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Page last updated on 22-04-2019
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Sunday 1 September
Lyme Folk Weekend
Regular events 1st Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor. Book by email
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 - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
Thursday 5 September
 
Friday 6 September
 
Saturday 7 September
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
Sunday 8 September
 

 

Regular events 2nd Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor  Book by email
Monday 9 September
 
Tuesday 10 September
 
Wednesday 11 September
 
Regular events 2nd Wednesday
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.

Friday 13 September
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 - Support to be confirmed -
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.
Saturday 14 September
 
Sunday 15 September
 
Regular events 3rd Sunday
Monday 16 September
 
Tuesday 17 September
 
Regular events 3rd Tuesday
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
 
Thursday 19 September
 
Friday 20 September
 
Saturday 21 September

CRABSTOCK  …. On the banks of the sunny Kingsbridge Estuary at the Crabshell Inn Kingsbridge an all day celebration of  folk music in all its forms. Full programme to follow but there will be concerts, sessions and an evening ceilidh. Not to be missed.

Sunday 22 September
 
Regular events 4th Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor Book by email
Monday 23 September
 
Regular events 4th Monday
Tuesday 24 September
 
Wednesday 25 September
 
Thursday 26 September
 
Friday 27 September
 
Saturday 28 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
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

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

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 - Book by email
SONG/STORYTELLING - Tradewinds
Okey Folky - Singers, musicians, poets, step-dancers and audience members all welcome!
Monday 30 September