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Page last updated on 21-01-2019
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Friday 1 March
Jacob and Drinwater - This Old River Tour
The Exeter Brewery, Cowley Bridge Road, Exeter, EX4 4NX
8.00pm
£10.00+ from WeGotTickets
UK alt -folk duo Jacob & Drinkwater have been called ‘stand out new Folk’ by BBC6 Music and ‘inventive and thrilling’ by R2 Magazine. Jacob's sweeping vocals never fail to captivate, delivering many a spine-tingling moment; the fluidity and precision of his finger-picking underpinned by Drinkwater's nimbly rhythmic double bass; at times sweetly soaring, haunting, percussive and driving, the layers of depth a perfect counterfoil. Featured numerous times on BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music and lauded by their musical peers as one of the most accomplished acts touring the circuit today.
Saturday 2 March
Bridport Ceilidhs featuring Oxford Nags with Jane Thomas
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
Exeter Ceilidhs - Amber Fire
The Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7UE.
8.00pm - 11.0pm
£8.00 (under 16 - £4.00 under 10 free)
Teas, coffees & biscuits are provided (small donation requested), but there is no bar. You may bring your own alcohol if you wish. For more information email or telephone Jeremy 0796929763
Sunday 3 March
Phil Beer - String Theory
Teignmouth Pavillions Auditorium, The Den Crescent, Teignmouth, TQ14 8BG
Doors 7.00pm - start 7.30pm
Tickets £15.00+ - Box office telephone 01626 249049 email or to book tickets on-line go to website.
Charming, disarming and exceptionally talented, multi-instrumentalist Phil Beer is something of a national treasure on the folk, roots and acoustic scene. One-half of award-winning powerhouse Show of Hands, Beer is equally as in demand for his solo shows. In early 2019 Phil sets out to share some of his most-loved songs at carefully selected venues across the UK. With the odd laugh thrown in for good measure, Beer’s flawless musicianship and rich vocals will leave you wide-eyed and wanting more.
Regular events 1st Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor - Book by email
Monday 4 March
Tuesday 5 March
 
Regular events 1st Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Jeremy Child
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
DANCE - Fraddon Folk Dance Club (Cornwall)
SONG - Bradninch Folk Club - open night
Wednesday 6 March
 
Regular events 1st Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Fresh Aire - Aileen Wills
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club Merrymakers (TBC) - Gill Spence (TBC) - venue TBC
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
Thursday 7 March
Leveret
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. Go to website for more information and tickets or telephone 01726 879500.
A unique collaboration between three of England’s finest folk musicians, Andy Cutting (button accordion), Sam Sweeney (fiddle) and Rob Harbron (concertina) are each regarded as exceptional performers and masters of their instruments. Together their performances combine consummate musicianship, compelling delivery and captivating spontaneity. Leveret’s music is not arranged in the conventional sense and the trio rely on mutual trust and musical interaction to create new settings of their repertoire in the moment, with no two performances alike. Their playing is relaxed and natural, drawing audiences in and inviting them to share in music making that is truly spontaneous and timeless. 
Fiddler Sam Sweeney was the 2015 BBC Folk Awards Musician of the Year, directs the National Youth Folk Ensemble and is known for his work in Bellowhead, Eliza Carthy & The Wayward Band, The Full English and his own Made In The Great War project. Melodeon genius Andy Cutting, a four-time BBC Folk Awards Best Musician, is a compelling solo performer and currently works with Blowzabella, Topette, June Tabor and Roger Daltry. Concertina wizard Rob Harbron leads the English Acoustic Collective summer school and is known for his work with The Full English (Best Group and Best Album BBC Folk Awards 2014) and Jon Boden.
Leveret’s music is firmly rooted in the English tradition but sounds fresh and new. Their most recent album Inventions features entirely original material that brings Leveret’s trademark groove, energy and intuitive playing to bear on a set of new tunes composed by the trio, three of today’s finest tunesmiths in the folk field.
Friday 8 March
Wren Music Her Story ‘Thread the Needle, Prove the Point’
Cygnet Theatre, Friars Gate, Exeter, EX2 4AZ -
7.30pm
Ticket Price: £10.00 - Box Office - Telephone 01392 2771808//665885 - Visit website - email

