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Page last updated on 16-08-2019
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Sunday 1 September
Tavifest
Tavistock College, Crowndale Road, Tavistock PL19 8DD
Tickets £5.92 - £16.58. Tickets available from here
Mad Dog Mcrea 12.00 noon

Welcome to TaviFest a packed family fun weekend with live music and lots of activities for all the family including bouncy castles & fairground rides. TaviFest is a local chaity event hosted to raise money and awareness for Pancreatic cancer - a charity close to our hearts.

The Festival is spread across two days with an amazing line up of some of South Wests popular acts including Mad Dog Mcrea, Russel Sinclair, Liv Allen on Sunday & 9 yards, Gary Barlow & Robbie Williams tribute acts on Saturday.

An array of Street Food & bars will be attending the Festival. Plenty of free parking is on site including allocated disabled parking next to the Festival site. Bring a picnic blanket and make an evening of it!
Please note no dogs are allowed on site

Lyme Folk Weekend
Regular events 1st Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor. Gregg Russell
Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE
7.45pm
£10.00 Book by email
Winner of the Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2013, Greg has gone on to carve himself a fine solo career, as well as in partnership with Ciaran Algar. He has a fine voice, accompanies himself on guitar and bouzouki and sings both original and traditional songs. One of the many plaudits called him "a singer par excellence, with few to rival him in any genre".
Monday 2 September
 
Regular events 1st Monday
Tuesday 3 September
 
Regular events 1st Tuesday
MUSIC - Exeter Ukulele Club
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
DANCE - Fraddon Folk Dance Club (Cornwall)
SONG - Bradninch Folk Club - open night
Wednesday 4 September
 
Regular events 1st Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club Fresh Aire - Graham Barrett
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
Thursday 5 September
Grizzly Rhys Morgan
First Thursday Club at The Hourglass, 21 Melbourne Street, Exeter EX2 4AU
Doors 8.00pm
£5.00 entry
Singer-songwriter with his unique finger-picking style. Music ranging from folk songs to foot-stomping roots and blues tunes played on acoustic, lap slide, steel and Dobro guitars, stomp box and djembe. 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..
Phil Beer
Teign Corinthian Yacht Club, Eastcliff Walk, Teignmouth TQ14 8TA
8.00pm (Doors 7.15pm)
For tickets telephone. 01364 654916.
Friday 6 September

World Unlimited -Super Cumbia y la Liga de la Alegría
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Doors 7.00pm - Start 7.30pm
Tickets £10.00+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
It is a show of music and theater with a lot of humor, that takes the audience to a constant interaction. Suitable for all ages.
The proposal contains choral songs and spatial choreographies, pedagogical ways of bonding while decontracting emotions affected by shame. A "Cumbia del Monte" experience is able to awaken us from the long sleep of routine and give us back the ability to play as children.
Latin folklore instruments and rhythms in a very simple mix with reggae, ragamufi and rap rhythms; lyrics that contain conscience and optimism, result of the constant learning that resumesthe nomadism cumbiero... "Every day... CUMBIA!
The best medicine for your emotional health, go through the walls of fear of movement and be free of prejudices dancing with Super Cumbia and the League of Joy!

 

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

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.”

 

Saturday 7 September
Choral Concert
St Petroc`s Parish Church, South Brent
7.30pm
Tickets £7.50 available from artworks (Station Rd, South Brent) or Jeremy Wells telephone 01364 72180, or on door.
Tamar Valley Male Voice Choir in concert with special guests Stithians Ladies Choir; Two Cornish Choirs in support of St. Petroc's Church.
Duncan Chisholm
Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
7.30pm (Doors 7.00pm)
Tickets Full price (Support the artists and arts) £15.00+ - Mid Price (A bit cheaper if you need it) £11.00+ - Low price (Even cheaper if you need it) £7.00 from WeGotTickets To reserve tickets, email Further information from Ashburton Arts FaceBook page or Ashburton Arts website
With Megan Henderson, Innes Watson and Calum Stewart. Duncan Chisholm on fiddle effortlessly evokes a background steeped in the rich highland music tradition through his rich, varied compositions. Having been described as ‘one of the most authentic interpreters of traditional highland music.’ his fiddle playing takes you on an emotional journey through the beautiful landscape which inspires him. His lastest album Sandwood contributed to Duncan winning Composer of the Year 2018 at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, the album itself was awarded Album of the Year 2018.

