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Page last updated on 20-10-2018
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Monday 1 October
 
Tuesday 2 October
 
Regular events 1st Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
DANCE - Fraddon Folk Dance Club (Cornwall)
SONG - Bradninch Folk Club - open night
Wednesday 3 October
 
Regular events 1st Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Ivor Hyde and Holly - Colin Andrews
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club - Wassail Band - Caller tbc - Bicknoller VH
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
Thursday 4 October

John Kirkpatrick
Cafe on the Green, Widecombe, TQ13 7TA.
Optional pre-booked dinner available for £12.00 (Confit Duck with Garlic Mash, Seasonal Veg and Salsa Verde, or Beetroot Risotto with Roasted Beetroot, Crumbled Feta and Pea-shoots). Concert only tickets £14.00 Contact Daf Edwards email or telephone 07957 280129 for details, bookings etc. Go to website
John is one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, performing solo, in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands, and has established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso (melodeon, Anglo concertina and button accordion), as well as a leading interpreter of English folk music. He has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Umps and Dumps, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey, Trans-Europe Diatonique, and Band of Hope, as well as numerous ceilidh bands. As songwriter, composer, choreographer, and musical director, he has contributed to over sixty plays in the theatre and on radio. And as featured artiste, band member, or session player, his music can be heard on over 200 different commercial recordings.

 

Regular events 1st Thursday
DANCE - Tavistock Folk Dance Club - caller TBA
DANCE - Exmouth Folk Dance Club - caller Simon Maplesden
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
Friday 5 October

Robin Irene Moss
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

Robin Irene Moss has been performing in New York City since 2013. Since then, her crystal-clear vocals and arresting lyrics have enchanted many an audience. She writes and sings lyric-driven new American folk music that anyone can relate to and you can't help but sing along to.

Drawing influence from folk revival royalty (Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, Phil Ochs), contemporary artists (The Staves, Regina Spektor, The Tallest Man on Earth), as well as the rich style and storytelling of jazz greats (Cole Porter, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Washington) her music is a palette of many colors.

In addition to performing regularly around NYC, Robin Irene has toured several times in Europe, as well as across the USA. She has played in Germany, Belgium, Italy, the Netherlands, Austria, Ireland and England. In addition to her album Leave Your Desert Behind (2015), and EP I Like You (2013), she posts a new original song every week on her YouTube channel, Robin Irene Originals.

 

World Unlimited - Scott Matthews
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Doors 7.00pm
Tickets £16.500+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
A man. A guitar. And a song.
It sounds simple, doesn’t it? And it is.

Scott Matthews’ new record, The Great Untold, is a career-defining masterpiece. The sixth studio album by the Ivor Novello Award-winning singer-songwriter is the one that many have craved: it is a masterclass in honesty, instinct and reflection.

A largely acoustic recording, Matthews’ sublime new record features sparse production. Recorded at home and in acoustically resonant rural churches, instrumentation has been jettisoned. His ten-song cycle is the sound of a man comfortable in his own skin, putting his neck on the line with a collection of otherworldly songs.

The absence of drums, bass, cello and flute on The Great Untold, however, should not infer that it lacks depth. Far from it. The richness in Matthews’ new work comes from subtle playing and mellifluous melodies. He has improved again. He has become a master of his craft; a man who can play like Bert Jansch, sing like an angel and write songs that Joni Mitchell might admire.

It is a record written by a man at the peak of his powers, by a musician able to channel great beauty in songs that reveal the most human of truths.

 

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

Kris Drever and Boo Hewerdine 
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX
Doors and bar 7.00pm - start 8.00pm
Tickets £14.00 advance, £15.00 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.
An exclusive south west gig for two of the UK’s finest and most prolific songwriters – Kris Drever (Lau) and Boo Hewerdine (The Bible/Eddi Reader). 2018 finds both artists on top form, Kris having won the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Singer 2017, Boo releasing his critically acclaimed Swimming In Mercury album and Letter To My Younger Self EP. Kris and Boo will perform as a duo, two sets no support, playing their favourite songs along with new material.
Albert Lee and His Electric Band
The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ
8.00pm
Tickets £24.00 seated. Accessible seating available from the box office. For more information and tickets telephone 01404 384050 or go to website

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

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 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.

“The ultimate virtuoso. His skill is extraordinary, his ear is extraordinary and he’s gifted on just about every level.” - Eric Clapton

“A brilliant guitar player. His sound is unmistakable - often emulated, never equalled.” - Emmylou Harris

Regular events 1st Friday
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Plus level
SONG - Brixham Folk Club No Brixham Folk Club tonight. Penny moor Singaround are taking over the Old Coaching Inn for the weekend and will be joined by their musician friends from Brittany and Ireland. 
Saturday 6 October
Mevagissey Male Choir
Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
7.30pm
Tickets £13.00 or £10.00 or £6.00 – you decide! Available in person from Gnash Comics (West St, Ashburton) or the Ashburton Information Centre, or WeGotTickets
Over its 44 years, the Choir has travelled all over the world - to the USA, Canada, France, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Gibraltar, Madeira, and Cyprus - and sung in UK venues as prestigious as the Royal Albert Hall and Westminster Abbey. It all began with a handful of local men who met one evening in October 1974 to create their own choir. Over the years, much as changed – but not the passion or the determination to strive for excellence. We pride ourselves, not only on the quality of our singing, but also on the breadth of our repertoire, which ranges from Bizet and Puccini to Leonard Cohen, Freddie Mercury, and favourites from the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s – not forgetting, of course, traditional Cornish songs.

Worts'n'All
Oystercatchers Cafe, 12 Northumberland Place, Teignmouth TQ14 8DD
2.00pm - 4.00pm
Free.
Those purveyors of fine folk music, Worts'n'All, playing at The Oystercatcher's Cafe.

Thunderbridge Blue Grass Band
Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ
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 This acoustic group started as a quartet in 2005 and have since developed into a classic 5-piece bluegrass band. The highly-regarded band’s repertoire features many original songs and some fantastic 5-part harmony, all augmented by guitar, mandolin, fiddle, banjo and double bass. Regulars at festivals and arts centres throughout the UK, and with 6 albums behind them, this promises to be a super night of singing and picking and grinning!

 

The Yellabellies
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 Yellabellies are a high-energy four-piece band playing an infectious mix of alt-country, bluegrass and Cajun with a range of influences from Johnny Cash to the Legendary Shack Shakers and from Flaco Jimenez to the Velvet Underground all mixed up in a gumbo of Tex-Mex and cowpunk... you may well wanna yell YEEE HARRR!
‘Barn Dance in a real Barn’ with Piping Hot band with caller
West Hele Barn Hennock, near Bovey Tracey TQ13 9PP
6.00pm
Adults £5.00, accompanied children free. For more information and tickets please contact Alison Wonnacott
Telephone 01626 833266/07899 654666 or email

Fun evening for all ages. BBQ, Bar, Draw, Refreshments Proceeds to Hennock Primary School

Oggle Band - Ceilidh
Allardice Hall, Parkham, Bideford EX39 5UZ
7.30pm. For more information please telephone 01237 451820 or 01237 451812 or 01237 451510

Dave Peabody & Regina Mudrich
Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ
8.00pm
Tickets £10.00 from the Bridge Inn telephone 01392 876382.
Acoustic blues, some jazz and the odd oddity. The combination of a grizzled veteran of the UK Blues scene – Dave Peabody’s been out there treading the boards alongside legendary U.S. bluesmen for four decades – and a vivacious classically trained German violin virtuoso, is hardly an obvious match. Yet as their last visit to the Bridge proved, these guys swing like fury, laying down a fiery mix of old time jazz and blues, unlike anything else on the block. Factor in a liberal dose of Dave’s tall stories, Regina's love of getting 'acquainted' with her audience, and it'll feel like you're in a New Orleans Bourbon Street bar, where the bad bad whisky runs as free as the women!

 

The Drystones
The Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
7.30pm - For tickets and more information please telephone 01392 833583.
The Drystones are a duo whose arrival on the UK folk scene is making waves. Combining traditional music’s timeless instrumental union of fiddle and guitar with technical mastery, a ‘brave experimental bent’, and an unexpectedly large sound when playing live, it’s no wonder they’ve been described as ‘indecently talented'.
Mad Dog Mcrea + support
Pigs Nose Inn Hall, East Prawle, Kingsbridge TQ7 2BY
9.00pm - Doors 8.00pm.
Tickets £20.00+ go to website for tickets and more information
Mad Dog 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. Early bookers can also book return shuttle bus from Kingsbridge via East/West Charleton or Frogmore.

Cosgrave & Banks
Ilsington Village Hall, TQ13 9RG
7.30pm (Doors 7.00pm).
Tickets £8.00 from Ilsington Village Shop or telephone Sue on 07779 981660. 

