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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.

Ceilidh band seeking new guitarist as change in circumstances means our current player can no longer commit to all gigs
Our wish list:
Chilled and fun to be around
Ideally acoustic and electric instruments - we have 2 line-ups trad sound or rock
Able to make rehearsals on Wednesdays at Haytor
Singer too - a bonus
Please email for more information.
Date listed 26.11.16.

The Old Gaffers, a well established  acapella Shanty Crew, based in south Devon are looking for a couple of singers, to join the crew. You must be able, willing, to lead on some songs.
We meet for practice most Tuesday evenings and have a very busy singing schedule, throughout the year.
If you fancy a go, telephone Kevin 01626-356740 or 07767-787813. email or make contact thought our website
Date listed 25.09.16.

I am mid 40's guitar/singer/songwriter, been in originals bands festivals in the past, but now looking for musicians who would like to have a go at a set of original work I have been preparing over the last five years. The set is ten strong classic/folk/rock music, with pleasant feel and open to many influences, rock , folk, jazz, blues, classical. In total there are as many as fifteen tracks that are workable, but ten at present fully complete, enough to line a festival / other venue. Low key jam sessions to begin with hopefully to get basic structures and form band ideas, and open to instruments. I'm in the Torquay / South Hams area. Although my aim is to record the music professionally, it would be great to get out there playing and have some fun too.   If interested please email or telephone 01803520631 (Torquay and surrounding area.)
Date listed 11.08.16

Bansuri player looking for musicians, singers, and events to jam/perform
I play Bansuri (Indian bamboo flute), and I am looking for some musicians, singers, and events to jam/perform.  I play traditional Indian classical music, and I have played with the western instruments players, and Pop singers.  I am looking to jam with any folk singers/bands. Here is my little practice track, which I recorded on my phone. If interested please email
Date listed 21.06.16.

Fiddle and Guitar Player Needed
If you can play fiddle and a reasonable acoustic rhythm guitar and live in the Exeter/Crediton area I would like you to join my band. The songs are original - actually they're mine and everybody seems to like them. They are probably what you would call modern folk because of their subject matter and that they are melodic but rhythmic going from waltz-time to blues chug. You will need to be amplified (if you don’t have an amplifier, don’t worry, I’ll organise that) because we have bass and drums. I don't need somebody who is brilliant, I'm more interested in someone who loves playing and is willing to be committed and not regard the music as a hobby that they fit in with their other interests. if you would like to discuss this you can ring me on 01392 851779 or email
Date listed 14.06.16.

Singer required
Singer required for gigging rock n roll/blues band.  We are a Torbay based three piece band looking for a committed singer who is confident, easy going, has own transport and willing to rehearse.  We already have gigs.  If this is you please call us now! 07968 121 303
Date listed 07.04.16.

Fiddle player
Fiddle player required for gigs, English/Irish folk music and popular songs... weddings, pub sessions etc. usual band gigs, Torbay based, easy going band "Hogwash" playing around devon. Contact Phil on 07983435504 or email
Date listed 21.03.16.

Any Folk Musicians in / around the Tavistock / Princetown area?
Looking primarily for a guitarist (and maybe other competent instrumentalists?) to work with in both the recording studio, and for paid live performances. 
I have a few Summer Festivals bookings already in (and more pending), Which I am more than happy to do solo, but some of the organisers have expressed a wish for a fuller sound.
I can fill the set out using my RC-300 Looper, but I would ideally prefer to work some of these performances as a duo or trio.
Its classic Folk, not a jigs/rant or reel type affair, been there, done it, got bored of performing overplayed tunes and have moved on. I'm now more interested in composing and playing original bodies of work, mixed with a smattering of some old (lesser known) reworked trad songs.

Interested? Available? Competent at your craft? Not in a gazillion bands already?
If so, email your details and any soundcloud / bandcamp links to your work. I'll get straight back to you.
Age group 30 - 50-ish - Please email Steve
Date listed 20.03.16.

Pop/rock band
Band seeking a lead guitarist, drummer and a keyboard player. We focus mainly on pop/rock music. We are based in South East Devon. So far we have two lead singers, and a bass player. If you are intrested email