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This weeks events Saturday 16 March to Saturday 23 March

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Saturday 16 March
Sound of Sirens
Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ
8.00pm
Tickets £12.00
To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website

West Country folk-rock duo Sound Of The Sirens have announced their new album, This Time, out January 25th 2019 via DMF Records, as well as a 21-date UK tour starting in January. Their live shows combine a natural facility for connecting with their audiences and unforgettable performances with warmth, humour and, above all, real conviction.

This Time – the follow-up to their debut album, For All Our Sins, which was released in 2017 to widespread praise – continues to showcase an evident gift for crafting unique, vivid and enduring melodies over 15 heartfelt tracks.

Throughout the album, Sound Of The Sirens – duo Abbe Martin and Hannah Wood – blend intoxicating vocal harmonies with beautifully crafted instrumentals to create a seamless collection of captivating tracks. ‘Troubles’, the first track to be taken from the album, is a rousing and emotive ode to overcoming issues, amid inspiring lyricism and graceful cadences.

The album will be available digitally, on CD and black heavyweight vinyl, with signed copies available to pre-order now. ‘Troubles’ is available as an instant grat with all album pre-orders.

 

St. Patricks day Party with Dumbo's Feather
The Thirsty Farmer, Talaton Road Whimple EX5 2QQ.
9.00pm
Sara Corser & Dave Ward
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

Two of the Bicton’s favourites bring you an evening of popular songs covering a wide range of musical genres from folk to rock, reggae to pop. Sara’s beautiful singing is perfectly complimented by Dave’s competent guitar playing when the duo perform a selection of folk, rock and indie covers.

St. Patrick's Party at The Snooty Fox with Paddy's Whiskers
The Snooty Fox, 89-91 Fore Street, St Marychurch, Torquay TQ1 4PZ
9.00pm

St.Patrick’s Party with Paignton based Irish/Celtic/American band Paddy’s Whiskers on Banjos, fiddles, mandolins, border bagpipes, percussion, harmonica. Fast and furious jigs and reels, and - for St. Patrick’s Day - a night of Irish sing along favourites together with a scattering of bluegrass and original songs and tunes written by the band. This will be the last Paddy’s Whiskers gig at the venue as the owner is giving up the lease, and Andrew and Jules from Paddy’s Whiskers are moving to the Isle of Skye!

Venue can be contacted on 01803 323312. More information from Paddy's Whiskers or telephone Andrew on 01803 520798.


Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll 'Beautiful Spaces' Tour - March 2019
Join English folk duo Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll for a series of intimate acoustic concerts in beautiful spaces.
Pannier Pantry @ The Custom House, 1 Bridgeland Street, Bideford. EX39 2PS
8.00pm
Tickets £8.00 advance from WeGotTickets £10.00 on the door

The joyful combination of English fiddle partnership Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll welcomes you into their family from the first note. This is a masterclass in the art and mystery of connection; two fiddles and two voices working in cinfidence and synergy creating music infused with England's shared stories, songs and melodies.

World Unlimited -3 Daft Monkeys
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 Following a highly successful crowdfunding campaign in 2017, the band have released a brand new album which has received 5* reviews in both Rock n Reel and fRoots. The title track “Year of the Clown”. With their quirky and original approach to music, and their passion, intensity and sheer joy of life, 3 Daft Monkeys have gained themselves a large and loyal cult following. Their music is hard to pigeon-hole, mixing and crossing many musical genres from Celtic, Klezmer, Gypsy, Balkan, Latin, Ska, Dub Reggae, Indie, Rock and even a hint of Shostakovich.

