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Events Friday 13 September to Saturday 28 September

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Friday 13 September
Geoffrey Lakeman and Rob Murch
The Plough@TheGeorge, The George Hotel, 1 Broad Street, South Molton EX36 3AB
8.00pm
Tickets Full £12.00 - Supporter £10.00. To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website

THE “  Titan of Twang “ and the “ Concertina Crooner”  team up in a dynamic new duo.
GEOFF LAKEMAN,patriarch of a folk dynasty - as dad of Seth,Sean and Sam and father-in-law of Cara Dillon and Kathryn Roberts - teases English and Irish folk, Americana and jazz songs out of his  vintage duet concertina.
ROB MURCH brings the “ wow factor” to the banjo, with his unique,punchy fingerstyle  playing.

Both live on Dartmoor, so it was inevitable they’d gang-up musically. Expect self-written  and West Country songs, rattling folk tunes  and foot-stomping ragtime and cakewalk  riffs. Rob’s percussive finger-ballet up and down the fret board of his 100 year-old instrument is mesmerising.He’s revered throughout the UK for  his long-time work with the renowned Dartmoor Pixie Band and The Watch trio. After 50 years as a journalist  music-loving Geoff recorded his  debut CD ,”After All These Years” at the age of  69, which garnered four and five-star reviews and national radio airplay.He’s acclaimed for his “ masterful” playing of the rare Crane duet concertina and his “ rich, melodic voice.”

The duo’s relaxed yet sparkling stage presence together  is bubbling with the “feel -good” factor.

World Unlimited - Gordon Giltrap With Special Guest – Carrie Martin
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Doors 7.00pm - Start 7.30pm
Tickets £17.00+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
Recently awarded an MBE in the 2019 New Year’s Honour List for services to Music and Charity, legendary British Guitarist Gordon Giltrap will be performing a select series of shows across the UK.

Over five decades, Gordon Giltrap has graced the music business with his dedication to his craft and his affection for his audience. As one of the UK’s most respected guitarists, he has consistently proved the adage that respect cannot be bought. It must be earned.

 

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

Afro Celt Sound System
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS
Doors 7.00pm
Tickets £25.00 - All Ages (Under 16s must be accompanied by an adult) Standing - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website

Afro Celt Sound System have announced a five-date club tour to promote their new album Flight with the band bringing their exhilarating live shows to Portsmouth, Cardiff, Exeter, Nottingham and Holmfirth. 

This European and African based collective have been a ground-breaking force in music ever since they started, finding kindred spirits across international talent and forging a reputation for their breath-taking shows along the way.

Afro Celt Sound System LIVE features the core band members Simon Emmerson, Guinean vocalist, kora and balafon virtuoso N’Faly Kouyate and charismatic dhol master Johnny Kalsi alongside a host of other world-class musicians from the collective.

 

India Electric Co.
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 21s. Go to website for more information and tickets or telephone 01726 879500.

Sometimes folk, sometimes not, India Electric Co. use traditional instruments in contemporary styles to explore diverse themes from Eastern Europe, Irish traditions and modern urban alienation to end up with something “quirky and glittery – a veritable musical magpie’s nest.” – BBC Radio 3.

Their 2015 debut album release was followed by a world tour with Midge Ure, with whom they’ve worked extensively. With live sessions on BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music, performances at Glastonbury and Cambridge Folk Festival, the duo are now embarking on their own headline tour.

“Exceptional talents.” Songlines Magazine
“Fresh and gobsmacking!” Tom Robinson, BBC 6 Music
“Two of the most extraordinary musicians, a phenomenal duo” – BBC Radio 2

SONG - Exeter Folk and Acoustic Music Club
Miranda Sykes
Victoria Park Tennis Club, Lyndhurst Road, St. Leonards, Exeter, EX2 4NX
8.00pm.
Tickets (this is an advanced ticket reservation concert only) - Paid in advance - £12.00; Advanced notice without pre-payment - £14.00 (paid on the door). Information/ticket enquiries email - telephone 01392 210983 - visit website - go to FaceBook page.
Many will know Miranda as the bass player and singer with Show Of Hands but she is an amazing performer in her own right. Accompanied by double bass and acoustic guitar she is a brilliant songwriter with a beautiful soulful voice. Her career spans 20 years and has seen her perform with many artists, including Robb Johnson, Firebrand, Phil Beer Band, Rex Preston, Martyn Joseph, Reg Meuross, and Chris Hoban, tonight's special guest support:, a fantastic songwriter, much acclaimed by Steve Knightley, who has performed and recorded many of his songs with Show Of Hands.
Saturday 14 September
Tedburn Fair
Tedburn St Mary, Exeter EX6 6EN
On the Kings Arms Music Stage at the event:
3.00pm FOS Brothers
4.30pm Marnie
6.00pm Dirty Money with Sarah Jory.
For more information go to website
Mathew North
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

