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This weeks events Saturday 12 August to Saturday 19 August

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Saturday 12 August

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.

Ceilidh with Mrs Midnight’s Ceilidh Band - Strand Centre, 32 The Strand, Dawlish EX7 9PT - 8.00pm - Tickets £8.00 available on door. Dawlish celebrates Carnival with a ceilidh, caller Mike Boston. No bar, BYO.
Come-all-ye at Teignmouth Folk Concerts, The Alice Cross Centre, 1-3 Bitton Park Road, Teignmouth, TQ14 9BT - 8.00pm.
Teignmouth Folk Concerts are not having a concert in August but will be hosting a come-all-ye. No bar so bring you own drinks. If your near Teignmouth on the night do come along and join in or just enjoy the evening,  we’d love to see you. For more information telephone Hugh 01626 775517 or email
House Concert: Emily Maguire - Hatch Court, Churchstow
Emily is currently touring promoting her new album "Bit Of Blue" in far larger venues so here's your chance to see her in a small informal and relaxed setting. Donations on arrival. Email Mark for availability and reservations.
40th Dartmoor Folk Festival
Regular events 2nd Saturday
SONG - Open night Shammick Acoustic - Closed this week for Combe Martin carnival
Sunday 13 August

Rakes Adrift in concert - Yarnscombe Church, EX31 3LB - Tickets available in advance £7.00/£5.00 (adult/child) or on the door £8.00/£6.00 (adult/child). Tickets box office email or telephone 07542 813882. Part of the Yarnscombe Village Weekend Celebrations.

Sara Corser & Friends - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
Charismatic singer Sara Corser is probably best known for her amazing vocal performances with Martin Weller and other local artists. Her vocal versatility, range and power is awesome and will hold you spellbound when she puts her own unique twist on a selection of popular songs from the 60s to the present day and you are guaranteed to want to join in.
40th Dartmoor Folk Festival
Monday 14 August
Tuesday 15 August

Bicton Jam Night - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 9.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
Everyone is welcome to come along and join in with this new, regular jam session.  You can lead a tune or just play along with everyone else, or read a funny poem. All musical genres welcome. If you don’t play or sing, you are sure to enjoy the sounds created and end up tapping your feet or rattling your teeth!

Wednesday 16 August
Regular events 3rd Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - No dance this week
Thursday 17 August

Open Folk Session with Becky Brooks - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 8.30pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
An open session featuring folk, country and indie acoustic music hosted by Exmouth’s favourite balladeer Becky Brooks. Anyone can come and join in the fun, perform solo or as part of the group.

Olly Parker - B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ - 8.30pm - tickets £2.00 Free with a B-Card - Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information.
An artist inspired by soul, blues and folk music that effortlessly blends them together in his original style. Support: Luke Engel, contemporary folk musician who started singing in an alleyway near Bristol and is now playing Nick Drake and Dylan inspired original songs in big stages around the UK.

Ragged Union - Outside Courtyard - Otterton Mill, Otterton, nr Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7HG - 8.00pm Tickets £15.00 - (price covers the music only) Visit website
Formed in the winter of 2014 and hailing from Colorado, the band became a fixture on the Bluegrass scene earning fans among both young and older audiences.  This all star line up of some of the state’s finest pickers and the dynamic front duo of husband and wife, Geoff and Christina Union captivate from the off.
‘ a scorching live proposition’ R2 magazine.

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 3rd Thursday
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
Friday 18 August

Jacob Hillman - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 9.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website Talented young singer/songwriter and musician Jacob Hillman, brings you his own unique brand of exciting covers and the odd original track to the Bicton. His dynamic piano playing and unerring ear for a melody make for an evening not to be missed. Playing songs from artists as diverse as the Scissor Sisters, System of a Down, Alt-J, and David Bowie, Jacob encompasses most musical genres and will leave you with a smile on your face and your toes tapping.

Crow Puppets - 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
Bringing their own unique style of homespun folk, Crow Puppets are a Devon based female folk duo; Cara Roxanne and Em Marshall. Singing close harmonies and blending a hotpotch of instruments, they weave mysterious imagery and tender lyrics into their warm and heartfelt performances.
Regular events 3rd Friday
Saturday 19 August

Folk and Shanty Night - St Mary's Church, Appledore, Bideford - 7.30pm - £5.00 on the door.
Another of our evening of popular folk songs and shanties with The Torridge Shanty Group and guests The Littleham Howlers. An opportunity to join in with most of the words will be displayed on screen. Refreshments during the interval. Proceeds to church funds

The Torridge Shanty Group is part of the Torridge Support Branch of Parkinson’s UK. Singing can be an effective part of the therapy and management of the condition.

The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU. Go to Bicton Inn website

Reefs of Moonshine - 5.00pm 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.
John Mcloughlin & Friends
- 9.00pm Versatile keyboard player John Mcloughlin can turn his hand to almost any style of playing from rock ‘n’ roll to reggae, from rock to jazz and blues. Today he’ll be putting his own special twist on a selection of popular songs from the 60s to the present day.

Wizz Jones and Pete Berryman - Calstock Hall, The Quay, Calstock, PL18 9QA - Bar 7.15pm Show 8.00pm. Tickets £10.00 from the Limekiln Gallery or website
Wizz Jones
- Inspired by hearing Big Bill Broonzy and Ramblin' Jack Elliot, Wizz Jones learnt his guitar licks from the likes of Davy Graham and Long John Baldry whilst playing in the coffee bars of London's Soho in the late 1950's. He then followed the time-honoured buskers' trail from the streets of Paris to the markets of Marrakech during the early 1960's and returned to Britain with a unique acoustic guitar style, an eclectic repertoire and a 'right hand worthy of Broonzy'! John Renbourn, Clapton and Keith Richards have all named him as an important early influence and in May 2012 Bruce Springsteen opened his Berlin show with Wizz's song 'When I Leave Berlin'. After more than 50 years 'on the road' Wizz continues to tour on the Acoustic Folk and Blues circuit.   Wizz has been a regular here in Calstock over the years and we look forward to another great show this time with his long time compatriot Pete Berryman.
Pete Berryman - Guitarist, composer and singer songwriter arrived on the acoustic music scene in the late 1960s with The Famous Jug Band. At this time he recorded with Ralph McTell, Wizz Jones, Al Stewart, and his influential album of guitar duets with John James, Sky in my Pie. As it was for most of his contemporaries, including Bert Jansch and John Renbourn, both of whom he performed with, It was the influence of Davy Graham that turned him to the acoustic guitar, but early exposure to jazz and blues had a big effect.