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Page last updated on 5-04-2019
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Saturday 1 June
Edgelarks (Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin)
The Flavel, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 9ND
7.30pm
Tickets standard £17.00 Under 18 £5.00. Box Office telephone 01803 839530 or book online at website

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin will be making a return to the Flavel with their new band, Edgelarks. They are now well established as one of the leading acts on the folk music scene and their track record of terrific live performances and superb albums was recognised at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards where they won Best Duo in 2014 and were nominated in both 2016 and 2018. Edgelarks is both the name of their new band but also their 4th album released in 2017. Their 2019 tour will feature material from a new album to be released in May. “Subtly atmospheric”: Robin Denselow The Guardian

Songwriters' Circle: Greg Hancock, Em Marshall and Ben Morgan-Brown
The Bridge Inn, Bridge Hill, Topsham, Exeter EX3 0QQ
8.00pm
Tickets £8.00+, Available from WeGotTickets
Three highly acclaimed singer-songwriters present their songs in turn in this beautiful and atmospheric historic pub. A great chance to compare and contrast three different styles and approaches to the art of songwriting.    

Bridport Ceilidhs - Fresh Aire with Aileen Wills
Church House (St Mary's) Hall, South Street, Bridport DT6 3NW
7.30 - 11.00pm.
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
Sunday 2 June
 
Regular events 1st Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor Book by email
Monday 3 June
 
Tuesday 4 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 5 June
 
Regular events 1st Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Bridgewater Band - Robert Blackborow
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club Bicknoller Village Hall - Aileen Wills - John & Mary Brock
Thursday 6 June
 
Friday 7 June
Jim Causley
Otterton Mill, Otterton, nr Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7HG
Tickets £15.00 (price covers the music only).
Pre-booking required. Food served 6.00pm to 7.30pm, music starts at 8.00pm. To book, telephone 01395 568521 - website
Saturday 8 June

Bovey Tracey Craft Festival
Harbottle and Jonas
Bovey Tracey TQ13 9AL
11.30am
A great live act, their songs cover the political and historical as well as the more personal. Partners in life as well as music, Dave and Freya combine a love of the richness of traditional folk with their own original and powerful songwriting. Over 6 years of writing and performing together they have evolved a compelling live signature sound, blending their distinctive solo voices with concertina, harmonium, banjo, stomp box, acoustic guitar and dobro with their powerful close vocal harmonies. 
Vist website for more information

Gordon Giltrap
Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ
8.00pm
Tickets Full £18.00 - Supporter £16.00. To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website
Recently awarded an MBE in the 2019 New Year’s Honour List for services to Music and Charity, legendary British Guitarist Gordon Giltrap will be performing what promises to be an electrifying solo acoustic show. Expect to hear classics such as Heartsong and Lucifer’s Cage alongside new material from his latest album ‘The Last of England’.

 

The Lost Sound - Loving Folk
St Pancras Church, Widecombe in the Moor
7.30pm
Tickets £8:50 in advance and £10.00 on the door. Tickets from Eventbrite or email.
Benefit concert for Dartmoor Rescue Ashburton. This volunteer team are just amazing and need some financial support to keep us safe! Come and help us boost their coffers!

'LOVING FOLK' is our Spring/Summer tour 2019. A beautiful collection of folk and accapella tradition songs that are tender, joyful, thoughtful and fun. We've found some wonderful songs to light you up, to stir your heart and lift your imagaination! With quite a different feel from last summer, we hope that you love hearing them. We are cetainly having fun singing them!

In February this year, we were featured on the Fatea showcase album and are getting more plays on folk radio stations around the uk.