We are very happy to have Mike and Steve playing a return gig in Ilsington. We loved their sound, their fantastic musicianship, and their entertaining banter. And a great variety of beautiful folk music from different parts of Europe. Altogether, a wonderful evening. Do come and hear them if you haven’t already. There will be light refreshments, but no bar – please bring your own beverages. Cosgrave & Banks 

 

World Unlimited - Jess Vincent with Jozeph Chowles
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Doors 7.00pm
Tickets £10.00+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
Singer-Songwriter Jess Vincent moved from Wiltshire to Bulgaria a year ago and is touring the UK with partner and producer Jozeph Chowles with her fourth release, Lions Den. Not only (having been home recorded and produced in Old School Studios, Bulgaria) can we hear a thread of the people, stories, colours, flavours and instruments from Jess’s new life there, including Joe’s arrangements and musical contribution, Lions Den is also Jess’s bravest so far. “Since moving from the UK I’ve felt I had to step right back and look at the past in order to not repeat the same old mistakes. I decided to look my demons straight in the face for this album, and in doing so I’ve had to deal with many things I had kept hidden inside for a long time. This album and these songs are a true reflection of where I am now.” Jess will of course be playing old favourites from her previous three albums on tour.

This new sound takes Jess’s extraordinary talent in an exciting new direction without losing the trademark subtle arrangements on guitar, baritone uke and harmonium, and uniquely soaring vocal which have established her reputation as a highly original artist with a growing following in the alt folk/indie/Americana acoustic scene

 

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

Teign Playford Club - Kingsteignton Community Hall, Rydon Rd, TQ12 3LP.  2.30-5.30 pm  with Gwyn George and Jean Foster.
Bridport Ceilidhs featuring E.C.D.B (Contra and American night) with Jane Thomas 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

Ange Hardy with support Greg Hancock - St Paul's Church, Church Road, Starcross, Exeter EX6 8QB - 7.30pm - Tickets £12.00+ advance (£15.00 after 15.09.18. Concessions £8.00+ from WeGotTickets. CANCELLED
Ange Hardy - Nominated at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and celebrated by The Telegraph as “one of Britain’s top folk musicians” Ange Hardy has grabbed the attention of the traditional folk music world by writing new material and embracing modern technologies whilst maintaining a traditional feel.
Alongside a staggering list of other accolades Ange was awarded FATEA Magazine’s “Female Vocalist of the Year” in 2013, “Album of the Year” in 2014, “The Tradition Award” in 2015 and "Duo of the Year" with Lukas Drinkwater in 2016.
Her rapid rise in the folk world began when her 2013 debut folk album Bare Foot Folk was played on BBC Radio 2 and gained the attention of veteran folk broadcaster Mike Harding, her 2014 album The Lament of The Black Sheep subsequentlyreceived 5-stars from The Telegraph which led to Arts Council England funding her 2015 album Esteesee – an album of music based on the life and work of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Greg Hancock is a Devon-based singer-songwriter with a growing following around the UK. After many years overseas writing songs in private it was only five years ago that he began to perform in public. After numerous appearances both as a soloist and as a duo with cellist Jo Hooper, and supporting some of the top names in the modern folk/ acoustic scene such as Cara Dillon, Boo Hewerdine, Lucy Ward, Jim Causeley, Jacob and Drinkwater and Charlie Dore, in 2017 he recorded a full length lalbum titled “A303” which fully showcased his intricate guitar playing and quirky, unexpected song structures and subject matter - and was enthusiastically received and has been given extensive airplay.
Parking, disabled access, licensed bar

Sunday 7 October

The Underscore Orkestra
The Bay Horse, 8 Cistern St, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5SP
7.00pm
Hot Jazz n Swing, a bit of Balkan n Klezmer , Ole Blues, Americana. Guaranteed to get yer hips shaking and yer feet aching!
Originally from Portland , they are now based out of Cork Ireland. They are on a short tour playing in Switzerland, Germany, UK and the one and only stop in Belgium!!
Jorge Kachmari - Fiddle, Soprano Sax , clarinet, Harmonica, Vocals
Brian Leach - Resonator guitar , Banjo, Vocals
Thomas Hodson - Accordion 
Sam Wright - Double bass 

 

Jim Watts - A Gallery Gig
Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ
7.30pm
All tickets Full £6.50   
To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website


Jim Watts sings in a rich deep voice accompanied by smooth picking on his vintage Gibson and Levin Guitars.

Jim has performed extensively around the UK and in France, playing at all kinds of venues and festivals .He has a wide Eclectic repertoire of Blues ,Folk and Country.

With songs drawn from Robert Johnson through to Townes Van Zandt he surely has something for everyone.

Regular events 1st Sunday

SONG -Folk on the Moor - Kevin Dempsey
7.45pm
£10.00 Book by email
A long overdue return for this exceptional and highly versatile guitarist/singer/songwriter/album producer, who was last at the Club in January 2011. Kevin is much in demand as a musician and teacher and has been treading the boards since the early 1970s in a variety of musical guises covering Latin American, Motown, Folk (solo, Whippersnapper, Lazarus, alongside Joe Broughton, Karen Tweed, Mary Black, etc, etc).

 

Monday 8 October
Acoustic Warehouse - Chris & Paul Woodhouse (Folk Inspired)
Ten Tors Inn, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot TQ12 3NP 7.30pm.
£2.00 entrance including raffle, raising money for Rowcroft Hospice.
Tuesday 9 October
 
Wednesday 10 October
 
Regular events 2nd Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Stick the Fiddle - Simon Maplesden
Thursday 11 October

Matthew Gordon Price
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
An alternative folk musician who provides an emotional narrative of which many can relate. His sound has been compared to artists such as Damien Rice, Marcus Mumford and Glenn Hansard. Matthew has just supported the legendary Martha Reeves & The Vandellas at GLas-Denbury Fest 2018.

 

Noble Jacks
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS
Doors 7.30pm
£12.00+ standing £13.00+ balcony seats - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website

With the fiddle leading the charge, Noble Jacks are out to take no prisoners as they come on with their high-energy footstompin’ rhythms which have taken crowds by storm across the UK and beyond!

The band have been relentlessly touring through 2017, stompin’ their way round the British folk scene with sold out headline shows promoting their debut album ‘What the Hammer’. As well as this, Noble Jacks have appeared at major festivals including Glastonbury, Cambridge Folk Festival, and main stage Beautiful Days – to name but a few! The band headed to Costa Del Folk in Portugal in October 2017 shortly before their November run across the UK.

2018 is here and the band are primed to take it by storm! Their recent April tour of major cities has been a huge success, with 5 of the 8 shows selling out in advance, including The Haunt in Brighton (350 cap) a whole month before the show!

An incredibly bright future ahead for this amazing artist!

 

Regular events 2nd Thursday
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Aileen Wills - Chris Toyne
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
MUSIC - Brixham Blues - BBT2 Free admission, floor spots welcome.
SONG - Totnes Folk Song Club - For the last thirty minutes or so Mother's Ruin
Friday 12 October
Windjammer
B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ
9.00pm
Admission £3.00 Free with a B-Card
Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information.
A contemporary folk trio, based in Plymouth. They play original material, along with new arrangements of traditional songs and tunes, and singing in three-part harmony.

Cheley Tackett with support from Dolly Mavies.
The Bridge Inn, Bridge Hill, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ
7.30pm
Tickets £10.00+ from WeGotTickets
Americana singer-songwriter Cheley Tackett comes to the Bridge with support from the exciting new talent that is Dolly Mavies.

Cheley Tackett
Cheley has recently released her third full-length studio album “Buckeye”, a rich Americana/country creation with a rock influence. Titled with a nod to Tackett’s home state of Ohio, the album intertwines the nation’s heartland with the ins and outs of love, and the ups and downs of life. 

The album was given a 4 out of 5 star rating in the March 2018 edition of the UK’s Country Music People magazine and Think Country UK said, “If this amazing singer songwriter hits your town, GO!!!! Just go. I can’t even say enough about her album Buckeye – brilliant!”

Several years in the making, the album features collaborations with some of Nashville’s most respected songwriters and performers, including fast-rising star Ashley McBryde, of “Little Dive Bar in Dahlonega” fame, who co-wrote three of the tracks and provides background vocals. 

Cheley is a Merlefest Chris Austin Songwriting Contest winner, Kerrville Folk Festival New Folk winner (following in the footsteps of previous winners such as Lucinda Williams and Lyle Lovett), Independent Acoustic Music Award finalist (Best Song and Female Vocalist categories), JPF Song of the Year winner and 2018 International Songwriting Competition semi-finalist in the Americana category. 

 

Dolly Mavies

Dolly Mavies is a singer-songwriter from Oxford, with Welsh roots and soulful sounds, Dolly mixes soft dulcet tones, haunting vocals and poetic lyrics alongside acoustic and electric guitar to create poignant, honest soulful music. 

Dolly’s debut EP ‘Behind Closed Eyes’ released in December 2015, climbed to #25 in the iTunes singer-songwriter chart with the track The Rain, placing her as a finalist in the Folk category of the John Lennon International Songwriting Competition (2016). 

