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This weeks events Saturday 20 January to Saturday 27 January

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Saturday 20 January

Oggle Band Ceilidh - Chittlehamholt Village Hall, Umberleigh, EX37 9NS - 7.00pm - Tickets £10.00 advance £12.00 on the door. Bring and share supper - Bar provided. For further information and tickets contact Nicki telephone 01769 540605/07721 581495 or email

Ira Loveworthy - A Gallery Gig - Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ - 8.15pm - £6.00  
To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website

Musings in original song and verse over some intricate and artful guitar work. Our talented local balladeer works his magic again in the gallery. All proceeds to The David Nott Foundation, that provides medical training for teams working in areas of conflict and natural disaster, and to The Plough.

Bicton Saturday Session - Artist to be announced - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
  • The annual Stoke Gabriel Wassail - Gates open 4.00pm; Entry £3.00 adult, £1.00 U18
    A magical evening of tradition and merriment, organised by the ‘Friends of Stoke Gabriel School’ (FOSS), the Annual Wassail has become a very popular event and helps raise funds to enrich the lives of local children in school and community. Apple Wassailing is an ancient tradition performed in many villages on 'Old Twelfth Night' to bless the cider apples and orchards and encourage a good crop in the coming year. The Apple Blessing Ceremony and lantern procession take place within the village orchard with wassail songs led by Rosa Rebecka. There will also be Folk music; Morris dancing; a Mummers play; Traditional Storytelling; Children's crafts and entertainments; Local food and drinks and licensed bar.
DANCE - Bideford Celidh Club Burns Night Ceilidh with Bloatertown - Northam Hall Northam Hall, Fore St, Northam, Bideford EX39 1AN - 7.30pm - 11.00pm. For more information telephone 01237  476632
Sunday 21 January

Folk Session - Stoke Inn, 43 Devonport Road, Plymouth PL3 4DL (Opposite the Co op.) - 3.00pm. 34 Bus. Car Parking at the pub and public car park. Leaders Kathy and St. Aubyn's Folk. All types of singers , musicians, poets audience WELCOME.

Navigator - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
This brilliant folk/rock band will be putting their special twist on an eclectic mix of music from American blues to English folk including popular pieces by artists such as Woody Guthrie, Gershwin, Little Feat and James Brown

Regular events 3rd Sunday
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club Topsham Folk Club Annual Charity Night - Globe Hotel Malthouse, Fore Street, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0HR CD sale (bring along your unwanted CDs).
SONG - Folk on the Moor Book by email
Monday 22 January
 
Tuesday 23 January
 
Regular events 4th Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Jane Thomas - Petronella
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
STORY TELLING - Stone Soup - Stone Soup continues its Twisted Tales series for adults.
Wednesday 24 January
Tunelink traditional music and dance workshop with Griselda Sanderson and Louis Bingham
Regular events 4th Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Fresh Aire - Graham Barrett
Thursday 25 January

Music at the Crabshell - Crabshell Inn, Embankment Rd, Kingsbridge, Devon TQ7 1JZ. Admission is FREE; No need to book; but please be seated by 8.00pm. To get a good seat get in early! Crabshell Records CDs will be available for purchase.

We are delighted to welcome "Cool Beanz"; Alex Marsden (vocals and guitar) Ian Feetenby (Vocals and Guitar), Charlie Stanier (Percussion) Matt Cooke (Bass), who are Kingsbridge’s hottest new band delivering a blend of cool, chilled, acoustic folk rock music. This will be an “acoustic” set from 8.00pm and they’ll get the concert off to a lively start. Local favourite Phil Kennerell is back again. We had to get him back in January so he could sing “January Man”. As one man and a guitar, Phil will take us to the interval at 9.00pm. And then Old Gaffers will sing us out to the end of the concert. Old Gaffers are a shanty crew. They started almost 10 years ago and now they gig all over the country. Don’t miss them; it’s going to be jolly. Concert will end at about 10pm. We thank the Crabshell Inn for use of the room

Burns Night Celebration - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 8.30pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
Enjoy an evening of poetry and music to celebrate the life of the great Scottish Bard.

Regular events 4th Thursday
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Jane Thomas and Petronella   
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
SONG - Teignmouth Folk Club - Guest night - with Brixham-based duo Harping Mad
Friday 26 January
Rosa Rebecka and Friends - St Anne's Arts & Community Centre EX31 1SX Barnstaple - 8.00pm - £8.00 full - £6.00 supporter. To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website

Acclaimed Swedish singer/songwriter Rosa Rebecka returns to St Anne’s with an evening of acoustic music to delight the ears. Her haunting voice is joined by the lush harmonies of singers from The Resonance, a group of promising young vocalists from North Devon.

We are delighted to be presenting live events in this beautiful Grade One listed former chapel in the heart of Barnstaple. There are only 55 seats available so book early. Due to the design of the building there is currently no access for wheelchair users. Bar available.