 

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

Phil Beer Band
The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ
8.00pm
Tickets £21.00 For more information and tickets and accessible seats telephone 01404 384050 or go to website
A spirited fusion of friendship and musicianship, the Phil Beer Band delve into the back catalogues of Phil’s beloved country, rock, folk and blues influences throughout the years to create their infectious and unique ‘folk n roll’ sound. Throw in Phil’s blistering guitar solos, a healthy seasoning of lively tunes and banter plus a pint or three, and you know you’re in for a cracking night. Completing Phil’s line up are Gareth Turner (melodeons), Olivia Dunn (fiddles), Emily Slade (guitar, vocals), Greg McDonald (bass, vocals) and Steve Crickett (drums). 
The O'Marleys
The Oddfellows, 60 New North Road, Exeter, Devon EX4 4EP
8.00pm - 10.00pm
Free
Irish band The O'Marleys will be playing lots of lively Irish and Scottish music at Oddfellows. Celebrating St Patricks day a day early. Expert fiddler Mac racing away with fast Jigs, Io on BANJO, John on guitar, all 3 will be singing their hearts out with sing along Irish songs.
Celebrating St Patrick's day, Irish band The O'Marleys will be playing lots of lively Irish music
Sunday 17 March
St Patrick's Day at the White Thorn Inn
The White Thorn Inn, Shaugh Prior, PL7 5HA
1.00pm till 11.00pm.
1.00pm -2.30pm Nuala Celtic harp player
3.00 -5.00pm Lazy Divide provide upbeat folk tunes
5.00 -7.00pm Mad Dog Mcrea provide a bit of jiggery folkery
In the Deep Heart’s Core: A Mystic Cabaret
Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
4.00pm
Tickets Full price (Support the artists and arts) £10.00+ - Mid Price (A bit cheaper if you need it) £8.00+ - Low price (Even cheaper if you need it) £5.00 from WeGotTickets
At once a poet’s autobiography, a theatrical song cycle, and a journey through the romantic imagination and the national soul of Ireland, “In the Deep Heart’s Core” follows the life of the Celtic visionary poet and activist William Butler Yeats, moving through dreams and heartbreaks toward ultimate spiritual triumph. “In the Deep Heart's Core” opened in 1994 at Chicago's Bailiwick Repertory Theatre to unanimous critical acclaim, receiving a 1995 Jeff Citation for Outstanding Original Music, and was featured at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington D. C., a four-week run at Virginia's nationally-known Barter Theatre, a four-week run at Philadelphia's Movement Theatre International, and a national tour. Summer of 2015 marked a first for the work: a tour of Ireland during the international celebration of the 150th anniversary of W. B. Yeats’s birth.

The new group includes the composer, Joseph Sobol, who directs the George Ewart Evans Centre for Storytelling at University of South Wales; the brilliant Russian-English folksinger Daria Kulesh, and virtuoso pianist Marina Osman.
Ashburton Arts FaceBook page Ashburton Arts website
Exmouth Irish Session for Patrick's Day
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
8.30pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

Irish musician Fanchea McKinley invites you to a special St Patrick’s evening of lively and evocative music from the Emerald Isle when she hosts a session featuring singers and musicians from all over Devon. If you sing or play, come and join in. All abilities are welcome. It’s a great night to meet up with people with Irish roots too.

St. Patrick's Party at Peaky Blinders with Paddy's Whiskers
Peaky Blinders Bar, 107 Winners Street, Paington. TQ3 3PB
4.00pm onwards

Paignton based Irish/Celtic/American band Paddy’s Whiskers with banjos, fiddles, mandolins, border bagpipes, percussion, harmonica. Fast and furious jigs and reels, and - for St. Patrick’s Day - an afternoon of Irish sing along favourites together with a scattering of bluegrass and original songs and tunes written by the band. 

Venue can be contacted on 01803 411819. More information from Paddy's Whiskers or telephone Andrew on 01803 520798.

World Unlimited - Jake Morrell
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Doors 7.00pm
Tickets £10.00+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email Jake Morrell could have come straight out of Nashville, or even from the Californian sunshine, as his music suggests; but Jake is from Norfolk, England! Jake was ‘discovered’ by Dermot O’Leary, who featured him on his Radio 2 Show. One influential listener just so happened to be Glastonbury boss Emily Eavis, who immediately asked Jake to perform at the iconic festival. Jake's debut single reached No.2 in the iTunes country charts on the first day of release.