"Excellent singer songwriter ... blessed with a sublime, ethereal voice and a talent for writing thoughtful, personal songs"   FATEA | 2017

“She has the voice of an old, introspective soul and personifies a ray of sunshine” The Shipping Forecast | 2018

Church House Concerts - Greg Russell & Jack Rutter
The Church House, South Tawton, Devon EX20  2LQ
8.00pm
Tickets £10.00 email or telephone 01837 840775
You may know them individually as one half of the duo Ciaren Algar and Greg Russell or one third of the trio Moore, Moss, Rutter - but now Greg Russell & Jack Rutter are back for an evening with a difference: two mini concerts with solo spots from Jack and Greg, ending the evening together for a few final tunes and songs. Greg Russell: Possessed of an extraordinary voice that’s ‘full of character’ (The Telegraph), over the last 5 years Greg Russell has established himself as one of the most significant players on the U.K. folk scene. Playing guitar, bouzouki and singing, in 2013 he won the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award and in 2014 won the Horizon Award from the same source alongside Ciaran Algar. Jack Rutter: Still in his mid 20s, Jack Rutter (Moore Moss Rutter, Seth Lakeman band, Jackie Oates band) is a highly respected singer, guitarist and multi-instrumentalist playing within the British folk tradition. His new solo set features a range of well known and rare traditional songs from a variety of sources, delivered with guitar, bouzouki or duet concertina accompaniment that complement his signature ‘honest, unaffected vocals’ (Yorkshire Evening Post).

Villages in ActionAlaw
Sheldon Village Hall, Church Lane, Honiton EX14 4QU
7.30pm
Tickets £10.00 adult £8.00 children. To book tickets go to website or telephone 07999 538408
Described by Songlines magazine as a “Welsh supergroup”, Alaw is three leading musicians who bring a wealth of experience to a shared passion – the traditional music of Wales. Whether unearthing rare gems or reimagining a well-loved melody, they treat their music with a deftness and sensitivity that is thoroughly absorbing. Combined with powerful song writing and original tunes, this makes for a musical experience that will stay with the listener long after the concert has ended

The Undercover Hippy + Support: Drop In The Ocean (ska/reggae/funk/two-tone band)


The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ
8.00pm
Tickets £10.00 advance/£12.00 on the door (standing) For more information and tickets and accessible seats telephone 01404 384050 or go to website

Drum and Bass MC turned singer songwriter Billy Rowan, aka The Undercover Hippy, is definitely not your average singer songwriter. His music brings together soulful vocals, infectious reggae rhythms, and the lyrical delivery of a skilled mc. Starting out as a solo act in 2007, he has since teamed up with some fantastic musicians and performs as a four piece, mixing guitars, keys, drums, bass, and backing vocals to create a high energy, interactive and highly entertaining live show. Combining intelligent, provocative lyrics with dangerously catchy hooks and a feel good groove, this is music for the thinking man to shake his arse to. Think Natty meets Eminem…on a protest march…at the Edinburgh Fringe.

Renowned for the electric atmosphere of their live shows, Billy and his band have performed at some of the UK’s best festivals, including Glastonbury, Boomtown Fair, Shambala, Green Man, The Secret Garden Party, Ireland’s Electric Picnic, Beautiful Days and many more. As their last album Monkey Suit, released in late 2014, continues to clock up over a million streams and sales, the band have been touring relentlessly, with over 80 shows and festival appearances across the UK and Europe each year.

"A powerful masterpiece… weaves together humour and shrewd political commentary to create a catchy, fun and renegade modern protest album that could not be more relevant" On The Beat (review of Truth & Fiction)

"The band lit up the venue with their tongue-in-cheek yet poignant music" ClunkMag Review

 

Contra (American Barn) Dance - Caller - Jeremy Child. Band - Chris Jewell
Countess Wear Village Hall, Exeter, EX2 6LB
7.30pm . A monthly series of Contra Dances. 7.30-10.00pm.
Cost £5.00 per person.
Beginners welcome. Tea, coffee and biscuits available free of charge, but no bar. Further details at website

World Unlimited - Lake Poets + support Pete Falloon
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
“Somewhere between Bright Eyes and John Martyn. Something Special” – Mojo ****
The Lake Poets is Martin Longstaff, a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter from Sunderland. Inspired by artists such as Carole King, Villagers, and Neil Young, Martin’s output as The
Lake Poets is as haunting as it is beautiful. Lead single ‘Your Face’ has received over 4 million Spotify plays as well steady airplay on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music.

 

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

SONG - Exeter Folk and Acoustic Music Club - Baron Brady

Exeter Folk & Acoustic Music Club, Victoria Park Tennis Club, Lyndhurst Road, St. Leonards, Exeter, EX2 4NX
8.00pm
Support: TBC
Tickets (this is an advanced ticket reservation concert only) - 
Paid in advance - £10.00
Advanced notice without pre-payment - £12.00 (paid on the door).For more information/ticket enquiries email or telephone 01392 210983
An opportunity to see what has become a rare appearance together, BarronBrady, are an exciting duo comprising of popular performer Si Barron and  partner Ros Brady. 
They are both lively and enthusiastic and gentle and sympathetic towards their interesting mix of traditional song arrangements and own compositions. The duo have released three acclaimed albums, the latest being Jenny's Mermaid.
With brilliant vocals, striking harmonies and excellent instrumentation on Guitar, Whistles, Harmonium and Shruti Box, not to mention an easy-going engagement with their audiences, they are always guaranteed to provide an impressive performance. Go to website


Faeland
The Plough@TheGeorge, The George Hotel, 1 Broad Street, South Molton EX36 3AB
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

Faeland are a contemporary DIY folk band from Bristol, UK. Fusing deep folk tradition and acoustic instrumentation, Faeland bring their innovative and subtly experimental approach to contemporary music.They have recently recorded and released their debut album ‘All My Swim’ which is receiving support and acclaim from BBC 6 Music, Uncut Magazine, Shire Folk Magazine and a host of others. Their first 2 singles and album have been supported by Tom Robinson and Gideon Coe of BBC 6 Music, BBC Introducing and BBC Scotland, to name a few. The band features some of the South’s finest folk musicians, with singer Rebecca Nelson and guitarist/multi-instrumentalist Jacob Morrison at its songwriting and musical core. The album is performed on acoustic instrumentation: guitars, beautiful vocals, eclectic percussion (water gourds, thimbles, candlesticks and even an old CD rack!), cello, clarinet, double bass, violin, accordion and Celtic harp.

All My Swim is a beautiful selection of original, modern folk compositions influenced by music from both sides of the Atlantic. It gives the duo’s personal spin on classic themes of humanity, such as love, healing, and magic. Despite tackling difficult themes and life experiences, there is a strong vein of optimism running through the music of Faeland; as Rebecca says they are “fully committed to making music that changes lives for the better and adds something good to human existence”. Key musical influences include classic artists such as Joni Mitchell, Fleetwood Mac, Nick Drake and Paul Simon, alongside more modern stars like First Aid Kit, Gillian Welch/David Rawlings, Bon Iver, R.E.M., Nick Mulvey and Hem.

With nature and humanity’s relationship to the natural world being such a big inspiration for Faeland’s music, Jacob explains their unusual name – “we are named after Failand, a countryside village near us that connects us with the land around our home and our favourite woodland. The spelling change to “Fae” hints at the magical/mystical/other”.

Jacob and Rebecca both come from families of artists, creatives and healers. Rebecca was born and brought up on the island of Guernsey, and Jacob in Hackney, London. They both trained to university standard and have between them played with a host of folk, country jazz and world artists across the south of England. They met through Bristol’s ever thriving music scene and have played together ever since.

 

Saturday 13 October
'Shanty Special' Evening - The Tavy Tars
BFS Club, Bristol Row, Bere Ferrers, Yelverton PL20 7JL
8.00pm
Free entry, donations welcome.
The Tavy Tars are holding this ‘Shanty Special’ evening at Bere Ferrers Social Club when they will present 4 cheques for £400 from funds they have raised to: Help for Heroes, St Luke’s Hospice, the RNLI, and TASS (Tavistock and Area Support Services).
Maddy and the Chaps
The South Devon Inn, Strand Hill, Dawlish EX7 9HR
From 8.30pm

An eclectic mix of folk/country/Celtic acoustic music on guitars, ukelele, banjolele, banjo, acoustic bass, accordion, mandolin and bits and pieces of percussion. All five of band sing, allowing a range of singing styles and harmonies. Think Beatles and Mumford and Sons, John Denver and REM, Dolly Parton and Vance Joy, The Pogues and Buddy Holly.


Ceilidh with Dawntreader Ceilidh Band
Ipplepen Village Hall, Newton Abbot TQ12 5SB

7.30pm
Tickets £10 to include a light supper. To reserve tickets telephone Steve 01803 812084 or email
Bar available.
Ipplepen Community Hub are holding another ceilidh with all proceeds going to the Hub redevelopment fund.