‘One Voice, One Guitar and a lot of pedals' – This amazing guitarist produces a full band sound all on his own. Guitarist for the jazz legend Mike Westbrook, Mathew’s appearance at the Bicton comes a few days after their latest sell-out performance at Ronnie Scott’s. Today Mathew will be performing his own songs, material from bands he has played in, including Secrets for September and All Living Fear, and musicians he knows personally, such as Tom Bailey from the Thompson Twins, and Arthur Brown.

World Unlimited - Awalé: The Soul of Senegal
St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD
Doors 7.00pm - Start 7.30pm
Tickets £12.00+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
London-based band Awalé returns with a new sound, Senegalese soul. Biram Seck’s soaring voice evokes messages of love and peace, underpinned by heavenly poly-rhythm groove explorations. Intense and spiritual Sabar Senegalese percussion and Afro-Latin drums conversations, weaving intricate guitar patterns and horn lines with catchy bass riffs. Like a spinning kaleidoscope of sounds, their tunes travel from afrobeat to soul, deep Afro-jazz to Latin. Awalé is on a mission to experience happiness together in these fractured times.

 

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

2nd Annual Old Time American Square Dance with fine live band and Tony Mates dance caller from Seattle, Washington.
Dodd's Barn, Peter Tavy, Near Tavistock, PL19 9NS
Dance from 7:30 to 10:30 (ish).
£7.00 adults, £5.00 OAP U16. For more information telephonel 01822 810 868 or 01822 810243. 
There will be refreshments.  

Mr. Mates, whose grandfather grew up here, is pleased to donate any proceeds to the Village Hall.
The dances will be easy and fun, and the music of the very best. Mr. Mates has been calling dances for nearly 40 years, at major festivals and small village halls, bringing the joys of old time music and dance to folks of all ages.

 

DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club -  Kelly's Eye - Geoff Cubitt
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
Sunday 15 September
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

Livvy Hylton-Smith & John McLoughlin 5.00pm.
You are guaranteed to be impressed by this amazing duo comprising charismatic singer Livvy Hylton-Smith and multi-instrumentalist John Mcloughlin. They will be performing a varied selection of songs from the 70s to the present day along with some originals.

Exmouth Irish Session 8.00pm
An evening of lively and evocative music from the Emerald Isle when musicians from all over Devon come together for this regular traditional Irish session. If you sing or play, come and join in. It’s a great night to meet up with people with Irish roots too.

Regular events 3rd Sunday
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club Sam Carter
Globe Hotel Malthouse, Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HR
8.00pm
£10.00 advance/£12.00 on the door
Since being named Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Sam Carter has been stirring audiences from Camden to Canada. Described as 'the finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation', Sam has toured the world, equally happy to perform intimate solo shows on acoustic guitar, on electric with a full band, or to collaborate with other artists.
SONG - Folk on the Moor. John Ward Trio
Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE
7.45pm
£11.00 = Book by email
Suffolk-born, singer/songwriter John started playing ukelele at 12 and bass guitar at 14 but quickly graduated to the folk scene, earling influences being Martin Carthy, Dick Gaughan and Dougie MacLean. Performing his own and traditional songs here with wife Lynne and Les Woodley, they accompany on guitar, double bass, mandolin, harmonica, whistles and bodhran.
Monday 16 September
 
Tuesday 17 September
 
Regular events 3rd Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club Jane Thomas
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club

SONG - Bradninch Folk Club

For more information telephone 01392881105 or visit Bradninch Folk Club Facebook Group.

Wednesday 18 September
 
Regular events 3rd Wednesday
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club John & Mary Brock - Ted Farmer Bicknoller Village Hall 
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Jeroka - Aileen Wills
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
Thursday 19 September
Folk and Indie Open Night
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
8.30pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

Becky Brookes hosts her regular monthly evening of eclectic acoustic folk, country and indie music featuring a varied selection of singers and players. There will be some session playing, solo performances, poetry, shanty singing and who knows what else! If you sing or play you are welcome to take part.

