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Page last updated on 16-06-2018
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Wednesday 1 August
 
Regular events 1st Wednesday
Thursday 2 August
 
Regular events 1st Thursday
Friday 3 August
Tavern Night: Medieval Partying - Dartington International Summer School & Festival - Great Hall, Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EL - 5.15pm Tickets £10.00 - Students and under 16's £5.00. Go to website for more information and tickets
What better way to kick off our folk and poetry programme this week than the award winning poet, historian and broadcaster Katrina Porteous. Specialising on the theme of ‘nature’ in its widest sense, and ‘place’ in its deepest, Katrina was born in Aberdeen, and has lived on the Northumberland coast since 1987; she is best known for her innovative radio-poetry. Katrina is a particularly strong performer of her own work, collaborating with traditional and electronic musicians; today she’ll read from her recent collection Two Countries, together with folk fiddler Alexis Bennett.

Folk fiddler Alexis Bennett has years of experience as a ceilidh caller, and has performed widely with early music ensembles, including the Dufay Collective, Florilegium and Horses Brawl, appearing at Royal Festival Hall, Barbican, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Cadogan Hall. He has performed live on In Tune and The Early Music Show (BBC Radio 3), Front Row (BBC Radio 4), and Classic FM.
Sidmouth Folk Week
Saturday 4 August
Sidmouth Folk Week
Sunday 5 August
Katrina Porteous spoken poetry with Alexis Bennett folk fiddle. Dartington International Summer School & Festival - Great Hall, Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EL - 10.00pm Go to website for more information

Harbottle & Jonas - Dartington International Summer School & Festival - Great Hall, Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EL - 7.45pm Central Rake (Downstairs) £20.00 | Students & U16 £10.00 Side Benches (Balcony & Downstairs) £15.00 | Students & U16 £7.50. Go to website for more information and tickets. Freya Jonas voice and melodeon, David Harbottle voice and guitar.

 

Sidmouth Folk Week
Monday 6 August
Sidmouth Folk Week
Tuesday 7 August
Sidmouth Folk Week
Wednesday 8 August
Sidmouth Folk Week
Regular events 2nd Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - No dance this week
Thursday 9 August
As I Walked Out One Morning - Dartington International Summer School & Festival - Great Hall, Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EL - 5.15pm - Tickets are FREE but please book. Go to website for more information.

David Harbottle and Freya Jonas directors, Sally Davies conductor, Paul Hutchinson accordion, Alexis Bennett fiddle, Dartington Folk Choir and Instrumentalists. Some of the most exciting musicians working in folk music and folk poetry present this concert of specially created work for singers and instrumentalists.

Pagoda Project - Dartington International Summer School & Festival - Great Hall, Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EL - 10.00pm - Tickets £10.00 - Students and under 16's £5.00.. Go to website for more information.
Created by Paul Hutchinson (piano accordion) and Karen Wimhurst (clarinets) to evolve their fusion sound, Pagoda Project brings together a unique blend of traditional folk music with jazz improvisation to create a warm and dynamic sound.

 

Sidmouth Folk Week

Fred’s House - 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

Fred’s House, winners of the Syd Barrett Pride of Cambridge Award 2017, are an award winning band based in Cambridge. They make summery, 70's West Coast inspired folk/rock but have their own distinctively fresh sound that is very much part of now. Maverick Magazine “Harmonies soar like a nightingale recalling the very best of Poco and CSN, but this music belongs to Fred’s House ... terrific.” 

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 2nd Thursday
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
SONG - Totnes Folk Song Club - singers night
Friday 10 August
Ceilidh with Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band - Dartington International Summer School & Festival - Great Hall, Dartington Hall, Totnes, Devon, TQ9 6EL - 10.00pm - Tickets £10.00 - Students and under 16's £5.00. Go to website for more information.
The final night party celebrating this week's folk themes, with caller Alexis Bennett and the Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band. Bring your dancing shoes!
41st Dartmoor Folk Festival
Sidmouth Folk Week
Saturday 11 August
41st Dartmoor Folk Festival
Regular events 2nd Saturday
SONG - Open night Shammick Acoustic - Closed this week for Combe Martin carnival
Sunday 12 August
41st Dartmoor Folk Festival
Monday 13 August
 
Tuesday 14 August
 
Wednesday 15 August
 
Thursday 16 August
 
Regular events 3rd Thursday
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
Friday 17 August
Beautiful Days Festival
Regular events 3rd Friday
Saturday 18 August
Beautiful Days Festival
Sunday 19 August
Beautiful Days Festival
Monday 20 August
Hayseed Dixie - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS - 8.00pm - £15.00+ - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080
For more information and tickets go to website

Is there really such a thing as a hillbilly band covering rock classics? You betcha. They are called Hayseed Dixie and they play Rockgrass.

