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This weeks events Saturday 14 July to Saturday 21 July

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Saturday 14 July
LOSt COYOTES - Throwleigh Village Hall, Gidleigh EX20 2JA - 8.00pm
Tickets £5.00 door. Dress up for Fiesta night! Bring your now nachos and tequila! For more information telephone 07557 002622.
Dartmoor folk choir - The Lost Sound - Parish Hall, 12 Fore Street, Moretonhampstead, Devon TQ13 8LL - 7.30pm - Tickets £8.50 via website (+£1.00), email or at the Newsagents Moretonhampstead - A Moreton Music Day fundraiser.
The a cappela choir's summer season continues. 'In this heart' is a beautiful collection of songs of love, joy and bravery from England, Appalachia, Haiti and more. TLS will be ending their tour at Sidmouth Folk week on Sunday Aug 5th in the Manor Garden pavilion theatre. With a newly expanded choir, a strong, natural and powerful sound, they are earning a well deserved reputation for exciting singing. " Best choir in the region" Phil Beer.

Nine Pound Catfish - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
Nine Pound Catfish are Graham Butterfield and Ian Gardner on guitars, mandolin, banjo and vocals with Jane Gardner singing and playing washboard, bells, hooters, whistles and spoons. The trio are of a high musical standard but their music is full of fun and whimsy when they perform a mixture of hokum, ragtime blues and old country music, mainly from the twenties and thirties.

The O'Marleys - The Bowling Green Pub 29-30 Blackboy Rd, Exeter EX4 6ST. 9.30pm end 11.30pm.
4 piece band with guitar, fiddle, Bodhran and Banjo. 

Phil Beer in Concert by Candlelight - St Petrock’s Church, Clannaboroough, nr Crediton EX17 6DA - 6.00pm - Tickets £15.00+ from WeGotTickets or email. Please telephone 01363 82379 for more details.
A rare opportunity to experience a performance by the multi talented musician Phil Beer at this very special venue by candlelight. An audience with Phil Beer has been described as a glimpse into his world where folk, blues, hymns, the sea, the West Country and a life spent in music combine to make a true show. A Phil Beer gig is one spent in the company of a true craftsman, a master musician and consummate performer. Set within the grounds of Clannaborough Barton Farm and on the Two Moors walk, St Petrock’s is one of only a few remaining Churches not to have electricity. This beautiful building will only accommodate an intimate audience (max 60). All profits will go towards The Church Wall fund. Sadly, due to restrictions on site, there is no wheel chair access.
Clovelly Maritime Festival in aid Bideford Sea Cadets
Regular events 2nd Saturday
SONG - Open night Shammick Acoustic - With featured performers Martin & Shan Graebe. Specialists in the collecting of Sabine Baring-Gould but Martin is an acclaimed songwriter in his own right too.

Martin and Shan Graebe (pronounced Grayba) are based in Gloucestershire, but have a deep interest in the songs of Devon and Cornwall gained through the song collecting of Sabine Baring-Gould, the polymath squarson of Lew Trenchard on Dartmoor.  They sing mostly traditional, mostly unaccompanied, songs, although Martin has written a wealth of good songs over the years, several of which you could find familiar.  We’re really looking forward to welcoming them to Shammick Acoustic.

Open Nights mainly exist though for anyone who fancies singing a song, playing a tune, telling a story or reciting a poem, whether they are experienced performers or have never performed in public before.  Whatever, they all receive a warm welcome, and if they’re new to the game, they’ll find lots of encouragement from the assembled company.  Those who don’t want to perform are made equally welcome – all performers need an audience, after all.

There is no admission charge, although the pot is passed round for contributions to Shammick Acoustic’s expenses, including those of our featured performers.

Sunday 15 July

Nigel Challis - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website Nigel is a highly popular musician/singer and a master of country/folk finger style guitar. He has performed at numerous festivals and venues throughout the South West to rapturous applause. Today Nigel will be playing some very chilled out country/folk/blues classics.