 

DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Ivan Aitken and J.I.P 
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
Sunday 9 June
 
Regular events 2nd Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor - Frank Burkitt
Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE
7.45pm
Book by email
Monday 10 June
 
Tuesday 11 June
 
Wednesday 12 June
 
Regular events 2nd Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Fresh Aire - Monty Crook
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
Thursday 13 June

Gordie MacKeeman & His Rhythm Boys (Canada)
Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ
7.30pm
Tickets Full £14.00 - Supporter £12.00  
To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website Hailing from Prince Edward Island on Canada’s east coast, the multi-award-winning dancing fiddler Gordie MacKeeman along with His Rhythm Boys serve up old-time roots music with an energy level that practically yanks you out of your seat by the collar.


Regular events 2nd Thursday
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Ray Goodswen - Stringaccord
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
SONG - Totnes Folk Song Club Singers Night - 'Local troubadors' shanty crew The Old Gaffers to finish off the evening
Dartmouth Inn, 28 Warland, Totnes TQ9 5EL
8.00pm
SONG - Bideford Folk Song Club - Quicksilver
The Joiners Arms, Market Place, Bideford, EX30 2DR
8.00pm
Friday 14 June
Windjammer - Gallery Bar Special
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX
Doors and bar 7.00pm - start 8.00pm
Free entry - donations to band please. Go to website for more information and tickets or telephone 01726 879500.

Plymouth band Windjammer is an exciting three-piece combining bold and engaging original compositions and self-penned songs, with modern arrangements of traditional material.

Jake Sonny Rowlinson (vocals, synth, concertina), Jeremy Bunting (fingerstyle guitar, percussion, vocals) and Fran Rowney (piano accordion, low whistle, vocals), began playing together in 2015 and now combine their individual approaches into a diverse and captivating whole. Frequently heard on BBC Radio 3, they’ve performed at Latitude Festival and Hartlepool Folk Festival. Their debut EP was released at a sold-out launch event in 2018 at Plymouth’s Barbican Theatre.

“An exciting sound and vision hoves into view!” – Max Reinhardt on Late Junction, BBC Radio 3
“Improbably mature vocals and a bold, contemporary approach” – Geoff Lakeman

Contra (American Barn) Dance - Caller - Jeremy Child. Band - Fresh Aire.
The Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter EX6 7UE
7.30pm
A monthly series of Contra Dances. 7.30-10.00pm. Cost £5.00 per person. Beginners welcome. Tea, coffee and biscuits available free of charge, but no bar. Further details at website
Saturday 15 June
 
Sunday 16 June
Ninebarrow in concert with Glorious Chrous
Crediton Congregational Church, 8 High St, Crediton EX17 3LB
7.30pm
Price £12.0010.00 concessions. Concession price applies to Students, Under 18’s, OAPs and unemployment/disability claimants. For tickets and more information go to website
Regular events 3rd Sunday
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club Singers’ night includes an hour with Anahata & Mary Humphries
Matthews Hall, Topsham EX3 0HF
8.00pm
Free
‘Wonderful and unusual versions of songs and brilliant accompaniments and tunes.’ - Pete Coe, Ryburn Folk Club
Monday 17 June
 
Tuesday 18 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 19 June
 
Regular events 3rd Wednesday
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club Bicknoller Village Hall - Club Callers - Brian Graham
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Meter Rite - Graham Knight
OPEN MIC - Blues Night at the Oystercatcher’s  Cafe
Thursday 20 June
 
Friday 21 June

Reg Meuross
The Plough@StAnne's, Paternoster Row, Barnstaple EX31 1SX
8.00pm
Tickets £12.00. To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website
Somerset singer-songwriter Reg Meuross has that rare gift of being able to touch people through his songs and performance, on a really human level, his words and music painting pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung, accompanying himself masterfully on guitar and captivating audiences with his beautiful tenor voice. 

