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This weeks events Saturday 17 November to Saturday 24 November

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Saturday 17 November

Folk and Acoustic Tune and Song Session
Cafe on the Green, Widecombe-in-the-Moor
Eat, drink, play, sing, listen with Banned from the Moor - The Back Beach Boyz and friends

An evening event. The music will start when the Banned, Boyz and friends have finished their dinner. Feel free to book a table and join them. It is anticipated to arrive and eat from 6.30pm onwards.

To reserve a table please telephone the cafe 01364 621720

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

Popular singer/songwriter Guy Somerfield performs unique renditions of covers and original songs featuring strident vocal, vibrant 12 string guitar and harmonica playing. Guy will be playing a mix of folk, rock and pop ballads together with some of his own brilliant songs.

The Oggle Band are playing for a community ceilidh 
Marwood Community Hall,  Muddiford, Milltown, Barnstaple EX31 4HF
For information and tickets contact: 
Liz Quick (01271 850903);
Sam Wallis (01271 600684)

House Concert: Daria Kulesh & Marina Osman
Hatch Court, Churchstow
8.30pm
Donations on arrival. Contact Mark on 07730 921192 or by email for availability and reservations.
No bar so BYO.
Daria's collaboration with the extraordinary pianist Marina Osman (originally from Belarus) started with a set of nostalgic Russian songs, mostly from classic Soviet-era films, combined with Russian folk favourites. Since then, the dynamic duo's successful partnership has extended to Daria's solo material, offering a fantastic variety for every listener regardless of their language and cultural background. Expect plenty of authentic Russian flavour, superb musicianship and heaps of heartfelt, infectious energy.

Autumn Ceilidh with Spinach for Norman
Blackawton Village Hall, Vicarage Road, nr Totnes TQ9 7AY
Doors and bar 7.15pm. Music 8-11pm with a short interval.
Tickets £10.00 adult, £5.00 U16, from Blackawton Community Shop, The George Inn telephone 01803 712 159 or email. Also available on the door if space permits, tickets are limited to 100 so door availability can’t be guaranteed. ‘Reel Ale’ bar throughout.

Geoff Lakeman & Jody Kruskal
B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ
9.00pm
Admission £3.00
Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information

"DUELLING CONCERTINAS" JODY KRUSKAL (USA) versus GEOFF LAKEMAN (UK)

PLYMOUTH'S ultra-cool music venue, the B-Bar, is hosting an international squeeze-box "play-off" between two masters of the concertina on Saturday November 17th, 2018.

Expect musical fireworks at this one-off double-header gig featuring  probably the USA's best concertina player JODY KRUSKAL who is touring the UK from his home in New York and our very own GEOFF LAKEMAN, stalwart of the west-country folk scene as well as patriarch to folk dynasty, Seth, Sean and Sam Lakeman and their partners Cara Dillon and Kathryn Roberts.

The venue could not be better - it's less than 100 yards from the Mayflower Steps, from where the Pilgrim Fathers set sail!

Both musicians are supreme entertainers who play a wide range of foot-tapping and sing-a-long material.And this is no long-face, serious concert.They promise gut-busting humour and plenty of audience participation.

GEOFF- a B-Bar regular - is a whizz on the rare duet concertina and sings his own and other west-country songs, English and Irish folk, Americana (like Jimmie Rodgers, Louvin Brothers, Randy Newman, Buddy Miller) and even 20's/30's jazz.

JODY - who tours the UK every other year - also plays original compositions, vintage American variety songs, old time tunes and tales of train wrecks, cow wranglers, mermaids, lovers and losers-"everything from the ridiculous to the sublime." Jody will also demonstrate his fantastic, authentic dancing "limberjack" - the American version of an English jig doll.

"They were an absolute hoot together" said one music-lover who witnessed their one previous double-header gig in Cornwall in 2016.

Don't miss this one!

Pre Christmas Party with French Style - with Poisson Rouge (Bretton and French traditional dance music) and La Vie En Rose (Hot Club de Paris style music)
Bratton Clovelly Parish Hall, Okehampton EX20 4JT
7.30pm
Tickets £8.50 in advance/£9.50 on the door. Accompanied under 16's free. Please contact Martin or Carrie. Telephone 01837 871498 or email Proceeds to Bratton Clovelly Parish Hall Maintenance Fund.

