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Friday 1 June
LOSt COYOTES - Rising Sun, Woodland, Ashburton TQ13 7JT - 8.30pm - Free entry. For more information telephone 07557 002622
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.
The Grenaways support The Rowan Tree - 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 Grenaways could be said to be mining the rich veins of inspirational ore that course through their home turf, adding a sense of their own ties to the region and especially it's Celtic heritage. But, they are a band set for far wider horizons than just Cornwall with a massive and alternative sound billowing through their musical sails...

They are rootsy storytellers, unique in the folk style, with songs that are rich in nautical undertones, influenced so much by the sea, the people and coastal living.

2017 was a significant year for The Grenaways winning the 'Song For Cornwall' with their new song, Ster Kosel, which means, Quiet Stars, in the Cornish language. They then went on to place second in the International Celtic Song Competition at the Pan Celtic Festival in Carlow, Ireland and to represent Cornwall at the Festival Interceltique De Lorient in Brittany...


The Rowan Tree was formed for the 2017 Pan Celtic festival by siblings Tom Fosten and Laura Garcia on guitar and flute. The pair are joined by Cornish musician Richard Trethewey on fiddle, mandolin and vocals and Neal Jolly on bass and whistles. Encompassing traditional music predominantly from Cornwall and original pieces with a Celtic feel, The Rowan Tree a unique and engaging sound.

West Country Traditions Festival

World Unlimited - Reg Meuross - with special guest harpist Anna Tanvir 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
A magical musical evening with Somerset singer-songwriter Reg Meuross and special guest harpist Anna Tanvir, plus beautiful harmonies from our local friend, Katie Whitehouse, and her Totnes Pop Up choir.

This concert is part of Reg’s ‘Two Albums Tour’ encompassing his two latest album releases, Faraway People and Songs About A Train. Reg is a true modern troubadour, from gigging in village halls, arts centres and intimate folk clubs to playing the Royal Albert Hall and huge festival stages in the UK and abroad, he consistently entrances his audiences with songs of life, love and injustice, soulfully delivered with melodic tenor vocals and exemplary guitar playing.  He has that rare gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance on a really human level, with words and music painting pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung.

 

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

Saturday 2 June
LOSt COYOTES - LOSt COYOTES - The Horse, Moretonhampstead TQ13 8PG - 8.30pm - Free entry. For more information telephone 07557 002622
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.

The Bradninch Music Festival Gardens Go to Facebook page

Bradninch Musical Gardens a picnic for performers in a setting of your choosing. For performers it is free to visit and play at up to 16 venues to help raise money for the Bradninch Music Festival and help new bands and performers get known.

The Bradninch Musical Gardens are probably the largest social event in Bradninch’s annual calendar of events.  Sixteen venues will be throwing open their gates from noon to 5.00pm for the Bradninch Musical Gardens weekend when large and small gardens will be welcoming music, dancers, art, tea & cakes and artisans displaying their work.  Performances will range from solo performers to the scores of performers who make up the Bradninch Festival Choir.

This year will include a concert by of the Trio Exe and friends who will be performing the iconic quintet 'The Trout' by Schubert in Bradninch. The early evening concert is on 2 June at 17:30 until 19:30 in St Disen’s Church.  It promises to be a very special event given that it is integral to the annual village musical gardens weekend. To whet the appetite two of Trio Exe will be playing in The Recotru garden earlier in the day as a prelude to the main event.  All the gardens opening over the weekend are listed on the ticket/map from the local Spar shop at £7.00 each or £12.00 a pair and money raised will go towards several local charities and to the Bradninch Music Festival. Tickets for the Trio Exe concert are £8.00 each available from the Spar or on the door. A discounted £6.00 ticket is available for to Garden Wristband/ticket holders.

On Sunday 3 June Bradninch Millers Morris are again following in steps of the Bradninch Club Walks of the 1880s.  Although Club Walks took place all over Victorian England, here in the south-west a unique style of dancing, known as Stave Dancing, evolved at the annual Walks of the friendly societies. Dancers carried the long stewards’ staves of office while dancing. Newspaper reports from the time described hundreds of people walking around the town before picnicking, holding sports and dancing.  Bradninch Millers Morris will be using the replicas of the Bradninch Tradesmen’s Club staves of the 19th century.  As in previous years Bradninch Millers Morris will be accompanied by dancers and musicians from the Majidah Tribal Belly Dance troupe. The Club Walk will be dancing at public locations as well as participating open gardens.  

The Bradninch Musical Gardens are the prime funding for the Bradninch Music Festival which starts the following weekend of 8, 9 and 10th of June. The festival is an event which is renowned for supporting exceptional young performers.
For more information please contact 01392 881566.

