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Page last updated on 18-07-2017
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Saturday 1 July
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU. Go to Bicton Inn website

5.00pm - Becky Brooks
Enjoy the impressive tones of Becky Brooks when she puts her own special twist on a selection of popular country/folk ballads. Talented singer and multi-instrumentalist Becky has been a favourite in and around the East Devon music scene over many years and her ever increasing repertoire means she always has something new up her sleeve.
9.00pm
- Los No Boss
Los No Boss is a popular duo throughout the South West and well known for their highly humorous songs, many about the West Country and the people who live here. In addition to their humour, the duo writes all their own songs, create a great sound and cover a plethora of musical genres.

Wren Music ~ Blackberries and Bandages: A Concert for Devon Remembers Heritage Project - Palace Theatre, Palace Avenue, Paignton TQ3 3HF - 7.30pm - Tickets £5.00, U16s £3.00 - for tickets telephone 01803 665800.
Devon Remembers is a four-year project to look at the effect of the Great War on the people of Devon. Wren Music was awarded the music commission. Our brief was the Home Front in Devon. The first half of each concert features Wren’s community choirs and orchestras local to that area; the second half is Blackberries and Bandages, bringing together the 20 members from across the groups who have worked on the concert.
Blackheart Orchestra - Goose Field, off Exton Lane, Exton EX3 0PN - 7.15pm - Gates 6.30pm. Tickets £10.00. Go to website for more information or telephone Judith 01392 876821 or 07780 666354
The Blackheart Orchestra are multi-instrumentalists Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington. Their unique music has been described as “Utterly magical” by the BBC’s John Gilmore and “One of the best things to come out of England in recent years.” by Fatea Music Magazine. “A heavenly fusion of acoustic folk, intelligent pop and classical composition…Enchanting”. ABC Radio Australia. Licenced Bar, selling beer, cider, wine & soft drinks. ​Bring a picnic (but not alcohol please).

Jess Vincent - St James Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road, Exeter EX4 7AH - Doors 7.30pm - Starts 8.00pm - Tickets £10.00+ from WeGotTickets - Hot drinks and cake available. Bring your own alcohol

Vibrant singer songwriter Jess touring with a collection of strong, new and infectiously catchy songs from her fourth ablum which will be released in September. 
Jess's trademark subtle arrangements on guitar, baritone uke and harmonium, along with her uniquely soaring vocal have established her reputation as a highly original artist with a growing following in the folk/indie/Americana acoustic scene. The new release, recorded in her new home studio in Bulgaria, will bring with it a thread of the people, colours, flavours and instruments from her new life. Jess will also be playing old favourites from her previous three albums.

 

La Moresca - The Lady’s Cup of Tea: Baroque and Irish Music - 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.

Based on 17th century Irish harpist-composer Turleigh O´Carolan´s music, La Moresca play pieces from Ireland and Cornwall as well as English dance and court music. Breathtaking, beautiful music from this exciting ensemble on a rare trip to the UK from their native Germany, using period instruments creating sounds that are both stunning and deeply touching. Featuring music by Turleigh O’Carolan, Matthew Locke, John Playford, plus traditional Folk music. Babett Niclas – harp, Claudia Hoffmann – baroque violin and harp, Petra Burmann – baroque guitar
Ivo Nitschke – percussion, Szabolcs Illes – baroque violin.

The Lost Will and Testament of Fake Thackray - The Flavel, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 9ND - 7.30pm - Box Office telephone 01803 839530 or book online at website

A hilarious and heartfelt celebration of the life and songs of one of this country’s finest and funniest wordsmiths. Highly entertaining whether you are discovering Jake for the first time, or an ardent fan.The late Jake Thackray is being increasingly acknowledged as one of the greatest English songwriters of the twentieth century. A unique talent, whose songs are full of poetry, wit, irreverence and humanity. His admirers include Jarvis Cocker, Alex Turner, Don Black, Thea Gilmore, Cerys Matthews, Benjamin Clementine and Neil Gaiman. John Watterson is the UK’s leading performer and an authority of Jake’s songs, endorsed by Thackray’s family. He is writing the first biography on Thackray and has uncovered new songs in the process. These songs, along with the much loved Jake classics will be featured in this show.  

6th Annual South Brent Folk Day
Sunday 2 July

Nigel Challis - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00 pm. 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.

Blackheart Orchestra - Whitford Village Hall, nr Axminster EX13 7NQ - Tickets £10.00 For information telephone 01297 553751
The Blackheart Orchestra are multi-instrumentalists Chrissy Mostyn and Rick Pilkington. Their unique music has been described as “Utterly magical” by the BBC’s John Gilmore and “One of the best things to come out of England in recent years.” by Fatea Music Magazine. “A heavenly fusion of acoustic folk, intelligent pop and classical composition…Enchanting”. ABC Radio Australia.
Regular events 1st Sunday
Monday 3 July
 
Regular events 1st Monday
Tuesday 4 July

Vonda Shepard – Live in Concert + Support - Jenna Witts - Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ - 8.00pm - Full £26.00 - Concession £26.00 - Supporter £24.00  
To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website
To celebrate Independence Day, US Singer/Songwriter and Ally McBeal hit maker, Vonda Shepard, will be playing a special intimate show at the Plough ahead of some European Festival dates. With the release of her 14th album, Rookie, Vonda will be performing new and old songs alike with her smoking hot band. This show is sure to sell out and early booking is advised.