Marilyn Tucker, Sarah Owen and Amy Wilson (of Wren Music) return to The Cygnet Theatre for their fourth annual celebration for International Women’s Day. In 2019, the professional singers and community choir will share the unsung stories of women’s lives by exploring fabrics, with traditional songs of wool, lace and linen and contemporary works on factory life and community banners.
Wren Music is an artist-led folk arts organisation based in Okehampton. The mission is to work with music and culture in order to educate, inspire creativity, promote inclusion, and celebrate identity. Wren works with all ages, from early years to older adults, in a variety of settings, from schools to theatres and from the street to residential homes.

Mad Dog Mcrea + Special Guests
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS
Doors open 7.30pm
Tickets £17.50+ Standing - £19.00+ seated. Box Office - telephone 01392 667080
For more information and tickets go to website

Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs.

It was at Glastonbury in 2013 (notably the Avalon Stage), the release of their Happy Bus video, take-up from national radio from esteemed folk such as Mike Harding, and others………. Matched with the unshakable dedication of their massive and loyal to the hilt, fan base – that Mad Dog Mcrea began to become more than just a very popular, West Country festival act; – whilst obviously killing it live – Mad Dog Mcrea, determined that their fans and media alike – should see them as serious and acclaimed recording artists too.

Mad Dog’s new album ALMOST HOME, produced by Sean Lakeman, is an album fuelled with the all the essential Mad Dog energy and antics that the band have become known for – Dave Podmore writes engagingly about Mad Dog stuff – as one might expect, all night drives, police car chases – Folk musicians, in particular have been playing tribute to the hero’s of WW1 of late – MDM are no exception, offering up their bone chilling song – You Can’t Find MeThe Sound written by Seth Lakeman includes beautiful guest vocals from Suzie Mac.

In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in Christendom, Mad Dog Mcrea are, in every sense of the word, a live, band – ALMOST HOME – encapsulates that – and so much more.

The famous purple happy bus is fired up and ready for action, and there’s room for you – jump aboard!

 

Saturday 9 March
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Gill Spence - Jigs For Gigs 
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

Teign Playford - with Gwyn George and Jean Foster.
Rydon Hall, Kingsteignton, TQ12 3LP
2.30pm -5.30pm.

Mad Dog Mcrea + Special Guests - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS - Doors open 7.30pm - £17.50+ Standing - £19.00+ seated. Box Office - telephone 01392 667080
For more information and tickets go to website

Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies, fairies, legless pirates and black flies – Mad Dog never fail to capture their audience with their infectious songs.

It was at Glastonbury in 2013 (notably the Avalon Stage), the release of their Happy Bus video, take-up from national radio from esteemed folk such as Mike Harding, and others………. Matched with the unshakable dedication of their massive and loyal to the hilt, fan base – that Mad Dog Mcrea began to become more than just a very popular, West Country festival act; – whilst obviously killing it live – Mad Dog Mcrea, determined that their fans and media alike – should see them as serious and acclaimed recording artists too.

Mad Dog’s new album ALMOST HOME, produced by Sean Lakeman, is an album fuelled with the all the essential Mad Dog energy and antics that the band have become known for – Dave Podmore writes engagingly about Mad Dog stuff – as one might expect, all night drives, police car chases – Folk musicians, in particular have been playing tribute to the hero’s of WW1 of late – MDM are no exception, offering up their bone chilling song – You Can’t Find MeThe Sound written by Seth Lakeman includes beautiful guest vocals from Suzie Mac.

In constant demand and having played just about every festival and two-bit, jibe-arsed dive in Christendom, Mad Dog Mcrea are, in every sense of the word, a live, band – ALMOST HOME – encapsulates that – and so much more.