Friday 20 September

 

Regular events 3rd Friday
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Plus level
South West Shape Note - Mulberry House Third Friday Singing Cullompton
Saturday 21 September
Reefs of Moonshine
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

Enjoy some very chilled music in the company of acoustic duo Reefs of Moonshine. Lisa’s angelic voice is beautifully complemented by Nick’s intricate guitar playing, creating a very polished sound. The duo will perform their own arrangements of popular melodic songs....drawn from the worlds of folk, country and soul music.

Totnes Early Music Society - ENSEMBLE HESPERI: The Pheasant's Eye
St Mary's Church, High Street, Totnes, TQ9 5NN
7.30pm
Advance tickets £13.00 (under 18s £5.00) available from the Dartington Box Office (telephone 01803 847070) and website On the door £14.00/£5.00. For more information see website

Be guided through the musical scenery of 18th century Scotland through timeless folk tunes and infectious dance rhythms. Ensemble Hesperi offer an engaging programme based on Scottish Baroque music, from Scottish-born composers such as James Oswald and William McGibbon, They are joined by Scottish dancer Kathleen Gilbert to mix visual movement with a repertoire steeped in the iconic heritage of Scotland. Supported with public lottery funding from Arts Council England.

Rakes Adrift 
George Nympton Music Festival, George Nympton Village Hall and Church, South Molton, EX36 4JE
12.50pm - 1.20pm and 2.20pm - 2.50pm

English Fiddle Concert - Becki Driscoll, Nick Wyke, Paul Sartin.
Halsway Manor, National Centre for Folk Arts, Halsway Lane, Crowcombe, Somerset TA4 4BD
8.00pm
£10.00 adults - £4.00 concesions
North Devon duo Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll share a love of traditional English fiddle music and also compose their own tunes. W Paul Sartin(Belshazzar’s Feast, Faustus, Bellowhead) is joining them as guest tutor for our 2019 Fiddle Weekend. They will be giving an informal concert for participants and members of the public to hear them in action.
For more information and tickets go to website
Saskia Griffiths-Moore - A Gallery Gig
Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ
8.15pm
Tickets Full £12.00 - Supporter £10.00  
To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website.

Saskia Griffiths-Moore is a young Brit-Country artist with an unusual take on life, increasingly known for her contemporary, cross genre songwriting which draws from Roots, Americana and Folk influences. 
Often compared to Joan Baez, and Joni Mitchell for her clear vocals, Saskia enjoys performing year round on the acoustic circuit, on her own, and with her star-studded band. Though it wasn't always that way... 
...having left school with not much more than a GCSE in Astronomy, Saskia had set up practice on Harley street as the world’s youngest craniosacral therapist in 2013, before promptly leaving it all behind at age 22 to follow her passion into music, learning her craft on the streets; busking, singing and touring her way through the country all the  while living in her campervan without WiFi or electricity. 
In the last four years as a full time, international touring artist, her original sound has found her featured six times on Sky TV’s Folk Show (2017, 2018), and her latest recordings received both national wide BBC promotion, as well as garnering 4 and 5 star  reviews in Maverick and RnR Magazine respectively.

She has been awarded Arts Council funding three times for her tours, and currently flaunts an endorsement from Steve Agnew Instruments in the form of an interesting looking, luthier-made, parlour guitar.  She now lives in London, which fulfils her need for culture, but not nature, and remains  and independent and self managing artist. 

CRABSTOCK.  A mini (folk) fest with music all day
Crabshell Inn on the banks of the Kingsbridge Estuary, The Quay Embankment Road, Kingsbridge TQ7 1JZ
11.00am - 11.00pm.
Cost £10.00 for access to all the events! Tickets are available from Kingsbridge Information Centre, The Quay, Kingsbridge, Devon, TQ7 1HS (cheques payable to Crabstock). Either collect or add 75p if you wish to have them posted to you. To pay by card, telephone the Centre on 01548 853195.
The Big Tent will give hourly concerts from 12noon - 6.00pm with guests Dandy Jim, Cool Beanz,  Silvington, Old Gaffers, Orchard Family and Harbottle & Jonas. Simultaneously there will a continuous succession of fine musicians showcasing “on the deck” while upstairs, a variety of “sessions” will run all day.  All this culminates at 8.00pm with a ceilidh.
For further information about Crabstock visit shamstrad.co.uk  and for full performer information and updates visit the dedicated website crab-stock.co.uk
Should you have any queries telephone Paul Rossiter on 07975 763167.