 

Amber Fire Folk Session: Delta Blues Night - Tally Ho, Littlehempston, Totnes TQ9 6LY - 8.00pm
This month's Amber Fire Folk session will be a Delta Blues night led by Stuart Cumberpatch from Brixham Blues Club. Only Les from Amber Fire will be there, others can't make it hence the change for July only. Folk session resumes 1st Tuesday in August.

Cosgrave & Banks and Maggie Duffy & Tiggy Kazza - Chudfest, Chudleigh, Devon. The concert will be held in a marquee on the play park behind St Martin & St Mary Church, Fore Street TQ13 0HZ. Tickets £10.00 - Doors 7.30pm. Licensed bar. For mor einformation and tickets visit website
Mike Cosgrave (Sin é, Jackie Leven, Jackie Oates) and Steve Banks (Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band,  Blue Jewel) have formed an exciting folk duo, performing a smörgåsbord of beautiful music, traditional and contemporary, from Britain, Europe (mainly France, Scandinavia and Eastern Europe), and beyond.  Following their very successful tour of 15 Devon villages with Villages In Action, word of their superb musicianship and  entertaining programme is spreading fast.  "Steve Banks and Mike Cosgrave are superb musicians bringing unexpected gems for our delight. Soulful and fun. What more could you want?" – Maddy Prior. 

Tiggy and Maggie came together as a duo last December. They have supported Ange Hardy, and are due to open this year for Geoff Lakeman, Bob Fox and Phil Beer and Sarah McQuaid.  “Maggie's  voice has a rare and haunting quality which is just amazing.” – Judi Spiers, Radio Devon. Visit website

Regular events 1st Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
DANCE - Fraddon Folk Dance Club (Cornwall)
Wednesday 5 July
Regular events 1st Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club in Honiton - Club Callers - Ivor Hyde and Holly
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club - Venue tbc - Simon Maplesden - Jeroka
Thursday 6 July

Bicton Folk Session - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 8.30pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
An evening of impromptu acoustic folk music performed by a selection of local musicians. The session will include lots of jolly jigs, polkas, waltzes, reels and airs performed on a variety of acoustic instruments. If you sing or play come along and join in.

Saskia Griffiths-Moore - B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ - 8.30pm - tickets £2.00 Free with a B-Card - Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information.
Saskia is a 24 year old independent English singer-songwriter, known for her pure, clear voice and her nu-folk style repertoire - blending the classical simplicity of folk songs with contemporary moods, meanings and melodies.
Regular events 1st Thursday
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
Friday 7 July

John McLoughlin & Laurie Ward - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 9.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
Two of Exmouth’s top musical artists invite you to join them for an afternoon featuring an eclectic mix of live music. Singer/songwriter Laurie and multi-instrumentalist John will be joined by some of their musician friends to entertain you with a repertoire including originals and covers, ranging from rock to reggae, folk to indie pop.

Rakes Adrift - Ye Olde Globe Berrynarbor, Ilfracombe EX34 9SG - 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Reg Meuross - Lamb Inn, The Square, Sandford, Crediton EX17 4LW - Doors 7.00pm. Tickets available from the Lamb Inn 01363 773676
Reg Meuross singer, songwriter based in Somerset, England has been described as "a warm, engaging live entertainer whose easy going feel informs his discs and their songs of love, longing and true life stories". Awarded Best Male Vocalist 2013 by Fatea, Meuross first emerged on the British acoustic music scene when he formed The Panic Brothers with comedian Richard Morton. Five years of touring and TV work followed their album In The Red, produced by Clive Gregson with the "Brothers" appearing regularly on TV, including Friday Night Live, and at Edinburgh, Sidmouth, Glastonbury and other festivals.
Frozen Houses and Ash Height - 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.
Ash: Virtuoso guitarist and innovative songwriter Ashley Height is not only the driving force behind the Cornwall based band Red Foot Crow but also a world class solo performer. Think John Martyn meets Neil Young with West-African and contemporary Jazz elements effortlessly incorporated within both his acoustic guitar and lap-steel guitar driven compositions. Frozen Houses: Singer songwriter based in Cornwall "Insightful, moving and genuinely meaningful music... This has been on repeat in my car for the last few weeks. I continue to get lost in this daily... So good. Simply OUTSTANDING!!" Phil Russell, A Little Bit Of Sol, Jan 2016
Regular events 1st Friday
SONG - Brixham Folk Club - with guest Rick Christian - Brixham Theatre Lounge, New Road, Brixham TQ5 8TA
Rick was one of the contributors to the "Guinness Encyclopaedia of Popular Music", published in 1992, and the subsequent "Guinness Who's Who of Folk Music". From 1993 until 1996, Rick toured Denmark regularly, and in 1994, was a founder member, with singer/guitarist Peter Dunhill, of the harmony group The Open Road. Since November 2000 Rick has basically continued to work solo. His most recent recording was released to much acclaim in 2014. Entry £3.00, performers £2.00
Saturday 8 July
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU. Go to Bicton Inn website

5.00pm - Dave Ward & Malcolm Horton
A fabulous double bill! Popular singer/guitarist Dave Ward will be performing some of his uplifting anthemic rock, pop and folk classics whilst singer, multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Malcolm Horton will hold you spellbound when he performs a number of his own enchanting and thought provoking songs.
7.00pm
- Musical Extravaganza
An extravaganza of live music when some of Exmouth’s top musical talent gather for a session featuring genres from gentle folk to rousing pop, atmospheric jazz to funk and reggae. Definitely an evening not be missed!