The famous purple happy bus is fired up and ready for action, and there’s room for you – jump aboard!

 

Regular events 2nd Saturday
SONG - Open night Shammick Acoustic
Sunday 10 March
 
Regular events 2nd Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor Book by email
Monday 11 March
 
Tuesday 12 March
 
Regular events 2nd Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Fresh Aire - Gill Spence
MUSIC - Bradninch Acoustic Music Club
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 13 March
 
Thursday 14 March

Nick Harper
Dolphin Hotel, Station Road, Bovey Tracey TQ19 9AL
7.30pm for 8.00pm.
Tickets £12.00 - for information and tickets go to website

 

Friday 15 March
SONG - Exeter Folk and Acoustic Music Club
Steve Turner (Visit website) - Support to be confirmed
Victoria Park Tennis Club, Lyndhurst Road, St. Leonards, Exeter, EX2 4NX
8.00pm.
Tickets (this is an advanced ticket reservation concert only) - Paid in advance - £10.00; Advanced notice without pre-payment - £12.00 (paid on the door). Information/ticket enquiries email - telephone 01392 210983 - visit website - go to FaceBook page.
Steve Turner is known as an excellent and multi-instrumentalist but particularly known as a pioneer of concertina accompaniment. He became prominent on the scene about four decades ago, then prior to 2005, took a 13-month gap to pursue stringed-instrument building business. Now back with a vengeance, he is proving himself to be as strong, accomplished and entertaining as ever. His material is largely traditional or based in the tradition with a sprinkling of his own tunes and songs. 
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman
Teignmouth Pavillions Auditorium, The Den Crescent, Teignmouth, TQ14 8BG
Doors 7.00pm - start 7.30pm
Tickets £14.00+ - Box office telephone 01626 249049 email or to book tickets on-line go to website.

Duos come and duos go… And some nurture and fine tune their art and watch it grow into something totally original, captivating and award-winning. Bonded by an unseen alchemy, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have entwined their professional and personal relationship into an enviable class act of imaginative songwriting and musicianship.

The Dartmoor-based husband and wife have twice won the coveted Best Duo title at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (2016 and 2013), consistently delivering assured, distinctive performances whether live or recorded. Over two decades of performance they have never been trapped in a groove – always bold and innovative, mixing traditional song arrangements with (increasingly) their self-penned material which reels from the bitter to the sweet, the wry to the sad, the political to the passive. across folk, rock, country and blues genres.

With ‘Personae’, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman present their landmark fifth studio album. It is an eclectic emotional see-saw of a journey, melding ten tracks of traditional ballads and their own self-penned versatile material. Once again Roberts & Lakeman have created an album by turns curious, thought-provoking, moving and magical – a complete cornucopia astutely delivered by one of the most intriguing, uninhibited and popular duos on the British folk scene. Most definitely not ‘personae non gratae’.

Saturday 16 March
The O'Marleys
The Oddfellows, 60 New North Road, Exeter, Devon EX4 4EP
8.00pm - 10.00pm
Free
Irish band The O'Marleys will be playing lots of lively Irish and Scottish music at Oddfellows. Celebrating St Patricks day a day early. Expert fiddler Mac racing away with fast Jigs, Io on BANJO, John on guitar, all 3 will be singing their hearts out with sing along Irish songs.
Celebrating St Patrick's day, Irish band The O'Marleys will be playing lots of lively Irish music
Sunday 17 March
 
Regular events 3rd Sunday
SONG -Folk on the Moor Book by email
Monday 18 March
 
Tuesday 19 March
 
Wednesday 20 March
 
Regular events 3rd Wednesday
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club - Band TBC - Ted Farmer - Venue TBC
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Meter Rite - Graham Knight
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
OPEN MIC - Blues Night at the Oystercatcher’s  Cafe
Thursday 21 March
 
Regular events 3rd Thursday
DANCE - Tavistock Folk Dance Club - Club callers
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
MUSIC - Brixham Blues - BBT2
Friday 22 March
 