 

21st Teignmouth Folk Festival
Saturday 22 June
Kitty Macfarlane - A Gallery Gig
Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ
7.30pm
Tickets Full £12.00 - Supporter £10.00  
To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website Kitty Macfarlane is a songwriter and guitarist from Somerset, whose music is rich with visual imagery and written with an eco-eye. Her lyrics touch on intervention and rewilding, climate change and migration, and woman’s historical relationship with textiles and the land.
21st Teignmouth Folk Festival
DANCE - D'Accord's French Music and Dance Truffetete, our friends from North Devon, who are 10 years old in 2019 so more birthday celebrations to enjoy!
St Matthew's Hall, Newtown, Exeter  EX1 2LJ. 
There is a large public car park across the road which is free after 6.00pm. Doors open at 7.15pm and we will start with some dance tuition at 7.30pm, followed by the first band at around 8.00pm.
Admission £9.00 which includes tea and biscuits.
No partner is needed for many of the dances and beginners are always welcome.
Regular events 4th Saturday

SONG - Shammick Acoustic - Alison Frosdick & Jack Burnaby

Tickets are £9.00 if bought in advance through WeGotTickets or, if you’re in Combe Martin, at The Pack o’ Cards or Pets’ Pantry, both in High Street, or for £10.00 at the door (with a £2.00 discount for members of Shammick Acoustic).  They may also be reserved by ringing Tom & Barbara Brown on 01271 882366.

Sunday 23 June
The Lost Sound
Moreton Music Day
12.30pm (30 minute set)

'LOVING FOLK' is our Spring/Summer tour 2019. A beautiful collection of folk and accapella tradition songs that are tender, joyful, thoughtful and fun. We've found some wonderful songs to light you up, to stir your heart and lift your imagaination! With quite a different feel from last summer, we hope that you love hearing them. We are cetainly having fun singing them!

In February this year, we were featured on the Fatea showcase album and are getting more plays on folk radio stations around the uk.

 

21st Teignmouth Folk Festival
Regular events 4th Sunday

SONG - Folk on the Moor - Becky Mills and Ruth Angell
Westward Inn, Lee Mill, Ivybridge PL21 9EE
7.45pm
Book by email

Monday 24 June
 
Tuesday 25 June
 
Regular events 4th Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
SONG - Shape Note Singing in Ipplepen
Wednesday 26 June
 
Regular events 4th Wednesday
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Jeroka - Ray Goodswen
SONG - Culm Valley Music and Performance Club
SONG - Lympstone Folk, Roots and Acoustic
Thursday 27 June
 
Regular events 4th Thursday
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Gill Spence - Fresh Aire (Party night with bring and share)
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 28 June
Veronica Sbergia and Max de Bernardi
Otterton Mill, Otterton, nr Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7HG
Tickets £15.00 (price covers the music only).
Pre-booking required. Food served 6.00pm to 7.30pm, music starts at 8.00pm. To book, telephone 01395 568521 - website
Saturday 29 June

Barn Owl Trust Charity Concert - Barron Brady with support from Harping Mad plus Owly dave and Kathryn Collings
Ashburton Arts Centre, West Street, Ashburton TQ13 7DT
Bar open from 7.00pm
Tickets Full price £5.00 £8.00 £10.00 (Choose what you can afford) from WeGotTickets or Barn Owl Trust and Rafikis cafe or £10.00 on the door

An evening of delightful Folk Music to raise funds for, and celebrate the work of, the Barn Owl Trust - a small wildlife conservation charity based just outside Ashburton which celebrated it's 30th anniversary last year.

Sunday 30 June

Cosgrave & Banks
Sharpham Trust Open Day, Ashprington TQ9 7UT. Visit Sharpham Trust website
Free entry. Small fee for parking.
We are delighted to welcome Mike and Steve back to the beautiful setting of Sharpham on the river Dart.  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. “One of Devon’s multi-instrumental treasures.” – Topsham Folk Club. "Superb playing and singing, all with a great sense of style and fun"  – Tom McConville.

Regular events 5th Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor - Book by email
SONG/STORYTELLING - Tradewinds
Okey Folky - Singers, musicians, poets, step-dancers and audience members all welcome!