Wren Music ~ Blackberries and Bandages: A Concert for Devon Remembers Heritage Project - The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ - 7.30pm - Tickets £5.00, U16s £3.00 - for tickets telephone 01404 384050.
Devon Remembers is a four-year project to look at the effect of the Great War on the people of Devon. Wren Music was awarded the music commission. Our brief was the Home Front in Devon. The first half of each concert features Wren’s community choirs and orchestras local to that area; the second half is Blackberries and Bandages, bringing together the 20 members from across the groups who have worked on the concert.
Rakes Adrift - 'Braunton Big Summer Bash', Braunton Recreation Ground. Event taking place from 10.00am to 6.00pm

Folk concerts in Teignmouth - Ian Bruce - Support CELT - Alice Cross Centre, 1-3 Bitton Park Rd., TQ14 9BT. Tickets £12.00/£10.00 (advance reservation). Telephone 01626 775517 for advance ticket sales or more information email Visit website
One of the great singer/song-writers of the Scottish Folk Movement with a powerful voice and passionate character. Ian has been influenced by the likes of McGuiness Flint, Gallagher & Lyle, and Stan Rogers among others. He was one of the artists involved in Linn Records “The Complete Songs of Robert Burns”, and his songwriting has included Child On The Green, Too Far From She, Gone For The Day and the recent haunting and compassionate Sweet Fallen Angel and Brown Eyed Baby. On stage he brings a huge presence and he has perennial return bookings at festivals such as Towersey, Warwick, and Bromyard. The support band for this concert are CELT, the top Celtic music group in the area combining superb musicianship and vocals in material that ranges from the passionate to the up tempo and energetic.

Lost Sound Chorus (with Chris Hoban) - St Pancras Church, Widecombe in the Moor - Tickets £8.50
With special guest, Chris Hoban. Buckfastleigh-based choir run by Sandra Smith. They perform throughout the year in their own right and also support Show of Hands at several of their gigs (including the big one – the Royal Albert Hall on Easter Sunday this year). Chris Hoban is the composer of some of Show of Hands' most lyrical songs. Presented by Widecombe Sailing Club. For more information email Daf Edwards or telephone 07957 280129 - visit website

Clovelly Gig Regatta - Gig racing is exciting and strenuous, with crews reaching speeds of nine knots in North Devon's powerful tidal waters. You're assured and exhilarating day's racing. So come along and cheer on the brave crews! Normal admission charges apply - please visit website for more information.

DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Joe Hodgson - Jovial Crew - Willand Village Hall, Gables Road, Willand, Cullompton, Devon EX15 2PL - 8.00pm - Admission £7.00 - bring and share supper - raffle. For more information please telephone Marilyn Broom 01404 47200 or Zena Roberts 01884 253546 - or visit website
Regular events 2nd Saturday
SONG - Open night Shammick Acoustic - features guitarist and singer Tim Jones who has one of the most distinctive voices on the London folk scene.   Usually working as a trio with The Dark Lanterns, his song writing and delivery of traditional material has been likened to that of Peter Bellamy, Nic Jones and Fairport Convention.  Should be interesting… 
Sunday 9 July
Daniela - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
Talented German singer/songwriter Daniela Ruettinger is a truly international artist who has performed at festivals and venues around the world. Her beautiful singing is complimented by her competent guitar playing when she performs a selection of folk, rock and indie covers and some of her own soulful songs
Rakes Adrift - 'Barnstaple Real Food Market', Barnstaple Pannier Market - 11.30am
Sunday Sessions: K'antu - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX - 3.00pm. Bar, tea, coffee and cake from 2.00pm Tickets £8.00 advance, £9.00 door, £1.00 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £6.00 under 21s. Go to website for more information and tickets. Tickets also available from Limekiln Gallery, Calstock. Opening times 11.00am to 5.00pm Tuesday to Saturday.
Songs and Dances of the Renaissance. This popular ensemble returns to Calstock Arts, exploring the less-trodden territories of early music. Combining elements of folk and world music with historically-informed techniques, the music of Spain and South America seems like the obvious starting place – hence the name K’antu, referring to an ancient style of Peruvian and Bolivian music and dance. The ensemble features an array of beautiful replicas of historic instruments, including Renaissance Recorders and Drum, Baroque Violin and Guitar, and a Peruvian Charango. “Terrifically interesting and enjoyable…their performances are joyously individual”. Early Music Today magazine.
Regular events 2nd Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor - Robb Johnson - £10.00 - Book by email
A rare chance to hear this remarkable performer in a South West folk club. Robb Johnson is now widely recognised as one of the finest songwriters working in the UK today. His songs feature in the repertoires of a wide variety of musicians, from folk legend Roy Bailey to acclaimed cabaret diva Barb Jungr. “Britain’s finest songwriter since Richard Thompson” ..... Venue. "Creator of some of the most potent songs of the last decade" ..... fRoots. "One of Britain's most challenging songwriters." ..... The Daily Telegraph. “The real deal when it comes to songwriting” ..... Mike Harding, BBC Radio2.
Monday 10 July
 