Dumbo's Feather - Burn's Supper Ceilidh - Cruwys Morchard Parrish Hall at Pennymoor near Tiverton - 7.30pm. Tickets £15.00 include a welcome Drink and choice of Traditional Haggis, Sausage Casserole or a Vegetarian Option and Dessert. Tickets and meal choices can be purchased by contacting Angela Culverhouse on 01363 866143 or email
As well as Dumbo's Feather performing music for Ceilidh Dancingthey will be performing songs from the bard, and there will be light-hearted contributions from several guests as the evening progresses. The event is raising funds for Hospiscare.
Tamar - Royal Oak Inn, Meavy PL20 6PJ - 7.30pm - £8.00 - licensed bar
Multi-instrumental folk and roots duo Oliver Wheeldon and Barney Kenny from Devon. Tamar's music covers folk, bluegrass, traditional. Watch video
Saturday 27 January
Jelly Roll - Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ - 8.00pm - Tickets £8.00 advance from the Bridge Inn 01392 873862 or £10.00 on the door.
Incredibly it's been almost thirty years since blues guitarist Julian Piper and keyboard wizard Craig Milverton first got together, travelling the blues highways of Europe playing behind American blues icons like Lazy Lester and Lowell Fulson. Their annual convening of Jelly Roll where they're joined by ace drummer Coach York from the Mike Westbrook Band, is an explosive combination of Jazz and Blues, recalling the great organ trios, that's unlike anything else on the musical block. Expect music from the Meters, B.B. King and even the James Bond theme!
Mark Harrison with Charlie Benfield - Brixham Theatre, New Road, Brixham TQ5 8TA - 7.30pm - £12.00 Advance (£15.00 on the door if available) For more information and tickets go to website
Mark Harrison has established a reputation for making a unique kind of all-original music, based on the style of the early blues and folk/blues artists, with a modern twist. His highly individual music, with its memorable tunes, striking lyrics and strong and compelling rhythms, is reflected in his recently released fifth album. Mark is a rhythmic, finger-picker and slide player, with a very distinctive style. His songs will move you, make you think and make you smile, tapping into the timeless quality of ‘old’ music to produce new music relevant to today. ‘one of the British Isles’ great blues singers and guitarists …. totally and absolutely original’ Mike Harding. Charles Benfield is a brilliant and much admired double bass player, with fine vocals and the lynchpin of the duo.
Folk trio Windjammer present the launch of their brand new EP with the help of some very special guests: Jim Causley along with Bill Murray will be supporting Windjammer. Tickets available on the door or from SeeTickets (£4.95) Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ 8.00pm - doors 7.30pm
Bicton Saturday Session - Artist to be announced - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
The Busketeers - 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

The Busketeers formed on the streets of Plymouth, Devon, UK and are mainly a trio but occasionally a four piece. The band is made up of four artists in their own right, Luke Engel, Matt Price, Olly Parker and recently the addition of Andy George. The band labels itself as a “Progressive Busking” act which is also the title of
their debut EP. The musicians are from different backgrounds and have unique styles but what really makes these guys stand out is their ability to swap instruments, all sing in their own style and of course their harmonies
and still keep that raw-energetic sound. Their debut album ‘Different Breeds’ is out now and available to purchase at
any gig. "Blown away by their performance on stage at BBC Takeover at UPSU. I love how they captured their fun live energy in their recordings. They always post really good videos. You would've seen them around Plymouth, and the
south west - They are brilliant." - BBC Introducing Devon (James Santer).
Regular events 4th Saturday

SONG - Shammick Acoustic - Zoe Mulford & Tom Kitching - 8.00pm - Tickets at the door are £8.00 (£7.00 to members), but you can save money by paying for them in advance in person at Pets’ Pantry, High Street, Combe Martin or at the Pack o’ Cards, or online at WeGotTickets
Neither of these artists is a stranger to the club, Zoe having been an Open Night featured artist, and Tom being the archetypal musical tart, performing at Shammick Acoustic with both Gren Bartley and Gavin Davenport.  This, however, is a new collaboration, formed in the making of Zoe’s fifth album, ‘Small Brown Birds’.  Hailing originally from Philadelphia, Zoe has lived in several areas of the United States, taking up guitar, banjo and songwriting in her progress, moving to the north of England in 2006.  She charms her audiences with powerful, story-driven songs, an engaging stage presence and a laid-back vocal style.  Tom plays fiddle and mandolin, but is particularly known for the former, of which he is an absolute master.  He has a unique, vibrant style full of exuberance, energy and wit, yet capable of expressing extraordinary emotional depth.  According to Mike Harding, he is one of the best English fiddlers ever!  Combine that accompanying ability with “a brilliant, highly original songwriter who delivers her music with warmth, sincerity and a bit of a twinkle”, and you have the recipe for a fantastic first concert of the year!

 

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