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This weeks events Saturday 23 September to Saturday 30 September

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Saturday 23 September

Winter Wilson - Kingston Reading Rooms, Kingsbridge TQ7 4QE - 7.30pm - Tickets £10.00 in advance or £12.00 on the door to book tickets telephone John Connor 01548 810806 Cancelled
Kip & Dave became full-time musicians in 2012 and haven’t looked back. Their Ashes & Dust tour has taken them around the UK, Europe, Australia and New Zealand. They perform original, high-quality songs all with with quick-witted banter, stunning harmonies and fine musicianship. Ashes & Dust is the follow up album to Cutting Free which made the Daily Telegraph’s ten recommended list in 2014. 2018 will see their stock rise further when they will be special guests on the legendary Fairport Convention's winter tour.


Guy Somerfield - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website

Popular singer/songwriter Guy will again be performing his unique renditions of covers and original songs featuring his charismatic vocal, 12 string guitar and harmonica. Guy will be playing a mixture of folk, rock and pop ballads together with some of his own brilliant songs.

BLONDEL: A History of Dance in Music - St Mary's Church, High Street, Totnes TQ9 5NN, 7.30pm (doors open 7.00pm) - Tickets £14.00, under 18s £5.00 - available from the Dartington Box Office Telephone 01803 847070 - website and on the door.
Enjoy the foot-tapping rhythms and the rich sound world of shawms, recorders, percussion, curtals and bagpipes as top wind band Blondel lead us through Medieval and Renaissance dance music from Gace Brulé (c.1205) via Margaret of Austria’s dance book (c.1510), and on to Playford's Dancing Master (1651) with many anonymous masters along the way. The four members of Blondel have played with major early music ensembles including  Joglaresa, The York Waits and The City Musick.

See website for full details on all Totnes Early Music society concerts and membership
Tennyson’s Twin - Special guest - Katie Whitehouse - St James Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Exeter EX4 7AH - 7.30pm - Tickets £10.00+ from WeGotTickets
Tennyson’s Twin is the performance name of singer-songwriter, Sarah Hayes. Her songs cover a range of different genres, including singer-songwriter, folk, ballads, blues, Americana and pop. With a vocal style often described as ‘haunting’ and ‘sensual’, her emotive lyrics deal with subjects ranging from love and loss, to historical tales and the landscapes of the West Country.

Keith James: The Songs of Leonard Cohen  - The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ - 7.30pm - Tickets £14.00 For more information telephone 01404 384050 or go to website
Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. Amongst a concert of such songs as; Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanne and Hallelujah, are also Poems by Lorca that Keith has set to music; Cohen’s greatest influence. There will also be songs from ‘You want it Darker’ released just weeks before his death – produced by his Son, Adam. ‘Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear’ The Independent. ‘Keith James has become a pillar of trust. A sublimely intimate and engaging voice’ Sunday Times.


Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman - Village Hall, Holbeton PL8 1LW - 7.30pm - Tickets £12.00+ from WeGotTickets
Acclaimed folk musicians from Dartmoor. winners of ' Best Duo' BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 + 2013. "An absolute masterclass in how to do it right." Support: Steve Jenner.
Richard Navarro with The Mayflower Chorus - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ - 7.30pm - Tickets £12.00/£10.00 - Box office 01752 892220. For more information go to website

Richard Navarro is an extraordinary vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, taking to the Watermark stage along with the 50-strong Plymouth-based choir Mayflower Chorus. Evocative and uplifting, his original songs take the folk traditions of melody and storytelling and supercharge them through live looping and improvisation. With Nicholas Thurston on double bass, guitar and synths, the duo have regularly supported Joan Armatrading on her UK tours and are touring their powerful new collection of songs - 'Firewatching' - throughout 2017.

Sue's 60th Big Devon Folk Evening - Clinton Hall, Merton, Devon. EX20 3EQ - 7.30pm - Bring and Share Supper, Paying Bar, Ceilidh, Music and Dance Tasters from a variety of exciting bands, musicians and dancers from Devon and beyond.
£5.00 donation in aid of Pancreatic Cancer Research. For more information email or telephone 01805 601323
Regular events 4th Saturday