Regular events 4th Friday
SONG - Exeter Folk and Acoustic Music Club - next week this month
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Plus level
Saturday 23 March
Urban Folk Quartet
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS
7.30pm
Tickets £13.00+ (£11.00+) - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website

The Urban Folk Quartet’s distinguishing features have much less to do with the traditional idea of genre. Yes, this is fiddle-led music that draws heavily from celtic dance forms and traditional song but from there on in it is unlike any folk band you have ever heard. Just as English country dance unassumingly met with big band jazz musicianship in the mid 20th century, The UFQ’s approach to the folk ethos is to embrace any and every influence that genuinely makes sense of their time and place and makes sense in their music. From funk grooves to middle-eastern melodies, afrobeat to north Indian rhythms.

The first of those phenomenal fiddlers is Galician Paloma Trigás, who has shared stages and recorded with with the likes of The Chieftains, Sharon Shannon and Altan, during her tenure touring the stadiums of the world with Spain’s biggest folk star, Carlos Nuñez. The second is Joe Broughton (Albion Band, Bellowhead, Joss Stone) long established on the folk scene as the fieriest English fiddler and showman of his generation. Also an exceptional guitarist and mandolin player, in UFQ Joe deftly shares multi-instrumentalist duties (often mid-song) with Dan Walsh. Touted as one of the finest banjo players in the country as well as a gifted singer and guitarist, Dan (Seth Lakeman Band, The Levellers, Walsh & Pound) joined UFQ in 2014, as guitarist, oud player and founding member Frank Moon stepped out of touring life. The lineup is completed by Tom Chapman, widely considered to be the most accomplished and innovative cajonero the UK has to offer.

Since then UFQ’s trail has blazed across the world, playing everything from secluded coves to 30,000 capacity festival fields, igniting audiences and winning them a devoted fan base from The Bay of Biscay to edge of The North Pacific. UFQ‘s cross-genre appeal sees them occupying a singular position, crossing scenes and continents and sharing bills with the most eclectic range of artists. It only gets wilder…

DANCE - D'Accord's French Music and Dance
Steve Turner and David Faulkner
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.
Exeter Ceilidhs - Dartmoor Pixie Band
The Kenn Centre, Exeter Road, Kennford, Exeter, Devon, EX6 7UE.
8.00pm - 11.0pm
Admission £8.00 (under 16 - £4.00 under 10 free)
Teas, coffees & biscuits are provided (small donation requested), but there is no bar. You may bring your own alcohol if you wish. For more information email or telephone Jeremy 0796929763
Aly Bain & Phil Cunningham
Harberton Parish Hall, Tristford Road, Harberton TQ9 7SE nr Totnes.
Doors 7.15pm for 8.00pm start.
All tickets: £18.00 - for ticket information go to website
A rare opportunity in the South-West to catch two of the best traditional musicians you are ever likely to hear. Having toured together since 1986 to packed concert halls all over the world, multi-award-winning Aly & Phil continue to charm audiences with their stunning music, and on-stage charisma that defies description. Witty and humorous banter sits alongside tunes that tug the heartstrings, and joyous reels and melodies that have feet tapping along. Aly (MBE and Doctor of Music), a founder member of Boys of the Lough, is rightly regarded as Scotland's supreme fiddler- arguably the finest of all time. Aly launched the popular BBC TV series ‘Transatlantic Sessions’ in which he and Phil appear. Phil (MBE) is a world famous accordion player and composer. In recent years Phil's work-load has included many commissions for TV and film and an increasing amount of work as musical director for television and theatrical events.
Regular events 4th Saturday
DANCE - D'Accord's French Music and Dance

SONG - Shammick Acoustic - Granny’s Attic

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 March
 
Regular events 4th Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor  Book by email
Monday 25 March
 
Tuesday 26 March
 
Regular events 4th Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Graham Knight
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 27 March
 