Regular events 2nd Monday
STORYTELLING - South Devon Storytellers
Tuesday 11 July
Hannah Aldridge and The Black Feathers - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS - 8.00pm - £8.00+ (£6.00+) - Seated - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website
A double bill of Americana – Hannah’s dark, at times rolling melancholic, side hints at a southern blues background rather than her own Nashville and Muscle Shoals heritage and roots. Black Feathers are a duo who have been likened to The Civil Wars.
Regular events 2nd Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 12 July
Regular events 2nd Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Colin Andrews - Jigs for Gigs 
Thursday 13 July

Open Mic Night - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 9.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website Enjoy an evening of music from anyone who would like to come along and perform in this relaxed atmosphere. The monthly event has so far included a wide range of musical genres from classical to pop and performances from solo singers to instrumental ensembles. So if you have a musical talent to share please come along and join in.

Alex Hart - B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ - 8.30pm - tickets £2.00 Free with a B-Card - Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information
Alex Hart is a young country/folk singer from Devon. Since releasing her first studio album ‘On This Day’ she has embarked on European and UK tours both supporting and playing in the band of Jethro Tull’s Martin Barre, and held her own on a UK tour and Festivals through the South West. Alex is now working with Grammy award winner Terry Britten (famous for Tina Turner’s ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It’) on new material for release in 2017, with a new band lineup that brings Vocal Harmony more to the foreground!

Hucklebuck - Otterton Mill, Otterton, nr Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7HG - 8.00pm Tickets £15.00 (price covers the music only) Visit website
Playing a mix of American west-coast blues, R&B and rockabilly, Hucklebuck draw on both original and lesser known compositions in a unique harmonica-led style.  Ian Briggs is one of the UK’s best blues harmonica players, and is pushing musical boundaries as he uses his chromatic harp to create a big band sound.  Ian has played with many blues greats in his career, including Savoy Brown, Michael Roach and the legendary Yardbirds in the 60’s (alongside Eric Clapton).  Alongside Ian B is Ian Jennings, one of the UK’s finest double bassists, who has worked with Robert Plant, Jeff Beck, Mark Knopfler, Tom Jones and Mick Fleetwood, among many others.  Fellow band members are guitar maestro Andy Knight and drum wizard Richard Glazebrook.  Together, the four create sheer musical magic.

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

The concerts take place in the Mill’s intimate restaurant setting, 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)
MUSIC - Brixham Blues - BB2 - Nine Pound Catfish - A fun evening with this talented trio - Ian and Jane Gardner and Graham Butterfield - featuring some upbeat 1930s hokum numbers which you have probably never heard before. Support from Stuart “Marshcat” Cumberpatch on rare vintage National guitars. Floor spots welcome. Free.

SONG - Totnes Folk Song Club - Guest night - Jim Causley - Dartmouth Inn Totnes - 8.00pm. Entrance £7.00 for non performers £6.00 regular performers. " The finest male folk singer of his generation!" MOJO magazine


Friday 14 July

World Unlimited - Stella Chiweshe - 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
Stella Chiweshe, the Mbira Queen of Zimbabwe not only introduced the combination of mbira and marimba into the modern Zimbabwe soundscape, but she is the only woman in her home country to lead her own band. Playing since the early 70’s she has released more than 20 singles of Mbira music of which her first single ‘Kasahwa’ went gold in 1975.

 

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

The Incredible Storytelling Trio, Harp & A Monkey - Diptford Village Hall, Water Lane, TQ9 7NY- 8.00pm - £11.00 (including booking fee) from website
Songs about cuckolded molecatchers, a lone English oak tree that grows at Gallipoli, care in the community and medieval pilgrims… we can only be talking about the folk experimentalists Harp and a Monkey. The harp ‘n’ banjo driven electro-folk-storytelling of Martin Purdy (vocals, glockenspiel, accordion, harmonica and keyboards), Simon Jones (harp, guitar, viola) and Andy Smith (banjo, melodica, guitar and programming) is imbued with a deep Lancashire sensibility that shines through in their beautifully crafted and sometimes spooky vignettes of northern life, love and remembrance. Ask them about their influences and they are as likely to cite Ordnance Survey maps and the Commonwealth War Graves Commission as they are Bert Jansch, Bjork or Bellowhead. A Unit 23 Live On Tour event. Licensed bar.

