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This weeks events Friday 17 November to Saturday 25 November

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Friday 17 November
Joglaresa - The Courtenay Centre, Kingsteignton Road, Newton Abbot TQ12 2QA - 7.30pm Tickets £13.00 - avaialble from website
5 vocalists with medieval folk instruments. Directed by Belinda Sykes, this London-based ensemble has been playing since 1992. Now well-established, they are particularly interesting for the way in which they imaginatively push, and often transcend, the limits of what is often thought of as early music. Their work focuses on connecting ancient and traditional musics but, rather than create a 'fusion' or a surreal mix of these styles, they aim to use their combined experiences (upbringings drenched in traditional Irish, English, Maghrebi, Balkan and Middle Eastern music) to create a homogenous sound - Joglaresa members spent years in North Africa and the Middle East absorbing the best traditional tunes, learning the local languages (Arabic and Hebrew).
Harbottle & Jonas - Royal Seven Stars, The Plains, Totnes TQ9 5DD - 8.00pm
Stunning young folk duo based in Totnes. Their music is eclectic and is always accompanied with a great story. They have received plaudits from folk royalty including Seth Lakeman, Jon Boden, Rod Clements, Declan Sinnott, BBC Introducing. Playing over 100 gigs each year, these troubadours are to be found far and wide across our beautiful island.
Dumbo's Feather - Thank Folk It's Friday - The Oddfellows High Street, Exmouth EX8 1NP - 9.00pm
Dumbo's Feather shall be hosting their monthly folk night 'Thank Folk It's Friday' at The Oddfellows in Exmouth on Friday November 17th from 9pm. Entry is free, and although we shall aim to have the night on the second Friday of every month, on occasion it may require a bit of tweaking due to availability of players. Expect fiery reels, jigs and polkas coupled with traditional songs and airs.

Tankus The Henge - The Flavel, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 9ND - 8.00pm - £15.00 Standing Box Office telephone 01803 839530 or book online at website

Tankus the Henge is uplifting and wild, dark and heartfelt. A six-piece powerhouse of a band drawing visual and musical influences from old time fairgrounds to modern day circus; The Beatles to Tom Waits and Gogol Bordello to Radiohead, they embody a look and a sound that lies somewhere between their South East London home and the carnival town of New Orleans.A unique mix of reggae, ska, and funk to ragtime gypsy punk! Front-man Jaz Delorean wows with his voice and ragtime piano skills.

 

Soroptimist International Plymouth - Barn Dance - Derriford Hospital Leisure Centre - 7.30pm - Caller – Martin Dowling - Tickets £10.00 to include ploughmans supper For further information please contact  - Margaret Luscombe - 01752 774401 or 07523131129

Wren Music presents Blackberries & Bandages - Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter, EX2 4AZ - Doors 7.30pm - start 8.00pm. Ticket Price: £10.00 - Box Office - Telephone 01392 277189 or WeGotTickets - email for more information

Songs that tell the story of Devon's Home Front in WW1 Featuring singers and players from Wren Music's Voices in Common Choirs & Rough Music