Nykleharpas in Concert: Vicki Swan, Daniel Pettersson, David Eriksson
Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts, Halsway Lane, Crowcombe, Somerset TA4 4BD
8.00pm
£10.00 adults - £4.00 concesions
A Saturday evening gig from our International line-up of tutors for our ‘Harpas at Halsway’ Weekend! See and hear the Nyckelharpa – a traditional Swedish ‘keyed fiddle’ – in the hands of three of Europe’s finest exponents of the instrument.
For more information and tickets go to website

Russian Folksongs Workshop with Polina Shepherd
Lustleigh Village Hall, Lustleigh, TQ13 9TD
10.00am – 4.00pm
Cost: £30.00 (£25.00 if booked before 15 August). Please bring lunch to share. Advance booking preferable; some tickets may be available on the door. To book, or for further information, contact Stephen Terry on 01647 277197 or email.
Polina Shepherd was born in Siberia and grew up in a home where songs were regularly sung at a family table. Now an internationally renowned performer, composer and choir leader, she brings an explosive mixture of powerful dance rhythms and profound melodies of the Steppes and the Shtetl spiced up by Tatar Bazaars and washed down with a fisherman's song from Odessa, sung with passion and haunting soul.
Steve Pledger
House concert at Twigg’s Digs, Exeter

Doors 7.00. Performance 7.30
Tickets £10.00
Hot drinks available. BYO alcohol.
For more information contact Twigg’s Gigs telephone 07508 169 049 or email or go to website
Born in Cambridge, Steve grew up in the nearby market town of St Neots. From a very early age, one constant in his life has been music; a love for it, a need to express himself through it and – in more recent years – the opportunity to share his own songs with a growing, wider audience.

His musical influences are many, varied and not always obvious. They include – in no particular order – Graham Parker, Cat Stevens/Yusuf Islam, Rush, Sam Cooke, Martyn Joseph, Van Morrison, Don McLean, Elvis (both of them) and Bruce Springsteen. Add to this a liking for most musical styles – when executed well – and it would be fair to say that he has a wide spectrum of influences informing his own distinct style and approach.


Bridport Ceilidhs featuring A Pair of Shears with Simon Maplesden calling
Church House (St Mary's) Hall, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NW
7.30 - 11.00pm dance.
Regular events 2nd Saturday
SONG - Shammick Acoustic - open night featuring Silverton
Sunday 8 September
Phil Beer
Memorial Hall, Back Street, Modbury PL21 0RF
7.30pm
tickets £15.00. Information and tickets are available from John Bower, johnbower@btinternet.com, telephone 07711 814718, or by collection from Pickles Hardware Store, Modbury, or send a cheque and sae to John Bower, Low Mead, Traine Paddock, Modbury PL21 0RH.
Phil Beer hardly needs any introduction, suffice to say it will be a great evening's entertainment and you'll be supporting a very worthwhile cause: Hearing Dogs for Deaf People.
 
Sharon Shannon & Seckou Keita: Sacred Earth
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS
7.30pm
Tickets £24.00 (£22.00) - Seated - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website

Legendary Irish accordion maestro Sharon Shannon brings a new live show on UK tour 2019. Joined by her band, Jim Murray acoustic guitar, Jack Maher electric guitar, vocals and Sean Regan, fiddle, percussion and beatbox, Sharon will perform music from her many albums throughout the years, including 2017’s Sacred Earth.

Recorded at Real Worlds Studios and produced by Robert Plant producer, Justin Adams, Sacred Earth features many tracks with African influences and indeed African musicians as collaborators and guests.

Seckou Keita from Senegal playing Kora and percussion was one of the key collaborators. Now Seckou joins Sharon and her band, as a special guest on the Sacred Earth UK tour 2019.

