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This weeks events Saturday 23 June to Saturday 30 June

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Saturday 23 June
A fundraising concert in aid of Kingdon House Community Centre , North St, Tavistock, PL19 0AW. Doors 7.00pm, show 7.30-10.00pm Tickets £5.00, available at Bookstop, 3 Market St Tavistock PL19 0DA
MC Simon Glossop gentle ukulele & sweet singing
Ken Orchard rhythmic witty poetry
Graham & Gail eclectic mix of folk & contempory songs with sensitive acoustic guitar
Snob Hill enchanting four part harmony

Gareth Hedges vocalist & finger style guitarist with a repertoire of vintage blues & jazz tunes plus folk  & original instrumentals.

Guy Somefield- The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website

Charismatic singer/songwriter Guy Somerfield performs his unique renditions of covers and original songs featuring his strident vocal and vibrant 12 string guitar and harmonica playing. Guy will be playing a mix of folk, rock and pop ballads together with some of his own brilliant songs.

Alaw (with Jamie Smith and Oli Wilson-Dickson from Mabon) - ThePlough@TheGeorge, The George Hotel, 1 Broad Street, South Molton EX36 3AB - 8.00pm - All tickets £13.00. To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website
Oli Wilson-Dickson – fiddle / vocal; Dylan Fowler – guitar / vocal; Jamie Smith – accordion / vocal
ALAW is three leading musicians who bring a wealth of experience to a shared passion - the traditional music of Wales. Whether unearthing rare gems or reimagining a well loved melody they treat their music with a deftness and sensitivity that is thoroughly absorbing. Combined with powerful song writing and original tunes, this makes for a musical experience that will stay with the listener long after the concert has ended.
Oli, Jamie and Dylan have a long history of working together, sharing projects such as The Devil’s Violin, Szapora and The Ian McMillan Orchestra. Oli and Jamie are well known throughout the folk world as the frontline of Jamie Smith’s Mabon. From stirring song to driving jigs - they communicate their music with relaxed humour and a genuine affection that is truly infectious.


Katey Brooks - Calstock Hall, The Quay, Calstock, PL18 9QA - Bar 7.15pm Show 8.00pm. Tickets £10.00  from the Limekiln Gallery or website (£12.00 on the door)
Singer-songwriter Katey Brooksʼ unique sound epitomizes the culturally diverse environment in which she grew up. Born and raised between Bristol, London and Arizona to musical parents, the Indie Award nominee is best described as Joni Mitchell meets a female Hozier, with all the haunting intensity and every bit of the soul.

FAMILY Ceilidh - Exwick Parish Hall, Station Road, Exeter EX4 2AB - Doors open 7.15pm. Dancing: 7.30pm until 10.00pm - £6.00 at the door Under 16's FREE. Join us for a fun-filled night of wild dancing, good music and great company!   No experience necessary, everyone can take part, all ages, all abilities.
Free on-site car park Refreshments provided Non-alcohol event Contact: John 07903125606 email Go to website

20th Teignmouth Folk Festival
DANCE - D'Accord's French Music and Dance
Regular events 4th Saturday

SONG - Shammick Acoustic - The Teacups
Comprising the talents of four graduates of Newcastle’s Folk and Traditional Music degree course, this a capella quartet has been singing up a storm across the UK circuit during the past few years, with acclaimed performances at Shepley, Beverley, Warwick, Sidmouth, Whitby and many other top folk festivals, as well as in Europe.  One of their number, Alex Cumming, is no stranger to Shammick Acoustic – in fact, he regards it as one of his favourite clubs – having performed here with Nicola Beazley and with James Finlay.  Now living in the US, he is a multi-talented performer and workshop leader in both countries.  Kate Locksley, concentrates on songs and singing, whether it be with The Teacups, the all-female a capella trio Wychwood, or with the folk trio Night Fall.  Rosie Calvert is another multi-talented person who teaches, composes,makes and plays instruments as well as singing, and performs with female trio Speldosa and in a duo with the other member of The Teacups, Will Finn, who she describes as ‘awesome’.  As a whole, The Teacups provide “a proper feat of English folk songs sung with intelligence, heart, and soul.”  Can’t wait!