SONG - Shammick Acoustic - John Kirkpatrick - 7.30pm
It’s far too long since the famed John Kirkpatrick has been to Shammick – way back in 2008, no less! But better late than never, and here he is, as prolific a performer as ever. An acknowledged and unmistakeable virtuoso on a variety of squeezy instruments, John is a leading interpreter of English folk music and songs, as well as being an exceptional, and frequently hilarious, songwriter. Amongst the many bands of which he has been a significant member are the Albion Band, The Richard Thompson Band, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey and Band of Hope, and following the withdrawal of John Tams last year, he has been offered the job of lead singer with Home Service. As songwriter, composer, choreographer (oh, didn’t I mention that he dances as well?) and musical director, he has contributed to over sixty plays on the radio and in the theatre (including the National Theatre), as well as taking part in the popular TV series ‘Victorian Farm’. His themed shows and CDs on a wide range of subjects are a delight, from ‘God Speed the Plough’ through ‘Tunes from the Trenches’ to ‘Carolling and Crumpets’ and many more. An exceptional evening is in store! Don’t miss it!

Admission on guest nights £8.00 (£7.00 if bought in advance) ~ and members of Shammick Acoustic get a further reduction, priced at £7.00 (£6.00 if bought in advance). PLEASE NOTE: ‘paid in advance’ means paid, it doesn’t mean ‘reserved in advance’. Advance tickets can be bought up to a month before the event at Shammick Acoustic Sessions, OR at The Pack O’ Cards OR at Pet's Pantry in Combe Martin High Street. Advance tickets for non-members, can also be purchased by going to WeGotTickets


Sunday 24 September
Ben Maggs - Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ - 7.30pm - Full £10.00 - Concession £9.00 - Supporter £8.00. To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website

Award winning, critically acclaimed Singer Songwriter Ben Maggs is sure to 'enchant' and 'mesmerise' with 'songs that will leave your heart tingling’ and a live show hailed by the Music Press as  ‘mesmerising’; ‘crackling with creativity; ‘outstanding’ and ‘magnificent’.  Ben has been headlining all over the UK playing to ‘awe-inspired audiences', supporting The Proclaimers, The Christians and Leo Sayer’s UK Tour throughout May. Inspired by wild nature, human nature and the nature of love, Ben creates tapestries with the colourful threads of his ‘stunningly beautiful vocals’, melodies and poetic lyrics, all wrapped in the warmth of artfully played acoustic guitar. This super talented troubadour is a real tour de force and not to be missed.  


Abel & Eade - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website

Prepare to be very impressed by this amazing Transatlantic collaboration featuring Devon's very own Rosie Eade "Folk-Pixie" and Beijing-based Americana singer-songwriter Randy Abel. The duo will be performing a vibrant selection of melodic originals together with some very interesting covers.

State of the Union - Boo Hewerdine & Brooks Williams - Brixham Theatre, New Road, Brixham TQ5 8TA - 7.30pm - Tickets £15.00 advance - £18.00 on the door if available. Go to website for tickets and more information.
Combining songwriting legend Boo Hewerdine and acclaimed American Blues guitarist and songwriter Brooks Williams, ‘State of the Union’ create a magical, stripped back, and enthralling musical atmosphere. Their performances are consistently brilliant, equal parts emotive and entertaining. ‘Beautiful, classy playing and
great songs’ - Acoustic Magazine. ‘Americana at its finest!’- fRoots. The original songs that Brooks and Boo play are infused by a multitude of influences, from Willie Nelson to Johnny Cash, from the wide open Fenlands to the frenetic buzz of the city. The sound this amazing acoustic duo capture is rich and expertly executed.
Martin and Eliza Carthy - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS - 7.30pm - £16.00+ (£14.00+) - Seated - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080
For more information and tickets go to website

Martin Carthy and daughter Eliza join forces to perform songs from their first duo album of traditional material. Martin is a legendary ballad singer and guitarist who has influenced a generations of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, while Eliza has been twice-nominated for the Mercury Music Prize and a multiple-award winner at the BBC Radio Two Folk awards.