 

Eliza Acty - 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
With her unique vocal style, Eliza performs a wide range of folk, blues, American old-time and contemporary songs that span over a century of music. Added accompaniment from Peter Acty on clawhammer banjo and guitar.
Contra Dance - Countess Wear Village Hall, Exeter, EX2 6LB - 7.30pm  - Caller Jeremy Child . A monthly series of Contra Dances. Cost £5.00 per person. Beginners welcome.  Soft drinks, tea, coffee and biscuits available free of charge, but no bar. For more information visit website
Regular events 2nd Friday
Saturday 15 July
Dumbo's Feather - Live at The Quarryman's Rest, Briton Street, Bampton, EX16 9LN - 8.30pm. The Devon-based band shall be, as always, performing a mix of traditional Irish, Scots and World music, fronted by the ferociously fiery fiddle of Alice McShane, and augmented by multi-instrumentalists Mike Cosgrave and Richie Evans.

Trade Winds at Ways With Words - Dukes Room, Dartington Hall - 6.00pm - 7.30pm - Trade Winds at the Dartington literature festival. Free admission. Usual mix of poems, songs, stories and music. Simon and Susan 01364 631308.

Rev Hammer and Nick Harper - Unit23, Ford Road Ind Estate, Totnes TQ9 5LE - Telephone 01803 864130- 8.00pm Tickets £10.00+ advance. (Tickets on the door are subject to a surcharge). For more information and tickets go to website.
'2 Headed Beast' - Rev Hammer & Nick Harper with Samuel Ryan and Connor Walsh. Rev Hammer is s seasoned artist who has worked with The Levellers and New Model Army to create the definitive folk opera, 'Freeborn John' that has sold thousands of records and toured theatres across the UK. His new album SKALD features Nick Harper on guitar, backing vocals and production.
Nick Harper is the son of the legendary UK singer-songwriter Roy Harper. To call Nick a superlative singer/songwriter could put his highly lauded guitar talent in the shade, and to call him a guitarist's guitarist might slight his distinctive, soulful voice and passionate songs. Not forgetting the wild ride that is one of his live shows - from personal introspection to biting political satire via a charmingly caustic wit that would make Groucho Marx proud. His award winning shows at the Edinburgh Fringe are legendary and he is playing a run at the Edinburgh Festival in August Nick's other recent work has seen him appear in the studio alongside Lana Del Ray playing on her cover of Leonard Cohen's hit Chelsea Hotel no 2 from her acclaimed 2014 album Ultraviolence as well as featuring on recordings by Newton Faulkner.
Rev and Nick will be joined on stage by Samuel Ryan and Connor Walsh to perform tracks from Rev Hammer's new album Skald, in addition to songs from their extensive back catalogue.
A rare opportunity to catch these seasoned solo artists performing live

Bicton Street Summer Festival - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU - From 1.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
A fun filled day laid on by the residents of Bicton Street for the enjoyment of anyone who’d like to come along. There will be activities to entertainment the children, street performances and a very full day of live music. A full list of activities and entertainments will be available in due course.

Fiddlers on the Green - Victoria Inn, Fore St, Salcombe TQ8 8BU - 7.30pm - Fiddlers on the Green are a folk/acoustic duo featuring Phil and Mahrey Berthoud on fiddles, guitars, vocals, bodhran and mandolin. Everything from foot-tapping tunes from all over the world to fast and fiery reels and jigs. From beautiful traditional ballads to acoustic versions of pop favourites; as well as a few unexpected items.
Barn Dance with Red Shed - Caller Rosie Baines - West Town Farm, Ide EX2 9TG - 6.00pm -11.30pm -
. Family activities and Exeter Street Band 6.00pm - 8.00pm. Barn dance starts 8pm. BBQ until 8.30pm. Bar. £10.00 adult; £5.00 child. BBQ not included..50% of proceeds to charity. Telephone 01392 811257 or email for tickets; numbers are limited so book by 2 July to assure yourself of a ticket.
John Etheridge & Vimala Rowe - 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 and students with ID. Go to website for more information and tickets.
In a 45 year career, legendary guitarist John Etheridge has played alongside some of the most famous names in C20th music including Stephane Grappelli, Nigel Kennedy, John Williams, Yehudi Menuhin and Soft Machine. For this new project, he joins forces with sensational vocal star Vimala Rowe. Together John and Vimala weave a magical spell, effortlessly travelling musically from India to Africa, Middle East and the USA. There will also be solos from John, taken from his celebrated show that he has performed for ten years across Europe. This is a unique pairing that satisfies on so many levels.
Sunday 16 July

Nine Pound Catfish - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00 pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
Nine Pound Catfishare an amazingly entertaining trio who play hokum, ragtime blues and old country music, mainly from the 20’s and 30’s. The band consists of Graham Butterfield and Ian Gardner on guitars, mandolin, banjo and vocals with Jane Gardner vocals washboard and a variety of percussion instruments. It’s all very tongue in cheek and guaranteed to get you tapping your feet.

Fiddlers on the Green - Hermitage Inn, 8 Mill St., Kingsbridge TQ7 1ED - 6.00pm - 8.00pm - Fiddlers on the Green are a folk/acoustic duo featuring Phil and Mahrey Berthoud on fiddles, guitars, vocals, bodhran and mandolin. Everything from foot-tapping tunes from all over the world to fast and fiery reels and jigs. From beautiful traditional ballads to acoustic versions of pop favourites; as well as a few unexpected items.
Clovelly Maritime Festival in aid Bideford Sea Cadets
Regular events 3rd Sunday
Monday 17 July
 
Regular events 3rd Monday
Tuesday 18 July
SEA SONGS & SHANTIES! - Globe Inn, The Strand, Lympstone EX8 5EY - 8.00pm - Missed Falmouth? Can't get to Paimpol? Exmouth Shanty Men are now hosting regular "come all ye" Shanty Workshops on assorted Tuesdays - 22.08.17. 19.09.17.