 

Regular events 2nd Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor  Book by email
Monday 9 September
Acoustic Warehouse Music & Performance Club - Featured artist: Graham Butterfield
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 or go to Facebook
Tuesday 10 September
Widecombe Fair 2019
Widecombe-in-the-Moor
Join old Uncle Tom Cobley and all for a fun day out at widecombe fair.

Widecome Fair is an annual event in the picturesque Dartmoor village of Widecombe-in-the-Moor. Whilst celebrating traditional rural life and providing a wonderful day out for young and old alike, it also raises money for good causes.

There is much to see and do, and the Fair is open from 9.00am until late in order to squeeze in all the action.
Regular events 2nd Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club Simon Maplesden
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
MUSIC - Bradninch Acoustic Music Club
Wednesday 11 September

An Evening with Jim Causley
Cellar Bar at Kennaway House, Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth EX10 8NG
Doors 7.30pm
Tickets are £10.00 The bar will be open.
Tickets are available from Kennaway House telephone 01395 515551 Go to website for more information
An evening of entertainment with a much respected figure of the contemporary roots and folk scene. Multi award winning singer-songwriter, musician and proud Devonian Jim Causley brings his distinctive melodies and toe-tapping tunes to the Cellar at Kennaway House

Folk Café at The Beehive
Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street Honiton EX14 1LZ. Telephone 01404 384050
8.00pm
Free Visit website
Come along to sing or listen in the Beehive licenced bar with our lovely folkie host, Sue King. To make an enquiry or request a performance slot, email Sue or just turn up and see if there’s room!
The John Martyn Project
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS
Doors open 8.00pm
Tickets £15.00+ (£13.00) - Seated - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website

Featuring Blythe Pepino, Kit Hawes, Pete Josef and Sam Brookes – This is a special project where four artists come together to celebrate the music of John Martyn. Each brings their own story and connection to John’s music which adds to the fabric of the overall experience of the project.

In the wake of a special sold out show in July 2018 at the Jazz café in London the thought of not doing this again was unfathomable and so The John Martyn Project was born. Featuring four of the most interesting vocalists spanning several different musical paths of the UK music scene, the many different aspects and eras of Martyns music is delivered in a sensitive and poignant manner.

 

Regular events 2nd Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club Jigs for Gigs - Jane Thomas
Thursday 12 September
Martin Simpson
The Flavel, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 9ND
7.30pm
Tickets standard £19.00 Under 18 £5.00. Box Office telephone 01803 839530 or book online at website

Folk at the Flavel welcomes back a true Flavel favourite, one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, Martin Simpson. Martin will be featuring new tracks from an album being recorded for release over the summer. The sell-out audiences at Martin’s previous visits to the Flavel have seen that whether playing American old-time music, blues, a Dylan song or his own material he is a guitarist of immense subtlety.

Martin has been nominated an astounding 31 times in the 16 years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards - more than any other performer. There is no doubt that, after 45 years as a professional musician, Martin is better than ever.

Regular events 2nd Thursday
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Ted Farmer and Chris Toyne
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
MUSIC - Brixham Blues - BBT2 Julian Piper
The Old Coaching Inn, Fore Street, TQ5 8AG
8.00pm
With a policy of outlawing electric instruments the Brixham Blues Club offers a rare opportunity to hear blues in an acoustic format, one which will be heartily embraced by local blues legend Julian Piper. Expect to hear songs by Furry Lewis, Fred McDowell and the Grey Ghost mixed with a handful of Julian's own compositions
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
Friday 13 September

World Unlimited - Gordon Giltrap With Special Guest – Carrie Martin
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Doors 7.00pm - Start 7.30pm
Tickets £17.00+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
Recently awarded an MBE in the 2019 New Year’s Honour List for services to Music and Charity, legendary British Guitarist Gordon Giltrap will be performing a select series of shows across the UK.

Over five decades, Gordon Giltrap has graced the music business with his dedication to his craft and his affection for his audience. As one of the UK’s most respected guitarists, he has consistently proved the adage that respect cannot be bought. It must be earned.