Spinach for Norman: Autumn Ceilidh
Victory Hall Broadclyst, Exeter EX5 3EE
7.30pm (doors 7.00pm) £10 adults, £5 children, under 5s free
Tickets available from TicketSource (no booking fee) or email

Booking in advance highly recommended!

This festive knees-up is an open invitation to everyone to come and enjoy a great night of music and dancing with a caller. A delicious ploughman’s supper is included and guests are invited to bring their own drinks. 
Spinach for Norman, the acclaimed all string Ceilidh band, has just celebrated its 33rd year playing traditional dance music from England, Ireland and Scotland. "We’ll also add dances from other parts of Europe into the mix, including France and even Transylvania”, says Joel Segal, the band’s lead violinist. Proceeds to the Broadclyst Twinning Association.  See Spinach for Norman website

Gallery Bar Special with Snob Hill
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 performers please. Go to website for more information.

Since forming five years ago, four part a capella folk group Snob Hill has become a regular fixture on Cornwall’s folk club and festival circuit. Using a range of close harmonies, the group’s repertoire extends from medieval to modern, delivered in style by family members Chris, Claire and Alex Richards, together with singer-songwriter Jim
Flanders.

There’s a special bonus at our events over the weekend of Friday 12 and Saturday 13 October. Our Gallery Bar will host a beer tasting by Devon based Bere Brewery before Histories of the Unexpected and Snob Hill.

The O Marley's
The Rising Sun, Woodland, Ashburton TQ13 7JT
9.00pm
Free
Irish band The O'Marleys (Irish / Roots / Country, 4 piece) will be playing lots of lively Irish and Scottish music to dance and sing along to. Not to be missed. With you favourites like lack Velvet Band, Whisky in the Jar, Rocky Road To Dublin, Liverpool, and many more uniquely arranged The O'Marleys way, a bit of Folk/Rock, and Reggae mix. Plus our latest single Nancy Mulligan by Ed sheeran with an Irish feel.
The O'Marleys will be setting The Rising Sun alight with plenty of Irish Music and Craic
Regular events 2nd Saturday
SONG - Open night Shammick Acoustic
Sunday 14 October

World Unlimited - Blue Rose Code + support Wez Richmond
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Doors 7.00pm
Tickets £14.00+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
“Blue Rose Code is as slippery as an eel; a genre dodger; a mess of influences and contradictions. This rare display of soul and emotion will not be boxed, a sign of something special.” Spiral Earth

Edinburgh born Ross Wilson spent his creative formative years in East London, then moved to South England “to be by the sea’s energy” but it is in his homecoming that he has found where his heart is. Life wasn’t always simple for Wilson. “I have swapped one type of chaos for another” says Wilson.

“On my darkest day I found my benediction”

Now a committed enthusiast and creative whirling dervish, Wilson has seen the past few years produce his most exciting work including the album ‘THE BALLAD OF PECKHAM RYE’, which was nominated for the prestigious Scottish Album Of The Year Awards.

The much anticipated album, ‘THE WATER OF LEITH’ was released in November 2017.

Previous albums have featured such luminaries as Ewan McGregor, Danny Thompson, Karine Palwort and the late John Wetton and this album will be no exception, featuring Julie Fowlis, Kathleen McInnes and the incredible vocal talents of Beth Nielsen Chapman.  Centred around Wilson’s own homecoming to his native Scotland, the album explores the variety of journeys that life has to offer. As Wilson explains;

“It speaks to the journey home, my journey home, the man that I am today, so changed from the wee boy that ran away. I’ve found a peace that I left looking for, back on the same cobbled streets, looking at my life through a fresh pair of glasses. Controversially for a songwriter, it seems, I am contented, happier than I’ve ever been. Given up all hope of a better past, I’m rejoicing living in this beautiful series of moments.

The Water leads me back to the Shore and, from there, who knows? What I have learnt, however, is there is nothing wrong with right now.”

 

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

Reg Meuross in concert
St James Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Exeter EX4 7AH
Doors 7.30pm - start 8.00pm.
Tickets £12.00+ from WeGotTickets
Hot drinks available at the café. BYO alcohol.
Somerset singer-songwriter Reg Meuross represents contemporary folk writing at its best. Described by Mark Radcliffe live in session on BBC Radio 2 Folk Show as “a brilliant singer songwriter with a social conscience”, Reg has a rare gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance on a really human level. His words and music paint pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung. 

This concert is part of the Reg Meuross Two Albums Tour, encompassing two album releases: Faraway People and Songs About A Train. These songs comment bravely on life as he sees it, bringing wide-ranging stories, from the ravages of austerity and the injustice of the plight of refugees to some of most beautifully disarming lyrics ever written. Reg is a true modern troubadour, as comfortable gigging in village halls and folk clubs as he is playing the Royal Albert Hall and huge festival stages. He consistently entrances his audiences with songs of life, love and injustice, soulfully delivered with melodic tenor vocals and exemplary guitar playing.
Opening the evening will be Devon singer songwriter Sadie Horler.

 

Regular events 2nd Sunday
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club - Martin Simpson - Mathews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham, EX3 0HF. 8.00pm - £15.00 advance from WeGotTickets - £17.00 on the door Go to website for more information.
There is no doubt that after 45 years as a professional musician Martin is, right now, better than ever. Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving.
Whether playing American old-time music, blues, a Dylan song or his own material, Martin Simpson is unpredictable, individual and a guitarist of immense subtlety.
Monday 15 October
Artizan Acoustic Night/Open Mic/Rob Force
Artizan Gallery, Lucius Street, Torquay TQ2 5UW
Doors 7.00pm. Open mic 7.30pm - 9.00pm.
Our guest performer tonight from 9.00pm is Rob Force, a Plymouth-based musician/songwriter equally at home in all genres, acoustic and electric. Expect a soulful voice accompanied by top-class guitar-playing. Refreshments available, both alcoholic and soft drinks. Curated by Robert Spence, 01803 613647.
Tuesday 16 October
 
Regular events 3rd Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
SONG - Bradninch Folk Club - Kelly Oliver - Album Tour 2018
The Castle Hotel, Bradninch EX5 1NN.
Doors 7.45pm start 8.00pm
£6.00.
Go to Bradninch Folk Club’s Facebook group page.

Kelly Oliver enjoyed her visit in May 2017 and on that night asked if she could bring her new recording project to the club in 2018. Bradninch Folk Club is the only date in Devon on her tour to promote her third studio album, 'Botany Bay'. 'Botany Bay' is a full, traditional English folk album, made up entirely of traditional folk songs collected in Kelly's home county of Hertfordshire. The songs have all been arranged by Kelly and her producer Stu Hanna, with Stu's vibrant and punchy production complimenting Kelly's contemporary and distinctive style. They say you can judge a person by the company they keep which is exactly what the list of guest musicians on the album shows including Phil Beer, Luke Jackson, Lukas Drinkwater and Jamie Francis, Toby Shaer and Evan Carson. 

Kelly will be playing a mix of the traditional folk songs from the album and her own original songs.

Kelly has been described as 'a vital voice in British folk music' - Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2 and The Times described her as an artist who 'blends traditional with bold, indie-pop'. Her debut album 'This Land', funded by an Emerging Excellence Award by Help Musicians UK, gained a 4* review from The Telegraph and her second album 'Bedlam' was included in The Sunday Times Essential New Releases and was one of Paul Sexton's Top 20 Albums of the Year in Prog Magazine. Her last five singles have all gained BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music airplay and she performed her 2016 summer single 'Rio' on BBC One's Sunday Morning Live for her first national TV appearance. Kelly was awarded Best Female Solo Artist and Breakout Artist in the 2015/2016 NMG Awards, as well as winning Best Female Artist 2016 in the FATEA Awards. She attended the Folk Alliance International in Kansas, USA, as one of their Official Showcase Artists and has performed in Europe on a debut tour of Germany and in Portugal at Costa del Folk Festival. Having performed previously at the Bradninch Folk Club regulars will know what a musical treat her performance will be. 