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Sunday 22 September
Bodstone Boys are performing at the Kipling Celebration
Westward Ho! Village Green
3.00pm - 4.00 pm
Fire Exit
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

An afternoon of trad. jazz in the company of talented jazz stalwarts Martin Nichols,  Bob King, Charlie Hernshaw and Paul Barnham who will be performing a selection of beautiful, chilled jazz standards.

Midnight Skyracer
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX
Doors and bar 7.00pm - start 8.00pm
Tickets £13.00 advance, £14.00 door, £1 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £10.00 under 21 and students with ID. Go to website for more information and tickets or telephone 01726 879500

Midnight Skyracer has been tearing up the UK bluegrass and folk scene since their inception less than two years ago. Their all-star line-up and exciting live performances have sent them racing skywards at an astounding pace, with Leanne Thorose’s powerhouse vocals and driving mandolin; Tabitha Agnew’s sweet voice and virtuosic banjo playing; Eleanor Wilkie’s rock solid bass grooves; Laura Carrivick’s flair, being equally adept on both fiddle and dobro; and twin sister Charlotte’s agility on the guitar, with both sisters filling in the vocal harmonies.

The band became the first in the UK to gain recognition in the 2019 International Bluegrass Music Association’s Momentum  awards, with a nomination for best band, as well as one for Tabitha in the instrumentalist category.

 

Regular events 4th Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor Book by email
Monday 23 September
 
Regular events 4th Monday
Tuesday 24 September
 
Regular events 4th Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club Ted Farmer
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
SONG - Shape Note Singing in Ipplepen
Wednesday 25 September

Bookends: Simon & Garfunkel Through the Years
Pavilions Teignmouth, The Den, Teignmouth TQ14 8BG
7.30pm
Tickets £19.00+ For tickets and mor einformation go to website
Critically acclaimed as one of the world’s greatest tribute shows, Simon & Garfunkel Through The Years returns in 2019 with an all new production. Featuring a live band and stunning vocal harmonies, this spectacular concert takes audiences on a journey through songs and history of Simon and Garfunkel.

 

Regular events 4th Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club Rough Music - Mark Moran
SONG - Lympstone Folk, Roots and Acoustic
Thursday 26 September
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 an evening of evocative and rousing music performed by some of East Devon’s talented folk musicians. 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 Trees
B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ
8.00pm
Admission £5.00
Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information

Plymouth’s four-woman supergroup play with vocal harmonies and their wide-ranging inspirations to offer a unique and special show.

 

Regular events 4th Thursday
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - The More The Merrier - Jane Thomas
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
Friday 27 September
Tristan & Iseult
Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter EX2 4AZ
7.30pm (Doors 7.00pm)
Tickets £10.00 Box Office 01392 277189 or WeGotTickets.
Artemis Storytelling presents Katy Cawkwell. Tristan and Iseult is one of the great love stories, spanning the lands and seas of Cornwall, Ireland and Brittany. Hear afresh the rapture in music that drifts across the water, the tenderness of a healing touch, the passion in a game of chess, the intimacy of an apple orchard and the thrill of clutching at your lover’s hand and fleeing to the wild secret places of this land. Katy picks a clear, brilliant path through this many-layered legend, mingling story with snatches of Gaelic song and touching her listeners with the excitement, beauty and tragedy of this timeless tale.

Rory McLeod
Mathews Communiy Hall, 90a Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HF
Doors 7.30pm
Tickets £15.00/£12.00 from WeGotTickets
Rory McLeod is an ex circus clown and fire eater; a one-man-soul-band and poet; rhythmic storyteller; multi-instrumentalist telling unpalatable truths about broken hearts and social injustice - in songs that are percussive, bold, lyrical, deeply personal, and have an unexpected edge to them.

Accompanied by spoons, harmonica, guitar, trombone and tap-dancing shoes. He has a natural troubadour’s talent for weaving magical, musical, storytelling spells accompanied by his own bizarre solo orchestra of distinctive instruments.

This is a rare opportunity to see Rory in Topsham.