Bridport Ceilidhs featuring Up and Running with Sibby calling at Church House (St Mary's) Hall, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NW - 7.30 - 11.00pm dance.
Some soft drinks provided; bring a bottle, bring finger food snacks to share, bring a friend “ bring two! “ and make a party of it!   Telephone organiser Monty on 01308 423442 or see website for more information
Clive Carroll - St Matthew’s Church, Cheriton Fitzpaine, Crediton - 7.30pm - For tickets telephone 01363 866082.
'A Thousand Years of Music' is a show that demonstrates the versatility of the guitar to its fullest extent. For the last decade, audiences all over the world have been kept in a constant state of awe and amazement at his virtuosity and skill. With his breath-taking mastery of techniques and antecedents from Benjamin Britten to Nick Drake and from Renbourn through Gordon Giltrap to Pat Metheny, join this stunningly versatile guitarist on a joyful fairground ride of instrumental styles spanning the fields of traditional, classical and jazz with inspirations running from newgrass and fusion jazz to Irish stylings. Licensed bar.
Lost Sound Chorus + Gaudeamus Chamber Choir - St Mary's Church, High Street, Totnes TQ9 5NN - 7.00pm - Tickets £9.50 from website
Dartmoor folk choir The Lost Sound: "We are excited to be singing with this superb chamber choir from Essex as part of their Devon tour. We first sang together in London, as part of the Brandenburg concert series in 2015 and have remained in touch ever since. What a wonderful sound they make! Our two choirs make for an unusual and highly compatable mix of styles. Come and join us for some heartfelt and inspiring singing."
Glorious Chorus - Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX - Doors and bar 7.00pm - start 8.00pm - Tickets £8.00 advance, £9.00 door. £1.00 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £8.00 under 18s. Go to website for more information and tickets or telephone 01726 879500 or from Limekiln Gallery, Calstock. Opening times 11.00am to 5.00pm Tuesday to Saturday.
Acclaimed Devon-based performance choir Glorious Chorus returns to Calstock for another roof-raising performance. A highlight of the 2015 Calstock Jazz and Blues Festival, the choir has gone from strength to strength. With prestigious festival shows behind them – including an appearance at the Voices Now Festival at London’s Roundhouse in 2017
West Country Traditions Festival
Dumbos Feather - Imperial Recreation Ground, EX8 1 Exmouth - 4.00pm.

Following a series of private events in May, Dumbo's Feather return to local action when we shall be performing on the mainstage in the Big Top at Exmouth Festival's West Country Traditions Weekend.

As always, we'll be playing a mix of traditional tunes and contemporary and traditional folk songs.

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Edgelarks - Big Top Imperial Grounds Exmouth - Doors 7.00pm - concert starts 7.30pm
Tickets £10.00. Go to website for tickets and more information.

Youth Folk Sampler Day - Ebenezer Hall, North Street, Okehampton EX20 1AR - Saturday 2 June 2018.

Sampler Days
Aged 14–18 on 1 September 2018?
Play an instrument confidently?
Want to take part in an inspiring day of music making?

Sign up for a free place at our Sampler Day at Ebenezer Hall in June 2018.
Explore English folk music, learn from inspiring tutors and play with other young musicians from your region. Take part in a day of creative folk music workshops and, if you want to, audition for the 2018–19 National Youth Folk Ensemble.
Each Sampler Day features:
• music workshops with Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron and Miranda Rutter
• Q&A with Ensemble staff
• optional short audition, if you wish to apply for the National Youth Folk Ensemble

Sampler Days are open to players of any instrument. All playing and learning will be done by ear.

These free Sampler Days have a positive and welcoming atmosphere. If you’re interested in joining the National Youth Folk Ensemble, you’ll need to attend one of them to start the audition process.Book your free place now go to website

Picture by Camilla Greenwell

DANCE - Teign Playford Club - Gwyn George and Jean Foster - 2.30pm - 5.30pm
Sunday 3 June

The Bradninch Music Festival Gardens Go to Facebook page

Bradninch Musical Gardens a picnic for performers in a setting of your choosing. For performers it is free to visit and play at up to 16 venues to help raise money for the Bradninch Music Festival and help new bands and performers get known

World Unlimited - Luke Daniels - 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
Ten complimentary tickets are available telephone Luke on 07870 211 501 to arrange collecting them on the night.