‘Missin’ Tackle’ Shanty Crew & Friends -  Brixham Library, Market Street, Brixham TQ5 8EU - 7.30pm - Ticket £8.00 FOBL members, £10.00 non-members (includes free drink), available from Brixham Library telephone 01803 853870.
Come and join the fabulous Brixham Shanty crew for an enjoyable concert in the library. The lads will be singing from their growing repertoire of songs and will be joined by guest performers Susie & Bill Trezise along with Steve Gill and his friend Charlie.
Regular events 3rd Friday
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Plus level
DANCE - D'Accord's French Music and Dance - John Mills Jon Mills & Kate Price/Fraich 'Airs - St Matthew's Hall, Newtown, Exeter EX1 2LJ. Doors open 7.45 - Bal/Dance 8.00pm. Admission £7.00 incl. tea & biscuits - Free Parking opposite
Saturday 18 November
Film + Q&A + live music: The Ballad of Shirley Collins (PG) - Totnes Cinema, 27a High Street, Totnes TQ9 5NP - Doors 7.00pm - Film starts 8.00pm - £7.00 - £10.00 Got to website for more information
Film (2017) 94 mins  + Q&A with director Tim Plester + Live folk music pre & post film. Widely regarded as the 20th century’s most important singer of English traditional song Shirley Collins is someone who was born to invoke the old songs. But in 1980 she developed a disorder of the vocal chords known as dysphonia, which robbed her of her unique singing voice and forced her into early retirement. Here then is a story about one woman’s battle to rise again from long silent ashes. A story about heritage, posterity and the true ancestral melodies of the people.
Drift - A Gallery Gig Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ - 7.30pm - £6.00
To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website
Debbie O' Shea's haunting and passionate vocals with Ania Job's extraordinary versatility as a flautist combine with Rich Malfait's powerful song-writing and vocal style. Playing an eclectic mixture of music including Americana, blues, folk and self penned songs and melodies, their music and harmonies will mostly touch the soul, but with the newly added skills of Colin on bass, there should be something to get your foot tapping too!
Sarah Corser & Megan Edlin - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
You are sure to enjoy Sara’s expressive singing and her note steady performances, which combine expression, power and range. Today she will hold you spellbound when she puts her own unique twist on a selection of popular songs from the 60s to the present day.

Megan Edlin is a singer/songwriter with a vibrant contemporary, indie/folk sound. She has been writing and performing emotive ballads since she was just knee high and her voice combines a rawness and charming freshness which is complemented by her competent guitar playing.

Dartmoor Border Morris annual fundraiser for BBC Children In Need! - Bedford Square, Tavistock, PL19 0AE - 10.00am - 4.00pm.
ELEVEN morris sides dancing through the day, come rain or shine, + one dancing Pudsey :-)
10.00am Dartmoor Border Morris with Plymouth Morris Men
11.00am Tinners Morris with The Plymouth Maids
12.00 noon Dartmoor Border Morris with Enigma Morris
1.00pm Old Town Twelves with Grimspound Border Morris
2.00pm Cogs & Wheels Ladies Morris with Catseye Morris
3.00pm Wreckers Border Morris with Lodestone Border Morris
4.00pm music session in the Tavy club

Flanders & Swann Recaptured - The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ - 7.30pm - Tickets £10.00 (seated) includes a glass of fizz. For more information and tickets telephone 01404 384050 or go to website
Join us for a very special evening of fabulous nostalgia and hilarity. The mood and events of the 1950s and 60s are revisited with the songs of Flanders & Swann. Two Blokes and a Piano, acknowledged as leading exponents of Flanders & Swann, bring you such favourites as The Hippopotamus Song, The London Omnibus, The Gnu and many others. With additional songs by Stilgoe and Skellern plus Kit and the Widow. This event is a fundraiser for Honiton Dementia Action Alliance.

 

Jim Moray - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX - Doors and bar 7.00pm - start 8.00pm - Tickets £12.00 advance, £13.00 door, £1.00 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £8.00 under 18s and students with ID. Go to website for more information and tickets or telephone 01726 879500

For fifteen years Jim Moray has been at the forefront of a new movement in English traditional music. His debut album Sweet England changed the sound of Folk and won a brace of awards for its innovative melding of orchestration and electronica. Subsequent albums embraced everything from grime to Johnny Marr-esque guitar pop, but at their heart was Jim’s unmistakeable soulful and yearning voice; singing old songs in a new way.

His latest album Upcetera heralds a new chapter, receiving the best reviews of his career, including five stars from Mojo, fRoots and R2 magazines. He has also found the time to contribute three new songs to BBC Dr Who spin-off show Class, and launched his own Low Culture Podcast.

DANCE - Tavistock Folk Dance Club - Dartmoor Pixie Band caller Sarah Bazeley - 8.00pm - 11.30pm (Bring and Share supper) Telephone Margaret Hodge 01822 855858 for more information
Clovelly Herring Festival
Sunday 19 November
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.

Harbottle & Jonas - Rising Sun Inn, Calstock Rd, Gunnislake PL18 9BX
Stunning young folk duo based in Totnes. Their music is eclectic and is always accompanied with a great story. They have received plaudits from folk royalty including Seth Lakeman, Jon Boden, Rod Clements, Declan Sinnott, BBC Introducing. Playing over 100 gigs each year, these troubadours are to be found far and wide across our beautiful island.