 

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

Afro Celt Sound System
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS
Doors 7.00pm
Tickets £25.00 - All Ages (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult) Standing - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website

Afro Celt Sound System have announced a five-date club tour to promote their new album Flight with the band bringing their exhilarating live shows to Portsmouth, Cardiff, Exeter, Nottingham and Holmfirth. 

This European and African based collective have been a ground-breaking force in music ever since they started, finding kindred spirits across international talent and forging a reputation for their breath-taking shows along the way.

Afro Celt Sound System LIVE features the core band members Simon Emmerson, Guinean vocalist, kora and balafon virtuoso N’Faly Kouyate and charismatic dhol master Johnny Kalsi alongside a host of other world-class musicians from the collective.

 

India Electric Co.
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 21s. Go to website for more information and tickets or telephone 01726 879500.

Sometimes folk, sometimes not, India Electric Co. use traditional instruments in contemporary styles to explore diverse themes from Eastern Europe, Irish traditions and modern urban alienation to end up with something “quirky and glittery – a veritable musical magpie’s nest.” – BBC Radio 3.

Their 2015 debut album release was followed by a world tour with Midge Ure, with whom they’ve worked extensively. With live sessions on BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music, performances at Glastonbury and Cambridge Folk Festival, the duo are now embarking on their own headline tour.

“Exceptional talents.” Songlines Magazine
“Fresh and gobsmacking!” Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
“Two of the most extraordinary musicians, a phenomenal duo” – BBC Radio 2

SONG - Exeter Folk and Acoustic Music Club
Miranda Sykes
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.
Many will know Miranda as the bass player and singer with Show Of Hands but she is an amazing performer in her own right. Accompanied by double bass and acoustic guitar she is a brilliant songwriter with a beautiful soulful voice. Her career spans 20 years and has seen her perform with many artists, including Robb Johnson, Firebrand, Phil Beer Band, Rex Preston, Martyn Joseph, Reg Meuross, and Chris Hoban, tonight's special guest support:, a fantastic songwriter, much acclaimed by Steve Knightley, who has performed and recorded many of his songs with Show Of Hands.
Saturday 14 September

World Unlimited - Awalé: The Soul of Senegal
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Doors 7.00pm - Start 7.30pm
Tickets £12.00+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
London-based band Awalé returns with a new sound, Senegalese soul. Biram Seck’s soaring voice evokes messages of love and peace, underpinned by heavenly poly-rhythm groove explorations. Intense and spiritual Sabar Senegalese percussion and Afro-Latin drums conversations, weaving intricate guitar patterns and horn lines with catchy bass riffs. Like a spinning kaleidoscope of sounds, their tunes travel from afrobeat to soul, deep Afro-jazz to Latin. Awalé is on a mission to experience happiness together in these fractured times.

 

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

2nd Annual Old Time American Square Dance with fine live band and Tony Mates dance caller from Seattle, Washington.
PeterTavy, near Tavistock, Devon (The location is under review, either the Village Hall or Dodd’s barn - half way to the local pub.)
Dance from 7:30 to 10:30 (ish).
£7.00 adults, £5.00 OAP U16. For more information telephonel 01822 810 868 or 01822 810243. 
There will be refreshments.  

Mr. Mates, whose grandfather grew up here, is pleased to donate any proceeds to the Village Hall.
The dances will be easy and fun, and the music of the very best. Mr. Mates has been calling dances for nearly 40 years, at major festivals and small village halls, bringing the joys of old time music and dance to folks of all ages.