Such is Luke Daniels’ unquenchable inquisitiveness that, since his landmark solo statement What’s Here What’s Gone in 2014, he’s put down several more markers on the musical map. Revolve and Rotatehad him transporting the 19th century’s closest thing to hi-fi, the giant steel discs of the polyphon, to modern transcription. All of this, as longtime admirers noted, in the context of a career that already had 20 years on the clock, playing melodeon for the great and the good such as Ian Anderson and Riverdance, as a regular in Cara Dillon’s band and a soloist on the soundtracks for The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.
True to Daniels’ DNA, his music is founded upon the finest folk traditions, but he is nothing if not a 21st century troubadour. It’s that mixture of the time-honoured and the timely that is at the heart of his ability to connect with fans across a broad spectrum of forebears, from Fairport Convention to Randy Newman to XTC. Featured on Folk Radio UK as “classic contemporary folk” and ★★★★ in Songlines magazine for his “topical innovative songwriting.” Frontiersman is not too strong a word.

 

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

Eliza Acty - Seven Stars Inn, Seven Stars Lane, Plymouth PL5 4NN -  4.00pm
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

West Country Traditions Festival

Steve Knightley  - Big Top Imperial Grounds Exmouth - Doors 7.00pm - concert starts 7.30pm
Tickets £18.00. Go to website for tickets and more information.

Regular events 1st Sunday
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club - Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage - support Jack Harris - 8.00pm - £10.00 advance from WeGotTickets - £12.00 on the door Mathews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham, EX3 0HF Go to website for more information.

A chance meeting at their local Black Fen Folk Club in Cambridge uncovered Hannah and Ben’s shared musical passions and sympathies that over time has developed into a unique show of American roots and English folk music. Singing intimate duets with just mountain dulcimer, dobro and guitar, Hannah and Ben are a folk duo that look and sound classically timeless.

‘Spellbinding… Hannah and Ben were born to play and sing together.’  – fRoots Magazine

SONG - Folk on the Moor Book by email
Monday 4 June
 
Tuesday 5 June
 
Regular events 1st Tuesday
"FirstTuesday" Storytelling Cafe - Twyford House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth EX10 8NF - 2.00 - 4.00pm -
Come tell a story: personal, traditional, made up or family, or just listen to someone else. Max 10 mins per story, and no reading aloud allowed. Just come and have fun in a relaxed cosy, supportive setting. £3.00 to include refreshments. Details from Janet on 07834 194215.
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
MUSIC - Exeter Ukulele Club
DANCE - Fraddon Folk Dance Club (Cornwall)
SONG - Bradninch Folk Club - open night
Wednesday 6 June
Nancy Kerr - St Andrew's Church, Greenhill, Moretonhampstead TQ13 8NN - 7.30pm - Tickets £13.50 from EventBrite, Moretonhampstead Moretonhampstead Information Centre, or on the door if any remaining.
Music in Moretonhampsteadare delighted that Nancy will be performing for us in the medieval St Andrew’s Church with its amazing acoustics. Nancy is one of the most celebrated folk musicians of her generation and BBC's Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year 2015.
Regular events 1st Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Meter Rite - Graham Knight 
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club - Pair of Shears - TBC - Bicknoller Village Hall
Thursday 7 June
 
Friday 8 June
Silvington - Royal Western Yacht Club, Plymouth PL4 0TW - 7.30pm - Tickets £16.50 to include a 2-course supper. Details and booking from John 01548 810806 or email
Silvington is a collaboration between two established performers, Tricia Moore and John Connor. They play folk, traditional and contemporary acoustic music.
Fake Thackray - The Watermark, Erme Court, Leonards Road, Ivybridge PL21 0SZ - 7.30pm - Tickets £12.00 - Box office 01752 892220. For more information go to 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.

John Watterson is Jake’s biographer and the UK’s leading performer of Jake’s songs. As Fake Thackray he has toured with Fairport Convention, played at many festivals, theatres, clubs and on national radio.

John has recently uncovered 15 wonderful songs written by Jake but never released - some have lain forgotten in the BBC archives for decades, others found in Jake’s personal papers haven’t ever been heard. These songs, along with never-before told stories from the biography research plus several much-loved Jake classics, feature in John’s new show.

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
Saturday 9 June
Jinski - The Plough@StAnne's, Paternoster Row, Barnstaple EX31 1SX - 8.00pm - Full £12.00 - Supporter £9.00. To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website

Tyneside's highly acclaimed indie folk duo are singer songwriter Stephen Wegrzynski and musician Dave Kennedy. A partnership forged in acoustic roots with the love of strong melodies crossing the borders of folk country and pop. Dynamic performances with great songs for the heart and mind are guaranteed-- prepare to be moved!

Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, JINSKI are song writer Stephen Wegrzynski and musician Dave Kennedy, a partnership forged from acoustic roots and the love of a strong melody. Their music touches the borders of folk, country, and pop, keeping alive the song writing tradition whilst remaining resolutely modern.

