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Greg Hancock Gigs 2018 - click on link for more information
Wednesday 7 February 2018 - The Phoenix, Exeter - Exeter Local Records Acoustic Showcase
Saturday 10 February 2018 - Holbeton Village Hall - Songwriters' Circle
Tuesday 20 February 2018 - Bradninch Folk Club  
Friday 23 February 2018 - Matthews Hall, Topsham
Friday 9 March 2018 - The Brook Inn, Plympton St Maurice 
Saturday 6 October 2018 - St Paul's Church, Starcross 


Cosgrave and Banks Gigs 2018 - go to website - click on link for more information
Friday 23 March 2018 -
St Paul's Church, Starcross EX6 8QB
Saturday 24 March 2018 - Scoriton Village Hall, nr Buckfastleigh TQ11 0JB
Friday 20 April 2018 - Exeter Folk Club, Victoria Park Tennis Club, Lyndhurst Road, St Leonards, Exeter EX2 4NX.  
Saturday 9 June 2018 - Bovey Craft Fair, Bovey Tracey
Sunday 1 July 2018 - Sharpham Trust Open Day, Ashprington TQ9 7UT.


Events at the Beehive - The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ - Click on link for more details.


The Beehive Acoustic Cafe every other 2nd Wednesday of the month. Hosted by Terry Stacey.
The Producers Blues Band -
Friday 16 March 2018
Echo Town + Support The Stays
- Friday 23 March 2018
‘Where We’re Bound” - Show of Hands Duo Tour 2018  with guest Geoff Lakeman
- Thursday 5 April 2018
Cara Dillon - Friday 18 May


A message from Adrian Bull

I Co-Host the 'Roots and Shoots' radio show on Phonic.fm based in Exeter. I specialise in playing all things folk(ish) and am particularly keen to promote local artists and events/clubs. If you are a musician and would like me to play some of your music on the show, or even come on as a guest, then I would love to hear from you. I am also keen to have promoters, folk club organisers on the programme.


Dartmoor Step Dancing Project - Message from Project Coordinator Lisa Sture - Taking Steps: Discovering & Enjoying Our Dartmoor Stepdance Heritage
You may be wondering ... Why are we doing this project?

Stepdancing is a form of dancing where the feet tap out a rhythm to music and is allied to, but not the same as, clog dancing and a forerunner of Tap Dancing. Specifically what defines the tradition has not been studied. However, it was a popular social pastime, as well as a competitive activity involving prize money, something that would have been keenly fought over.

It is reported that at one time there were pubs on Dartmoor where 'everyone' was stepdancing, and there were a good number of villages across Dartmoor that held an annual stepdance competition.

These days it is not often that you will see someone stood on the traditional small board doing Dartmoor Stepdancing. If you go to the 3rd Monday music session at the King's Arms, S Zeal you may do, if you go to the Annual Dartmoor Folk Festival you definitely will, but apart from that it is a rare sight. How things have changed!

The Dartmoor Folk Festival was started by renowned Dartmoor folk musician Bob Cann in 1978. He wanted to help revive and preserve the traditions of Dartmoor, and in particular, the traditional music, dance, song and crafts of the area. It has done well, and for the last 33 years there have been both stepdancing workshops and a competition. During this time the number of stepdancers has grown, and interest has grown too.

How did the decline of stepdancing happen? It happened before mobile phones and the distractions of modern technology. Les Rice used to say it was when World War II started in 1939. This, along with many other thing,s like whether women competed in the competitions, we don't know. So research is the focus of the first part of the project. We are searching out all the records we can find across the country to do with Dartmoor Stepdancing, so we can so piece together more facts, steps, stories and music of the tradition.

We are hoping to find people who remember stepdancing from more than 30 years ago, or who knew the older stepdancers, and record their memories. These interviews will enrich our knowledge and inform the development of stepdancing into the future.

www.dartmoorstepdance.org.uk
This is the year we invite you to join in the fun!
dartmoorstepdancing@gmail.com telephone 07971148531


January at The Bicton Inn - 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU - Click on link for more information

Thursday 4 January 8.30pm - Bicton Folk Session
Friday 5 January 9.00pm - Laurie Ward & Friends
Saturday 6 January 5.00pm - Reefs of Moonshine
Sunday 7 January 5.00pm - Nigel Challis
Thursday 11 January 9.00pm - Open Mic Night
Saturday 13 January 5.00pm - Guy Somefield
Sunday 14 January 5.00pm - Tim Royce & Steve Songi
Thursday 18 January 8.30pm - Becky’s Open Music Night
Saturday 20 January 5.00pm - Saturday Session
Sunday 21 January 5.00pm - Navigator
Thursday 25 January 8.30pm - Burns Night Celebration
Saturday 27 January 5.00pm - Saturday Session - Artist to be announced
Sunday 28th January 5.00pm - Fallen Cedars


Filing Room Sessions - “An eclectic music show for musicians, music fans and music event organisers” Read more..
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The Mike Harding Folk Show - an hour plus show of the very best in folk, roots and acoustic music every Sunday at 5.00pm and also available 24/7