 

World Unlimited -Jim Moray - 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
For 15 years Jim Moray has been at the forefront of a new movement in English traditional music. His debut album Sweet England changed the sound of folk song and won a brace of awards for its innovative melding of orchestration and electronica. Subsequent albums embraced everything from grime to Johnny Marr-esque guitar pop, but at their heart was always Jim’s unmistakeable soulful and yearning voice; singing old songs in a new way. His sixth album Upcetera heralds a new chapter for the producer and has received the best reviews of his career, including five stars from Mojo, fRoots and R2 magazines.

 

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

Oysterband 40th Celebration Special - Exeter Corn Exchange - Market Street, Exeter, EX1 1BW - 7.30pm - £21.00 (includes £1.00 booking fee). Box office telephone 01392 665938 - For more information go to website
Classic songs from every era of a long and mighty career. Oysterband, the multi-award-winning outfit that brought passion, power and not a little poetry to folk and roots music, enter their 40th year as vital and creative as ever. Oysterband still play with that spirit of the punk ceilidh band that roared through people’s lives all those years ago. But the growing depth and sensitivity of their songwriting, coupled with the strength of John Jones’ voice and their remarkable musicianship, have lifted their music into a richer, more acoustic era. Oysterband are: John Jones voice, melodeon; Alan Prosser  guitars, voice; Ian Telfer violin, voice; Al Scott bass, mandolin, voice; Adrian Oxaal cello, voice; and the newest member, formerly of Bellowhead, Pete Flood  drums, voice.
Regular events 3rd Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor Book by email
Monday 20 November

World Unlimited - Winter Mountain - 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
Hailing from the wild and beautiful northern shores of Cornwall, UK Winter Mountain blends powerful melodies, an extraordinary voice and heartfelt lyrics in a sound reminiscent of a time before digital recording, when the emphasis fell on the importance of the live performance and the essence of the song. Recently, Winter Mountain have toured as support with Cara Dillon, Seth Lakeman and many more. The spring '17 full band headline tour was received incredibly well all over the UK with MusicRiot.com calling Winter Mountains London show 'a night of exceptional music from a blistering, shimmering 4 piece comprised of exemplary musicians who recreate and re-energise the soulful, folk-rock songs from the extraordinary albums that have won Winter Mountain so much acclaim'.

 

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

Skerryvore - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS - Doors open 8.00pm - £15.50+ - Standing - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080
For more information and tickets go to website

Multi-award winning Scottish folk rockers Skerryvore are making their way to Exeter Phoenix. As the band have developed, rock, pop, jazz, cajun and country influences on their sound have all emerged, but the traditional Celtic roots and instrumentation have remained. 

"Acoustic Warehouse" - visit FaceBook for more details
Tuesday 21 November

World Unlimited -Guy Davis & Fabrizio Poggi - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD - doors 7.00pm - Tickets £12.50+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email

Guy Davis has spent his musical life carrying his message of the blues around the world, from the Equator to the Arctic Circle, earning him the title “An ambassador of the blues”. His work as an actor, author, and music teacher earmark him as a renaissance man of the blues. What music and acting have in common, he explains, “is that I don’t like people to see the hard work and the sweat that goes into what I do. I want them to hear me and be uplifted.” Guy and Fabrizio have a relationship going back a decade in which they’ve performed together on tour in Europe and in the United States. ‘Fab’ also performs on Guy’s last album, ‘Kokomo Kidd.

 

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 Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Club Callers
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club

SONG - Bradninch Folk Club - Si Baron - The Castle Hotel Bradninch. Doors open at 7.45pm, start 8.00 PM. Entry £5.00 (accompanied under 18 are free).