Playing ‘live’ with just two voices and two guitars JINSKI have been touring the UK, honing their craft, chalking up the miles and making new friends wherever they play. They have built a reputation for delivering music for the head and the heart that is full of passion, meaning and originality. Notable supports have been to Joe Jackson, Eliza Carthy , The Proclaimers, Lindisfarne and Raintown. In October 2016 they opened two shows for Kathryn Tickell at The Brewery Arts Centre in Kendall Cumbria and The Malting in Berwick, Northumberland. Recent TV appearances include BBC 1 The One Show.

In the last few years JINSKI have released two full studio CD albums (‘Down Here’ and ‘Hurry Home’) and a 10” vinyl only EP ‘Live Long’ all on general release through Lucky Smile Records/Proper Music Distribution. Their albums deliver memorable tunes with a cutting lyrical edge, taking the little things that matter and revealing the bigger picture. Here are songs that capture the moment, ask simple questions and offer some reflection. JINSKI tell stories capturing the mundane and the magic in everyday life.

'Simon & Garfunkel: Through the Years' - Pavilions Teignmouth, The Den, Teignmouth TQ14 8BG - 7.30pm Tickets £16.00 - Box office telephone 01626 249049 email or to book tickets on-line go to website
The most authentic sounding concert to the unforgettable music of Simon & Garfunkel. Made up of Dan Haynes & Pete Richards, Bookends have toured the globe extensively performing the songs in a truly captivating way, against a backdrop of iconic imagery, their delicate recreation of the unmistakable sound of the American folk-rock duo is something of a masterpiece
Phonic FM Takeover - Ensemble Baklava - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS - 5.00pm - Free. Website
Playing as part of Phonic FMs takeover of the Arts Centre. Celebrating 10 years of broadcasting with a building takeover featuring live music, DJs, films, outside broadcasts, studio tours and a radio conference.
Cosgrave & Banks - Bovey Craft FairBovey Tracey. Folk duo Mike Cosgrave (Sin é, Jackie Leven, Jackie Oates) and Steve Banks (Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band, Blue Jewel) have built a reputation for top quality musicianship and entertainment. “An eclectic mix of material, underpinned by top quality musicianship; a varied and highly entertaining programme” – Folk On The Moor Folk Club. “One of Devon’s multi-instrumental treasures.” – Topsham Folk Club. “A sublime concert, complete with quirky intros; a sumptuous musical journey far and wide across the UK and Europe.” – Cheriton Fitzpaine Village Hall. "Superb playing and singing, all with a great sense of style and fun"  – Tom McConville. Go to website for more information
Keith James: The songs of Leonard Cohen - The Flavel, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 9ND - 7.30pm - Tickets £12.00. Box Office telephone 01803 839530 or book online at website


Leonard Cohen's wonderful Tower of Songs -  stripped back, desolate, naked and sensual... Enigmatic, mysterious and sub textural, songwriter Leonard Cohen was an unflinching character, with an exact sense of prose, a wry humour and courage to wrestle with the unspoken, forgiving human frailty with the stroke of each line. The chilling announcement of Leonard's passing marked the end of an era. His music befriended an entire generation. Within every line of his writing, he has been challenging us to listen more carefully, speak more thoughtfully, think more deeply and recognize our own fragility. A Man of Grace. This World will miss him very much!

With a lifetime reputation of performing in this exact way and an undying love of the ‘pure song’, Keith James gives you a concert of Cohen’s amazing material in the most intimate and sensitive way imaginable, exposing the solitary inner strength of his greatest songs in their original perfect form. Keith has performed an extensive tour of this concert in Theatres and Arts Centres across the UK, giving almost 400 concerts to over 100,000 people. This has proved to be one of the greatest honours in Keith James’ 40 year career in music. Amongst a concert of such songs as; Famous Blue Raincoat, Sisters of Mercy, Suzanneand Hallelujah, are also poems by Lorca (Cohen's greatest influence) that Keith has set to music. There will also be songs from Cohen's final album You Want It Darker, released only weeks before his death – produced by his son, Adam.

DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club -  Francis Oates - Folk Two - Willand Village Hall, Gables Road, Willand, Cullompton, Devon EX15 2PL - 8.00pm - Admission £8.00 - 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 -

No featured artist this time, so lots of opportunity for everyone else to perform if they want to do so.

Everyone is made welcome, whether or not they perform – audience are just as important!  It’s a friendly, fun environment for all styles and genres, and although everyone is encouraged to sing, say or play, no-one will be pushed to do so unless they want to. 

Sunday 10 June

World Unlimited - Jinski - 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
Based in Newcastle Upon Tyne, JINSKI are song writer Stephen Wegrzynski and musician Dave Kennedy, a partnership forged from acoustic roots and the love of a strong melody. Their music touches the borders of folk, country, and pop, keeping alive the song writing tradition whilst remaining resolutely modern. 
Playing ‘live’ with just two voices and two guitars JINSKI have been touring the UK, honing their craft, chalking up the miles and making new friends wherever they play. They have built a reputation for delivering music for the head and the heart that is full of passion, meaning and originality. Notable supports have been to Joe Jackson, The Proclaimers, Lindisfarne and Kathryn Tickell. A recent TV appearance has been on BBC 1 The One Show.

