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This weeks events Saturday 24 June to Saturday 1 July

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Saturday 24 June
Wren Music ~ Blackberries and Bandages: A Concert for Devon Remembers Heritage Project - Holy Trinity Church, Barbican Terrace, Barnstaple EX32 9HG - 7.30pm - Tickets £5.00, U16s £3.00 - for tickets telephone 01837 53754.
Devon Remembers is a four-year project to look at the effect of the Great War on the people of Devon. Wren Music was awarded the music commission. Our brief was the Home Front in Devon. The first half of each concert features Wren’s community choirs and orchestras local to that area; the second half is Blackberries and Bandages, bringing together the 20 members from across the groups who have worked on the concert.

Rosie Eade - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website Rosie’s voice is likened to Kate Bush, Maddy Prior and Grace Slick, and her original music is inspired by the likes of The Who as much as Steeleye Span. She is equally accomplished within the acoustic-folk and old school rock genres. Her music is regularly featured  on BBC Regional Radio and she’s well known on the national festival scene having performed at Cambridge Folk Festival, Beautiful Days and Glastonbury's Avalon Cafe, to name a few.

Paul Hutchinson & Karen Wimhurst as "Pagoda Project" - St Mary's Church, Throwleigh, NE Dartmoor EX20 2HU - 7.30pm - £10.00 adult, £6.00 U17, telephone 01647 231051 or email
The Friends of Throwleigh Church are pleased to announce the return of Paul Hutchinson (accordion), with Karen Wimhurst (clarinets), currently touring as Pagoda Project. Paul (one half of Belshazzar's Feast) has asked to come and make use of the wonderful acoustics of the ancient church building. Their music is described as bringing together a unique blend of traditional folk music with jazz improvisation to create a warm and dynamic sound. Please book in advance,

 

Summer Solstice Barn Dance - Stantor Barton Farm, Marldon TQ3 1SU - 7.00pm - In aid of Children's Hospice South West. Bar available. Everyone welcome. Adult £12.00, U16 £6.00, includes burgers or hot dogs + desserts, teas & coffees. Please advise dietary requirements. Come dressed in style and you might win a prize. Ample parking. For tickets please telephone Tickets Chris Wright 01803 872552, Rosa Marshall 01803 298496, Julia Keech 01803 296001, Barb Cavanna 01803 329009.
Martha Tilston - Acoustic Haven @ The Hillyfield, Harbourneford - music, stories, games, face-painting, & beauty - 3.00pm til 11.00pm. Tickets from WeGotTickets
'A Mid-Summer Dream' with Martha Tilston at The Hillyfield on Dartmoor. Family friendly and beautiful. Just 2 minutes from the A38. Live music in the afternoon, story-telling, face-painting and games, Martha Tilston and a Silent Disco with some cracking tunes. Martha Tilston live at 8.00pm. Advance booking highly recommended. 
Hillyfield is a secluded valley within Dartmoor National Park with a remarkably rich diversity of environments: 27 acres of woodland (designated Ancient Woodland), 17 acres of pasture, lakes & the River Harbourne. The Hillyfield Community Interest Company aims to engage young people and adults in rural skills and sustainable livelihoods at The Hillyfield: woodland management; crafts, natural medicines, livestock, charcoal burning, tree identification and more! Monthly volunteering opportunities. Email for information or go to website
Regular events 4th Saturday

SONG - Shammick Acoustic - Bob Fox
Bob is a superb musician with an extensive collection of traditional and contemporary songs he is a fine raconteur with stories as long as the Tyne from his native North East. To quote Ralph McTell: "As soon as I heard Bob Fox sing I realised he must have one of the best voices in England. I have always regarded him as an artist of great ability and integrity." Bob has been the Songman for the extremely popular stage show Warhorse and songs from the show are included in his repertoire.

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 25 June

Tim Royce & Steve Sogi - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
Craftsman guitar playing complemented by smoky vocals, Tim and Steve stamp their original sound onto a huge repertoire of music ranging  from 60s & 70s rock and pop, 50’s rock 'n' roll, country, and jukebox favourites through to stompin' 20s & 30s jazz, jive and blues classics.