 

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 Martyn Wyndham Read
Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE
7.45pm
£10.00. Book by email
Martyn Wyndham-Read has been involved with folk music for over forty years. In his late teens he left his mother’s farm in Sussex and headed off, with his guitar, to Australia where he worked on a sheep station. There he heard first hand the old songs sung by some of the station hands and became captivated by these songs and the need to know more of them and where they came from. He headed off to Melbourne and became part of the folk song revival throughout Australia during the early1960’s. Back to England in 1967 he met up with the renowned singer and song collector Bert Lloyd, who himself had spent time in Australia. Martyn was asked by Bert Lloyd to be part of the album ‘Leviathan’ on the Topic label and soon after he started recording for Bill Leader and touring extensively worldwide. Come and enjoy a gentle evening with one of the most respected and likeable singers on the folk circuit.
Monday 18 March
Story Blaze
The Bridge Inn, Bridge Hill, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ
Tickets £3.00 on the door For more information email.
Local storytellers give us their best traditional tales around the fire. Hosted by Katy Cawkwell and featuring Hilary Ackland, Robin Eastoe, Anne Gwynn, Olly Hurd-Thomas, Elaine Mendoza, Tricia St Clair and more.
Eliza Acty
Bread and Roses, 62 Ebrington Street, Plymouth PL4 9AF
8.30pm
With her unique vocal style, singer and musician Eliza performs a wide range of folk, blues, American old-time and contemporary songs that spans over a century of music.
Tuesday 19 March
 
Regular events 3rd Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Jeremy Child
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club

SONG - Bradninch Folk Club - Dom Prag
The Castle Hotel, Fore St. EX5 4NN
7.45pm performance starts 8.00pm. 
Entry is £6.00 per person with accompanied under 18 years free.  
Dom Prag is returning to the Bradninch Folk Club following his first visit to Bradninch as a support act last November.  Dom's music knits together British and European folk tradition, classical guitar: mining songs, poems set to music (Keats, Larkin), compositions influenced by Schubert and Shostakovich, bluesy riffs and raw vocals. His own penned songs form part of his performance.  This is an exciting time to see this performer who has absorbed much from the tradition, clearly has originality and is easy in his engagement with the audience.  To borrow a term from the BBC Folk Award, Dom is a Horizon Artist, an emerging artist on the scene who has made a significant increase in popularity or a special impression. In November the special impression was made with people in the local clubs as well as Bradninch Folk Club.  Although not yet well known in Devon he is playing festivals and clubs across the country. Watching him play marks him out as a performer who is destined to be on the leading edge of his generation and a really nice guy. We are not alone in this observation-

His voice was strong and clear and his accompaniment on the guitar was accomplished and individual, occasionally betraying his classical training as shades of Villa-Lobos crept in to good effect. It was a rousing performance and we look forward to seeing him again” (Steve Primarolo, Organiser, Bracknell Folk Club)

"We were lucky enough to have Dom open up a show for Chris and I, and were both really impressed with him. Great playing, singing and writing and a lovely stage presence. Watch out for Dom, his star is definitely on the rise." (Julie Matthews, While & Matthews/Daphne’s Flight)

"Dom Prag takes the place by storm with his energy, wonderful singing and beautiful Spanish guitar playing - he's a seriously talented young folk singer on the way to great things." (Mike Peach, Organiser, The Anchor Folk Club)

In support we have Verity Greenaway a guitarist with a beautiful voice and a songwriter since she was 14 years old.  She is in much demand as a performer in the region and is a regularly host of the Barnfield Music Club, Exeter.  Verity has played at the Bradninch Folk Club and the Bradninch Music festival.