In support are two singer songwriters established reputations of their own Peter Falloon and Tobias Ben Jacob. The third performer will be Sam McCrory, originally from East Belfast, one-time resident of Bradninch and contributor to the local music making and part of the FOS Brothers. Sam is making a solo performance with his characteristic take on traditional and original material.
Wednesday 17 October

 

Regular events 3rd Wednesday
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club - Friendly Folk - Ted Farmer - Bicknoller VH
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Jigs for Gigs - Mark Moran
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
OPEN MIC - Blues Night at the Oystercatcher’s  Cafe
Thursday 18 October
Jules Moberly - A Gallery Gig
Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ
8.15pm
All tickets £6.50
To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website Jules plays Spanish guitar and uses a loop pedal and effects to build melodic and rhythmic layers, interweaving elements of flamenco, Latin-jazz, folk, prog-rock and soul. From his 25 years of playing the guitar, he has developed a unique playing style and sound drawn from his influences and exploration of different genres.  There will be a free one-hour workshop before the gig at 7pm, demonstrating some of the flamenco rhythms and techniques that he uses, and how he uses a pedal board to employ these techniques and create layers of sound in his live performances.
Sam Brothers
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
A massive talent - a remarkable guitarist and unique song-writer, blessed with an astonishing voice that recalls the gentle sensitivity of Nick Drake, but underscored by the screaming power and swooping range of Jeff Buckley. And with something more, an honesty and intensity that is purely Sam Brothers. His songs reflect the truths that his single-minded lifestyle and tough choices have delivered. Rooted in the raw passion of the early protest singers and touching on the beauty of the firstwave of folksters – Sam’s songs are invested with echoes of Dylan, Buckley, Drake, Van Zandt, and all the stops along the long, old, lonely road that those illustrious names illuminate.'
Friday 19 October

Gadarene
Ashburton Town Hall, North St, Ashburton TQ13 7QQ
8.00pm
Advance tickets £10.00/£8.00 concessions. For tickets and more information go to website
Ultra modern ancient tunes; lively innovative folk band: Nick Wyke fiddle, Matt Norman mandolin, John Dyer flute, Laurel Swift double bass, Si Paull drums.

 

Mitchell & Vincent
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 Westcountry duo’s fiddle and guitar playing has been described by Acoustic magazine as “Stunning”, while Bright Young Folk praised their music for "Providing skilled arrangements and expert delivery of tunes and songs which showcase the vibrancy, and variety, of folk music across Britain. A thoroughly engaging and enjoyable experience.”

 

FOS Brothers
Dartmouth Inn, 28 Warland, Totnes TQ9 5EL
8.00pm
Tickets £8.80 For more information and tickets go to website
"FOS Brothers play an intimate gig with their 4 piece band upstairs at the Dartmouth Inn. Limited tickets to provide a comfortable space for you the audience. Highly recommended to lovers of folk with a progressive world music twist. In full flow this band is phenomenal without losing touch of their folk root." Information provided by the event organiser.

The Hot Sprockets
The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ
8.00pm
Tickets £10.00 advance/£12.50 on the door (standing) For more information and tickets and accessible seats telephone 01404 384050 or go to website
Take some good-time revolutionary spirit, add a pinch of psychedelic flavour, simmer it down with some Indie Soul and you are somewhere close to the cosmic vibe of The Hot Sprockets, five blood brothers from Dublin City, drawn together by their mutual love of Rock ‘n’ Roll.

Performing live the Sprockets’ take-no-prisoners, white hot, bone-breaking approach has lit a fire in men and women of all tastes and flavours, captivating audiences with numerous successful tours across the USA, Canada, UK, and Europe and at festivals such as Camping Be Cider Seaside, Chagstock, Glastonbury, Latitude and countless others around the globe.

With two critically acclaimed albums under their belt, Honeyskippin’, and Brother Nature – the second of which shot straight into the top 10 of the National Irish Charts – the Sprockets released their third album “Dream Mover”, on April 6th 2018.

Produced and recorded by Dave “Skip” Christophers, and mixed by Charlie Russell (Jamiroquai, Kasabian, The Strypes), listeners can expect to hear an earthier soulful psychedelic side to the Sprockets. Sonically, this album marks a huge leap forward for these independent rockers!

 

Women and Power - Marion Leeper
Totnes Methodist Church, 40 -42 Fore Street, Totnes TQ9 5RP.
7.30pm.
Tickets £7.50 in advance, £9.00 on the door. For more information go to FaceBook page

A powerful storytelling show based on the Italian romance Orlando Furioso, 500 years old, but as edgy and modern as if it was written this morning. A mixture of knock-about clowning and heart-breaking tragedy, it covers subjects that were important to the court ladies of sixteenth century Ferrara: terrorism, immigration, weapons of mass destruction, and the perfect recipe for fish pie. But most of all it talks about the ways that women can wield power.

South Devon Storytellers are delighted to welcome Marion Leeper to Totnes for our October show. Marion has been telling stories in and around Cambridge for many years, in local schools, museums and libraries. She has also toured her stories for grown-ups around clubs in the UK and the US. She delights in weaving subtle and intricate pieces shot through with unexpected humour – stories to make you laugh and cry. A longtime member of Cambridge Storytellers, she writes books and articles about storytelling in education.

 

3 Daft Monkeys
The Barrel House, 59a High Street, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5PB
Doors 8.00pm
Tickets: £14.00+ advance, £15.00 on the door. Booking office 01803 863000 - more information and tickets on website

With Celtic and eastern influences, the 3 Daft Monkeys’ dynamic style of world folk music reflects the global village in which we now live. Their infectious dancing rhythms lead you through a musical journey of the senses and emotions, and will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated.

After experiencing the band’s notoriously energetic live performance at Glastonbury Festival last summer, Mark Radcliffe declared them as one of his “Highlights of the Festival” on BBC TV coverage, and subsequently invited them to play a session on his BBC Radio 2 Folk Show. The band have also performed a live session with Whispering Bob Harris on Radio 2.

The band have just released a brand new album in April 2017, following a highly successful crowdfunding campaign. The title track “Year of the Clown” is a social and whimsical comment on the strange and disturbing times we find ourselves in, where the ‘elected principles’ in the world circus appear to be the fools.

With their quirky and original approach to music, and their passion, intensity and sheer joy of life, 3 Daft Monkeys have gained themselves a large and loyal cult following. Their music is hard to pigeon-hole, mixing and crossing many musical genres from Celtic, Klezmer, Gypsy, Balkan, Latin, Ska, Dub Reggae, Indie, Rock and even a hint of Shostakovich. 3 Daft Monkeys have always maintained an independent and cottage-industry approach to their musical career, and have gained a huge following whilst ploughing their own furrow through the music business, gaining momentum through their live performances and intensive European touring schedule.

With a brand new 4-piece line-up, the band weave enchanting melodies with catchy choruses, virtuoso vibrant fiddle, rhythmic 12-string guitar, 6-string bass, bespoke hand-percussion and 4-part vocal harmonies. Fascinating lyrics of personal and whimsical observations on life, and folk tales both ancient and modern, are told within the swirling layers of their music, all with the essential catchy sing-along chorus.

The band’s diversity is reflected in the acts for whom they have been invited as special guests, including touring across the UK and Europe with the Levellers, and opening for bands such as Hawkwind, Bellowhead, Show of Hands and Dreadzone, as well as headlining their own national tours.

3 Daft Monkeys have played at a huge number and variety of festivals in the UK, including Fairport Convention’s Cropredy, Beautiful Days, Trowbridge Village Pump, Towersey Folk Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival and Boomtown Fair. Their eclectic mix of styles has drawn them a following right across Europe, and the band have headlined festivals in Holland, Germany and France. 3 Daft Monkeys have also recently joined acrobats and circus performers in the new and vibrant boutique “busking festival” scenes of Switzerland and Italy.

3DM is the perfect band to engage with this mythic landscape, themselves icons of the underground counter culture of the last decade.

Kirsty Merryn
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

Kirsty Merryn is one of the most arresting and unconventional young singer songwriters on the UK folk roots scene, with a style uniquely her own.  Kirsty launched her debut album 'She & I' in November 2017 whilst supporting folk super band 'Show of Hands' on their extensive UK Cathedrals tour in 2017.  Since then, her album has gone on to receive national reviews and airplay, as well a various awards.

Saturday 20 October
Exmouth Shanty Men
Parish Hall, Whitestone, nr Exeter EX4 2JS
7.30pm Doors 6.45pm
Tickets £10.00 - telephone Pam 01392 811579, Marion 01392 811328 or Edith 01392 256563

The Leisure Society
St Peter & St Paul Church, Broadhempston, nr Totnes TQ9 6BN
7.30pm
Tickets £13.00 telephone Anna on 01803 812426 or email
The 6-piece folk influenced rock band enjoys a loyal following. This promises to be an exceptional and intimate performance as part of their UK tour. In receipt of two consecutive Ivor Novello nominations the band enjoys endorsements of everyone from Guy Garvey to Brain Eno. Now putting the finishing touches to their long awaited fifth album, expect to hear brand new Nick Hemming masterpieces. “Warm, colourful, literate songs that reach into the heart and head” (The Independent).

Moscow Drug Club
Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
7.30pm
Moscow Drug Club Is a curious musical place where certain elements of 1930’s Berlin Cabaret, Hot Club de France, Nuevo Tango & Gypsy Campfire meet, have a few to drink and stagger arm in arm into the darkness of some eastern European cobbled street on a mission to find the bar where Django Reinhardt & Tom Waits are having an after hours jam with the local Tziganes. Combining their original material with songs by the likes of Jaques Brel, Leornard Cohen, Tom Waits & Bertolt Brecht, Moscow Drug Club provide an intoxicating & intimate musical experience.

Alex Hart Band
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
23 year old Alex Hart released her first album in 2014 and has just finished her UK Tour with her band. Alex performs all over the country with her Taylor guitar and her west country - country sound and is picking up rave reviews across the country with regular air play from Radio 2 and national BBC radio shows. She was lucky enough to have supported Turin Brakes at the Lyme Regis Folk Festival where she managed to pick up two record deals.

