn, Hackney Lane, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot TQ12 3QH
9.30pm.
Entry is (as for a normal night) only £2.00 with Open Mic from 7.15-9.15pm. Further information from Nigel Dee telephone 07989 180091 Very talented artists, playing a variety of styles of popular music
Grace Petrie
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS
8.00pm
Tickets £13.00 (£11.00) - Seated - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website
Protest singer Grace Petrie’s unique takes on life, love and politics, delivered with the warmth and wit which have won over an army of loyal fans across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes.
Tuesday 29 October
 
Regular events 5th Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Jane Thomas
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 30 October
Elani Evangelou & Grace Lightman
B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ
8.30pm
Admission £2.00
Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information
Two enchanting musicians join forces and conjure an atmospheric twist of indie folk & alt. For fans of Lucius, Big Thief, Sharon Van Etten.
Show of Hands
The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ
7.30pm

Adult £26.50, Under 21 £13.30 (seated) (includes an admin fee of 30p)
For more information and tickets and accessible seats telephone 01404 384050 or go to website
Show of Hands fans rejoice as Steve Knightley and Phil Beer, two undisputed kings of the folk, roots and acoustic scene reunite with long-term collaborator Miranda Sykes for a brand-new album and tour. And there’s more, because the trio is expanding to include master percussionist Cormac Byrne who returns with his infectious rhythms by popular demand. There are no support acts on this tour, and instead during the opening set each musician will introduce themselves and play in six unique duo combinations where literally anything could happen! This will be an evening spent immersed in the talents of some of the most accomplished musicians of their time, and is not to be missed. Steve says, “With the heartbeat and harmonies that Cormac and Miranda add, we are at last creating a sound we’ve dreamed of making for twenty-five years!”. The album and tour promise infectious new songs and a sound with more depth and intensity than ever before.

Thursday 31 October
Open Mic Night
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
8.30pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

An evening of music from anyone who would like to come along and perform in this relaxed atmosphere. The monthly event has so far included a wide range of musical genres and given exposure to some very talented musicians, poets and singers. If you have a musical talent, you don’t have to book a place, just come along and play.

Alex Hart & Becca Langsford
B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ
8.30pm
Admission £2.00
Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information
Two of Plymouth’s beloved supergroup The Trees perform a special duo night showcasing their songwriting skills and a few of their favourite classics

 

Regular events 5th Thursday
DANCE - Tavistock Folk Dance Club - caller TBA
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
SONG - Teignmouth Folk Club Club’s Sixteenth Birthday with guest Steve Turner
The Oystercatcher’s Café. 12 Northumberland Place, Teignmouth, TQ14 8DD
8.00pm
Free admission