The third artiste of the evening will be Roseanna Ball from North Devon. She has been performing since 2007 as a singer of folk, country, singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.  She has recently released her long awaited seventh album, 'Dust Off' ' and continues to tour regularly.  She has supported and worked with many artists including Boo Hewerdine, Phil Beer, Ethan Johns, Raurri Joseph, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman. A strong recommendation comes from Kathryn and Sean;

Roseanna has a charming quality that we rarely see these days. She effortlessly draws the audience into her world” - Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman,
And for good measure
"The stylistic versatility in Roseanna's writing mirrors her musical prowess"
- David Kidman, fatea-records.co.uk

Wednesday 20 March
 
Regular events 3rd Wednesday
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club Halsway Manor - Madeleine Smith- Dampiers Round  
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Meter Rite - Graham Knight
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
OPEN MIC - Blues Night at the Oystercatcher’s  Cafe
Thursday 21 March
Teignmouth Poetry Festival 2019 - Flying High… Shedding Feathers – Gill McEvoy & Skylark 
Ice Factory, 10 Somerset Place, Teignmouth TQ14 8EN
8.00pm
Tickets £6.00 Go to website to for more information and to book or telephone 01626 249049 or on the door.
The 2019 Festival begins tonight, fluttering into action with the vibrant energy of a skylark and the lexical dexterity of a high-flying poet.
Gill McEvoy has published two full collections with Cinnamon Press and three poetry pamphlets with HappenStance Press; of these The First Telling was winner ofthe 2015 Michael Marks Award. She is a Hawthornden Fellow and writes short fiction in addition to poetry.
Skylark is a four piece band who perform traditional and contemporary songs with two-part harmony singing, fiddle, flute,
mandolin, guitar and percussion. Their repertoire includes rousing numbers like jigs and reels, mixed with quieter, intimate songs which
show off the exceptional blend of instruments and voices. Skylark’s performances never fail to create an uplifting atmosphere.
Go to website for more information about the festival
Folk and Indie Night
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
8.30pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

An open session featuring acoustic music performed by anyone who would like to come along to sing or play. Hosted by Exmouth’s favourite balladeer Becky Brooks, anyone can join in the fun, perform solo or as part of the group. All abilities welcome

Eddie Martin
Otterton Mill, Otterton, nr Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7HG
Tickets £15.00 (price covers the music only).
Pre-booking required. Food served 6.00pm to 7.30pm, music starts at 8.00pm. To book, telephone 01395 568521 - website

Regular events 3rd Thursday
DANCE - Tavistock Folk Dance Club - Club callers
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
Friday 22 March

Rakes Adrift Concert
The George and Dragon, 4-5 Fore Street, Ilfracombe EX34 9ED
9.00pm
Admission is free. 

Gallery Bar Special: Jeffrey Palmer & Riko Higuma
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX
Doors and bar 7.00pm - start 8.00pm
Free entry. Go to website for more information and tickets or telephone 01726 879500.
Jeffrey Palmer (countertenor) and Riko Higuma (piano) present an assortment of arias, art songs, folk music and solo works that provide their own unique reflection on the idea of beauty. Free entry, informal atmosphere, donations to the performers please.


Songwriters' Circle: Greg Hancock, Sarah Yeo and Alex Seel
St Paul's Church, Church Road, Starcross, Exeter EX6 8QB
Doors 7.00pm - start 7.30pm   
Tickets £8.00+ (£6.00+) from WeGotTickets
Wheelchair access and bar.
Three highly acclaimed singer-songwriters present their songs in turn in this beautiful venue. A great chance to compare and contrast three different styles and approaches to the art of songwriting.

Davey Dodds & Gozer Goodspeed
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
Over the years Davey's songs have been recorded by numerous bands including The Unthanks who performed “Magpie” on their recent album. Now enjoying a very successful resurgence as a solo prog-folk powerhouse, Davey writes evocative songs full of passion and wit and plays the mandolin like a true master! Goodspeed is a Plymouth-born blues-folk singer/songwriter who has been described as ‘a wonderful storyteller and a riotous rabble-rouser’. His songs have been recognised and embraced locally by the likes of BBC Introducing in Devon. Goodspeed has built an impressive reputation across Devon and Cornwall for his supremely entertaining, high-energy live shows.