 
Dance on Seattle

DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club -  Kelly's Eye - Geoff Cubitt
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 15 September
 
Regular events 3rd Sunday
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club Sam Carter
Globe Hotel Malthouse, Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HR
8.00pm
£10.00 advance/£12.00 on the door
Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Sam Carter has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada. Described as 'the finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation', Sam has toured the world, equally happy to perform intimate solo shows on acoustic guitar, on electric with a full band, or to collaborate with other artists.
SONG - Folk on the Moor. John Ward Trio
Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE
7.45pm
£11.00 = Book by email
Suffolk-born, singer/songwriter John started playing ukelele at 12 and bass guitar at 14 but quickly graduated to the folk scene, earling influences being Martin Carthy, Dick Gaughan and Dougie MacLean. Performing his own and traditional songs here with wife Lynne and Les Woodley, they accompany on guitar, double bass, mandolin, harmonica, whistles and bodhran.
Monday 16 September
 
Tuesday 17 September
 
Regular events 3rd Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club Jane Thomas
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club

SONG - Bradninch Folk Club

For more information telephone 01392881105 or visit Bradninch Folk Club Facebook Group.

Wednesday 18 September
 
Regular events 3rd Wednesday
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club John & Mary Brock - Ted Farmer Bicknoller Village Hall 
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Jeroka - Aileen Wills
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
Thursday 19 September
 
Friday 20 September
 
Regular events 3rd Friday
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Plus level
South West Shape Note - Mulberry House Third Friday Singing Cullompton
Saturday 21 September
English Fiddle Concert - Becki Driscoll, Nick Wyke, Paul Sartin.
Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts, Halsway Lane, Crowcombe, Somerset TA4 4BD
8.00pm
£10.00 adults - £4.00 concesions
North Devon duo Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll share a love of traditional English fiddle music and also compose their own tunes. W Paul Sartin(Belshazzar’s Feast, Faustus, Bellowhead) is joining them as guest tutor for our 2019 Fiddle Weekend. They will be giving an informal concert for participants and members of the public to hear them in action.
For more information and tickets go to website
Saskia Griffiths-Moore - A Gallery Gig
Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ
8.00pm
To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624.

CRABSTOCK.  A mini (folk) fest with music all day
Crabshell Inn on the banks of the Kingsbridge Estuary, The Quay Embankment Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1JZ
11.00am - 11.00pm.
Cost £10.00 for access to all the events! Tickets are available from Kingsbridge Information Centre, The Quay, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 1HS (cheques payable to Crabstock). Either collect or add 75p if you wish to have them posted to you. To pay by card, telephone the Centre on 01548 853195.
The Big Tent will give hourly concerts from 12noon - 6.00pm with guests Dandy Jim, Cool Beanz,  Silvington, Old Gaffers, Orchard Family and Harbottle & Jonas. Simultaneously there will a continuous succession of fine musicians showcasing “on the deck” while upstairs, a variety of “sessions” will run all day.  All this culminates at 8.00pm with a ceilidh.
For further information about Crabstock visit shamstrad.co.uk  and for full performer information and updates visit the dedicated website crab-stock.co.uk
Should you have any queries telephone Paul Rossiter on 07975 763167.

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Sunday 22 September
Midnight Skyracer
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX
Doors and bar 7.00pm - start 8.00pm
Tickets £13.00 advance, £14.00 door, £1 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £10.00 under 21 and students with ID. Go to website for more information and tickets or telephone 01726 879500

Midnight Skyracer has been tearing up the UK bluegrass and folk scene since their inception less than two years ago. Their all-star line-up and exciting live performances have sent them racing skywards at an astounding pace, with Leanne Thorose’s powerhouse vocals and driving mandolin; Tabitha Agnew’s sweet voice and virtuosic banjo playing; Eleanor Wilkie’s rock solid bass grooves; Laura Carrivick’s flair, being equally adept on both fiddle and dobro; and twin sister Charlotte’s agility on the guitar, with both sisters filling in the vocal harmonies.

The band became the first in the UK to gain recognition in the 2019 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Momentum  awards, with a nomination for best band, as well as one for Tabitha in the instrumentalist category.