 

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

DANCE - D'Accord's French Music and Dance - Boat Trip - 11.00am - 2.00pm- Exmouth Marina Quay. £12.00 - Please bring your own picnic - drinks must be purchased on board. Tickets on sale at A'Accord club nights - March, April and May.

Sailing from Exmouth Marina EX8 1DS. Boarding at 10.30am. Musicians, dancers and non-dancers welcome. For more information email

Regular events 2nd Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor - O'Tooley and Tidow - £10.00 - Book by email
Hailed as the best act of the prestigious Cambridge Folk Festival 2012 by The Guardian; the multi award-winning Belinda O’Hooley (Rachel Unthank & The Winterset, Nic Jones Trio, Jackie Oates) and Heidi Tidow are now one of the most popular and unique acts on the contemporary folk scene. They have been nominated four times for "Best Duo" at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, and this reflects the high esteem in which they are held throughout the folk world. With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on 6 Music and Radio 2, five star reviews and a feature in The Guardian, the songwriting, voice and piano partnership of Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow is regarded as ‘One of British folk music’s mightiest combinations’ (MOJO). Belinda and Heidi’s boundless songwriting has been described by The Independent as ‘Robust, northern, poetical, political folk music for the times we live in.Their songs touch on every human emotion; drawing on love and loss, dark and humorous folk tales and everything from the invisibility of the elderly, through to ecology, rumour-mongering and the global economy.
Monday 11 June
 
Regular events 2nd Monday
STORYTELLING - South Devon Storytellers - Alan will be telling the main story..... our theme for shorter stories, for some odd reason, is INSECTS
Tuesday 12 June
Human Cargo - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS - 8.00pm - £14.00(£12.00) -Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website

Human Cargo is an epic night of story and song, featuring two masters of the craft. Storyteller and singer Matthew Crampton’s recent show The Transports won Five Stars from The Guardian. Now he returns with a new adaptation of his acclaimed book Human Cargo: Stories & Songs of Emigration, Slavery and Transportation.

An inspired collaboration unites Matthew with American traditional music legend Jeff Warner. Together, they cast fresh light on human migration, giving voice to those actually aboard the slave ships and emigrant boats and, crucially, framing today’s heated issue with history and humanity. Each performance also features stories researched locally, as part of the Parallel Lives project, plus partnership with local refugee and migrant support groups.

Expect a rich and entertaining evening.

Wednesday 13 June
Regular events 2nd Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Friendly Folk - Mary Marker
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
Thursday 14 June
Open Mic Night - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 8.00pm. 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.

Three Cane Whale + support Small Town Jones - The Workshop, Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS - Doors open 7.30pm - £14.00+ - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website

Three Cane Whale - A multi-instrumental acoustic trio based in Bristol, UK. As intricate as a team of watchmakers, as spare as a mountain stream, the music encompasses both a cinematic sweep and an intimate delicacy, in which ‘the aroma of muddy leaves and old nettles is almost tangible’
THE OBSERVERTheir eponymous debut album was chosen by Cerys Matthews as one of her Top Five Modern Folk Albums; second album Holts And Hovers was fRoots Editor’s Choice Album of 2013, one of The Observer’s “Hidden Gems Of 2013”, and one of Acoustic Guitarist magazine’s 20 Essential Folk Albums.

Small Town Jones - ‘Vulnerable but with scuffed edges to his voice, Jones has more in tune with the folk-rock of early John Martyn, questing for hope, love and warmth rather than succumbing to despair and loss. A positive stance in a too-often gloomy genre, Sky down to the ground is all the greater for it’ ★★★★
ANDY FYFE, Q MAGAZINE

Regular events 2nd Thursday
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
MUSIC - Brixham Blues - BBT2 Kent DuChaine - Brixham Blues BBT2, Old Coaching Inn, Fore Street, Brixham TQ5 8AG - 8.30pm
Kent Duchaine has listened to, hung out with, opened for, travelled with and played with most of the great bluesmen and women for his whole adult life. They include Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Willie Dixon, Bukka White, Johnny Shines, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Furry Lewis and Son House. Enjoy a fabulous evening of pure Delta blues, with support from Brixham's own custodians of the blues, The Boal Weevils. Email or telephone 01803 855256.
SONG - Totnes Folk Song Club - For the last 45 minutes or so The Whalers sing Sid Kipper songs. Expect a hilarious last 45 minutes or so to the evening.
Friday 15 June
Reefs of Moonshine - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 8.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website

Enjoy the amazing sound of duo Reefs of Moonshine when Lisa’s angelic voice is complemented by Nick’s professional guitar playing. The duo will perform new arrangements of popular melodic songs....drawn from the worlds of folk, country and soul music.