 

Oliver Wheeldon
Parish Hall, Meavy PL20 6PJ
7.30pm
Tickets £8.00 - Available at the Royal Oak or WeGotTickets
For the last decade Oliver has dedicated his talents towards shedding light on rural lives of his native Devon. With Barney Kenny he formed the folk duo Tamar and released two albums, "A Long Way From Home" and "A Letter From the West". He is now pursuing a solo career and his debut album, "The Village", will be released soon. This is a concept album based on Westcountry villages. He will be performing songs from all three albums. Expect a fantastic night of musical story-telling, emotive lyrics and passionate performance from someone who cares so deeply about his home.
Mae Karthauser Trio
Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
7.00pm
Tickets £10.00+ Concessions £8.00+WeGotTickets
Mae is a British songwriter with a rich, acrobatic voice and a distinctive circusesque piano style. Raised in a musical family and one of seven children, she began learning piano, violin and singing as a child, before going on to study at Dartington College of Arts and California Institute of the Arts in LA. Her training began classically, but quickly spread to music spanning Eastern Europe, Bulgaria, Africa, North India and Java as well as in jazz, folk and more popular modern styles. Support: brilliant Bert Miller! Presented by The Whitehouse Sessions. 

Ashburton Arts FaceBook page Ashburton Arts website
Jim Causley & Bill Murray
Cafe on the Green, Widecombe, TQ13 7TA
Gig £13.00, gig+dinner £25.00. For more information go to website
Dinner menu choose from: 
Slow Cooked Beef in Red Wine with Braised Red Cabbage, Roasted Celeriac, Crispy New Potatoes / Pan Fried Salmon with Crispy New Potatoes, Roasted Fennel and Wild Garlic / - Mushroom, Brie and Cranberry Puff Pie with Crispy New Potatoes, Braised Red Cabbage and Roasted Celeriac.

Jim Causley and Bill Murray come to Widecombe for a proper Sailing Club doo on March 22nd 2019. This is going to be a ground-breaking gig for us as, for the first time, we're going to be in the Cafe on the Green on a Friday evening. Hells bells!!! Can you stand the excitement?

Jim Causley is known to many of us (if not all of us) partly because he's a lovely local chappy, based in South Zeal, and therefore performs a lot in our part of the country (including at Widecombe Fair) but mainly because he came to the Sailing Club in December 2016. Everybody loved his show so we decided to ask him back and this time, we asked Bill to come along as well.

Bill Murray has been singing songs from the northern slopes of Dartmoor for over fifty years. Songs about country life, most of them humorous, learnt from older generations of singers at get-togethers in village halls, fairs and inns. Songs like Widecombe Fair, Tavystock Goozie Vayre, The Bellringing and Down ‘pon Ole Dartmoor. He is a founder member of The Dartmoor Folk Festival and plays many of the old dance tunes on the English concertina at pub sessions all over the Moor. He also recites many very funny dialect stories and anecdotes from Devonshire and beyond that he has gathered over the years, from various sources. He has performed many times on television and radio as a singer, musician and storyteller, as well as at Widecombe Fair with Jim.
Regular events 4th Friday
SONG - Exeter Folk and Acoustic Music Club - next week this month
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Plus level
Saturday 23 March
Guy Somerfield
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

An afternoon featuring an eclectic mixture of music from Exmouth’s favourite troubadour. Singer/songwriter Guy Somerfield again delivers his very polished performance of songs with an original twist, ranging from gentle folk to pulsing rock and everything in-between. He will also be playing some of his own enchanting songs.

Nick Harper: 58 Fordwych Road
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 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £8.00 under 21s. Go to website for more information and tickets or telephone 01726 879500
A new show that centres around a small flat in Kilburn, London in the mid-1960s. Then the abode of up-and-coming singer-songwriter Roy Harper and his wife, the flat was an after hours hangout for the legends who played in Soho at the height of the acoustic explosion in swingin’ 60s London. Bert Jansch, Davy Graham, John Renbourn, Paul Simon, Marc Bolan, Sandy Denny and others dropped in to drop out, jam and try new tunes. Also there was a toddler, inhaling the music and absorbing the vibe – Roy’s young son. Nick later carved out his own musical career and in this unique one-off show he plays tribute to the time, the place and the music that became the centre of everything for him and the rest of his ‘family’. The first half will see Nick delve into the songs he heard direct from the greats when growing up. In the second half Nick will trace the journey of how these luminary figures’ music evolved and helped shape popular music beyond the 60s. 