World Unlimited - Land of Giants - 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

Since 2009, Land of the Giants have been pulling crowds to tents to groove until they sweat with their foot-stomping beats and contagious enthusiasm. A brass section that will make you grin from ear to ear, a heavy toe-tapping bass line and Andy Quick’s sensuous, soaring vocals will make you wonder why you’ve never danced your socks off to The Giants before. In 2015, the Plymouth-based boys brought a brand new, funk-inspired EP to the table in the name of “Surrender”. A collection of high-energy summer sounds, with just a lick of calypso, that absolutely demand to be played at full volume out of your stereo. The last three years have seen The Giants unrepentingly tour the length and breadth of the UK, spreading their fresh and accessible sounds to venues and festivals alike. From packed out stages at Glastonbury, Boomtown and Beautiful Days to rocking venues from Ireland to India, LOTG are well on their way to global domination.The six-piece collective scooped Best Band in the most recent Southwest Music Awards and have been tipped by many as one of the best emerging live bands in the country. So put your hands up, surrender, and get those dancing shoes on.

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

Wednesday 19 July
Don Gallardo & Band - Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ - 8.00pm - Tickets £12.00 advance £14.00 on the door - Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information.
On this UK tour Don will be playing with a 4 piece band and it is envisaged that he will play many tracks from his recently completed but not yet released new album due out later this year.

Don Gallardo was raised in a small town in Northern California, where he spent years building his songwriting career on the west coast before relocating to Nashville in 2008. Now based in Nashville, Tennessee, he walks the line between folk, Americana and roots-rock, mining the influence of classic 1970s singer-songwriters while creating a sound that nods to the past while still pushing ahead toward something new.
House Concert: Kentucky Cow Tippers - Hatch Court, Churchstow
English bluegrass at its finest from these young northern lads. Donations on arrival. Email Mark for availability and reservations.
Regular events 3rd Wednesday
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club - Venue tbc - Aileen Wills - Friendly Folk
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Jane Thomas - Stick the Fiddle       
Thursday 20 July

Becky’s Folk Night - 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.

SONG - Teignmouth Folk Club - A week early this month due to the carnival procession on 27.07.17. - Guest - Si Barron

 

Kingsbridge Fair Week Open Mic - Hermitage Inn, 8 Mill St., Kingsbridge TQ7 1ED - 8.00pm. Hosted by Fiddlers on the Green. Performers of all styles welcome. Hosted by Phil and Mahrey Berthoud of Fiddlers on the Green. Raffle in aid of Kingsbridge Fair Week with great prizes on offer. Come and enjoy a fun evening of music.
Regular events 3rd Thursday
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
Friday 21 July

The Hot House Four - B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ - 9.00pm - tickets £3.00 - Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information

Since swapping the television for a piano, in August 2013, The Hot House Four progressed from jamming in the lounge to a band in a matter of months. Willy Briggs together with his wife Lisa Briggs teamed up with daughter Lola Gaskin-Briggs and Dan Morley to play some early American roots music. They blend a creative mix of Western swing, early jazz, blues, swing and ragtime with twin guitars, accordion, lap steel, harmonica, mandolin and upright bass. Over the last two years, The Hot House Four have gone from strength to strength breaking through onto several scenes of music including the Folk, Blues, Jazz, Americana and Rockin' scenes. Having made such an impact in France and Holland in 2016, they are looking forward to heading back over to Europe in 2017. People are always impressed and thrilled at the energy and passion that flies off the stage when The Hot House Four do their thing ... exciting times ahead for The Hot House Four!

Pete Morton supported by Kadia - Brixham Theatre, New Road, Brixham, Devon, TQ5 8TA - 7.30pm - £10.00 Box office 01803 882717 or got to WeGotTickets (or £12.00 on the door if available)
Pete is a songwriter, singer and ‘folk rapper’ with a wealth of great songs and stage presence. He sings from the heart, delivering songs telling compelling stories and speaking of the human condition in a totally original style and his stage shows are good humoured, intense and dynamic. He also includes traditional folk songs, performed with all the power that these dramatic tales demand. Support: Kadia, three-piece band from Dorset, perform a mix of traditional and original contemporary folk songs, combining cello, fingerstyle guitar, and mandolin, with three part harmony to create rich and uplifting music interspersed with history and storytelling. As well as many folk festivals, they have supported national acts such as Jim Moray, Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention), Jackie Oates, The Willows, and Ninebarrow.
Regular events 3rd Friday
Saturday 22 July

Music on Saturday - Artist to be announced - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website

Rakes Adrift - The Old Mill, Ossaborough (nr Woolacombe), EX34 7HJ - 2.00 p.m.
Ben Morgan-Brown - special guest Pete Falloon - St James Church Hall, Mount Pleasant Road - 7.30pm - Tickets £8.00+ from WeGotTickets
Ben Morgan-Brown’s intricate and gentle songs have been described as ‘hypnotic’, ‘beautiful’ and ‘inspiring’ (BBC Introducing Devon). Featuring finger style guitar and warm vocals, he has been compared to Nick Drake, Bert Jansch & Bill Callahan.

