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Acoustic Guitarist
Experienced DADGAD acoustic guitarist sought for occasional dep work with increasingly busy traditional Irish/Scots/World folk trio based in Devon. Our usual guitar/accordion/whistle player is a much regarded performer at the highest level, and as such is at times unavailable, so the person we’d seek to replace him would be filling some very big musical shoes. Ability on other melodic instruments as well as guitar would be a big bonus, as it would add greatly to our existing fiddle-led sets. We’d have an expectation of a wide knowledge of traditional folk material, and for any potential players to be happy to audition/rehearse with us. If this may be of interest to you, please drop us an email, with any useful audio or video links attached, to

Abacus Folk Music Agency
Abacus Folk Music Agency - for all types and generes of good quality folk music in the South & South West areas of England. For more information please contact Peter our entertainment consultant telephone 01294 829669. Visit website

Dobro and fiddle or mandolin player
Dobro and fiddle or mandolin player needed for established original Somerset band The  Jamestown Brothers.
Agency contract, decent gigs booked and  festivals...need commitment and time. Please Colin email for more information.
Date listed 14.11.17.

I am a clarinettist who would love to play in a klezmer band if any klezmer bands round the area are looking for clarinettists. I last year did grade 7 and can transpose by ear from c into b flat. I am from Totnes and would like to play with other people around the Totnes area. Please email Elizabeth
Date listed 09.11.17.

Lead guitarist/vocalist/harmonies
I play rhythm guitar and sing and am looking for someone to work with on my self penned folk songs. Many years ago I played at folk clubs but my recent playing has been for fun but I do also like the challenge of playing out sometimes.
I have played at open mic nights, and had unpaid gigs in Exeter and Teignmouth in the past but sadly that musical partnership came to an end last year. I have also played out with an Irish set. I am also happy to work on someone else's songs, or some 'folk' style covers, in the broadest sense.

I am in my 'young' 50's. I live in Dawlish, Devon. If you'd like to contact me and chat about possibilities that would be great:) Mary  mobile: 07748 804 355 or  email

Recorded with Mary's previous partner

Date listed 30.10.17.

Fiddle Player
Wanted fiddle player for 7 piece original country folk band. Based in Somerset. Pro musicians and fun. Demo available and gigs waiting. For more information email
Date listed 23.09.17.

Male Singers
Dartmoor Folk choir, The Lost Sound  is expanding, after a remarkable year of gigs. TLS are looking for male singers, with choral/harmony singing experience, particularly basses. The choir offers vocal and performance training. Contact Sandra Smith email or go to website

Acoustic Rhythm Guitarist, Acoustic Bass Guitarist and Drummer for Innovative Band.
I would like to form a folk-orientated outfit (samples on application, no detractors so far). I need someone who can play amplified rhythm acoustic 6 and possibly 12 string guitar who can play with real dynamism. They will be the main guitar. It would be useful if they can double on another easily amplified instrument (probably violin but I'm open to offers). I need an acoustic bass guitar player and a good basic drummer who knows how to drive a band (folk dance/folk rock/morris orientated). I am going to play electric lead guitar with occasional forays into rock rhythm and finger-style (although still on electric guitar). If you are interested please ring 01392 851779 (Exeter) Frank.
Date listed 25.06.17.

Bass/Melodeon Player
Musician Available - East Devon based Bass and Melodeon player looking to play bouncing skippy music with others for ceilidhs, dances, clubs etc. Please email
Date listed 09.06.17.

Djembe player
Border bagpiper looking for good djembe player or similar for loud outdoor music including busking. Please telephone 07717 252766
Date listed 20.05.17.

Percussionist wanted for established gigging folk duo in the South Hams/Torbay area. For example Djembe, congas, cahon, ability to sing harmony an advantage . Telephone 07770806083

Keyboard Player
Jan (hammered dulcimer and more than a casual visitor to Devon!) has been asked about providing her band for a fund raiser not far from Exeter. Her keyboard player is unavailable and she wondered if a good keyboard ceilidh player would be available to join the band. Or alternatively a good band who would be sympathetic to the fundraiser regarding their fee and wouldn't mind Jan joining them for the gig? If able to help please telephone 07850164241  - Gig date is Saturday 8 July 2017

Guitar Player
The Back Beach Boyz, an established shanty crew from Teignmouth, are looking for an additional guitar player to join the crew to support the existing guitar & mandolin combination. We perform traditional and contemporary shanties, local folk songs and our own material rooted in the maritime history of the coastal town and River Teign. The camaraderie of the crew, enjoyment and a glass of ale is important to us and many comment that this comes across when we perform at festivals throughout the year. The Back Beach Boyz i"not for profit" shanty crew and proceeds for performances are passed to our chosen charities. We have produced our first CD "Good Libations"last year in support of Macmillan and have studio dates booked for October 2017. For an informal meeting/chat please contact Steve The Bard.
More information go to website and/or FaceBook 

Bass Player
We are a North devon  based Folk Rock band and urgently require an able and amiable bass player. If you are interested in joining a bunch of decent, friendly musicians playing jigs reels songs and ballads please get in touch. Please email or telephone 01805623023

Wanted! A barn Dance/Ceilidh Band with Caller to do an event for a 50th birthday. Venue in Plymouth on  the 7th, 8th of July 2017. If interested please email
Date listed 21.03.17.

Whistle Player
Mixed Folk band based in West Devon is seeking whistle player, we have gigs booked throughout the year, we play a variety of Irish/English/Bluegrass tunes and songs.

Can you play - high whistle, but flute, or low whistle a bonus! Able to make rehearsals weekly - held on Mondays - shared between band members - Plymouth/Clearbrook/Bere Alston - can be flexible Singer too - a bonus

Interested ? Please telephone 01822 841189 or email Julie
Date listed 23.02.17.