Regular events 4th Sunday
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club with Cosgrave and Banks for the second half of the evening. Free one-hour feature spot at Topsham Folk Club singers' night: Mike Cosgrave (Sin é, Jackie Leven, Jackie Oates) and Steve Banks (Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band, Blue Jewel) have pooled their considerable musical talents and experience to form an exciting folk/acoustic duo, performing a smörgåsbord of beautiful music, traditional and contemporary, from Britain and Europe (mainly France, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe). "Steve Banks and Mike Cosgrave are superb musicians bringing unexpected gems for our delight. Soulful and fun. What more could you want?" Maddy Prior; "Superb playing and singing, all with a great sense of style and fun"  Tom McConville
SONG - Folk on the Moor - Bob Fox - £12.00 - Book by email
With over 40 years as a professional, Bob is one of the most formidable solo performers on the folk scene. A rich voice is accompanied by enviable guitar technique and a wealth of material ranging from traditional and modern ballads from the North East to songs from his role as Songman in Warhorse. You can be assured of a consummate performance.
SONG/STORYTELLING - Tradewinds
Monday 26 June
 
Tuesday 27 June
SEA SONGS & SHANTIES! - The Beach Pub, Exmouth EX8 1DR - 8.00pm - Missed Falmouth? Can't get to Paimpol? Exmouth Shanty Men are now hosting regular "come all ye" Shanty Workshops on assorted Tuesdays - 27.06.17. - 22.08.17. 19.09.17.

World Unlimited -Sally Barker & Brooks Williams - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD - doors 7.00pm - Tickets £12.00+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
It’s obvious when there is a spark between two musicians and this collaboration between two classy and versatile singer songwriters is something special. They met when Brooks was making his latest album ‘My Turn Now’ on which Sally did some guest vocals, there was an instant connection. They have both had a long and varied career which reflects in their repertoire and easy nature of their song writing and music making.
Known most recently for her appearance on 'The Voice', on which the Leicester lass managed to reduce Tom Jones to tears, Sally has also supported Bob Dylan, Robert Plant, sings with the reformed Sandy Denny's Fotheringay and, for many years, led all female folk band The Poozies.
Sally's songwriting influences of folk, jazz, blues and soul and ability to get inside the words on the page and sing them as if you were hearing them for the first time are evidenced on her new album 'Ghost Girl', which will be out in early 2017 to coincide with her support slot for Fairport Convention's 50th Anniversary tour. 
Brooks hails from Statesboro, Georgia, the town made famous by country-blues legend Blind Willie McTell. Ranked in the ‘Top 100 Acoustic Guitarists’, his music is a fusion of blues, old country and a touch of Americana. Audiences are often heard asking, how can one guitar and one voice sound like a full band. 

Brooks has performed on stages worldwide for over twenty-five years and has amassed a staggering back-catalogue of songs and recordings. In addition to his solo work, he is also half of ‘State Of The Union’ with singer-songwriter Boo Hewerdine, and fronts Lightning Express, with Andy Seward and Keith Angel. 
"her enormous vocal range and stupendous control can relax or rouse at will - she coaxes her voice from that of a mild modern English rose to raw throated blues." - (Edinburgh Fringe Festival review) 

"Brooks really rocks, stirring up soulful Americana, full-on blues and tasty rootsy grooves." - (fRoots)

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

Regular events 4th Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 28 June
Widecombe Sailing Club presents Ange Hardy & Lukas Drinkwater at the Cafe on the Green, Widecombe in the Moor, TQ13 7TA - Dinner and gig. Doors open 6.30 for diners. Tickets £24.00 dinner & gig or £12.00 gig only. Please contact Daf Edwards email telephone 07957 280129 - visit website Doors open 6.30 for diners.
Ange performs with a 27-string Salvi Harp, three different guitars, a variety of low whistles, a bodhran drum, a tambourine, and an Indian shruti box. Combined with her innovative and subtle use of live looping to build layers up vocal harmonies she's one of the most diverse artists you're likely to encounter.

Boo Hewerdine - Otterton Mill, Otterton, nr Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7HG - 8.00pm Tickets £15.00 (price covers the music only) Visit website
An intimate performance from the big man with a voice as smooth as vintage port!  A songwriting legend, Boo’s hit songs stretch back over two decades and many genres.  Former leader of the great 80’s band The Bible, Boo has had his songs recorded by kd lang, Paul Young, Natalie Imbruglia and even Mel C.  Critically acclaimed, he’s been described as “One of the best…” “Consistently accomplished…” and “Amongst the finest we have…”.  Expect an evening of brilliant words, catchy tunes and Boo’s laid-back, dry delivery.

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 Wednesday
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Ray Goodswen - Chris Toyne 
SONG - Culm Valley Music and Performance Club - Guest night with My Sweet Patootie  - £10.00
Thursday 29 June
Jim Crawford (Gallery Gig) - Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ - 8.15pm - Full £10.00 - Concession £8.00 - Supporter £7.00  
To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website
Jim Crawford is something of an enigma. Originally from Lancashire, he nowresides on the North Devon coast. A shy and retiring man who readily admits that recording studios fill him with dread and that he’d rather go fishing with his dog for company, has, none the less, toured much of Europe and the U.S.A captivating audiences with his intimate folk/blues style. 