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World Unlimited - Jo Harman
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Doors 7.00pm - Tickets £14.00+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
Jo recently released her second studio album ‘People We Album’ to much critical acclaim (see accolades at foot of the page) and no little commercial success. Indeed the ‘lead single’, ‘When We Were Young’ (featuring Michael McDonald) achieved BBC Radio 2 play-listing, as well as play listing on other mainstream national stations across Ireland (RTE1) and Europe. The album has also made various ‘best of’ lists for 2017.

A multi award winning/nominated performer, Jo has achieved considerable success at home and abroad, headlining prestigious venues and festivals throughout Europe, North America and beyond, including playing as one of eleven (otherwise household name) artists to 300k people at Parkpop, in the Hague. Amongst many other career highlights in her relatively short career, Jo was also invited by Amnesty International to perform at their prestigious ‘Ambassador of Conscience’ Award in Berlin alongside the likes of Patti Smith and Joan Baez,

Jo has indeed recently been asked to guest on Motown Songwriting legend Lamont Dozier’s ‘Reimagination’ album – alongside other legendary guests such as Gregory Porter, Graham Nash, Todd Rundgren and  more – and, in fact, she duets with Lamont on the lead single ‘Reach Out, I’ll Be There’.

Come hear why Rag ‘N Bone took to social media to proclaim Jo as ‘one of this country’s finest talents’ and why soul super star Michael McDonald advised ‘hearing her cover one of my songs was a spiritual experience’.

 

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

Kitty McFarlane
Dolphin Hotel, Station Road, Bovey Tracey TQ19 9AL
7.30pm for 8.00pm.
Tickets £10.00 - for information and tickets go to website
Kitty Macfarlane is a Bristol-based songwriter and accomplished guitar player. Her sharply observed narrative songs are pure poetry, rich with visual imagery and written with an eco-eye – bound loosely by the theme of mankind’s relationship with the wild. This autumn sees the release of Kitty Macfarlane's highly anticipated debut album NAMER OF CLOUDS produced by Sam Kelly and Jacob J Stoney and featuring a recognisable cast of musicians. Gathering inspiration from the sky to the seabed, Kitty’s lyrics touch on intervention and rewilding, climate change and migration and one singular song which is a magical aural tapestry of woman’s historical relationship with textiles and the land. From the starling murmurations on the Somerset Levels to the lowly eel's epic transatlantic migration, and the small part we ourselves play in a much bigger picture. The album is augmented by all kinds of ‘found sound’ recorded in locations from Somerset to Sardinia – birdsong, waterfalls, the click of knitting needles- and is bookended by sounds of the wild. 

Kitty has toured with acclaimed folk duo Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, and also Blair Dunlop, and performed extensively around the UK. Her first EP received airplay on BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music. She has been shortlisted for the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award, received project funding from the English Folk Dance and Song Society and been awarded the Lynsey de Paul Prize for female songwriters. Her debut album is out 21st September 2018. 
Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years
The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ
7.30pm
Tickets £15.00 advance/£17.00 (Seated) on the door For more information and tickets telephone 01404 384050 or go to website

Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years is a unique concert, which celebrates the unforgettable music of Simon & Garfunkel. Fronted by the duo Bookends, the concert has toured the globe extensively being described as ‘simply breathtaking’. “One of the greatest tribute shows anywhere in the world” - Stuart Cameron, BBC and ITV Broadcaster

Performing the songs in a truly captivating way, Bookends’ delicate recreation of the unmistakable sound of the American folk-rock duo is something of a masterpiece. Bookends have been performing their world-class concert to audiences in some of the finest theatres and concert halls across the UK, Europe and the United States.

 

Reg Meuross
The Plough@TheGeorge, The George Hotel, 1 Broad Street, South Molton EX36 3AB
8.00pm
Tickets Full £12.00 - Supporter £9.00. To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website
Somerset based singer-songwriter Reg Meuross represents contemporary folk writing at its best, with that rare gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance, on a really human level. His words and music paint pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung. This concert is part of Reg's Two Albums Tour, encompassing two album releases: Faraway People and Songs About A Train.