6 Hands: John Williams, John Etheridge & Gary Ryan, Guitars - The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ - 7.30pm - Tickets £25.00 seated. For more information and tickets telephone 01404 384050 or go to website

After many years of playing together John Williams and John Etheridge are joined by classical guitarist and composer Gary Ryan in a wonderful, varied programme of solos, duos and trios. All pieces will be introduced by the players.

John Williams
Legendary classical guitar maestro whose repertoire ranges from the standard Baroque and Spanish classics to more innovative contemporary works. Born in Melbourne, Australia, he was taught the instrument by his father and went on to study music at the Royal College of Music in London. He has since toured many countries playing solo and with orchestras. He has also appeared regularly on radio and television - and his music is familiar to many film-goers, most notably The Deerhunter (Cavatina). He has collaborated with many outstanding musicians, including Julian Bream, Itzhak Perlman, Andre Previn, Cleo Laine and John Dankworth. The complete collection of his 58 CD’s (and one DVD) for Sony/CBS was issued in 2016. In 2007 he was presented with an Edison lifetime achievement award.

'John Williams is the undisputed king of the classical guitar' (The Times).

John Etheridge
One of the world's most respected guitarists, John Etheridge's music spans a myriad of styles and influences. The guitarist for the celebrated jazz violinist Stephane Grappelli, Etheridge has performed as one half of a duo with the eminent classical guitarist, John Williams and has also performed with Soft Machine, Pat Metheny, Andy Summers and Nigel Kennedy.

'I never wanted to be a star, just a highly respected musician like John Etheridge' (Sting in The Guardian).

Gary Ryan

Gary Ryan is one of the world’s leading exponents of the guitar and has performed to international critical acclaim for over twenty years, winning praise for his formidable technique, outstanding musicianship and entertainingly diverse programmes.
In 2013 he became the first guitarist since John Williams in 1983 to be awarded a Fellowship of the Royal College of Music in recognition of his contribution to the instrument, and only the fourth guitarist ever to receive this honour -  other recipients being Andrés Segovia and Julian Bream.

His celebrated guitar compositions (regularly broadcast on Classic FM) have broadened the instrument’s appeal by combining traditional classical guitar technique with more contemporary styles and a rich variety of musical influences from around the world. His solo work, Benga Beat, was premièred to great acclaim in 2011 and can be seen on YouTube in HD, alongside other performances of his own compositions and works by Dowland, Bach, and Piazzolla.

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  

Saturday 16 June
Tash Fardell - The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website

You are guaranteed to enjoy the vocal talents of young singer Tash Fardell when she performs a selection of popular contemporary and classic pop and folk. Tash is another artist who has honed her skills from an early age and is rapidly gaining popularity with audiences throughout the South West.

Spinners Legends 2018 - Countess Wear Village Hall, Exeter, EX2 6LB - 7.30pm - Tickets £10.00 are available from The Tally Ho, Countess Wear Road, Exeter or by post: Spinners Legend, 1 Whitlow Copse, Exeter EX2 5NB. Cheques payable to Exegroves incl: SAE please. Telephone 07779 255228. Visit Mick Groves website
During the 60s & 70s the sensational Spinners took the TV screens and music world by storm and introduced many of us to the folk scene with a combination of traditional folk music, many well known songs by Ewan MacColl, sea shanties, Christmas songs and those which simply made us laugh. Mick Groves and Hughie Jones, 'the last two Spinners standing' joined by bass John McCormick are meeting up for this one-off concert.

World Unlimited -Kelly Oliver + Hebe - 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
Kelly Oliver is a singer-songwriter, guitarist and harmonicist, described by The Times as an artist who ‘blends traditional with bold, indie-pop’.  Her debut album ‘This Land’, funded by an Emerging Excellence Award by Help Musicians UK, gained a 4* review from The Telegraph and her second album ‘Bedlam’ was included in The Sunday Times Essential New Releases, was in Paul Sexton’s Top 20 Albums of the Year in Prog Magazine and was nominated for Best Album from a Female Artist 2016 by Folkwords.  Her last five singles have all gained BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music airplay and she performed her summer single ‘Rio’ on BBC One’s Sunday Morning Live for her first national TV appearance.  Kelly tours the UK predominantly as a solo artist and was awarded Best Female Solo Artist and Breakout Artist in the 2015/2016 NMG Awards as well as winning Best Female Artist 2016 in the FATEA Awards.  She attended the Folk Alliance International in Kansas, USA as one of their Official Showcase Artists and has supported artists such as Cara Dillon and Phil Beer (Show of Hands). Including original material and traditional folk songs in her live performance, Kelly has been described as ‘a vital voice in British folk music’ – Bob Harris, BBC Radio 2

 

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

Simon and Garfunkel through the years - Performed by Bookends - Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ - 8.00pm - Full £14.00 - Supporter £12.00  
To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website

‘Simon and Garfunkel Through the Years’ is the world’s most authentic sounding theatre show of it’s kind. With moving and powerful live performances and multimedia, the show takes a chronological journey through the friendship and behind the scenes of the greatest ever folk-rock duo.

