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Tunelink is a community project that provides opportunities for engagement with traditional music and dance in the South Hams. It is designed to build connections between local players, dancers and venues through increased involvement in social music-making amongst people of all generations.
A series of regular workshop-style sessions led by project founders Griselda Sanderson and Louis Bingham will focus on traditional music and dance, practical learning through playing and participation.
The project will also work to establish links with other arts networks and communities, including bringing in visiting practitioners for concerts and masterclasses. This will serve the triple purpose of enriching the live music scene locally, widening audiences for touring artists, and creating personal and therefore meaningful links between musical communities potentially anywhere in the world.
We have a commitment to providing quality musical experience, and believe that communities and individuals will benefit from greater artistic expression and activity. For more information email or go to FaceBook page


North Devon Folk Dimensions workshop - Blue Lights Hall, Vernons Lane, Appledore EX39 1QU, North Devon - 10.00am - 4.00pm. £80 (Early bird price £65.00 until Jan 31st 2018). Book through website - email or telephone 07428 707193
The pretty fishing village of Appledore is the location for our spring North Devon Folk Dimensions workshop. As it will be a whole day of activities, to keep you going we will provide a hot (not spicy!) and wholesome lunch as well as tea, coffee, juice and biscuits, all included.  (Please let us know your dietary requirements, if any, when you book.)

Also, there will be an evening session in the village on Saturday night which you are encouraged to attend, mix and meet other North Devon folk musicians, and try out your new skills! 

American Square Dance Classes
Newton Poppleford American Square Dance class Basic and Mainstream levels.
We teach basic and mainstream levels every Thursday afternoon from 2.00pm - 4.00pm (except August) at the Village Hall, Station Road, Newton Poppleford, Sidmouth EX10 0ER.
Newton Poppleford American Square Dance class Plus level.
We teach Plus level every Friday morning from 10.00am - 12.00 noon (except August) at the Village Hall, Station Road, Newton Poppleford, Sidmouth EX10 0ER.
Please contact Jean Stickland telephone 01395 568155 or Janet Bulpin telephone 01297 33019 if you are interested in joining us.

JS Arts Workshops

JS Arts Workshops

Here is a view of the courses we will be running in 2018. Pre-bookings have been healthy for next year so please let us know if you have an interest. Even if the course is fully booked we do take names for reserve lists.

Tutor for all courses - Stewart Hardy

23-25 February 2018 Mixed Instrument Fully booked
16-18 March 2018 Fiddle 6 places remaining
18-20 May 2018 Fiddle 5 places remaining
8-10 June 2018 Fiddle 6 places remaining
20-22 July 2018 Mixed Instrument Fully booked
7-9 September 2018 Fiddle 6 Places remaining
19-21 October 2018 Mixed Instrument 4 places remaining
9-11 November 2018 Fiddle 4 places remaining

Courses run from 1.00pm on Friday till 5.00 Sunday. 
2 workshops Friday      (total 3 Hours)
4 workshops Saturday  (total 6 Hours)
4 workshops Sunday     (total 6 Hours)
Informal evening session Friday and Saturday evening

The cost per weekend is £325 which includes tuition, accommodation & all meals, snacks etc.  A deposit of £60 is required to reserve a place.  The remainder of the fee is due 4 weeks before the start of the course.

Our courses are fully residential, which means that once you have paid your fee, you have no need to worry about forking out extra for B&B or meals. All meals, teas, coffees, snacks and fresh fruit are provided in the cost. Special diets are catered for provided due notice has been given.All bedrooms are en-suite, towels are provided.

The tutor provides both the dots and MP3s of what they intend to use for his teaching, this is usually sent at least a week in advance, sometimes earlier. The tunes never have to be learnt but we do like people to listen to and be familiar with the tunes as it is through listening that the aural tradition is passed on.

We only take 9 students per course, as this number allows the tutor to best meet the students needs, in this type of workshop. The level of skills can be fairly wide from lower intermediate to quite advanced, there is something for everyone. If you are unsure then just give Jo a ring and she will help. The courses cannot cater fairly to absolute beginners.

For more information email or telephone 07713760266

Historical Dance Classes Lively historical dance, Playford and other periods, in Barrington Court (National Trust), near Ilminster, Somerset TA19 0NQ. Usually 2nd & 3rd Sundays, 1-4 pm. £5 donation requested, free entry to NT property.

Details from Ann Hinchliffe, telephone 01935 472771 or email

Worth coming along even once for the experience of dancing on a sprung oak floor in a Tudor Great Hall!

Irish Dance - North Devon
I have been Irish dancing for 12 years and reached advanced level. I have performed in numerous shows and public demonstrations. I have recently moved to this area from East Anglia, where I ran and managed my own dance school, and so I'm very keen to continue my passion for Irish dance here in the north Devon area, by either offering lessons or getting involved in some groups or doing some demonstrations/displays. If you would like any further details please don't hesitate to contact me - telephone 07977698939, or email.

Bodhraphonics Celtic drumming for all
We run Bodhran and drumming workshops for groups, clubs, schools, social events and festivals, where people can learn to play a Bodhran or hand drum, and play along to live Celtic and English folk music.
Workshops are lively, informative and good fun. We specialise in group workshops, clubs and working with people with learning or social disabilities. Drums, live music and PA provided. CRB checked, good rates.
For more information, please contact Bruce 07770 567639. Newton Abbot based, and can travel. See also Bodhran Tuition