 

DANCE - Tavistock Folk Dance Club - Alison and Jerry Tucker - Folk Two 8.00pm to 11.30pm. Tavistock Town Hall, Bedford Square, Tavistock PL19 0AE. Bring and share supper
Clovelly Herring Festival
Sunday 18 November
The Churchfitters ~ Folk Unlimited
Bigbury Memorial Hall
7.30pm
For tickets telephone 01548 810373
The Churchfitters is a folk band like no other. A double bass made out of a motor bike petrol tank. Heart-wrenching vocals accompanied by a musical saw. Foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with infectious funk-rock rhythms and traditional tunes reinvigorated with mesmerising jazz sax! Throw in some exquisite harmonies, a slew of startlingly original songs and a few jokes that create instant rapport and you’ve got a high energy show that always leaves audiences cheering. How do you adequately describe such a musically diverse, uplifting band? You leave it to Mike Harding, a self-confessed ‘huge, huge fan’. He calls their music ‘totally brilliant and beautiful’.
Tim Manning
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information
New to the Bicton Inn and all the way from Wales, Tim Manning (AKA Blind River Scare) is a singer/songwriter who has performed the length and breadth of the country both headlining and supporting touring acts and has created a distinct niche for himself, Playing Americana, Folk, Alt-Country & Roots influenced original songs and covers, he writes heartfelt tales of love, loss and life coupled with proper song-craft that sounds both timeless and contemporary.

LOSt COYOTES
Church House Inn, Harberton, Totnes TQ9 7SF
7.00pm - 9.00pm
Free entry
Devon-based band LOSt COYOTES play songs about the American south, traditional celtic tunes from Ireland and Scotland, cajun songs from Louisiana, and a sprinkling of songs from Latin America. With acoustic instruments - fiddle, cittern, accordion, and percussion and the odd howl - this is atmospheric music to evoke a mood, or lively music to get up and dance. For more information telephone 07557 002622. Sunday night is pizza night at the Church House Inn.

World Unlimited - Urban Folk Quartet
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Doors 7.00pm
Tickets £14.00+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
In an age where the word “folk” encompasses everything from acoustic pop to hardcore traditional music, the use of such labels to distinguish one musical experience from another has arguably been stretched farther than ever.

The Urban Folk Quartet’s distinguishing features have much less to do with the traditional idea of genre. Yes, this is fiddle-led music that draws heavily from celtic dance forms and traditional song but from there on in it is unlike any folk band you have ever heard. Just as English country dance unassumingly met with big band jazz musicianship in the mid 20th century, The UFQ’s approach to the folk ethos is to embrace any and every influence that genuinely makes sense of their time and place and makes sense in their music. From funk grooves to middle-eastern melodies, afrobeat to north Indian rhythms.

 

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 3rd Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor - Jody Kruskal
Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE
7.45pm
Book by email
Jody Kruskal presents an eclectic mix of American old-time and blues songs and music, singing to his fabulous accompaniments on his anglo concertina. Hailing from New York City, he loves to perform in the UK where his concerts offer a warm and engaging solo presentation of traditional and popular American songs of yesteryear. From witty and humorous ditties to songs that explore the depths of the human condition, with plenty of opportunity to join in the chorus. Add to all this the antics of Henry, his dancing puppet, and you have an evening’s entertainment to remember. “Brilliant concertina player” – Vin Garbutt.
Monday 19 November
Acoustic Warehouse - Eternal Circle, Martin & Janet Sidebotham (9.30pm)
Newton Abbot RFC, Rackerhayes, Newton Road, Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot TQ12 3SJ
7.15pm.
Martin & Janet will be performing some old & new self penned numbers, along with an occasional cover. Delighted to be supported by our long suffering Lead Guitarist Nigel Dee & a very special appearance of Pete Furnish, Bass Player extraordinaire.
Artizan Acoustic Night/Open Mic/Daria Kulesh & Marina Osman
Artizan Gallery, Lucius Street, Torquay TQ2 5UW
Doors open 7.00pm, open mic 7.30pm to 9.00pm.
With Daria Kulesh as guest performer from 9.00pm. Daria will be joined by Marina Osman. Refreshments available, both alcoholic and soft drinks. Curated by Robert Spence, 01803 613647.
Tuesday 20 November
Gidsong21. Tich Scott, Carl Allerfeldt, Ed Hamer, Bill Murray
Gidleigh Village Hall, Gidleigh, TQ138HU
8.00pm
£2.00 on the door
Music, Dance, Stories and Songs from Devon and beyond with Tich Scott, Carl Allerfeldt, Ed Hamer, Bill Murray and most of all Yourselves. Plus *** The Annual Mangel Wurzel Weigh-In *** adjudicated by them that knaws. There is a bar but you are welcome to bring along your own refreshments.
Regular events 3rd Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Club Callers
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club

SONG - Bradninch Folk Club
Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer Support Antony Chipperfield
The Castle Hotel, Bradninch EX5 1NN.
Doors 7.45pm start 8.00pm
£6.00.

Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer, a duo with a strong reputation for delivering great performances are the October Guests for the Bradninch Folk Club. Vicki & Jonny effortlessly blend traditional material with contemporary interpretations whilst equally creating original self-penned tunes and songs that are entirely at home in the tradition be it ballad or dance. The resultant mix is a sound that is both familiar and fresh.

The duo is well known for their instrumental skills, Jonny mainly plays guitars (and other stringed things) and accordion and Vicki the Swedish nyckelharpa. Between them they have an impressive range of other instruments including various types of bagpipes, flute, recorder, cow horn and some instruments too big to go gigging with.

The nyckelharpa (Swedish keyed -fiddle) creates an amazing string sound and comes in different sizes.  Musically Vicki at times inhabits the troll ridden forests playing her Swedish bagpipes. Vicki holds the Zorn Bronze Award for the traditional playing of Swedish bagpipes and runs workshops and teaches the nyckelharpa around the UK. It is not necessary to look at the runes to tell that some great Scandinavian tunes will be included in the repertoire.

Composer and competition-winning guitar player; Jonny’s outstanding technical ability, coupled with a wide-ranging musical taste has made him a tireless and forceful musical innovator. Jonny has been singing and playing choral music, soul, jazz and folk for as long as he can remember.

The evening will include support from Antony Chipperfield who is pursuing his dream of living the life he wants to live, busking the streets of Europe, playing live music concerts, radio and TV. He has recently release album on Big Blue Bottle Records- Wildwood.  Additional support acts will be announced through the club’s Facebook Page


The Bradninch Folk Club in its many guises can be contacted on 01392 881105 or on Facebook.

Wednesday 21 November
 
Regular events 3rd Wednesday
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club - Merrymakers - Simon Maplesden - Bicknoller VH   
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Chris Toyne - Aileen Wills
Thursday 22 November
The Wyldwoods
A Gallery Gig, Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ
8.15pm
Tickets £6.50  
To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website


The Wyldwoods: a group of established musicians from different backgrounds who combined to produce an eclectic range of West Coast, Country Rock, Irish and Folk songs, combining their voices to provide a high energy fun experience.

Expect their versions of material by Eagles, Waterboys, Doors, Levellers and others plus originals.

An evening with Maggie Duffy
Cantina Kitchen, Youngs Park, Goodrington, TQ4 6BU
7.30pm
For more information telephone 01803 525377
Bicton Folk Night
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
8.30pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

Exmouth Shanty Man Derek Brooks invites you to join him for a traditional folk night, when a varied selection of singers, musicians and poets perform individually and as a group. If you sing or play why not come along and join in the session? Otherwise enjoy listening to a selection of varied and lively traditional acoustic music.

The Newgrass Cutters
The Flavel, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 9ND
7.30pm
£14.00. Box Office telephone 01803 839530 or book online at website


Pete Brown, son of Rock'n'Roll veteran Joe, has formed a new and wonderfully talented Bluegrass band, featuring the superb musicians who tour with Joe Brown. These are the incredible Nashville recording artist and banjo/mandolin virtuoso Richard Collins, Mike Nichols on bass, legendary drummer and singer Phil Capaldi, plus Pete Brown on guitar, lap steel and mandolin. Collectively they’ve worked with some of the biggest names in the business including George Harrison, Deep Purple, Dave Gilmour and Steve Winwood.They wow the audiences with their stunning new arrangements of rock and pop classics, brilliant interpretations, and acclaimed vocal and instrumental performances they call ‘NewGrass’.

 

Free Concert: Simon Barron + Acorn Shakers
Crabshell Inn, Embankment Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1JZ
PLease be seated by 8.00pm
Simon Barron has been singing and playing English traditional songs nationally for 15 years, first with the duo Barron Brady and now solo . Simon is a self-taught guitarist and keeps the accompaniment out of the way of the words and melody, it’s the songs that matter. Simon confesses to be a folk fanatic and says “folk is exciting, moving and relevant music, hallowed by time - the only kind of music that never gets old. I celebrate that and hope I demonstrate my love for this powerful music every time I sing.” Mike Harding said “...Simon’s a really, really fine guitarist and an even finer interpreter of traditional and contemporary folk songs". Acorn Shakers (Andrew, Emily, Nick and Claire) draw on their long-term musical experiences to play, sing and dance an exciting and varied repertoire from American Old Time’s golden era: the 1920s and ‘30s - from mountain ballads to string band songs, reels, rags and waltzes - and anything in between! Between them they play fiddle, mandolin, banjo, guitar, tenor guitar, dulcimer, banjo bass, ukulele and washboard. They also throw in vocal harmonies and percussive feet! No need to book.
Go to website for more information.
Valerie Belsey with Jim Causley: Green Lanes in Devon
Whimple Victory Hall, Church Road, Whimple EX5 2TS
Doors 7.00pm
The History of Green Lanes in East Devon with author Valerie Belsey accompanied by folk musician Jim Causley.
Go to website for contact details
Regular events 4th Thursday
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Gill Spence - The More The Merrier
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
Friday 23 November