He has played at Glastonbury Festival, Boardmasters, Green Man, and Acoustica with various musical projects, and in early 2016, started playing across Devon and the South West as a solo performer.

In November 2016 Ben spent two days in a remote church hall recording an eight track album. The album is built on complete performances, guitar and vocals captured together to show Ben’s newest material in an honest, direct light. With the subtle addition of keyboards, guitar loops, drones, percussion and electric guitar, it is an evolution of Ben’s sound that still maintains his commitment to ‘real’ sounding recordings.

Jigs for Gigs - 40th Anniversary Ceilidh with callers Jane Thomas - Gill Spence and Simon Maplesden - Town Hall, Crewkerne TA18 7LN - 8.00pm - 11.30pm - Tickets £8.00 - Bring & Share Supper   NO BAR, bring your own. Lucky Ticket  plus Raffle. All proceeds to The Somerset Hospice - Tickets going fast for this very popular event! Tickets in advance to be booked on 01823 660898 or email Carol. Tickets can be paid for & collected on the door, but must be booked in advance, booking will be confirmed with purchaser

Greg Russell And Ciaran Algar - The Flavel, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 9ND - 8.00pm. Box Office telephone 01803 839530 or book online at website

Since meeting 5 years ago, guitarist Greg and fiddle player Ciaran have won two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. They have toured constantly and appeared at prestigious events such as the Cambridge Folk Festival and have released three acclaimed albums, most recently “Silent Majority”. Greg's powerful vocals and Ciaran's superb fiddle playing is the key to their success and a great evening of the best in folk music is guaranteed.

 

Regular events 4th Saturday

SONG - Shammick Acoustic - Moor Music Trio
Mark  (Melodeon and Concertina) and Jason (Accordion) have been playing their instruments since childhood absorbing the unique Dartmoor style from their respective grandfathers Bob Cann and Jack Rice. Rob (5-String Banjo) also learnt to play finger-style banjo from a young age and has since become one of  the finest exponents of this once popular but now rarely heard style. Playing in a way that comes naturally to them they have since become one of the best truly traditional acts, doing what they do, simply because they enjoy it

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 23 July

Picnic in the Park – Bicton Inn Folk Sessions - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 1.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
Exmouth Shanty Man Derek Brooks hosts a session in Manor Gardens when he is joined by some of the regular performers at his monthly folk gatherings. If you sing or play come and join in.

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.

Fraddon Folk Dance Club - Summer Sunday Specials - Fraddon Village Hall, The Old A30 St Columb Major, Fraddon, Saint Columb TR9 6NT - caller Beryl Jukes and recorded music 2.00 pm to 4.30 pm - £2.50 on the door. Bring your Friends and Visitors and Dance off that Sunday Lunch! For more details contact Beryl Jukes on 01209 712357 or visit website

Regular events 4th Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor - Robin Lang - £10.00 - Book by email
A superb interpreter of traditional Scottish songs and writer of many new ones, he is also a renowned Scotch whisky expert and has dedicated many of his musical works to the wee dram, as well as writing several books on the subject. Engaging, articulate, funny and armed with a terrific repertoire, ranging from atmospheric and passionate ballads to carefree compositions with plenty of scope for audience participation, Robin will have us all raising a glass to holiday time.
Monday 24 July
 
Regular events 4th Monday
Tuesday 25 July
 
Regular events 4th Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 26 July

Regular events 4th Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Aileen Wills - Jeroka           
Thursday 27 July

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.

FB Pocket Orchestra - Otterton Mill, Otterton, nr Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7HG - 8.00pm Tickets £15.00 (price covers the music only) Visit website
A first visit to the Mill as we travel back to the 1920’s, 30’s and earlier with hot jazz, blues, ragtime and popular dance tunes. “Atmospheric yet vibrant, this charming collection of songs will make you wish you had been born some hundred years ago” – Jazz FM  Having released their first album in 2012, this trio have performed far and wide fresh from the iconic Royal Albert Hall in December 2016 now to the Courtyard at Otterton Mill!

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

The concerts take place in the Mill’s intimate restaurant setting, 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 - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
SONG - Teignmouth Folk Club - A week early this month due to the carnival procession
Friday 28 July

Buncrana in concert - The Strand Centre, 32 The Strand, Dawlish EX7 9PT - 7.45pm-10.00pm (Doors 7.15pm). Ticket only £3.00 per person - purchase on advance from the centre or email.
An evening of relaxed acoustic Irish Folk music - all proceeds to the Strand Community Trust.

Paul Strange Quartet - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 9.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
The Hammond groove, soul and blues quartet are back... after a six-year lay-off! At this special evening at the Bicton, you can expect to hear a mix of 1960s and 70s soul and blues - including numbers by Booker T and The MGs, Stevie Ray Vaughan, the Allman Brothers and Van Morrison - plus some original instrumentals. The show features PSQ's original line-up: Paul Strange (Hammond organ/Rhodes piano, vocals), David Carmichael (guitar), Ron Crisp (bass, vocals) and Richard Glazebrook (drums). Enjoy!

