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Wednesday 1 May
 
Regular events 1st Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Gibby Swaine and Ian Anderson - Mary Marker
SONG - Jurassic Folk and Jam
Thursday 2 May
 
Friday 3 May
Eliza Carthy and Martin Carthy
Calstock Arts, The Old Chapel, Sand Lane, Calstock PL18 9QX
Doors and bar 7.00pm - start 8.00pm
Tickets £18.00 advance, £1.00 reduction for Friends of Calstock Arts, £10.00 under 18s. Go to website

Martin Carthy is one of folk music’s greatest innovators. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick, his wife Norma Waterson and daughter Eliza Carthy have resulted in more than forty albums.

He’s a ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic and electric-guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. He always prefers to follow an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position. Perhaps most significant of all are his settings of traditional songs with guitar, which have influenced a generation of artists including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon.

Eliza Carthy is undoubtedly one of the most impressive and engaging performers of her generation. Twice nominated for a Mercury Prize and winner of innumerable other accolades over a twenty year career, Eliza has performed and recorded with a diverse array of artists including Paul Weller, Rufus and Martha Wainwright and Bob Neuwirth. More than most, Eliza Carthy has revitalised folk music and captured the most hardened of dissenters with intelligent, charismatic and boundary-crossing performance.

Saturday 4 May
 
Sunday 5 May
 
Regular events 1st Sunday

SONG - Folk on the Moor - Book by email  

Monday 6 May
Kris Drever
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS
8.00pm
Tickets £14.00+ (£12.00+) - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website

Scottish songwriter Kris Drever (Lau) celebrated a decade of critical and commercial success by winning both BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of The Year 2017 and Best Original Track 2017 (for his song If Wishes Were Horses) at BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. 

For his 2018 concerts Kris will be performing a ‘best of’ set featuring all the key songs from his first decade and some new material played live for the first time. 

Regular events 1st Monday
Tuesday 7 May
 
Regular events 1st Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
DANCE - Fraddon Folk Dance Club (Cornwall)
SONG - Bradninch Folk Club - open night
Wednesday 8 May
 
Regular events 2nd Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Raleigh Reelers - Aileen Wills
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
Thursday 9 May
Wildwood Kin
The Lemon Grove, St German's Road, Exeter, EX4 6TG
7.30pm
Tickets £15.00+ Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website

Wildwood Kin are a family trio whose sound is characterised by extraordinary harmonies. Their brilliant debut album, while influenced by their early folk leanings, delved deeply into other genres, featuring both electric and acoustic instruments, and boasted inventive sonics and spectral atmospherics alongside their hypnotic three-part harmonies.

Guitarist Emillie Key, her bouzouki/keyboard-playing sister Beth and their drumming cousin Meghann Loney, all sing, swapping leads and joining on harmonies.

They have just released a covers EP voices of equilibrium and have recently topped 13 million streams on spotify.

Friday 10 May
SONG - Exeter Folk and Acoustic Music Club
Reg Meuross - 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.
Saturday 11 May
 
Regular events 2nd Saturday
SONG - Open night Shammick Acoustic
Sunday 12 May
 
Regular events 2nd Sunday
Monday 13 May

Tuesday 14 May
 
Regular events 2nd Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Quantock Quarenders - Aileen Wills
MUSIC - Bradninch Acoustic Music Club
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 15 May
 
Thursday 16 May
 
Friday 17 May
 
Saturday 18 May

SONG - Open night Shammick Acoustic -   John Doyle

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 

DANCE - D'Accord's French Music and Dance

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.
Sunday 19 May
 
Regular events 3rd Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor - Book by email
Monday 20 May
 
Tuesday 21 May
 
Regular events 3rd Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club
SONG - Bradninch Folk Club For more information telephone Gerard Edwards 01392 881105 or Facebook Bradninch Folk Club.
Wednesday 22 May
 
Regular events 4th Wednesday
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - TBA - Jeremy Child
SONG - Lympstone Folk, Roots and Acoustic
Thursday 23 May
 
Friday 24 May
 
Saturday 25 May
Exeter Ceilidhs - Phoenix
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
Regular events 4th Saturday
SONG - Shammick Acoustic - Closed for Earl of Rone
Sunday 26 May
 
Regular events 4th Sunday
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club
SONG - Folk on the Moor Book by email
SONG/STORYTELLING - Tradewinds Open to everything, as always. Anybody with a poem, song, story or tune they'd like to share will be very welcome.
Okey Folky - Singers, musicians, poets, step-dancers and audience members all welcome!
Monday 27 May
 
Regular events 4th Monday
Tuesday 28 May
 
Regular events 4th Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
Wednesday 29 May
 
Regular events 5th Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Jigs for Gigs - Mark Moran          
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
SONG - Culm Valley Music and Performance Club
Thursday 30 May
 
Friday 31 May