Eliza Carthy is undoubtedly one of the most impressive and engaging performers of her generation. Twice nominated for the Mercury Prize and winner of innumerable other accolades over a 20 year career, Eliza has performed and recorded with a diverse array of artists including, Paul Weller, Rufus and Martha Wainwright, Patrick Wolf and Bob Neuwirth. More than most, Eliza Carthy has revitalised folk music and captured the most hardened of dissenters with intelligent, charismatic and boundary-crossing performance. Eliza Carthy was nominated Best Singer in the 2016 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Regular events 4th Sunday
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club - Concert - Melrose Quartet - Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF - 8.00pm £12.00 advance - £14.00 on the door.
Melrose Quartet are truly an all-round folk act with both tight a capella harmony and energy-packed instrumentals. Nancy Kerr (2015 BBC Folk Singer of the Year), James Fagan, Jess & Richard Arrowsmith present a bold take on old and new English songs and tunes with a powerful treatment of traditional material alongside some of the best modern song-writing in the folk world.
SONG - Folk on the Moor - Book by email
SONG/STORYTELLING - Tradewinds - Trade Winds starts its 15th season with the usual mix of poems, songs, stories and music. Plus a 15-minute guest slot from Hazel Hammond, down from Bristol, launching her new book.
Monday 25 September
Regular events 4th Monday
Tuesday 26 September
Regular events 4th Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Janet Bulpin
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 27 September
Regular events 4th Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Simon Maplesden - Petronella
SONG - Culm Valley Music and Performance Club - Guest night with Winter Wilson - 7.30pm - £10.00 can be booked by telephoning Gwyneth or Brian Bennellick on 01884 840192

 If you saw Winter Wilson at the Club in 2015, you will want to see them again – brilliant multiple instrument playing and terrific singing served up with a large dollop of humour. If you missed them then, don’t miss them this time! Song writer extraordinaire, Dave Wilson and wife, Kip Winter have had a fabulous summer of gigs, including the Cambridge Folk Festival, and early in 2018 they embark on a tour with Fairport Convention…so we are very lucky to have them!

Their songs have been covered by some of the acoustic music “greats” but the duo’s live performances bring them out with their sense of intimacy and joy. As someone once put it “It’s not a performance – it’s a domestic!” 

Thursday 28 September
The Umberleigh Bovver Boys - Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ - 8.15pm - Tickets £6.00. To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website
Contemporary skiffle and more……. with guitar, banjo, tea chest base, and washboard. This four piece North Devon band play skiffle and other songs you’ll remember from the 50’s & 60’s such as ‘Cumberland Gap’ and ‘Putting on the Style’.
Bicton Folk Night - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 8.30pm. Go to Bicton Inn website

Exmouth Shanty Man Derek Brooks invites you to join him and friends for a traditional folk night, when a varied selection of singers and musicians perform. If you sing or play an instrument why not come along and join in the session? Otherwise enjoy listening to a selection of lively acoustic music which usually includes lots of jolly jigs, reels and airs.

Hollie Rogers - Otterton Mill, Otterton, nr Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7HG - 8.00pm Tickets £15.00 (price covers the music only) Visit website
This young singer/songwriter has raw talent that belies her years. Blessed with an incredibly powerful voice and songwriting ability, outstanding reviews abound.  From her home county of Cornwall to London she has wowed audiences.  “A magnificent and powerful voice” –  Suzanne Vega.  “Reminiscent of Carole King and Joni Mitchell, amazing voice… I can’t believe she’s so young” –  Nick Mason Pink Floyd . A first for the Mill but certainly we hope a regular venue on Hollie’s travels.
To book, telephone 01395 568521 or visit the craft shop in the mill building - website

The concerts take place in the Mill’s intimate restaurant setting, and music-goers can enjoy great menus of seasonal food between 6 to 7.30pm. Music starts at 8pm. (Note: ticket prices shown cover music only).  

Regular events 4th Thursday
DANCE - Tavistock Folk Dance Club - Club callers
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Ted Farmer & Iain and Nick
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
Friday 29 September
LOSt COYOTES - The Phoenix Cafe, Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS - 2.00pm
For more information and tickets go to website .
LOSt COYOTES are a Devon-based 4-piece band who play an exciting mix of Cajun, Americana, Latin-American and Celtic songs & tunes, finding a natural chemistry between these musical genres in a melodious blend of their instruments and voices. From up-beat Cajun rhythms and Celtic jigs and reels, to more soulful songs and airs, and with themes of land, migration & borders running though much of their repertoire, LOSt COYOTES take their audience on a journey across the Americas and back to their Celtic roots. Part of Exeter University's Translation! Festival 2017
Eliza Acty - Parish Hall, Meavy PL20 6PJ - 7.30pm - Tickets £8.00+ from WeGotTickets
An evening of folk, blues,, American old-time and contemporary songs from Eliza Acty, accompanied by Peter Acty on clawhammer banjo and fingerstyle guitar.
Gallery Bar Special: Katie Kirk and Rick Williams - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX - Doors and bar 7.00pm - start 8.00pm - Free entry, informal atmosphere, donations to the band please. Go to website for more information.