 

Regular events 4th Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor Book by email
Monday 23 September
 
Regular events 4th Monday
Tuesday 24 September
 
Regular events 4th Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club Ted Farmer
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
SONG - Shape Note Singing in Ipplepen
Wednesday 25 September

Bookends: Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years
Pavilions Teignmouth, The Den, Teignmouth TQ14 8BG
7.30pm
Tickets £19.00+ For tickets and mor einformation go to website
Critically acclaimed as one of the world’s greatest tribute shows, Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years returns in 2019 with an all new production. Featuring a live band and stunning vocal harmonies, this spectacular concert takes audiences on a journey through songs and history of Simon and Garfunkel.

 

Regular events 4th Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club Raleigh Reelers - Mark Moran
SONG - Lympstone Folk, Roots and Acoustic
Thursday 26 September

The Trees
B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ
8.00pm
Admission £5.00
Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information

Plymouth’s four-woman supergroup play with vocal harmonies and their wide-ranging inspirations to offer a unique and special show.

 

Regular events 4th Thursday
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - The More The Merrier - Jane Thomas
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
Friday 27 September

Rory McLeod
Mathews Communiy Hall, 90a Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HF
Doors 7.30pm
Tickets £15.00/£12.00 from WeGotTickets
Rory McLeod is an ex circus clown and fire eater; a one-man-soul-band and poet; rhythmic storyteller; multi-instrumentalist telling unpalatable truths about broken hearts and social injustice - in songs that are percussive, bold, lyrical, deeply personal, and have an unexpected edge to them.

Accompanied by spoons, harmonica, guitar, trombone and tap-dancing shoes. He has a natural troubadour’s talent for weaving magical, musical, storytelling spells accompanied by his own bizarre solo orchestra of distinctive instruments.

This is a rare opportunity to see Rory in Topsham.

Saturday 28 September
Clive Carroll
The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ
7.30pm
Tickets £12.00 Students £8.00. For more information and tickets and accessible seats telephone 01404 384050 or go to website

Acclaimed guitarist and composer Clive Carroll has created a sound world all his own, with a signature blend of warmth and humour that belies his dazzling technical skill.  Clive’s masterful compositions feature influences mined from the delicate cadences of Elizabethan lute classics, the imaginative eccentricity of Frank Zappa, visionary classical composers such as Bartok and Ligeti, and hints of jazz and Delta blues!

Clive made his musical debut at age two as a banjo-strumming cowboy singing nursery rhymes, and went on to earn a 1st Class Honours Degree in Composition and Guitar from the famed Trinity College of Music in London.

He has toured and worked with guitar greats such as John Williams, Tommy Emmanuel, Xuefei Yang, Ralph Towner, and John Renbourn—as well as pop icon, Madonna!

 

Exeter Ceilidhs - Pigs Might Fly
The Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7UE.
8.00pm - 11.0pm
£8.00 (under 16 - £4.00 under 10 free)
Teas, coffees & biscuits are provided (small donation requested), but there is no bar. You may bring your own alcohol if you wish. For more information email or telephone Jeremy 0796929763
Show of Hands with special guests 'The Lost Sound'
St. Ives Guildhall
Doors 7.00pm - start 8.00pm
Tickets £27.00 from St. Ives festival website
The Show of Hands success story tells a vivid account of more than two decades of international touring, 25 album releases, two Honorary Doctorates, three BBC Folk Awards, and four Royal Albert Hall sell-outs.
A sorcerous combination, Steve Knightley and Phil Beer blend captivating songwriting with flawless musicianship and a ceaselessly innovative approach to remain steadfastly at the top of their game. 
Expect the songs you love, and prepare to fall for the ones you’ve not yet met. 
“Formidable operators…a class act.” – The Independent.
Supported by The Lost Sound Choir
Dartmoor folk choir, are steadily building a niche for themselves in the Devon folk scene. Melding two powerful British traditions together, they are re-imagining our old tunes with the strength of 40 natural, unaccompanied voices, with stunning choir arrangements. Singing together has never sounded so exciting!
They have supported Show Of Hands at their 25th Anniversary at The Royal Albert Hall and at many South West venues. They were called ‘The compelling and powerful Folk Choir’ by Sidmouth Folk week and as having ‘ an utterly enchanting vibe’ byBBC Introducing. They have also been included in the Fatea showcase sessions, Spring 2019.