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

Sunday 24 June
Skylark - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website

New to the Bicton, Skylark’s repertoire includes uplifting arrangements of traditional and contemporary songs from the British Isles,  Sweden and America. They perform three part harmony with driving rhythms on piano and guitar improvised flute, fiddle, percussion and mandolin.

World Unlimited -Najma Akhtar: ‘Five Rivers’ - 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 British born, Najma’s music encompasses World Jazz, Asian Underground, Delta Blues, Psychedelia, Rock, Western Folk, Celtic, Sufi, North African Blues, Irish Celtic nuances and more. Her bi-lingual Indian vocals create a beautiful marriage between the East and the West that is utterly compelling. She has received universal critical acclaim. “Five Rivers” is a musical journey that starts in India with the Ganges, to Africa’s River Niger, to the UK’s River Thames, on to Ireland with the River Shannon and finally ending at the Mississippi Delta.


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

20th Teignmouth Folk Festival
Regular events 4th Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor - Claude Bourbon - £10.00 Book by email
Claude Bourbon is known throughout Europe and America for amazing guitar performances that take blues, Spanish, Middle Eastern, and Russian stylings into uncharted territories. Born in France in the early 60’s, Claude Bourbon grew up in Switzerland, where he was classically trained for many years. This finger picking guitarist has performed and studied all over the world. Now based in the UK, some of this guitarists’ influences allow us a fascinating insight into this remarkable musician; Paco De Lucia: Deep Purple’s Richie Blackmore; Joaquin Rodrigo; JJ Cale; JS Bach….
Monday 25 June
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. Her early influence started close to home with her father Peter Acty who is an accomplished American-style claw hammer and frailing banjo player, he is also a classic, percussive finger-pick guitarist and will be accompanying Eliza.
Tuesday 26 June
Regular events 4th Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 27 June
Regular events 4th Wednesday
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Chris Toyne - Ray Goodswen
SONG - Culm Valley Music and Performance Club
SONG - Lympstone Folk, Roots and Acoustic
Thursday 28 June
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.

The East Pointers - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS - Doors open 8.00pm - £12.00 (£10.00)+ Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website
There’s a reason, beyond their dazzling musicianship and wildly entertaining live shows, that The East Pointers have connected with audiences right across the globe, making new, original roots music the hippest, most vibrant thing going. The reason? The East Pointers – fiddler/singer Tim Chaisson, banjoist Koady Chaisson and guitarist Jake Charron – write about real life, sketching out its joys and sorrows in vivid strokes. That palpable authenticity makes their instrumental tunes practically cartwheel and infuses their lyric-driven songs with poignancy.

Goat Roper Rodeo Band - Otterton Mill, Otterton, nr Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7HG - 8.00pm Tickets £17.50 - including a glass of Mill Punch (price covers the music only) Visit website

Hold onto your hats this will be something completely different, a personal choice of Chris,’s these three lads are preaching Country Blues like you’ve not heard before. Other fans include Bob Harris who describes the trio as “ Amazing”,  so be sure to head on down for this one.

To book, telephone 01395 568521 or visit the craft shop in the mill building - website

The concerts take place in the Mill’s outside courtyard, and music-goers can enjoy great menus of seasonal food between 6 to 7.30pm. Music starts at 8pm. (Note: ticket prices shown cover music only).

Regular events 4th Thursday
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Jane Thomas - Ian and Nick
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
SONG - Bideford Folk Song Club
SONG - Teignmouth Folk Club
Friday 29 June
Ben Goddard - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
Saturday 30 June

Live music - tba - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website

Wildwood Kin - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS - 7.30pm - £10.00 - Standing - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website

Wildwood Kin’s extraordinary Top 40 album Turning Tides mixes folk, hypnotic three-part harmonies, electric and acoustic instruments layered with inventive electronics and spectral atmospherics.

Inspired by the likes of Fleet Foxes, Mumford & Sons and Fleetwood Mac, the Exeter-based trio have become one of Britain’s most exciting and intriguing new bands.

Signed to Sony’s Silvertone label with three Radio 2 playlist singles under their belt and recently selling out a magical night at Exeter Cathedral, who better to support Exeter Respect celebrate their 21st anniversary?