Katie Kirk and Rick Williams combine a love of early music with an ear for the timeless quality behind contemporary songs. Paring their narratives of life, loss and the Cornish landscape back to the essentials, their performances share compelling warmth and authenticity.
Katie Kirk is a singer, voice coach and performer based in West Cornwall and regular performer with The Story Republic, a travelling world of words celebrating the place of story in Cornwall’s culture. Her love of original harmonies and the melding of contemporary and old-time sound enables her to use her full vocal range.
Rick Williams is a multi-instrumentalist and composer, born and bred in Newlyn.. He has arranged Charles Causley poems for The Story Republic and is currently touring with writer AnnaMaria Murphy and Bagas Degol (of which he is a founder member) with their production Salt Road.

“Pure love of music shines through in Rick’s delicate, understated guitar accompaniments. And Katie’s singing is bewitching.” Geoff Lakeman.


Column Acoustic - Devonport Guildhall, Ker St, PL1 4EL - Doors 7.00pm - Bar 7.00pm -10.30pm - Music 7.15pm to 10.30pm Pizza slices available (vegan option), baked on site by the Column Bakehouse  Entry £4.00 per person. All proceeds to All Ways Apples community apples project and its autumn extravaganza at Devonport Guildhall on Wednesday 25th October.
Guests include:

  • Doug Berryman: Landrake's finest, debut performance 
  • Aaron Mills: Jacka's finest, anyone got a spare guitar?
  • Platypus UK: Aled Jones is history
  • The Music Family Robinson: Mother Robinson, Father Robinson, Tilly & Jack Robinson
  • Warshy: wizard

Go to Column Acoustic Facebook page for more information

Double Bill in association with Cygnet Theatre & Wren Music - Solaference and Rosa Rebecca - Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter, EX2 4AZ - 7.30pm - Ticket Price: £10.00 - Box Office - Telephone 01392 277189 - or WeGotTickets - email for more information

Singers and sound artists Nick Janaway and Sarah Owen perform a genre-defying mix of live sampling and traditional folk song, with voice at the heart of the music.“Arresting, atmospheric and thrilling – Dolarference are one of the most original acts playing English folk music” –froots magazine

Rosa Rebecka - Not only an outstanding vocalist but also a truly original songwriter, Rosa Rebecka produces finely crafted songs which mix haunting narrative storytelling with sublime musicality.

Steve Knightly - The Landlocked Tour 2017 - Supported by The Exmouth Shanty Men - The Ocean, Queens Drive, Exmouth EXX8 2AY - 7.30pm - Adult £19.00 Under 16 £10. 0 Raising Funds for RNLI Exmouth. Tickets available from Exmouth Shanty Men website or from Exmouth Lifeboat Station Shop, Queens Drive. Visit Steve's website

Southern Tenant Folk Union - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ - 8.00pm - Tickets £13.00/£11.00 concessions - Box office 01752 892220. For more information go to website
Southern Tenant Folk Union are the Edinburgh based six-piece string band that over a series of albums have produced a thought provoking and arresting take on roots & folk music. Past winners of the ‘Americana Artist Of The Year’ award the band have taken their music onto BBC One TV’s prime political show ‘The Andrew Marr Show’ plus Irish TV’s world famous chat show ‘The Late Late Show’ as well as onto stages at prestigious festivals (Celtic Connections, Belfast Open House Festival, Orkney Folk Festival, Belladrum Festival, Electric Picnic & many more). They run their own record label and work completely independently releasing their own music. Live reviews of their concert performances have picked up on their ‘tight delivery and soaring, gorgeous harmonies’ saying that ‘STFU are a must see live band combining a rich blend of musical talent with a high octane Appalachian style’ and they perform their own brand of ‘thrilling traditional musicianship’. Through extensive touring they have seen audiences grow year on year and now consistently sell-out concert venues all over the UK and Ireland. Artistically successful their albums have been reviewed and praised in The Guardian, The Independent, The Sunday Times and The Irish Times with their latest album awarded 4 stars in Q Magazine with the band described as ‘A folk band for the Occupy era – passionate, political and mischievous’.

Saturday 30 September

World Unlimited - Richard Durrant 'Stringhenge' - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD - doors 7.00pm - Tickets £16.00+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
Acoustic Music Inspired by the British Isles. Richard Durrant’s latest musical adventure will feature the Uffington Tenor Guitar, built in Sussex, and a six string Concert Guitar, built in Lincolnshire and made from 5,000 year old bog oak. This show is a uniquely British exploration of unplugged, acoustic music on the folk/classical cusp. Stringhenge is as beautifully produced and richly visual as any of Durrant’s tours of recent years. It’s also unplugged allowing you to hear and feel the vibrations of the wood in these incredible guitars. Durrant plays them brilliantly and is a clever weaver of intriguing tales. It's real roots music linking the mesolithic to the 21st century.


