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Page last updated on 10-06-2019
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Sunday 1 September
Lyme Folk Weekend
Regular events 1st Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor. Gregg Russell
Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE
7.45pm
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 - Gittisham Folk Dance Club Fresh Aire - Graham Barrett
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 featuring Silverton
Sunday 8 September
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
 
Tuesday 10 September
 
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
 
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.

Friday 13 September
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 - 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
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 - Folk on the Moor. John Ward Trio
Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE
7.45pm
Book by email
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)
OPEN MIC - Blues Night at the Oystercatcher’s  Cafe
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
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  …. 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
 
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
 
Regular events 4th Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club Raleigh Reelers - Mark Moran
SONG - Lympstone Folk, Roots and Acoustic
Thursday 26 September
 
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
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