Saturday 28 September
McCreadys
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU
5.00pm.
Go to Bicton Inn website for more information

No one recreates the authentic sound of American country blues quite like the McCreadys. With intricate guitar picking and deep, sultry vocals, Robbo Lees and Nick Bayes will take you on a musical journey across the southern states of the USA when they perform some well known and lesser known songs from the ‘Deep South’.

Clive Carroll
The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ
7.30pm
Tickets £12.00 Students £8.00. For more information and tickets and accessible seats telephone 01404 384050 or go to website

Acclaimed guitarist and composer Clive Carroll has created a sound world all his own, with a signature blend of warmth and humour that belies his dazzling technical skill.  Clive’s masterful compositions feature influences mined from the delicate cadences of Elizabethan lute classics, the imaginative eccentricity of Frank Zappa, visionary classical composers such as Bartok and Ligeti, and hints of jazz and Delta blues!

Clive made his musical debut at age two as a banjo-strumming cowboy singing nursery rhymes, and went on to earn a 1st Class Honours Degree in Composition and Guitar from the famed Trinity College of Music in London.

He has toured and worked with guitar greats such as John Williams, Tommy Emmanuel, Xuefei Yang, Ralph Towner, and John Renbourn—as well as pop icon, Madonna!

 

Exeter Ceilidhs - Pigs Might Fly
The Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7UE.
8.00pm - 11.0pm
£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
Show of Hands with special guests 'The Lost Sound'
St. Ives Guildhall
Doors 7.00pm - start 8.00pm
Tickets £27.00 from St. Ives festival website
The Show of Hands success story tells a vivid account of more than two decades of international touring, 25 album releases, two Honorary Doctorates, three BBC Folk Awards, and four Royal Albert Hall sell-outs.
A sorcerous combination, Steve Knightley and Phil Beer blend captivating songwriting with flawless musicianship and a ceaselessly innovative approach to remain steadfastly at the top of their game. 
Expect the songs you love, and prepare to fall for the ones you’ve not yet met. 
“Formidable operators…a class act.” – The Independent.
Supported by The Lost Sound Choir
Dartmoor folk choir, are steadily building a niche for themselves in the Devon folk scene. Melding two powerful British traditions together, they are re-imagining our old tunes with the strength of 40 natural, unaccompanied voices, with stunning choir arrangements. Singing together has never sounded so exciting!
They have supported Show Of Hands at their 25th Anniversary at The Royal Albert Hall and at many South West venues. They were called ‘The compelling and powerful Folk Choir’ by Sidmouth Folk week and as having ‘ an utterly enchanting vibe’ byBBC Introducing. They have also been included in the Fatea showcase sessions, Spring 2019.

Nick Harper
Dolphin Hotel, Station Road, Bovey Tracey TQ19 9AL
7.30pm for 8.00pm.
Tickets £12.00 - for information and tickets go to website

 

Teign Shanty Festival
DANCE - D'Accord's French Music and Dance Dave Shepherd and Anna Pack
Playing fabulous music to get us dancing and including some new dances or variations during their set to add to the dance workshop at the beginning of the evening. 
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.
Regular events 4th Saturday

SONG - Shammick Acoustic - Mike Wilson & Damien Barber
These two are two of the UK’s finest exponents of traditional song, and much in demand outside of their usual musical combinations. Mike Wilson is the youngest of the famed Wilson Family, the powerful Teeside singing sibllings who have raised many a rafter at festivals and folk clubs, not to mention the Royal Albert Hall and as part of Sting’s ‘The Last Ship’. Mike’s musical heritage is emphatically that of the North East, rural and industrial, traditional and modern. Damien was raised in Norfolk and was heavily influenced by earlier singers from that area, such as Walter Pardon and Peter Bellamy. He is a stylish and distinctive singer, either unaccompanied or using guitar or concertina, and is probably best known these days for his roadshow ‘The Demon Barbers’, reaching out to new audiences through combining different styles of music and dance. Mike and Damien have a rich shared repertoire of traditional songs plus the work of more modern writers like Bellamy, Ewan MacColl and Mike Waterson often sung in full-throated harmony. An evening “chock full of nothing but great songs brilliantly sung” can be expected!

Tickets are £9.00 if bought in advance through WeGotTickets or, if you’re in Combe Martin, at The Pack o’ Cards or Pets’ Pantry, both in High Street, or for £10.00 at the door (with a £2.00 discount for members of Shammick Acoustic).  They may also be reserved by ringing Tom & Barbara Brown on 01271 882366.