World Unlimited -The Brass Funkeys
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Doors 7.00pm
Tickets £10.00+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email The Brass Funkeys draw from the traditions of New Orleans with skilled musicianship, rolling from spirited second line revelry to soulful jazz funeral marches and pumping brass driven funk. Reggae, DnB, gypsy, swing and Latin influences are exposed in an eclectic live show revealing a band bursting at the seams with ideas and infectious energy."

 

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

Urban Folk Quartet
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS
7.30pm
Tickets £13.00+ (£11.00+) - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website

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.

The first of those phenomenal fiddlers is Galician Paloma Trigás, who has shared stages and recorded with with the likes of The Chieftains, Sharon Shannon and Altan, during her tenure touring the stadiums of the world with Spain’s biggest folk star, Carlos Nuñez. The second is Joe Broughton (Albion Band, Bellowhead, Joss Stone) long established on the folk scene as the fieriest English fiddler and showman of his generation. Also an exceptional guitarist and mandolin player, in UFQ Joe deftly shares multi-instrumentalist duties (often mid-song) with Dan Walsh. Touted as one of the finest banjo players in the country as well as a gifted singer and guitarist, Dan (Seth Lakeman Band, The Levellers, Walsh & Pound) joined UFQ in 2014, as guitarist, oud player and founding member Frank Moon stepped out of touring life. The lineup is completed by Tom Chapman, widely considered to be the most accomplished and innovative cajonero the UK has to offer.

Since then UFQ’s trail has blazed across the world, playing everything from secluded coves to 30,000 capacity festival fields, igniting audiences and winning them a devoted fan base from The Bay of Biscay to edge of The North Pacific. UFQ‘s cross-genre appeal sees them occupying a singular position, crossing scenes and continents and sharing bills with the most eclectic range of artists. It only gets wilder…

DANCE - D'Accord's French Music and Dance
Steve Turner and David Faulkner
St Matthew's Hall, Newtown, Exeter  EX1 2LJ. 
There is a large public car park across the road which is free after 6.00pm. Doors open at 7.15pm and we will start with some dance tuition at 7.30pm, followed by the first band at around 8.00pm.
Admission £9.00 which includes tea and biscuits.
No partner is needed for many of the dances and beginners are always welcome.
Exeter Ceilidhs - Dartmoor Pixie Band
The Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7UE.
8.00pm - 11.0pm
Admission £8.00 (under 16 - £4.00 under 10 free)
Teas, coffees & biscuits are provided (small donation requested), but there is no bar. You may bring your own alcohol if you wish. For more information email or telephone Jeremy 0796929763
Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham SOLD OUT
Harberton Parish Hall, Tristford Road, Harberton TQ9 7SE nr Totnes.
Doors 7.15pm for 8.00pm start.
All tickets: £18.00 - for ticket information go to website
A rare opportunity in the South-West to catch two of the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear. Having toured together since 1986 to packed concert halls all over the world, multi-award-winning Aly & Phil continue to charm audiences with their stunning music, and on-stage charisma that defies description. Witty and humorous banter sits alongside tunes that tug the heartstrings, and joyous reels and melodies that have feet tapping along. Aly (MBE and Doctor of Music), a founder member of Boys of the Lough, is rightly regarded as Scotland's supreme fiddler- arguably the finest of all time. Aly launched the popular BBC TV series ‘Transatlantic Sessions’ in which he and Phil appear. Phil (MBE) is a world famous accordion player and composer. In recent years Phil's work-load has included many commissions for TV and film and an increasing amount of work as musical director for television and theatrical events.
Regular events 4th Saturday
DANCE - D'Accord's French Music and Dance

SONG - Shammick Acoustic - Granny’s Attic

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