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Page last updated on 13-01-2018
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Friday 1 June
 
Saturday 2 June
 
Sunday 3 June
 
Regular events 1st Sunday
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
 
Regular events 1st Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Meter Rite - Graham Knight 
Thursday 7 June
 
Friday 8 June
 
Saturday 9 June
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
DANCE - D'Accord's French Music and Dance - Boat Trip - 11.00am - 2.00pm- Exmouth Marina Quay. Please bring your own picnic.
Regular events 2nd Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor - Book by email
Monday 11 June
 
Tuesday 12 June
 
Regular events 2nd Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
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
 
Regular events 2nd Thursday
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
SONG - Totnes Folk Song Club - For the last thirty minutes or so The Whalers sing Sid Kipper songs
Friday 15 June
 
Saturday 16 June
 
Sunday 17 June
 
Regular events 3rd Sunday
Monday 18 June
 
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
 
Regular events 3rd Wednesday
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club - Bicknoller VH
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Jigs for Gigs - Simon Maplesden
Thursday 21 June
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
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
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
20th Teignmouth Folk Festival
Regular events 4th Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor Book by email
SONG/STORYTELLING - Tradewinds
Monday 25 June
 
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
Thursday 28 June

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
 
Saturday 30 June