Exmouth’s Young Artists - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 8.30pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
This event proved highly popular during the Exmouth Festival, so we are having another one! Featuring some of Exmouth’s amazing young up-and-coming artists who will be performing an eclectic mix of music from gentle folk to striving rock. The full line up is still to be confirmed.

Kate Fergurson and Olly Wheeldon - B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ - 8.30pm - £2.00 Free with a B-Card - Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information. Kate Ferguson and Oliver Wheeldon team up for a night of traditional and contemporary folk and acoustic music. Kate is a Soprano singer-songwriter who plays both original songs and folk classics. Oliver is a Dartmoor based multi-instrumentalist, singer songwriter and member of the westcountry folk duo ""Tamar"".
Regular events 5th Thursday
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
SONG - Bideford Folk Song Club - Fake Thackray
Friday 30 June
Barn Dance with Buttoned Up - Teignmouth Rugby Club, Bitton Park Road Teignmouth, Teignmouth, Devon TQ14 9DQ- 7.30pm - Adults £7.00, U16s £3.00, available from Teignmouth Rowcroft Shop or Teign Music. In aid of Rowcroft Hospice. Bar available. BYO food. For more information telephone Anthony Powell 01626 775328.
LOSt COYOTES - Fingle Bridge Inn, nr Drewsteignton EX6 6PW - 8.30pm - £6.00 on the door.
Mostly a Devon-based 4-piece band (some Jiggerypipery members) who play a bewitching mix of Americana, Cajun, Latin-American, and Celtic songs and 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 and borders running through much of their repertoire.
Rosa Rebecka with Jo Hooper (cello) - Gallery Gig - Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ - 8.15pm - Tickets £7.00. To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website
Rosa Rebecka returns to the Plough with her unforgettable, haunting voice and uniquely atmospheric blend of Scandinavian folk and self-penned alt-folk songs, complemented by the rich tone of Jo Hooper’s cello in a first outing for this exciting new collaboration.
Blackheart Orchestra - Scoriton Village Hall, nr Buckfastleigh TQ11 0JB - 8.00pm - Tickets £10.00, licensed bar. Telephone 01364 631288 for more information.
Blackheart Orchestra are a British singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist duo comprising Chrissy Mostyn and Richard Pilkington. With folk/rock origins the band blend musical styles to create unique music at times haunting and enchanting and at other times creating a wall of sound using ancient synthesisers, electronic and bowed guitars and bass. The band have drawn comparisons to Kate Bush, Ellie Golding, London Grammar, Pink Floyd and Steve Reich.

Bicton Street Blues - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 9.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
Enjoy an evening of stomping rock and blues. Bicton Street Blues is fronted by Exmouth bluesman Dave Gwilliam accompanied by talented multi-instrumentalist Olly Davy. Dave originally fronted Laughing Gravy and the Fourbeats and Olly has played in a variety of folk, and blues bands including the Junkyard Angels.

World Unlimited -Carmina - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD - doors 7.00pm - Tickets £12.50+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
Bristol-based Carmina have toured worldwide and recorded with the celebrated producer Donal Lunny. An intoxicating blend of Celtic-inspired themes and jazz improvisation, in powerful original songs, often creating a deeply spiritual audience reaction.

 

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

Silvington + Friends (Folk on the Moor) - Village Hall, Milton Combe, nr Yelverton PL20 6HP - 7.30pm - Tickets £6 available from Healthy Pulses, 45 Ridgeway, Plympton PL7 2AW or can be reserved by ringing Anton Horwichon 01822 853620 or email. SOLD OUT
"Silvington" (Tricia Moore and John Connor) are creating quite a storm in the area with their original songs and fine interpretations of others and have recently launched their first CD.
Popular singer/guitarist Ben Campbell, well known and highly respected in the area for his superb voice and varied repertoire, will also perform, as will expert guitarist/singer/banjo player Keith Fennell and longtime host at the "Folk on the Moor" Club, Anton Horwich. Advance booking advised:
All proceeds to Macmillan Cancer Support and the concert is an additional fundraiser to Anton's 22 mile "Jurassic Coast Mighty Hike" for Macmillan in July. You can also sponsor Anton at JustGiving

 