Barley Scotch is on lead vocals, fiddle and guitar. The Reverend Don-Wayne Reno is on banjo, Deacon Dale Reno is on mandolin and guitar and Jake ‘Bakesnake’ Byers is on acoustic bass. Hayseed Dixie are an awesome live band, who have, to date, released 9 albums. The latest, Killer Grass was released in 2010. A live DVD entitled No Sleep ’til Liverpool is also available.

Songs by artists such as Kiss, Outkast, Led Zeppelin and Aerosmith get the Rockgrass treatment, but the band play original songs too. – numbers such as Moonshiner’s DaughterKirby Hill and Blind Beggar Breakdown raise the roof at live shows. Hayseed Dixie songs cover the four key elements of any song worth playing; – Drinkin’, Cheatin’, Killin’ and Hell! – The band also recorded an album of rocked-up bluegrass classics, called *Choose Your Own Title using the name The Kerosene Brothers.

Brothers Dale Reno and Don–Wayne Reno are the sons of bluegrass maestro Don Reno, who wrote many hits, including Dueling Banjos, and the band even once played at a house-warming party for AC/DC bass player Cliff Williams.

Beware of instrumental cover tracks mis-tagged as ‘Hayseed Dixie’! (often from the Pickin’ On… series of albums.)… as Barley Scotch has said, “If a song’s got word’s we’ll sing ’em!” – A full list of albums and tracks can be found at the band’s website.

 

Tuesday 21 August
 
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 22 August
 
Regular events 4th Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club No dance this week
SONG - Lympstone Folk, Roots and Acoustic
Thursday 23 August

Flats & Sharps - 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

Following on from their highly successful first appearance, Flats and Sharps will again be blurring the lines between Bluegrass, Folk, Country & Pop, performing their own highly original songs as well as their renditions of Bluegrass classics.

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 4th Thursday
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
Friday 24 August
46th Cornwall Folk Festival
Regular events 4th Friday
Saturday 25 August
46th Cornwall Folk Festival
Regular events 4th Saturday

SONG - Shammick Acoustic - Quicksilver  
Probably one of the most eclectic acts ever to perform at Shammick Acoustic, and it’s been far too long since they did! Hilary Spencer trained at the Royal Northern College of Music, and has one of the most staggering voices ever to be heard on the British acoustic scene, with a breath-taking range of tone and mood. Previously known as ‘the voice’ of award-winning a capella trio Artisan, she also works with the Mrs Ackroyd Trio, performing the musical works of the renowned comedy poet Les Barker. Grant Baynham became a household name with his five years as resident performer on the ‘That’s Life!’ TV programme with Esther Rantzen. A formidable songwriter and guitarist, his energy and enthusiasm create a high-powered performance in virtually every genre imaginable, from Django Reinhardt to Bach. With the pair’s supreme sense of the ridiculous, and their polished musical skill, their partnership creates entertainment which is second to none. As Ned Sherrin said, it’s ‘comic song touched with gold’!
 

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 26 August
46th Cornwall Folk Festival
Monday 27 August
46th Cornwall Folk Festival
Regular events 4th Monday
Tuesday 28 August
 
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 29 August
 
Regular events 5th Wednesday
Thursday 30 August
 
Regular events 5th Thursday
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
Friday 31 August
Luke Daniels and Nancy Kerr - 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 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

Two of the British Folk scene’s top performers team up for a limited number of exclusive shows to perform their own and each other’s music.

Since Daniels’ landmark solo statement What’s Here What’s Gone in 2014, he’s put down several more markers on the musical map. Revolve and Rotate had him transporting the 19th century’s closest thing to hi-fi, the giant steel discs of the polyphon, to modern transcription, in what was a fascinating evening at Calstock Arts. All of this, in the context of a career playing melodeon for acts like Jethro Tull and Riverdance.

Nancy Kerr is one of the most celebrated Folk musicians of her generation. To date she has won no less than six BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards including Folk Singer of the Year in 2015.

This new duo show promises to be a stunning mix of contemporary Folk music and inspired instrumental virtuosity.

Regular events 5th Friday