Si Barron is making a welcome return to the Bradninch Folk Club on Tuesday 21 November.   The Bradninch audience which has seen him before have no reservation about describing Si as one of the finest interpreters of English folk song. His modest demeanour, impeccable appearance, and great sense of humour all underpin the great respect he has for the songs he loves.  His warm rich vocal delivery and distinctive guitar style are a treat and he is also a mean performer on the pedal organ.  This view of Si is echoed by well-respected performer, promoter and observer of the music scene Greg Hancock  I don't think there is a better DADGAD guitarist than Si Barron playing in the UK today. His technique is masterful and he combines it with a sensitivity and delicacy that is very rare. His interpretations of traditional and contemporary songs are unique, and he has a warm, engaging stage presence that will hold you spellbound.”  

Support will be provided by the duo Abel and Eade comprise singer-songwriters (Folk Pixie) Rosie Eade (UK) and Randy Abel (US) who have many strands of traditional Blues, Country, Honky-tonk and Punk drawn into a roots-infused sounds.  Rosie and Randy produce glorious harmonies from these traditions.  Also providing support will be local singer songwriter Adam Montague

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

Wednesday 22 November

Steeleye Span - Exeter Corn Exchange - Market Street, Exeter, EX1 1BW - 8.00pm (Doors 7.15) £25.00/£23.00 over 60/under 16 (includes £1.00 booking fee). Box office telephone 01392 665938 - For more information go to website

Folk rock pioneers Steeleye Span are touring with a new live show. Maddy Prior - the voice of the band - leads a line-up featuring faces old and new. . Having just released the album “Dodgy Bastards” to great critical acclaim . Ttheir 2016 performances will see them perform new gems alongside classics that have made them one of the most successful British Folk Rock bands ever.

Regular events 4th Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Fresh Aire - Ray Godswen
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
Thursday 23 November
Bicton Folk Night - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 8.30pm. Go to Bicton Inn website


Exmouth Shanty Man Derek Brooks invites you to join him and friends for a traditional folk night, when a varied selection of singers and musicians perform. If you sing or play an instrument why not come along and join in the session? Otherwise enjoy listening to a selection of lively acoustic music which usually includes lots of jolly jigs, reels and airs.

Eliza Acty - B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ - 8.30pm - admission £2.00 Free with a B-Card - Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information.
With her unique vocal style, Eliza performs a wide range of folk, blues, American old-time, contemporary and original songs that span over a century of music. Added accompaniment from Peter Acty - accomplished American-style clawhammer and frailing banjo player and a classic, percussive finger-pick guitarist. “She has the perfect Americana Voice.” - Kenn Clarke, Folk in the Mearns.

Music at the Crabshell - Crabshell Inn, Embankment Rd, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 1JZ - Free Concert. No need to book - please be seated by 8.00pm.

Our winter concert series gets off to s rousing start from Rumpus. Then guests Owly Dave and Whistling Paddy: Environmentalist turned songwriter meets Ceilidh Band Leader turned whistle player, what could possibly go wrong? This dynamic duo perform a slightly strange and definitely unpredictable mix of traditionally rendered folk tunes along with original songs that range from the sublime to the hilarious. Paddy’s whistle playing is a joy to behold and Owly’s songs are beautifully crafted. Don’t miss them! After the interval: The Orchard Family (Tom, Jean and Ashley) are Romany Gypsies “from the Moor” with a long and strong family tradition of singing, playing and stepdancing. They bring together songs and music from a variety of sources choosing material which they have enjoyed within their family, and like to share. Tom and Ashley are melodeon players. Their playing is both robust and melodic and a good driver for stepdancing at which Tom excels. Jean sings strongly and clearly giving her delivery an immediacy and intimacy. To get a good seat get in early! We thank the Crabshell Inn for use of the room.

Afro Celt Sound Sytem + The Dhol Foundation - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS - Doors 7.00pm - £26.00+ - Standing - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080 For more information and tickets go to website
With sales now topping one and a half million albums and two Grammy nominations to date, Afro Celt Sound System bring their exhilarating live show to venues around the country. This European and African based collective have been a ground-breaking force in music ever since they started, along the way finding kindred spirits across international talent and forging a reputation for exhilarating shows. 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, along with percussionist Robbie Harris and fiddle-player Eòghann MacEanruig, Ged Lynch on drums, Simon ‘Palmskin’ Richmond on keyboards and electronica and Val Etienne on backing vocals, with the gritty, witty rhymes of Gaelic rapper, musician and language activist Griogair. ‘A delirious mix of primal intensity, spiritual beauty and explosive rhythms…..a colossus of an album.” Froots Magazine.