Featuring interviews with Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, original movie footage and mind blowing live performances, the show features hits like Mrs Robinson, The Boxer, Homeward Bound and the incredible Bridge Over Troubled Water.

Come along and relive the unforgettable music of Simon & Garfunkel in what the BBC described as ‘a must see’ show.

Beth Nielsen Chapman - With special guest with Robert Vincent and Jess McCallister- Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS - 8.00pm - £20.00+ - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080 For more information and tickets go to website
An intimate evening with one of Nashville's most revered singer/songwriters - artists as diverse as Willie Nelson, Emmy Lou Harris and Elton John have covered her songs - Beth Nielsen Chapman often digs deep into her personal feelings, but has a flair for creating songs that resonate with a wide audience. Certainly more Joni Mitchell and Shawn Colvin, than the new breed of Country artists she's penned songs for. Born in Harlington Texas, she first relocated to Nashville after being encouraged to do so by Beach Boy Bruce Johnston, since which time she has never looked back. 
Lovely Summer Ceilidh with Spinach for Norman and caller Pam Hayes at Budleigh Town Hall, Station Road, Budleigh Salterton EX9 6RJ. 7.30pm to 11.30pm. Tickets at the door. £10.00 (profits to Exeter Leukaemia Fund) Bring own refreshment.

Rotary Club of Paignton - Annual Barn Dance - The Stargazy Pie - caller Hugh Edwards - Churston Grammar School Hall, Greenway Road, Galmpton, Brixham TQ5 0LN - doors 7.00pm - dancing from 7.30pm - 10.30pm - Tickets £12.00 per person available from Derek Brown telephone 01803 845196. Ample parking - wine, bear, cider and soft drinks bar. Hot pasties and salad included in ticket. Pastieies supplied by Hallett's Bakery.

In aid of Rowcroft Hospice and other Rotary Charities.

Rachael McShane and The Cartographers - 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 21's. Go to website for more information and tickets or telephone 01726 879500. Tickets also available from Limekiln Gallery, Calstock. Opening times 11.00am to 5.00pm Tuesday to Saturday.

An original member of folk big band Bellowhead, singer, cellist, fiddle and viola player Rachael McShane toured internationally with them as well as winning eight BBC Folk Awards in their twelve years together. Rachael has gone on to appear in the musical theatre production The Transports alongside The Young’uns, Faustus, Nancy Kerr, Greg Russell and Matthew Crampton. Rachael’s new set of traditional songs is performed with her brand new band, featuring guitarist Matthew Ord (Assembly Lane) and melodeon player Julian Sutton (Kathryn Tickell, Sting). ‘You’re in the presence of something very special…what a voice’. Sid Smith, BBC Music.
Sunday 17 June
Fire Exit- The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU 5.00pm. Go to Bicton Inn website

If you enjoy some chilled, traditional jazz you are going to love this afternoon’s session. Talented jazz stalwarts Bob King, Charlie Hernshaw, Paul Barnham and guest Martin Nichols will be performing a selection of beautiful, chilled jazz standards.

Simon and Garfunkel through the years - Performed by Bookends - Lynton Town Hall, Lee Road, Lynton Devon EX35 6HT - 7.30pm - Full £14.00 - Supporter £12.00  
To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website

‘Simon and Garfunkel Through the Years’ is the world’s most authentic sounding theatre show of it’s kind. With moving and powerful live performances and multimedia, the show takes a chronological journey through the friendship and behind the scenes of the greatest ever folk-rock duo.

Featuring interviews with Paul Simon and Art Garfunkel, original movie footage and mind blowing live performances, the show features hits like Mrs Robinson, The Boxer, Homeward Bound and the incredible Bridge Over Troubled Water.

Come along and relive the unforgettable music of Simon & Garfunkel in what the BBC described as ‘a must see’ show.