 

Roots Night: FOS Brothers - Spin 2
Bradninch Guildhall, Fore Street, EX5 4NN
7.30pm
£8.80 Go to website for more information and tickets
2 of the West Country's best Roots/Folk/crossover bands share the stage at the beautiful Guildhall in Bradninch. FOS Brothers: Growing up in Belfast in the 70’s the FOS brothers fuse an eclectic mix of their own original songs with traditional Irish sensibilities flavoured liberally with Floydian/Genesis/Horslipian spices. Their mix of drums, percussion loops and samples, soaring guitars and bass delight festival and venue audiences and that’s before they start singing! Bucolic folk has a psychedelic head-fit. Spin 2: Spin 2 ‘lite’ are Ali Jones on fiddle, Chris Rudd on bouzouki, guitar and voice and Jamie Jones Rudd on mandolin, guitar and voice. They perform tunes and songs written with flavours of folk, bossa, eastern, jazz.

Lvov Affair/Amber Fire Ceilidh Band
Shaugh Prior Apple Day, Shaugh Recreation Hall, PL7 5HG
Activities during the day in and around the Hall. Bring your own apples for pressing. Free entrance. Various events and music throughout the afternoon, including music from Lvov Affair. Lvov in the Ukraine is where accordionist Basil Bunelik lived and learned his music. A town where Russians, Ukrainians, Poles, Moldavians, Romanians, Jews and Gypsies mingled over the centuries, their music has been absorbed by Basil and now with Lisa Rowe on fiddle and Dmitry Babichev on guitar and vocals they are captivating audiences in Devon. 

Amber Fire Ceilidh Band with Chris Jewell calling (and fiddling) playing for the evening barn dance.
Doors 7.00pm.
Tickets £10.00, including pasty supper. Email David Compton 

World Unlimited - Double Bill: Kadia & Said The Maiden
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Doors 7.00pm
Tickets £10.00+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
Both Said the Maiden and Kadia have gathered strong followings through with their interpretations of traditional material and  original writing, blending three part harmonies and unique instrumental arrangements within their respective trios.

Since a chance collaboration at an icy Wassail, the two bands have been eager to come together to pour their six voices and small orchestra of instruments into a joint project. Finally the moment has arrived, and alongside songs showcasing the strengths of the two trios individually, they have developed a series of arrangements specially for this ensemble.

Duelling guitars, mandolins, flute and cello all come together to provide a shimmering backdrop for the rich harmony of six singers. Featuring songs with a wintry flavour, this tour is the perfect way to greet the long frosty nights.

 

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

Cosgrave & Banks
Holcombe Burnell Church, Longdown, near Exeter, EX6 7RZ
7.30pm.
Tickets, including wine and cheese, £10.00 from Jane telephone 01392 811246 and Sue 01392 811816. A Villages in Action Event.
There will be a bar.

We are delighted to be having a return visit from Mike and Steve, bringing their captivating smorgasbord of European folk music, together with their light hearted banter, to our beautiful church. It was an evening to remember last time, with candles giving adding to a very special atmosphere, and the church packed with enthusiastic music lovers. If you haven’t heard this wonderful duo yet, come! You won’t be disappointed. Cosgrave & Banks 

 

Maddy and the Chaps
The Bowling Green, 29-30 Blackboy Road, Exeter EX4 6ST
9.00pm

An eclectic mix of folk/country/Celtic acoustic music on guitars, ukelele, banjolele, banjo, acoustic bass, accordion, mandolin and bits and pieces of percussion. All five of band sing, allowing a range of singing styles and harmonies. Think Beatles and Mumford and Sons, John Denver and REM, Dolly Parton and Vance Joy, The Pogues and Buddy Holly.

Autumn Céilidh with Half Moon Ceilidh Band - South Brent - With caller Anne Gill, Andy Clarke (guitar, bouzouki) and Steve Gill (melodeons).
7.30pm (doors open 7.00pm)
Tickets £8.00 on the door or from artworks. For more information contact Eileen on 01364 73699 or email
All welcome - Reel Ale bar and nibbles available. Visit website
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Jake Wood - 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
Sunday 21 October

The Moulton Brothers
The Stand Off, Portland House, Longbrook Street, Exeter. EX4 6AH
7.00pm

Trafalgar Night
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
8.00pm.
A night of shanties, sea songs and stories, celebrating The Battle of Trafalgar. Led by Derek Brooks, and members of the Exmouth Shanty Men. Join us, sing a song, tell a story, or read a poem and drink some beer
Martin Carthy
The Barrel House, 59a High Street, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5PB
Doors 7.30pm
Tickets: £14.00+ advance, £16.00 on the door. Booking office 01803 863000 - more information and tickets on website

Martin Carthy is a ground-breaking acoustic and electric-guitarist, He's a ballad singer and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. He always prefers to follow an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position. Perhaps, most significant of all, are his settings of traditional songs with guitar, which have influenced a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, on both sides of the Atlantic.

Martin is also been an integral collaborator and vocalist as part of Simon Emmerson’s project, ‘The Imagined Village’ which won a 2008 BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for ‘Best Track’ for ‘Cold Hailey Rainy Night’. The project also features artists such as Eliza Carthy, Jackie Oates and Johnny Kalsi. The new album will be released early next year.

Martin Carthy was awarded the MBE for services to English Music and won Singer of the Year and Best Traditional Track at the BBC Radio 2 Awards 2005.

This is what the BBC website has to say about Martin Carthy and his award:

“For four decades, Martin Carthy's work has immeasurably enriched the British folk heritage. He is regarded as one of the finest singers and interpreters of traditional music of the British Isles, as well as a highly influential and much-imitated guitarist. Awarded the MBE for services to English folk music in 1998, his drive and enthusiasm are undiminished and he continues to be one of folk music's great innovators.”
`Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all'
Q Magazine 

Karine Polwart
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS
8.00pm
£20.00+ - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website

Karine Polwart is a multi-award-winning songwriter and musician, a theatre maker, storyteller, spoken-word performer, essayist, and published writer.

Five-times winner at The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, including twice for Best Original Song, her fifth solo album Traces was shortlisted for both the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award & BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Album Of The Year, and was chosen as best international folk-roots release by The Guardian. Her first solo album Faultlines won Best Album at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards back in 2005, following six years of touring as a traditional Scots singer with Malinky and Battlefield Band. 

In 2016, in association with The Royal Lyceum Theatre and Edinburgh International Festival, Karine wrote, musically directed, and performed her critically acclaimed debut work for theatre. ‘Wind Resistance’ won the Best Music & Sound Award at the CATS (Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland) 2017 and Karine was also shortlisted for the Best Actor in the Sunday Herald Culture Awards.

A Pocket Of Wind Resistance written in collaboration with sound-designer Pippa Murphy, is the musical accompaniment to the theatre show and was chosen as Best Album 2017 by both Songlines Magazine & BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction and has been selected for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Album 2018. Karine is also shortlisted as Folk Singer of the Year.

Karine will be touring in 2018 with her trio – long-term collaborators brother Steven Polwart (guitars) & Inge Thomson (accordion, percussion) – and releasing new studio album Laws of Motion in Autumn 2018.

 

Regular events 3rd Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor
Brian Willoughby & Kathryn Craig
7.45pm
Book by email
Cathryn & Brian really are two of our most revered guests. The subtlety of their performance is quite amazing, please don't miss this one. Cathryn is from Richmond, Virginia and has built a strong reputation as both singer and songwriter. She is no stranger toTennessee's Nashville recording studios, having worked with Chet Atkins, The Righteous Brothers, Shel Silverstein and Jorma Kaukonen to name a few. Brian is best known for his virtuoso performances on electric and acoustic guitar with progressive folk/rock band Strawbs. He has also played with Mary Hopkin, Joe Brown, New World, Roger Whittaker, Bridget St.John, Jim Diamond and Monty Python. The duo create an unmissable blend of vocal and musical harmony.
Monday 22 October
Baring-Gould Folk Song School
Acoustic Warehouse - Rebecca Hoskins (from Nashville)
Newton Abbot RFC, Rackerhayes, Newton Road, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot TQ12 3SJ
7.30pm.
£2.00 entrance including raffle, raising money for Rowcroft Hospice.
Tuesday 23 October
Baring-Gould Folk Song School

World Unlimited - Adam Holmes and The Embers and Baskery
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Doors 7.00pm
Tickets £15.00+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email

27-year-old Edinburgh-born singer/songwriter Adam Holmes is one of the brightest rising stars on the UK roots music scene, with influences from either side of the Atlantic mixing traditional and contemporary folk with his own brand of soul and Americana.

Twice nominated for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, his first two albums were also nominated for Scottish Album of the Year in 2014 and 2017, and there is much anticipation as to whether he can make it three in a row this year with third album ‘Midnight Milk’, which was released in September 2017.