LOSt COYOTES - Church House Inn, Harberton, Totnes TQ9 7SF - 7.30-9.30pm
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. Free entry. Info: 07557 002622. Sunday night is pizza night at the CHurch House Inn.
Regular events 3rd Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor - Marion Fleetwood - £10.00. Book by email
As a regular member of such illustrious bands as The Phil Beer Band, Jigantics, Colvin Quarmby, Meet on the Ledge, Feast of Fiddles, Gerry Colvin Band, TRADarrr, etc, etc, Marion is no stranger to the folk world, but we're lucky to have managed to get her to perform solo for us for the first time. She is also a senior teacher of classical violin in Warwickshire. A very accomplished musician and singer. She has a voice which has been described as 'mesmerising' and 'siren-esque', and plays just about anything with a string on it (and a few more besides)!. Ashley Hutchings MBE has said she 'deserves to be ranked amongst the finest singers in this country'.
Monday 16 July
Regular events 3rd Monday
Tuesday 17 July
Shanty Workshop with The Exmouth Shanty Men - The Beach Pub, Exmouth EX8 1DR - 8.00pm
Another of our ever popular Shanty Workshops at our 'home' of the Beach Pub, Exmouth (adjacent to the marina).
Regular events 3rd Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
SONG - Exmouth Folk Club For this month only is at the Wings Bar, 33-35 Imperial Road, Exmouth EX8 1DB - 8.30pm
Wednesday 18 July
Regular events 3rd Wednesday
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club - Stringaccord - Aileen Wills - Halsway TBC
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Bridgewater Band - Robert Blackborow   
OPEN MIC - Blues Night at the Oystercatcher’s  Cafe
Thursday 19 July

Hillfolk Noir - ThePlough@TheGeorge, The George Hotel, 1 Broad Street, South Molton EX36 3AB - 8.00pm - Full £12.00 - Supporter £10.00. To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website
Legendary BBC presenter “Whispering” Bob Harris is a fan and has described their music as “amazing.” One of the hardest-working bands on the US roots music circuit, Hillfolk Noir have built themselves a huge Stateside following playing what has been described as music “filtered through a country-tinged, swampy-swingin’, hillbilly-delta-blues-ragtime word machine”.


Open Folk Session with Becky Brooks - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 8.30pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
An open session featuring folk, country and indie acoustic music hosted by Exmouth’s favourite balladeer Becky Brooks. Anyone can come and join in the fun, perform solo or as part of the group.
Regular events 3rd Thursday
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
SONG - Bideford Folk Song Club - Nick Dow - 7.30pm

Nick has been singing and collecting traditional songs for over forty years.  He has a particular interest in the music of travelling people. Nick is acknowledged as an expert in West Country folk song. He sings both unaccompanied and with guitar.

With his fine rich voice and superb guitar playing you will hear a great ballad singer of English traditional songs. His Latest CD “ My love you have won to keep” has had rave reviews.

Friday 20 July
New regular monthly Acoustic Folk Nights at Meadowbrook Community Centre, Shinners Bridge, Dartington TQ9 6JD. All musicians welcome, all styles; songs; tunes. Start 8.30pm

Irish Set Dancing in Exeter
Consisting of jigs, slides, polkas and reels Irish set dancing is a fun, vibrant and fresh style of dancing. With four couples in a set of eight dancers it is lively, energetic, and great fun.

Each set is made up of a number of figures, usually between 3 – 6 figures for each set and will take anywhere from 5 minutes to 20 minutes to complete a full set.

Irish set dancing has been running in Newton Abbot for many years and now this popular, social dance will be happening in Exeter on a regular basis at St Thomas Church Hall, Church Road, Exeter EX4 1AP. No experience or partner required, all dances will be taught and called throughout.

Friday evenings: May 18th, June 15th, July 20th - 7.45pm to 10.00pm. £5.00 on the door 

For further information, contact John on 07903 125606 or email  

Chagstock Festival
Saturday 21 July
Sidmouth Steppers Day Of Dance - Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth EX10 8NG - 10.00am - 5.00pm. Sidmouth Steppers will be joined by 10+ South West dance sides to celebrate our 20th anniversary with a fantastic Day Of Dance based on the lawn of Kennaway House with local craft and food stalls and dancing throughout the town and esplanade.
Barn Dance with Red Shed - West Town Farm, Ide nr Exeter EX2 9TG- Food from 6.00 - 8.00pm. Dancing from 8.00pm. £10.00 adults; £5.00 children - includes food. Bar; Fireside storytelling; creativity; Music; All proceeds to organicARTS the educational charaity based at West Town Farm. For tickets email or telephone 01392 811080.

Telstar Unplugged - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
This amazing young band from Exmouth, comprises Harry Whatmore guitar/vocals, Leah Whatmore vocals/bass and Joe Gorfin drums/percussion. Telstar has so far received rapturous receptions wherever they’ve appeared.  Their vibrant set includes a range of numbers from the likes of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Killers, Green Day, Blink 182, Muse and The Who.

Chagstock Festival