SidMouth StoryNight - Cellar Bar, Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth EX10 8NG - 7.30pm - Tickets £8.00 advance from Paragon Books, High Street, Sidmouth, or on door.
SidMouth StoryNights for GrownUps presents: Storyteller Michael Dacre and Spanish guitarist Steve Yates tell The Haunted Inn and other tales from the Saragossa Manuscript. Spanish tales within tales, interwoven with the magical strings of the guitar. Meet Moorish princesses, hanged men and a host of ghosts, ghouls, vampires, gypsies and wizards as well as lovely senoritas, bewitching serenades and foot tapping Spanish dances. “A fantastic duet of wicked words and virtuoso guitar playing.” Bar available, Good disabled access. Not suitable for U14s. For more details please telephone 07834 194215 or email
Cosgrave and Banks - St Matthew’s Church, Cheriton Fitzpaine, EX17 4JB. Doors and bar open at 6.30pm, music starts at 7.00pm. Tickets £11.00 (including the light supper served in the interval) in advance telephone 01363 866082 or on the door. Proceeds in aid of The Friends of St Matthew’s Church.
Mike Cosgrave (Sin é, Jackie Leven, Jackie Oates) and Steve Banks (Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band, Blue Jewel) have pooled their considerable musical talents and experience to form an exciting folk/acoustic duo, performing a smörgåsbord of beautiful music, traditional and contemporary, from Britain and Europe (mainly France, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe). "Steve Banks and Mike Cosgrave are superb musicians bringing unexpected gems for our delight. Soulful and fun. What more could you want?" Maddy Prior; "Superb playing and singing, all with a great sense of style and fun"  Tom McConville
Regular events 5th Friday
Saturday 1 July
Wren Music ~ Blackberries and Bandages: A Concert for Devon Remembers Heritage Project - Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton TQ3 3HF - 7.30pm - Tickets £5.00, U16s £3.00 - for tickets telephone 01803 665800.
Devon Remembers is a four-year project to look at the effect of the Great War on the people of Devon. Wren Music was awarded the music commission. Our brief was the Home Front in Devon. The first half of each concert features Wren’s community choirs and orchestras local to that area; the second half is Blackberries and Bandages, bringing together the 20 members from across the groups who have worked on the concert.
Blackheart Orchestra - Goose Field, off Exton Lane, Exton EX3 0PN - 7.15pm - Gates 6.30pm. Tickets £10.00. Go to website for more information or telephone Judith 01392 876821 or 07780 666354
The Blackheart Orchestra are multi-instrumentalists Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington. Their unique music has been described as “Utterly magical” by the BBC’s John Gilmore and “One of the best things to come out of England in recent years.” by Fatea Music Magazine. “A heavenly fusion of acoustic folk, intelligent pop and classical composition…Enchanting”. ABC Radio Australia. Licenced Bar, selling beer, cider, wine & soft drinks. ​Bring a picnic (but not alcohol please).

Jess Vincent - St James Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Exeter EX4 7AH - Doors 7.30pm - Starts 8.00pm - Tickets £10.00+ from WeGotTickets - Hot drinks and cake available. Bring your own alcohol

Vibrant singer songwriter Jess touring with a collection of strong, new and infectiously catchy songs from her fourth ablum which will be released in September. 
Jess's trademark subtle arrangements on guitar, baritone uke and harmonium, along with her uniquely soaring vocal have established her reputation as a highly original artist with a growing following in the folk/indie/Americana acoustic scene. The new release, recorded in her new home studio in Bulgaria, will bring with it a thread of the people, colours, flavours and instruments from her new life. Jess will also be playing old favourites from her previous three albums.

 

La Moresca - The Lady’s Cup of Tea: Baroque and Irish Music - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX - Doors and bar 7.00pm - start 8.00pm. Tickets: £12.00 advance, £13.00 door. £1.00 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £8.00 under 18s and students with ID. Go to website for more information and tickets.

Based on 17th century Irish harpist-composer Turleigh O´Carolan´s music, La Moresca play pieces from Ireland and Cornwall as well as English dance and court music. Breathtaking, beautiful music from this exciting ensemble on a rare trip to the UK from their native Germany, using period instruments creating sounds that are both stunning and deeply touching. Featuring music by Turleigh O’Carolan, Matthew Locke, John Playford, plus traditional Folk music. Babett Niclas – harp, Claudia Hoffmann – baroque violin and harp, Petra Burmann – baroque guitar
Ivo Nitschke – percussion, Szabolcs Illes – baroque violin.

The Lost Will and Testament of Fake Thackray - The Flavel, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 9ND - 7.30pm - Box Office telephone 01803 839530 or book online at website

A hilarious and heartfelt celebration of the life and songs of one of this country’s finest and funniest wordsmiths. Highly entertaining whether you are discovering Jake for the first time, or an ardent fan.The late Jake Thackray is being increasingly acknowledged as one of the greatest English songwriters of the twentieth century. A unique talent, whose songs are full of poetry, wit, irreverence and humanity. His admirers include Jarvis Cocker, Alex Turner, Don Black, Thea Gilmore, Cerys Matthews, Benjamin Clementine and Neil Gaiman. John Watterson is the UK’s leading performer and an authority of Jake’s songs, endorsed by Thackray’s family. He is writing the first biography on Thackray and has uncovered new songs in the process. These songs, along with the much loved Jake classics will be featured in this show.  

6th Annual South Brent Folk Day