 

Regular events 4th Thursday
DANCE - Tavistock Folk Dance Club - John Estall
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Ian Ludbrook & The Merry Makers
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
Friday 24 November
The Final Acoustic Haven: Velvet & Stone and Jakob Calladine - St John's Church, Bridgetown, Totnes TQ9 5AD Tickets £12.00+ Concessions £10.00+ avaialble from WeGotTickets
Velvet & Stone: Maverick Music Magazine UK, brilliant band weaving a rich tapestry of keyboards, bass, guitar and violin, led by excellent vocalist Lara Snowdon. Jakob Calladine & Band, exquisite songwriter and singer.

Hillyfield is a secluded valley within Dartmoor National Park with a remarkably rich diversity of environments: 27 acres of woodland (designated Ancient Woodland), 17 acres of pasture, lakes & the River Harbourne. The Hillyfield Community Interest Company aims to engage young people and adults in rural skills and sustainable livelihoods at The Hillyfield: woodland management; crafts, natural medicines, livestock, charcoal burning, tree identification and more! Monthly volunteering opportunities. Email for information or go to website
LOSt COYOTES - Rising Sun, Woodland, Ashburton TQ13 7JT - 9.00pm -
Mostly a Devon-based 4-piece band (some Jiggerypipery members) who play a bewitching mix of Americana, Cajun, Latin-American, and Celtic songs and tunes, finding a natural chemistry between these musical genres in a melodious blend of their instruments and voices. From up-beat Cajun rhythms and Celtic jigs and reels, to more soulful songs and airs, and with themes of land, migration and borders running through much of their repertoire. For more information telephone 07557 002622
Geoff Lakeman - Parish Hall, Meavy PL20 6PJ - 7.30pm - £8.00 - licensed bar
Geoff is a leading exponent of the rare Crane Duet concertina. He performs self-written and West Country songs, English, Irish and Scottish folk and other music as varied as Jimmie Rodgers, the Louvin Brothers, Richard Thompson and Randy Newman. He's also one of the few to play 1920's/30's jazz on an authentic 1920's instrument. His smooth tenor vocals and unique concertina accompaniment have won him plaudits and fans over the years but it has only been since retiring from a long career as a Fleet Street Journalist that Geoff has truly spread his wings musically.
Mawkin - Down Among The Dead Men Tour Supported by Nick Hart - English folk singer, guitarist, melodeon and concertina player - The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ - 8.00pm - Tickets £10.00 in advance/£12.00 on the door. For more information and tickets telephone 01404 384050 or go to website

Mawkin is one of brit-folks brightest new guns: a blistering 5-piece band fusing folk, blues and rock. On the cutting edge of the contemporary music scene with all the verve and mystique of ancient folk music traditions from across the globe. Rousing songs of rebellion are sung by brothers David Delarre (Eliza Carthy, Tred) and fiddler James Delarre (Saul Rose & James Delarre, Topette) all underpinned by the virtuosic bellowing of Nick Cooke’s melodeon (Kate Rusby, Jim Moray) and a solid rhythm section with Danny Crump on Bass and Lee Richardson (Diverted, Extreme Music) on Drums. **** Invigorating, Highly Inventive - Q Magazine **** Unapologetically Energetic - Songlines Magazine **** Gutsy, Impressive, Exquisite- The Guardian

Saturday 25 November
Music Saturday - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website