Regular events 4th Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - TBA - Jane Thomas
SONG - Lympstone Folk, Roots and Acoustic
Thursday 28 March
The O'Marleys
Stand Off, Portland House, Longbrook Street, Exeter, Devon EX4 6AB
9.30pm - 11.00pm
Free
The Fantastic O'Marleys irish band will be playing all your favourite tunes and songs, Mac racing away with lightning speed on his fiddle, Ioworth picking out those banjo notes with ease, and John Strumming away on Guitar, All three sing all your favourites like, Black Velvet Band, Whiskey in The Jar, Irish Rover, Wild Rover, Fields of Athenry, Blarney Roses and many more. A band rated the best in the South West and not to be missed. Check out their latest album, Trip to Exeter. Find them on FB and twitter
Amazing Irish band The O'Marleys will set the place alight when they play all your favourite Irish tunes at The Stand Off, Exeter.

Feast of Fiddles Silver Jubilee Tour - Exeter Corn Exchange - Market Street, Exeter, EX1 1BW
7.30pm (Doors 6.45)
Tickets £20.50 (includes £1.00 booking fee). Box office telephone 01392 665938 - For more information go to website

The Feast of Fiddles band-waggon trundles merrily on in its Silver Jubilee year. Born in Nettlebed on Valentine’s Day 1994 as a one off special concert, Feast of Fiddles has done 25 spring tours, 24 festivals and has 7 CDs to its name. Not bad for a bunch of old folk-rockers! This is a band of friends that puts on a show of huge dynamic range performed with passion, joy and a liberal dose of fun. Fiddlers Peter Knight (Gigspanner, Steeleye Span), Chris Leslie (Fairport Convention), Brian McNeill (Battlefield Band), Ian Cutler (Bully Wee), Tom Leary (Lindisfarne) and Garry Blakeley (Band of Two) add the large range of fiddle playing styles to the rock back-line of guitars, keyboards, sax and accordion – all held together by legendary drummer Dave Mattacks. A live music entertainment like no other on the circuit which is guaranteed to be enjoyed by even the most doubting of friends dragged along!

Regular events 4th Thursday
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Kate & Doug Eaton - The More The Merrier
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
Friday 29 March
 
Saturday 30 March

Rebecca Loebe - with special guest, Greg Hancock
St James Church Hall, Mt Pleasant Road Exeter EX4 7AH
Doors 7.30pm (Start 8.00pm)
Tickets £10.00 from WeGotTickets
Rebecca Loebe is not just another talent. She’s a sophisticated, mature writer with a relevant point of view and an assured, nuanced voice that’s both elegant and earthy, powerful and delicate, with a range and depth she hints at more than flashes. When the moment’s right, however, she’ll glide up a scale like Norah Jones, or drop right into a crag in Fiona Apple’s sidewalk.

But timing and delivery alone don’t make an artist. There’s got to be substance as well, and Loebe fearlessly probes the rawest corners of her psyche to find it. “There’s a lot of me talking to myself,” she says. “I’m writing a lot of empowerment jams these days, and I think it’s because it’s what I need. I’ve written albums full of what I needed to say, but this album is full of songs I need to hear.”

And now she’s on a guerrilla mission to share messages others need to hear as well. “I like to write catchy songs about topics that are meaningful to me, but use fun hooks to put words in people’s mouths,” Loebe admits. “My favorite thing is to get people singing along before they even realize they’re singing about women’s equality or their own self-worth.”

Before signing her first record deal last year, Loebe had made her national television debut on the first season of The Voice (her version of Nirvana’s “Come as You Are” charted worldwide and landed on the show’s first compilation album) and been declared a winner at the Kerrville New Folk songwriting competition.

Catch this award-winning songwriter and internationally recognized singer in concert with her full band this spring, as she celebrates the release of her fifth studio album Give Up Your Ghosts across the US and Europe

 

Sunday 31 March
 
Regular events 4th Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor  Book by email
SONG/STORYTELLING - Tradewinds
Okey Folky - Singers, musicians, poets, step-dancers and audience members all welcome!