Eliza Acty
Parish Hall, Meavy PL20 6PJ
8.00pm
Tickets £8.00 Pay on the door
Licensed bar
With her unique vocal style, Eliza performs a wide range of music - Americana, folk, old-time, contemporary and original, spanning a century of sound. Tonight Eliza sings and plays guitar alongside her father Peter Acty, an accomplished American-style clawhammer and frailing banjo player, and he's also a classic, percussive finger-pick guitarist.

 

Laurie Ward
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
8.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

Musician singer/songwriter Laurie is a talented young artist who has been writing and performing music since he was 7 years old. His music has featured on various radio stations, including Radio 1, but he still returns to his hometown to perform his special mix of music from reggae to folk, raunchy rock to gentle ballads and of course some of his own brilliant songs.

Silvington and Friends
Royal Western Yacht Club, Queen Anne's Battery, Plymouth PL4 0TW
Tickets £10.00 - telephone 01548 810806, email, or via Folk on the Moor. In aid of Navy Wings, Fleet Air Arm charity.
Featuring Ben Campbell, Anton Horwich, Keith Fennell and Claire Fielding. Silvington is a collaboration between two established performers, Tricia Moore and John Connor. They play folk, traditional and contemporary acoustic music.

Church House Concerts - Rosie Hood and Lucy Huzzard
The Church House, South Tawton, Devon EX20  2LQ
8.00pm
Tickets £8.00 email or telephone 01837 840775

A folk singer/songwriter from Wiltshire, Rosie Hood is known for her strong, pure voice and captivating performances. A BBC Performing Arts Fellow in 2015 and a 2016 Horizon Award nominee, Rosie has become more than purely a traditional singer. Having learnt folk songs from an early age, Rosie has a keen interest in the history of traditional songs, particularly those of her native Wiltshire, where she has spent time researching in the local archives and developing a broad repertoire of local songs. June 2017 saw Rosie release her first solo album, a collection of old and new folk songs, described by The Guardian as “a classy arrival”. Melodeon player Lucy Huzzard is perhaps best-known for her clog dancing in the Demon Barbers' Lock In show and her work with Third Beat Dance Collective. Lucy studied on Newcastle University's Folk Degree.

World Unlimited - Kiki Dee and Carmelo Luggeri
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Doors 7.00pm
Tickets £20.00+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
For almost two decades, Kiki and Carmelo have been touring their spellbinding acoustic live show across the UK and Europe. Performing in this stripped back fashion allows each of their exceptional talents to shine through and create a wonderful and warm sense of intimacy for the audience.

2018 marks Kiki’s 55th year in the music industry and has cemented her status as one of the UK’s finest and most revered vocalists. The duo’s latest critically acclaimed album “A Place Where I Can Go”  features 11 tracks including the haunting duet “Horses” with Scottish singer Eddi Reader.

Join Kiki and Carmelo for an acoustic journey of stories and song which include unique covers of songs by artists such as Kate Bush and Frank Sinatra and of course Kiki’s own hits “Don’t Go Breaking My Heart”, “I Got The Music In Me” and the stunning “Amoureuse”.

 

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

Sheelanagig
The Barrel House, 59a High Street, Totnes, Devon TQ9 5PB
Doors 8.00pm
Tickets: £14.00+ advance, £16.00 on the door. Booking office 01803 863000 - more information and tickets on website

Sheelanagig return this November... Delivering intricate, rhythmically complex arrangements of original and traditional works in a Balkan style, the band who formed in early 2005 had an instant chemistry, gained a considerable following and quickly earned a reputation for their exhilarating and intense live performances. This group of incredible players force you to dance your socks off and have a great time.