World Unlimited is a voluntary not-for-profit organisation. Telephone 01803 875527 or email
Originally based in Birmingham, WU now regularly promotes concerts in South Devon. Go to website for more information

Barn Dance in a real Barn - Amber Fire - 3 piece band with caller - West Hele,  Hennock TQ13 9PP, Nr Bovey Tracey - 6.00pm - Adults £5.00, children under 16 free - For tickets telephone Alison 01626 833266 or email  - Bar, BBQ, Draw, Children’s Movie, Family Fun. Proceeds to Hennock School (only 46 pupils in the whole school, so an important fundraiser)

Arrowsmith:Robb - Cheriton Bishop Village Hall, Yeoford Road, Cheriton Bishop, Exeter, EX6 6JA - 7.30pm - Tickets £10.00+ from WeGotTIckets.
A Transatlantic collaboration between Ian Robb of Finest Kind and Jess & Richard Arrowsmith of the Melrose Quartet. Three part harmony, accompanied songs and tunes. Bring your own drinks!

Tim Jones - Drewe Arms, The Square, Drewsteignton, Exeter EX6 6QN - 8.00pm
Tim Jones is one of the most distinctive voices on the English folk scene. Able to alternate between mass singalongs and powerful stripped back ballads, his songwriting and delivery of traditional material has been likened to that of Peter Bellamy, Nic Jones and Fairport Convention. 'Blossom & Fruit', his second album with band The Dark Lanterns, is released on 25th September and has already been attracting extensive radio play in the UK and US. To celebrate its release he will be performng an intimate acoustic show at the Drewe Arms accompanied by Em Marshall (Crow Puppets). Go to website for more information

Reefs of Moonshine - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
Enjoy the amazing sound of duo Reefs of Moonshine when Lisa’s angelic voice is complemented by Nick’s professional guitar playing. The duo will perform new arrangements of popular melodic songs....drawn from the worlds of folk, country and soul music.
Brentathon Ceilidh - in the Old School Community Centre - 7.00pm-10.00pm - £5.00 per person or £10.00 for family ticket. The South Brent Ceilidh Band comprising members of the Cotton Mill Ceilidh Band and 'Children's Folk at The Oak' will have you on your feet and the callers will lead you through the dance moves to jigs and reels. Please bring your own drinks. Part of the Old School Community Centre's 'Brentathon-20 - Raising the Roof' 20th Anniversary programme.
Music Performance Weekend Workshop - With Mahrey and Phil Berthoud

Windjammer - support Kate Ferguson - B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ - 9.00pm - tickets £3.00 - Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information

Windjammer are a contemporary folk trio based in Plymouth. Blending voice, guitar, accordion and percussion, they mix original compositions with reinterpretations of traditional material. Joined tonight by Kate Ferguson in support.

Show of Hands - St Andrew's Church, Harberton TQ9 7SF nr Totnes - 8.00pm (doors 7.15pm) Tickets: Standard £25.00 ~ Restricted view £20.00 ~ Unreserved seating - For more information go to website
Harberton Folk is delighted to have been able to seize the opportunity offered to stage a preview by Show of Hands with Miranda Sykes of The Cathedrals Tour 2017, also featuring special guest Kirsty Merryn, in Harberton's village church. St Andrew's is a fine example of medieval architecture. We look forward to experiencing the lighting and sound system especially designed to enhance the ambience and acoustics of these grand old ecclesiastical buildings. All concert proceeds to the newly formed Harberton Church Community Fund (reg. charity 1172549) for the upkeep of this impressive 14th C building and the promotion of its use for community purposes in the future.
Free parking (at Harberton Parish Hall & Playing Field). No bar, but the Church House Inn is a few steps from the church door (drinks can be taken into church) and will also be opening the kitchen early offering a limited 2-course set menu from 5.00pm to 6.30pm specially for concert goers. Meals must be prebooked.

O'Hooley &Tidow - St. Lawrence Chapel, Ashburton, TQ13 7DD - Doors open 7:30pm - Tickets £12.00 from Ian Pickvance telephone 01364 653500 or email. This BBC Folk Awards nominated duo will be coming to Ashburton! There's bound to be laughs, anecdotes and some fabulous music. Visit website 
Light refreshments, including lots of CAKE! All profits from this event go to Macmillan Cancer Support.