His first album, Heirs and Graces, was produced by John Wood (producer of all Nick Drake’s albums and John Martyn’s iconic Solid Air album) and mastered by Simon Heyworth (co-producer of Mike Oldfield’s Tubular Bells) and second album, Brighter Still, features two-time BRIT award winner Eddi Reader on backing vocals throughout.

Latest album Midnight Milk was recorded in one room in his Edinburgh flat, but came complete with full brass section, an eighteen-voice choir and a widescreen folk/soul/electronica production, which was influenced by a 2016 collaboration he was involved in with Adrian Utley of Portishead, Dominic Aitchison of Mogwai and Martin Green of Lau.

Live, he and his band the Embers combine the rhythm and blues, country and folk music textures of classic artists such as The Band, Tom Petty and The Heartbeakers and Ryan Adams and The Cardinals with their own hint of Scotland.

They have featured widely on live sessions for BBC Radio 2 and Radio 3, BBC Scotland, Edith Bowman’s BBC Scotland Quay Sessions show and Virgin Radio,amongst many others, and are regulars on the UK and European festival and touring circuit, having shared bills with the likes of Laura Marling, Van Morrison, Richard Thompson, Jason Isbell, The Avett Brothers, Sturgill Simpson and Chvrches amongst many others.

 

Baskery: The three sisters can’t recall when or why they started playing, the music’s always just been there. In their late teens, the sisters joined forces with their dad, who for decades was a one man band playing old blues and country tunes for a living. This foundation of classic “roots music and Americana” settled in their hearts, but also awoke the urge of breaking the rules of traditional music. Baskery is a band built on what three people can do together and it’s all about turning the music on its head, blending the straightforwardness of punk with the subtlety of singer/ songwriting.  All three albums received great acclaim by the press and are released in numerous countries. The releases in combination with relentless touring have given the band a reputation as one of the music scene’s most noticeable live acts.

 

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 4th Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
STORY TELLING - Stone Soup - Stone Soup continues its Twisted Tales series for adults.
Wednesday 24 October
Baring-Gould Folk Song School
Ninebarrow
St Leonard's Church, Sheepstor, Plymouth.
Doors 7.00pm.
For tickets telephone 01822 853186
Regular events 4th Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club  - Gibby Swaine - Ray Goodswen
SONG - Lympstone Folk, Roots and Acoustic
Thursday 25 October

Flor Amargo
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
In her homeland of Mexico Flor Amargo is a HUGE artist, attracting millions of views of her youtube performances, selling countless albums, appearing on TV and selling out live gigs. Flor makes passionate performances of traditional songs and blends elements of rock, pop and jazz to create a truly compelling live show. It is an absolute honour to invite her to play at the B-Bar and a once in a lifetime opportunity to see such a revered performer in such an intimate setting. Don't miss it!

 

Baring-Gould Folk Song School

An Evening with Hazel O'Connor - with Clare Hirst ~ Sax (Bellestars, Communards, David Bowie), Sarah Fisher ~ Keyboards (Eurythmics)

The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ
7.30pm
Tickets £20.00 For more information and tickets and accessible seats telephone 01404 384050 or go to website


A very special evening with award-winning singer songwriter Hazel O’Connor, joined here by Clare Hirst (Bellestars, Communards, David Bowie) on sax and Sarah Fisher (Eurythmics) on keyboards. The superb  blend of the three voices and stunning musicianship adds a sweet touch of class to their vibrant performance. Live onstage her unforgettable songs from the iconic film Breaking Glass, which recently celebrated its 35th anniversary, include Eighth Day, Will You, Big Brother, If Only and more seem even more relevant in our present times. 

 

Expect a soulful introspective dip into Hazel's stunning portfolio, the old and the new. A sumptuous night of some of the greatest songs of the 20th Century delivered with passion and fire. With a special Meet & Greet immediately after the show you're in for a treat! Unmissable, book early!

 

Phillip Henry Guitar Workshop
Exeter Phoenix Drama Studio, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS
4.00pm - 6.00pm
£10.00+ - Workshop + Gig £20.00+. Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website

Phillip has long been established as an expert in his field. The workshop will be a slide guitar masterclass, with room for people to ask their own questions and shape it to suit them. Phil will give background and context of his different slide guitars, explaining where they are all from and the stories attached to them. He will talk a bit about the history of slide guitar, and the different global styles. He will then go into techniques, and the attendees will have a chance to lead the workshop in the directions most useful to them. He can give advice on gear to use, how to convert a normal guitar for lap slide, and of course all the different facets of technique. He can also point people in the direction of where to go for more info. People are welcome to say what they’d like to learn about in advance, but the nature of how Phil runs the workshop means he will cater it to them as he goes.

Phillip Henry
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS
7.30pm
£12.00+ - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website


In the autumn of 2018, Phillip Henry will celebrate the release of his long awaited solo album True North with a national tour.

Commemorating ten years since his journey to Kolkata to study under the great slide guitarist Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya, True North charts a life spent travelling the globe, collecting tunes, stories, and instruments.

From music written whilst kangaroo spotting in Australia, to tunes learnt from a Canadian maestro on First Nations reservation land in Canada; songs of the road; and pieces written by musician friends from Kent to Kolkata ; the album’s diversity is matched only by the virtuosity of Henry’s playing. One musician, one instrument, is the guiding principle; yet instruments range from mellow Weissenborn depths to spectacular Dobro flourishes, to the sounds of the rare Indian Chatturangui (a 22 string guitar from the sub-continent). Here is a fusion of global styles deeply infused with Henry’s British folk roots, and brought together with a considered beauty all his own.

Phillip Henry is an in demand performer whose collaborations with fellow musicians such as Peter Knight (Steeleye Span), Steve Knightley (Show of Hands), and Hannah Martin (Edgelarks), have led to the evolution of a unique instrumental style that has wowed audiences around the world. Now he is preparing to take his solo show on the road with a very special series of concerts. As well as his collection of slide guitars, his show-stopping beatbox harmonica, a great favourite with audiences, is sure to make an appearance. Featuring old favourites, and material from True North, this will be an evening to inspire the mind and lighten 

Ninebarrow
The Plough@TheGeorge, The George Hotel, 1 Broad Street, South Molton EX36 3AB
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

Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mark Radcliffe as sounding like ‘two halves of one voice’, by Seth Lakeman as ‘a fantastic duo’ and by Kate Rusby as ‘absolutely amazing’, Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. Most recently, the duo were nominated in the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in the ‘Horizon’ category for Best Emerging Artist; their latest album, ‘The Waters and the Wild’ (released in April 2018) was awarded 5-stars in both The Morning Star and the English Folk Dance & Song Society’s EDS Magazine, and has received airplay on BBC Radios 2, 3, 6 Music, Wales and Scotland. Folk luminary, Mike Harding, has hailed it as ‘absolutely monumental’.

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

Rag Mama Rag create an exceptionally full and hard driving rhythmic sound which soon as audiences feet tapping.  Their repertoire is 20’s and 30’s blues based but extremely varied including many regional styles of the period.

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).

Regular events 4th Thursday
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Ted Farmer - Jeroka
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels

SONG - Bideford Folk Song Club - Proper English - 7.30pm
Proper English are a singing trio (and also a Barn Dance Band) performing traditional English songs with a lively and entertaining style.  Between them they play  Fiddle, concertinas, melodeon, cello, guitar and banjo.

 

SONG - Teignmouth Folk Club - 15th birthday - Devonbird
Friday 26 October

Ninebarrow
Downderry and Seaton Village Hall, Main Road, Torpoint PL11 3JY
Doors 6.30pm.
Tickets - email or telephone 01503 250536

Megs Emry Band
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
Folk-rock with a latin twist. Soaring folk-rock band bringing tender, starry moments through to mountainous and epic electric guitar solos. Expect powerful stories with bluesy and latin rhythms, taking you on a journey back to 70’s psychedelia via the sea. After the successful release of their debut EP last year the band appeared on official line-ups for festivals like Glastonbury and Shambala. They have just released their new EP. Come dance, come dream. "Imagine if Kate Bush and Jeff Buckley were farming Goat and Lamb on a hillside in Peru..." The Nod, Passion Radio Bristol.

 

Baring-Gould Folk Song School
Baring Gould Folk weekend

World Unlimited - Kirsty Merryn - the She & I tour 2018
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Doors 7.00pm
Tickets £10.00+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
Award-winning folk singer-songwriter Kirsty Merryn goes on tour this Autumn

The solo creator and performer of award-winning folk album ‘She and I’ on tour with tales of famous women from history, including naval hero Horatio Nelson’s mistress Emma Hamilton

Folk singer-songwriter Kirsty Merryn takes to the road this Autumn on her first ever solo tour of the UK. 

The tour follows Kirsty’s show-stopping performances opening for folk legends Show of Hands on their 22-night tour of UK cathedrals, playing to nearly 14,000 people along the way.