Halsway Manor - "Raise the Roof" Restoration Appeal Weekend - Host: Gareth Kiddier - Callers: Bob Morgan, Mike Courthold, Ivan Aitken.Musicians: Mollie Koenigsberger, Ali Messer, Thomas Bending, Gareth Kiddier, Paul Hutchinson.Plus: Songleader Matt Norman, and walk leaders Nan Ward & Roger Phipps. Go to website for full details.

Regular events 4th Friday
Saturday 29 July

Rosie Eade "Folk Pixie" - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website
Rosie Eade "Folk Pixie" brings Indie-Folk-Rock to Exmouth with a smattering of folk, country and blues covers and the help of some special guests. Singer Rosies’ voice has been likened to Kate Bush, Maddy Prior and Grace Slick and her original music is inspired by artists as diverse as The Who and Steeleye Span. Rosie Eade is regularly featured on BBC Radio and she’s well known on the national festival circuit.

Halsway Manor - "Raise the Roof" Restoration Appeal Weekend - Host: Gareth Kiddier - Callers: Bob Morgan, Mike Courthold, Ivan Aitken.Musicians: Mollie Koenigsberger, Ali Messer, Thomas Bending, Gareth Kiddier, Paul Hutchinson.Plus: Songleader Matt Norman, and walk leaders Nan Ward & Roger Phipps. Go to website for full details.

World Unlimited - Fridolijn - 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

Fridolijn's (pronounced 'Freedo-Line') recorded music blurs the boundaries between cinematic folk, singer-songwriter, jazz, electronica, and broken beats, which blend to produce compellingly beautiful and haunting songs. The debut album of the previous band she led, Finn Silver, reached top chart positions in Holland and Japan, and her impressive CV already includes playing the prestigious North Sea Jazz Festival, i-tunes hailing her as ‘New Jazz Artist of the Year, and, more recently, her debut solo album 'Catching Currents' being released by (major label) V2 in Netherlands, from which the opening song 'Frame This' (link below) has, to date, attracted nearly 900k Spotify plays and rising. She has also performed with the likes of (MOBO winners) Kairos 4tet. ​Fridolijn comes from the same generation as  Becca  Stevens, Gretchen Parlato, Esperanza Spalding, Lianne LaHavas and Nai Palm (Hiatus Kaiyote). Strong, young female vocalists, who have in common that their r ich harmonic sense and lush rythmic pallet are a strong core to their music.

Although she has, at times, also occasioned comparisons with the likes of Kate Bush, Enya, Joni Mitchell, Massive Attack, and more, the reality is Fridolijn is very much a singular voice with her own, very compelling, artistic vision. This is a rare chance for UK folk to witness her perform under intimate conditions in a noted venue, renowned for it's ambience and sound.

 

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

The Thatchers - Buccaneers Bar, East Street, Crediton EX17 3AZ - 8.00pm
Dirty blues and folk with an attitude! Highly influenced by the Southern americana folk scene The Thatchers blend a heavier side of the genre with their signatured, well balanced three part  harmonies and have been quoted by many as 'festival favourites' duo to their on-stage charisma.

The African Salsa Orchestra Workshop - 5.00pm. A one-off workshop session with Michel Pinheiro and members of the African Salsa Orchestra. learn the rhythms and harmonies of salsa from the one of the best salsa's ensembles in the world. Tickets:  £10.00 (£6.00 for evening ticket holders) To purchase tickets and more information visit website

The African Salsa Orchestra - Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ - 8.00pm - £18.00 Full £16.00 Concession £14.00 Supporter. A standing gig with bookable seats in the balcony. To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website
Listen to the rhythms and harmonies of salsa from the one of the best salsa's ensembles in the world.


Sunday 30 July

Martin Weller - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website Top rocker Weller presents an afternoon of music from Weller, The Jam, Kinks. Billy Bragg, Tom Robinson, Ian Drury and others. This seasoned recording artist and festival favourite is guaranteed to mesmerise you with his highly original renditions and infectious charisma. “The usual louche approach to playing mellow music and tender songs of love, butterflies and Elvin adventures.”

Halsway Manor - "Raise the Roof" Restoration Appeal Weekend - Host: Gareth Kiddier - Callers: Bob Morgan, Mike Courthold, Ivan Aitken.Musicians: Mollie Koenigsberger, Ali Messer, Thomas Bending, Gareth Kiddier, Paul Hutchinson.Plus: Songleader Matt Norman, and walk leaders Nan Ward & Roger Phipps. Go to website for full details.
Regular events 5th Sunday
Monday 31 July
Artizan Acoustic Night / Open Mic - Artizan Gallery, Lucius Street, Torquay TQ2 5UW - Entry £2.00 performers, £5.00 non-performers (£4.00 if pre-booked). Refreshments available. Contact: 01803 428626 or 01803 613647.
The next Artizan acoustic night will revert to its usual last Monday, featuring Prez Hotlas. a bit of a guitar wizz, this young man!And of course, open mic in the first half of the evening, featuring local and not-so-local musicians of all genres.
Regular events 5th Monday