Artist to be announced

Charles Causley Film Evening (with Jim Causley) - Lustleigh Village Hall - 7.30pm - Tickets £8.50 available from The Lustleigh Dairy telephone 01647 277498 or email. Bar.
Film evening with live music set from Jim Causley. 2017 is the centenary of the birth of the poet Charles Causley. The artist and film maker, Jane Darke, has made a feature length film about his life. The film will be introduced by Jane Darke and Jim Causley, who appears in the film, will also be present to sing some of his settings of Charles’ poems. Lustleigh has been chosen for this special event because of the Lustleigh connection with the Causley family – the name is a derivative of Caseley and they are a family with long connections to this area. Charles Causley worked for most of his life as a school teacher in Launceston. The film features many of his best poems, some set to music by his distant relation Jim Causley on his successful CD Cyprus Well. There is archive footage of Causley and interviews with poets who respect his work such as Simon Armitage, Roger McGough and Andrew Motion.
Public Ceilidh - Longdown Village Hall, Longdown, nr Exeter EX6 7SN - 7.30pm - £7.00, includes pasty. With music from Ian, Sarah and Jacqui from Pigs Might Fly. Caller - Jeremy Child. Fore more details telephone Terry Bastyan 01392 811523.

World Unlimited - The Lost Sound Devon Folk Choir plus support Chris Hoban - St Mary's Parish Church, Kingskerswell TQ12 5LD - doors 7.00pm - Tickets £8.50+ advance from WeGotTickets Go to website for more information, telephone 01803 875527 or email
The Lost Sound, a cappella, mixed voice chorus, is gaining a much deserved reputation among Devon's folk community. “The best choir in the region” Phil Beer.
The Lost Sound, a cappella, mixed voice chorus, is gaining a much deserved reputation among Devon's folk community. They perform a varied programme of trad and new folk music in rich 4 – 8 part harmony. Songs that have inspired centuries of singers, have re- inspired new harmonies, textures and interpretations. Using the best choral skills and exquisite contemporary arrangements, the chorus breathes new life into traditional songs. The commitment, joy and sheer passion in their singing, have deeply moved both audiences and fellow performers alike. ‘The Lost Sound - sound gorgeous!’ Steve Knightley.
‘Stunning, mesmerising, haunting, exquisite performance on Friday at Exeter Cathedral’ Audience

 

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

Peter Knight’s Gigspanner - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX - Doors and bar 7.00pm - start 8.00pm - Tickets £14.00 advance, £15.00 door. £1.00 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £8.00 under 18s. Go to website for more information and tickets or telephone 01726 879500.

His departure from folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span has enabled fiddle player Peter Knight to turn his full attention to his trio Gigspanner. In the process he has established their reputation as one of the most genuinely ground-breaking forces on the British folk scene.

Gigspanner has introduced a whole new audience to the extraordinary musicianship of Peter Knight, a violinist whom many consider to be in a league of his own. The late author Sir Terry Pratchett in praising Peter’s great gift wrote with typical lyricism “Peter Knight can spin the world on his Bow”.

One of our most popular acts at Calstock Arts, their 2017 visit celebrates the launch of their brand new studio album, The Wife of Urban Law. Peter is joined by Roger Flack on guitar and Sacha Trochet on percussion, both powerful and intelligent musicians in their own right.

LOSt COYOTES - Buccaneers Live Music Venue and Bar, East Street, Crediton EX17 3AZ - 8.00pm
Devon-based 4-piece band (2 of the band, the guitar/cittern and fiddle players, are former Jiggerypipery members, plus a very talented and entertaining accordionist/lead singer Flaky Jake, and finally Kate on various hand percussion and vocals) who play a bewitching mix of Americana, Cajun, Latin-American, and Celtic songs and tunes, finding a natural chemistry between these musical genres in a melodious blend of their instruments and voices.
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Dinner & Dance - Ted & Jane - Friendly Folk - Willand Village Hall, Gables Road, Willand, Cullompton, Devon EX15 2PL - 7.00pm. - Ticket only - For more information please telephone Marilyn Broom 01404 47200 or Zena Roberts 01884 253546 - or visit website
Regular events 4th Saturday

SONG - Shammick Acoustic Dana and Susan Robinson
Dana and Susan Robinson are two guitar-playing, banjo-frailing, fiddle-sawing, and harmony-singing interpreters of the American experience. Their unique blend of contemporary songwriting and traditional Appalachian music bring to their performances a deep understanding of Americas musical heritage.
The genius of a Dana and Susan Robinson performance lies in their ability to capture the imagination of their audience, evoking a transformative experience that touches on the deepest humanity. They can make the audience howl with laughter or hush with poignant reflection as they take them on a journey across America and convey the mystery and wonder of the places they visit.

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