Kirsty’s debut album “She & I” is a collection of stories about women from history, from local legend Admiral Nelson’s mistress Emma Lady Hamilton, to Annie Edson Taylor, the first person to go over Niagara falls in a barrel. “She & I” released in November 2017 and received a fantastic reception, reaching Number 3 in the Amazon Folk Bestsellers download chart, garnering national and local airplay, winning awards, and receiving reviews in the Guardian, the Sunday Express and many more.

Beguiling and mercurial, Kirsty’s music is heavily anchored in the folk tradition with jazz and classical backwaters. But her influences have a much wider reach, ranging from Cara Dillon to Joni Mitchell and Kate Bush - emphatic piano-based songs with sharply observed lyrics - packaged with panache in elegant - beautifully balanced settings and delivered with crystal clear, assured vocals.

 

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

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 27 October
'Watchers of the Skies' - a story that crosses continents, spans generations of one family, and traces thousands of years of art and astronomy. With myth, music and poetry."A totally immersive experience..."
Old School Community Centre, South Brent
7.30pm.
Tickets £8.00 from Artworks or telephone 07990 647715.
Bar Available.
House Concert: Jamie Yost + Matthew Gordon Price
Hatch Court, Churchstow

8.30pm
Donations on arrival. Contact Mark on 07730 921192 or by email for availability and reservations.
No bar so BYO.

Jamie Yost is an alternative folk, singer-songwriter, based in the southwest. His sound has been compared to artists such as Noah Gundersen, Matt Corby and Daughter. The last few years have proved to be a successful period for the singer-songwriter finding himself supporting Brit Award Nominee Beth Rowley, the legendary Martha Reeves and the incredible Country Folk Duo Ward Thomas.

 

Matthew Gordon Price is an alternative folk musician who provides an emotional narrative of which many can relate. His sound has been compared to artists such as Damien Rice, Marcus Mumford and Glenn Hansard.

 

Free music event
Combeinteignhead Village Hall, Saldon Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 4RG (parking available) In aid of breast cancer research.
2.00pm - 10.pm
People will be popping in throughout the day.
DevonBird (from 2.00pmish)


Sugar Shakers (from 5.30ish).
Bar available!

Maddy and the Chaps
The Cellars Bar, Den House, The Promenade, Teignmouth TQ14 8SY
From 8.30pm

Sam Green and The Midnight Heist
Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ
Tickets £10.00 available from The Bridge Inn telephone 01392 873862
Sam Green and the Midnight Heist are a Americana, Roots-Rock band from the North Devon Coast, in the southwest of England.

 

Silvington
Village Hall, West Charleton, nr Kingsbridge TQ7 2AG

Tickets £10.00 including pasty supper from 01548 531241/531562. In aid of St Mary's West Charleton.
Silvington is a collaboration between two established performers, Tricia Moore and John Connor. They play folk, traditional and contemporary acoustic music.

 

Baring Gould Folk weekend

3 Daft Monkeys
Parish Hall, Bary Lane, Cheriton Fitzpaine, Crediton EX17 4BB
7.30pm
Tickets £10.00+ from WeGotTickets
With Celtic and eastern influences, the 3 Daft Monkeys’ dynamic style of world folk music reflects the global village in which we now live. Their infectious dancing rhythms lead you through a musical journey of the senses and emotions, and will leave you breathless, enthralled and exhilarated.

 

World Unlimited - Harbottle & Jonas + support Kris and Rich
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Doors 7.00pm
Tickets £10.00+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email

Together, Harbottle and Jonas,  the husband and wife duo, combine the rich traditions of folk music with original and contemporary interpretations through a blend of closely intertwined vocal harmonies. The two teachers turned road hardened folk troubadours have plenty of new tales to tell.

Each song has been carefully written and researched, and is always accompanied with a great story and a good degree of humour; however macabre the content may be. The songs cover a range of social, political and historical issues. They also sing about family, the Devil, Malcolm and Grimsby.  Their music is original and unique. It is performed with integrity and on instruments that include the concertina, harmonium, banjo, stompbox, acoustic guitar and dobra.

Each performance establishes a warm rapport, engagement and interaction with the audience. So…warm up your vocal chords, pack your hankies, put on your finest tweed and prepare yourselves for an unforgettable evening of beautiful folk music.

 

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

Worts'n'All - Devon Air Ambulance charity ceilidh
Broadhempston Village Hall, Kings Close Field, Broadhempston, TQ9 6BJ
7.00pm -10.00pm.
Tickets £7.50 (includes raffle), available from Kay telephone 01803 361829.
Light refreshments available. No bar so bring your own drinks.

Willy Porter
St James' Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Stoke Hill, Exeter EX4 7AH
Doors 7.30pm performance 8.00pm
Tickets £12.00+ from WeGotTickets
Wisconsin native Willy Porter is a guitar virtuoso with an insinuating voice that sneaks past your defences and gets under your skin.
The Washington Post has called him “a dazzling acoustic guitarist with a moody baritone”. Willy has toured with Tori Amos, Paul Simon, and Jethro Tull, whose leader, Ian Anderson, said of him: “Willy Porter’s music demonstrates admirably that the technical excellence of his guitar-playing will never overwhelm the essence of the song itself. In perfect symbiosis, the disciplines of performance and songwriting combine together to create the unique work for which he is admired by professional peers and audiences alike. Oh – and a damn fine singer too. Thank goodness he doesn’t play the flute.” BYO alcohol.

 

Ninebarrow
Denbury Village Hall, Woodland Road, Newton Abbot, TQ12 6DY.
Tickets: Clare Head 01803 813149 & Union Inn, Denbury
Multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mark Radcliffe as sounding like ‘two halves of one voice’, by Seth Lakeman as ‘a fantastic duo’ and by Kate Rusby as ‘absolutely amazing’, Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles. Most recently, the duo were nominated in the 2017 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in the ‘Horizon’ category for Best Emerging Artist; their latest album was awarded 5-stars in both The Morning Star and the EFDSS’s EDS Magazine, and has received airplay on BBC Radios 2, 3, 6 Music, Wales and Scotland. Folk luminary, Mike Harding, has hailed it as ‘absolutely monumental’.
DANCE - D'Accord's French Music and Dance - Poisson Rouge supported by Roger and Makito
St Matthews Hall, Newtown, Exeter, EX1 2LJ
Doors 7.15pm
Admission £9.00
Regular events 4th Saturday

SONG - Shammick Acoustic - Cosmotheka
The duo of brothers Dave and Al Sealy lasted for more than a quarter of a century as Cosmotheka, named after the music hall in Marylebone, West London. They made a huge name for themselves as performers of music hall songs, working initially on the English folk scene, but also doing countless radio shows and numerous TV appearances with the likes of Roy Hudd, Bob Monkhouse and Chas & Dave, as well as on ‘The Good Old Days’. Their act took them all over the world, from Port Stanley to Oman, Hong Kong to the Rocky Mountains. Sadly, Al passed away in 1999, but Dave continued to pursue a solo career, with a rich, rob-tickling mix of songs, stories, original titles and monologues. More recently he has been joined forces with his son, Dan, to recreate some of the old musical mayhem for which the original duo was so famous. Dan, of course, grew up with the songs, but has his own take on the material. An accomplished professional musician in his own right in the rock group Ocean Colour Scene, his guitar skills and dry wit introduce a compelling new dimension to the collaboration. He and Adam Barry are also members of folk band, Merrymaker, formed in 2016, and are achieving considerable success with more contemporary themes and original material. As Cosmotheka though, they have picked up the trail from comedy giants like Gus Elan, Harry Champion and the rest, leading to a ‘sweet Saturday: a bellyful of “Boiled Beef and Carrots”, a bellyful of ale, and a bellyful of laughs at some of the greatest songs ever written. For Cosmotheka, these absurdly comic masterpieces are no longer yesterday’s – they are today’s!

Admission on guest nights £8.00 (£7.00 if bought in advance) ~ and members of Shammick Acoustic get a further reduction, priced at £7.00 (£6.00 if bought in advance). PLEASE NOTE: ‘paid in advance’ means paid, it doesn’t mean ‘reserved in advance’. Advance tickets can be bought up to a month before the event at Shammick Acoustic Sessions, OR at The Pack O’ Cards OR at Pet's Pantry in Combe Martin High Street. Advance tickets for non-members, can also be purchased by going to WeGotTickets 

Sunday 28 October
Baring Gould Folk weekend
Regular events 4th Sunday
SONG/STORYTELLING - Tradewinds
Okey Folky - Singers, musicians, poets, step-dancers and audience members all welcome!
Monday 29 October
 
Tuesday 30 October
Wednesday 31 October
Stephen Fearing 
Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ
8.00pm
Tickets £12.50 from the Bridge Inn 01392 876382
Canada's long had a reputation for coming up with division one talent and singer/songwriter and ferociously talented guitarist Stephen Fearing , has become one of the country's most revered musical exports. Along the way he's also found time to be a founder member of Blackie And The Rodeo Kings, a band he founded with Colin Linden of 'Oh Brother Where Art Thou ?' fame.