Nick Harper
Dolphin Hotel, Station Road, Bovey Tracey TQ19 9AL
7.30pm for 8.00pm.
Tickets £12.00 - for information and tickets go to website

 

Teign Shanty Festival
DANCE - D'Accord's French Music and Dance Dave Shepherd and Anna Pack

St Matthew's Hall, Newtown, Exeter  EX1 2LJ. 
There is a large public car park across the road which is free after 6.00pm. Doors open at 7.15pm and we will start with some dance tuition at 7.30pm, followed by the first band at around 8.00pm.
Admission £9.00 which includes tea and biscuits.
No partner is needed for many of the dances and beginners are always welcome.
Regular events 4th Saturday

SONG - Shammick Acoustic - Mike Wilson & Damien Barber
These two are two of the UK’s finest exponents of traditional song, and much in demand outside of their usual musical combinations. Mike Wilson is the youngest of the famed Wilson Family, the powerful Teeside singing sibllings who have raised many a rafter at festivals and folk clubs, not to mention the Royal Albert Hall and as part of Sting’s ‘The Last Ship’. Mike’s musical heritage is emphatically that of the North East, rural and industrial, traditional and modern. Damien was raised in Norfolk and was heavily influenced by earlier singers from that area, such as Walter Pardon and Peter Bellamy. He is a stylish and distinctive singer, either unaccompanied or using guitar or concertina, and is probably best known these days for his roadshow ‘The Demon Barbers’, reaching out to new audiences through combining different styles of music and dance. Mike and Damien have a rich shared repertoire of traditional songs plus the work of more modern writers like Bellamy, Ewan MacColl and Mike Waterson often sung in full-throated harmony. An evening “chock full of nothing but great songs brilliantly sung” can be expected!

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 29 September
Exeter Ceilidhs - Pigs Might Fly
The Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7UE.
8.00pm - 11.0pm
£8.00 (under 16 - £4.00 under 10 free)
Teas, coffees & biscuits are provided (small donation requested), but there is no bar. You may bring your own alcohol if you wish. For more information email or telephone Jeremy 0796929763

Boo Hewerdine
Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
7.00pm
Tickets £10.00+ advance from WeGotTickets or £12.00 on the door.

As a recording artist, Boo’s first tentative steps came with the band, The Great Divide before the formation of his much-loved eighties group The Bible and a career that subsequently bloomed such that he is now in constant demand as a musician, songwriter, producer, teacher and live concert performer.
Brit Award winning, former Fairground Attraction singer (and Scottish national treasure) Eddi Reader (MBE) is the perhaps the artist Boo Hewerdine is most regularly associated with, as a songwriter, musician and producer. Together they enjoyed international success with the (Hewerdine written) hit single ‘Patience of Angels’ in 1995 and Boo also produced Reader’s ‘Sings the Songs of Robert Burns’ in 2003, an album now viewed as a folk classic. In 2017 Hewerdine continues to enjoy playing live and writing new material with Eddi Reader and will release his first studio album himself in the Spring, titled ‘Swimming in Mercury’, astonishingly his first in 8 years.
Scottish songwriter Findlay Napier employed Boo to work on his 2017 recording based on life stories of real Glasgow people and recorded completely live. Boo having collaborated with Findlay on his previous album VIP (Very Interesting Persons) which received rave reviews, including a shortlist for Best Album of the Year in The Telegraph and the two songwriters also tour together. Put simply Boo Hewerdine is one of the greatest songwriter performers in the business and a unique talent.

Teign Shanty Festival
Regular events 5th Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor Mike Wilson and Damien Barber
Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE
7.45pm
£10.00 - Book by email
SONG/STORYTELLING - Tradewinds
Okey Folky - Singers, musicians, poets, step-dancers and audience members all welcome!
South West Shape Note - Mulberry House Fifth Sunday Singing Cullompton
Monday 30 September
Acoustic Warehouse Music & Performance Club - Featured artist: Rebecca Hosking
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 or go to Facebook
Singer/songwriter from Nashville, returning for a 4th visit to our club