Regular events 3rd Sunday
Monday 18 June
Artizan Acoustic Night/Open Mic/Greg Hancock - Artizan Gallery, Lucius Street, Torquay TQ2 5UW - 7.30pm Plus other talented performers in the first half of the evening. Refreshments available. Curated by Robert Spence telephone 01803 613647
Tuesday 19 June
 
Regular events 3rd Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
SONG - Bradninch Folk Club
The Bradninch Folk Club Guest Night is in the function room of the Castle Hotel, doors open at 7.45pm start at 8.00pm. Entry £5.00
Wednesday 20 June
Geoff Lakeman - B-Bar, Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ - 8.30pm - admission £2.00 Free with a B-Card - Telephone 01752 242021 or visit website or FaceBook for more information.
B-Bar regular Geoff Lakeman - dad to famous folk stars Seth,Sean and Sam -plays for us again including tracks from his lauded album "After All These Years." The CD has had national five and four--star reviews and been played on BBC Radio 2 by Mark Radcliffe, by Tom Robinson on his BBC Radio Six show, on BBC Radio 3 and just about every local radio station in the country. Come and hear the singer and concertina master's musical take on the west country,American and Irish folk, Americana and even 20's/30's jazz
Regular events 3rd Wednesday
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club - Petronella - Club Callers - Bicknoller Village Hall
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Jigs for Gigs - Simon Maplesden
OPEN MIC - Blues Night at the Oystercatcher’s  Cafe
Thursday 21 June
The Bicton Inn 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU. Go to Bicton Inn website

Raddon Hill Clog Morris - 8.00pm
Come and enjoy the sheer spectacle of one Devon’s famous Morris groups dancing outside The Bicton. Raddon Hill Clog Morris claim to be Exeter’s jolliest Clog Morris side and ask you to bring along nothing but a good sense of humour. Their members are drawn from right across Devon and enjoy the fun and frolics of a mixed side. This is an event children may also enjoy.

Open Folk Session with Becky Brooks - 8.30pm
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.

Anda Union - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS - 8.00pm - £16.00 Standing - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080
For more information and tickets go to website

Anda Union’s thoroughly addictive combination of Mongolian musical styles is a reflection of their roots. Hailing from differing ethnic nomadic cultures the nine strong band unite tribal and music traditions from all over Inner Mongolia.

Anda Union bring a wide range of musical instruments and vocal styles together in a fusion that Genghis Khan himself would have been proud of. Keenly aware of the threat to the Grasslands and their age old Mongolian culture, Anda Union are driven by their fight for the survival of this endangered way of life, by keeping the essence of the music alive.

Red Rocks Story Open Mic - Upstairs at the Anchor, Old Fore Street, Sidmouth EX10 8LP - 7.30pm
Come tell or read aloud your own work. Slots are 8 mins (about 1600-ish words.) Storytellers arrive at 7.00pm, first come, first tell. £3.00, £2.00 storytellers. Telephone 07834 194215 or email.
Friday 22 June

Barn Dance in aid of W.O.R.K. - Llive music from Phil & Mahrey Berthoud of Fiddlers on the Green and Ken Hudson calling Dodbrooke Parish Hall, Church Street, Kingsbridge TQ7 1NW - 7.30pm - Tickets £8.00 (U12s free). For tickets contact Mary-Jane Butler telephone 01548 01548 852670 or email
W.O.R.K.: Widows and Orphans in Rural Kenya. Bring food to share. Drinks available for the young and not so young. All proceeds go directly to W.O.R.K. .

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

Cosgrave & Banks – Sampford Courtenay Village Hall, Chapple Lane, Sampford Courtenay EX20 2SY - 7.30pm (Doors 7.00pm). Tickets £8.00 from Marilyn Weeks telephone 01837 851269, Deborah Taylor-Morris telephone 01837 82743, Terry Bullworthy telephone 01837 89168. Or on the door. Details on website
Mike Cosgrave (Sin é, Jackie Leven, Jackie Oates) and Steve Banks (Maddy Prior & the Carnival Band, Blue Jewel) have built a reputation for top quality musicianship and entertainment. “An eclectic mix of material, underpinned by top quality musicianship; a varied and highly entertaining programme” – Folk On The Moor Folk Club. “A sublime concert, complete with quirky intros; a sumptuous musical journey far and wide across the UK and Europe.” – Cheriton Fitzpaine Village Hall. "Superb playing and singing, all with a great sense of style and fun"  – Tom McConville. 

20th Teignmouth Folk Festival
Megson - The Flavel, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 9ND - Tickets £18.00 and £5.00 under 18s. Box Office telephone 01803 839530 or book online at website
Megson’s husband and wife duo Stu and Debs Hanna have carved out a formidable reputation on the folk circuit. Drawing heavily on their Teeside heritage they have created a unique brand of folk music. They are 3 times nominees at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
Regular events 4th Friday
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Plus level
SONG - Exeter Folk and Acoustic Music Club - next week this month
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….
SONG/STORYTELLING - Tradewinds
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?