Sheelanagig have played just about every imaginable venue on their hectic touring schedule; clubs, pubs, art centres, small theatres, European street festivals as well as tearing up the UK festival scene with profile slots at Glastonbury, Green Man and Beautiful Days (to name a few). Sheelanagig’s live shows have grown to incorporate aspects of street theatre, elements of storytelling and even acrobatics, it can provoke a frenzied reaction – flying drinks, mosh pits and stage invasions are hazards on a really good night. In short, expect mayhem, a lot of laughs and some great music.

‘A completely top night out.’ Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2

Saturday 24 November
Nine Pound Catfish
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

Nine Pound Catfishare Graham Butterfield and Ian Gardner on guitars, mandolin, banjo and vocals with Jane Gardner singing and playing washboard, bells, hooters, whistles and spoons. The trio are of a high musical standard but their music is full of fun and whimsy when they perform a mixture of hokum, ragtime blues and old country music, mainly from the twenties and thirties.

Simon Mayor & Hilary James - A Riot of Music and Humour
Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
7.30pm
Tickets £13.00 or £10.00 or £6.00 – you choose, from WeGotTickets or email
“A witty and captivating mix of folk, blues, swing and classical showstoppers, spiced with a unique brand of off-beat humour.” The Guardian. And on BBC Radio 4 they were described as “Britain’s leading hot-fingered mandolin virtuoso” and “one of Britain’s finest voices”.

The Lost Sound Dartmoor Folk Choir - Stormy Weather
St Emmanuel Church, 1 Compton Avenue, Plymouth PL3 5BZ
7.30pm
Tickets £8.50+. For tickets go to Eventbrite
For more information go to website
A fundraiser for Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group, Plymouth

Join us for the start of the Christmas season and our 10th anniversary, with some fantastic Winter songs from around the world and from around the ages! From Medivael to Blues, from Folk to Gospel - this is a programme packed with atmosphere, character, and stunning original arrangements of old songs. Hear those chilly winter winds a-blowing, celebrate the howlin' stormy weather and let us warm you up with luxuriant melodies and rousing rhythms that mark the passage of time!

Worry Dolls - + Special guest Jake Morrell
The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ
8.00pm
Tickets £12.00 advance/£14.00 on the door (seated). For more information, accessible seating and tickets telephone 01404 384050 or go to website


Worry Dolls are a compelling duo born out of the joint talents of multi-instrumentalists Zoe Nicol and Rosie Jones. Serendipity brought them together at an open mic night when they were 18, both studying music in Liverpool. Both redheads with guitars, on their chosen path of becoming solo singer songwriters, and both falling under the spell of ‘O Brother, Where Art Thou?’. Paired by their teachers for an opportunity to have their songwriting critiqued by Paul McCartney, they were inspired to start co-writing, and could now be described as an almost telepathically linked songwriting force.​
T​hey set off​ from University​ together​,​ making music as Worry Dolls. It was a new sound, blending the tender urgency of Zoe’s Irish-influenced voice with the fiery integrity of Rosie’s vocals and rhythmic guitar. Zoe transferred her fingerpicking skills to ukulele, followed by Earl Scruggs-style banjo, motivated by players like Emily Robison (Dixie Chicks).​ These days playing piano has been added to the live performances and Worry Dolls frequently perform with a band.​ They have also started touring in Europe spreading the special blend of UK Americana folk rock.
The duo signed to Bread & Butter, who released their debut LP, Go Get Gone, ​2017. A ‘Song of the Year’ nomination lead to them performing at London’s historic Hackney Empire with Ethan Johns at the UK Americana Awards earlier this year, alongside Robert Plant and Mumford and Sons. The duo will flying back to Nashville to showcase at AmericanaFest this September​ in support of their album release Stateside this summer 2018.

 

The Wandering Hearts
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS
Doors open 7.30pm
Tickets £13.50 - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website
The harmony-laden folk & americana band are heading out on a UK tour. 
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Sarah Bazeley - Dartmoor Pixie Band 
Willand Village Hall, Gables Road, Willand, Cullompton, Devon EX15 2PL
8.00pm
Admission £8.00 - bring and share supper - raffle. For more information please telephone Marilyn Broom 01404 47200 or Zena Roberts 01884 253546 - or visit website
DANCE - D'Accord's French Music and Dance - The Andro Sisters - supported by Fraich Airs
St. Mathew's Hall, Newton, Exeter EX1 2LJ
7.30pm (Doors 7.15pm)
Admission £9.00
Regular events 4th Saturday

SONG - Shammick Acoustic - Moira Craig and Carolyn Robson.
Still singing together after the sad death of Sarah Morgan (CMR), here are two award-winning singers – from East Kilbride and from Northumberland. A sheer delight

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