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Page last updated on 16-06-2018
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Thursday 1 November
 
Friday 2 November
 
Saturday 3 November
Launceston Folk Dance Club - Saturday Dance - Folk 2 - Caller Les Burden - Launceston Town Hall, PL15 7AR. 8.00pm - 11.30pm. For further information telephone Rosemary Phillips 01566 774491
Bridport Ceilidhs featuring Pigs Might Fly with Richard Mason 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
Sunday 4 November
Sarah McQuaid - The Plough@StAnne's, Paternoster Row, Barnstaple EX31 1SX - 7.30pm. To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624.
Regular events 1st Sunday
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club - Moore, Moss & Rutter - Mathews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham, EX3 0HF. 8.00pm - £10.00 advance from WeGotTickets - £12.00 on the door Go to website for more information. Tom Moore (fiddle, viola), Archie Churchill-Moss (melodeon) and Jack Rutter (guitar) are the trio that won the 2011 BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award. Widely regarded as three of the best players, innovators and performers in traditional folk amongst a precociously gifted generation, their finely-crafted arrangements wield a rare potency. They reconvene to release their third record together which will mark a decade of performing as a band.

SONG -Folk on the Moor - Stephen Fearing - Book by email  

Monday 5 November
 
Tuesday 6 November
 
Regular events 1st Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
DANCE - Fraddon Folk Dance Club (Cornwall)
SONG - Bradninch Folk Club - open night
Wednesday 7 November
Fisherman’s Friends - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS - 8.00pm - £20.00+ - Seated - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website

Bound together by lifelong friendship and shared experience for more than 25 years the Fisherman’s Friends have met on the Platt (harbour) in their native Port Isaac to raise money for charity, singing the traditional songs of the sea handed down to them by their forefathers. In 2010, they signed a major record deal and their album Port Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends went Gold as they became the first traditional folk act to land a UK top ten album. Since then they’ve been the subject of an ITV documentary, released the hit albums One and All (2013) and Proper Job (2015) and played to hundreds of thousands of fans at home and abroad.

They sang for HM The Queen at her Diamond Jubilee celebrations in 2012, they were selected to sing for Prince Charles & Camilla during their 2016 tour of Cornwall and were honoured with the Good Tradition Award at the prestigious BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2011.

Other standout performances include the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival, Cambridge Folk Festival, Beautiful Days, Sidmouth Folk Week, Looe Music Festival, Costa del Folk in Portugal and the BBC Proms in the Park.

The Fisherman’s Friends are: brothers John & Jeremy Brown, writer and moustachioed MC Jon Cleave, potter Billy Hawkins, smallholder John ‘Lefty’ Lethbridge, builder John McDonnell, fisherman Jason Nicholas and film maker Toby Lobb.

The Fisherman’s Friends have been widely credited with starting the revival of interest in shanty-style choral singing but a cornerstone of their success has been their constantly evolving and expanding repertoire.

Regular events 1st Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Pair of Shears - Robert Blackborow
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club - Stringaccord - Club callers -Bicknoller VH           
Thursday 8 November
 
Regular events 2nd Thursday
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Jane Thomas - Quantock Quarenders
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
MUSIC - Brixham Blues - BBT2 - 8.30pm - Maritime Inn, King Street, Brixham TQ5 9AH
SONG - Totnes Folk Song Club - Dave Webber & Anni Fentiman
Friday 9 November
SONG - Exeter Folk and Acoustic Music Club - Clive Gregson
Saturday 10 November
John Smith - Barbican Theatre, Castle Street, The Barbican, Plymouth PL1 2NJ - 7.30pm. Tickets £16.50. Tickets are available from the B-Bar in person (daily from 11am) via the Barbican Theatre website or telephone 01752 242021.

Born in Essex and raised in Devon, John Smith has gained a reputation through relentless touring as one of the UK’s finest guitarists and singer-songwriters. With five album releases in 11 years, his reputation now extends far beyond the UK folk scene, as reflected by sideman credits including Joan Baez, David Gray, Lisa Hannigan and Lianne La Havas.

Compared as a singer to John Martyn and Ray Lamontagne, Smith has evolved his own transatlantic blend of fingerstyle and slide techniques, switching between acoustic and electric guitars in various tunings. His uniquely intimate take on love, loss or even a mythic murder ballad, combined with his innovative guitar work, have won him a loyal following, made up of people willing to take part in the communion of a song. 
Regular events 2nd Saturday
SONG - Open night Shammick Acoustic
Sunday 11 November

John Smith - The Flavel, Flavel Place, Dartmouth, Devon TQ6 9ND - 7.30pm - Tickets Adult £15.00 under 18 £5.00 - Box Office telephone 01803 839530 or book online at website
Local boy John Smith has gained a reputation as one of the UK’s finest guitarists and singer-songwriters. Once described by the legendary John Renbourn as the “future of folk music” his sideman credits include Joan Baez and David Gray.  John has been described as “Spellbinding” in the Time Out review and as the “Guitarists Guitarist” in the Sunday Times.  He has also released five well received albums most recently “Headlong” in 2017. 

 

Show of Hands - With Miranda Sykes and special guest Cormac Byrne - Theatre Royal, Royal Parade, Plymouth PL1 2TR - 7.30pm Tickets from £18.50 - Go to website for tickets
Following the extraordinary reaction to their haunting cathedral tour ‘Sanctuary’, Show of Hands return to the theatre and concert circuit on a quest to reveal a fuller sound for the trio’s bold new studio album. ‘Joint Venture’ features intriguing collaborations with the likes of Afro Celt Sound System’s Johnny Kalsi, and folk/reggae band Edward the Second. Steve, Miranda and Phil will each play an opening set of three solo spots before being joined by Cormac Byrne, legendary percussionist of Seth Lakeman Band fame.

Regular events 2nd Sunday
Monday 12 November
 
Regular events 2nd Monday
STORYTELLING - South Devon Storytellers -
Tuesday 13 November
 
Wednesday 14 November
 
Regular events 2nd Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Jeroka - Ted Farmer
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
OPEN MIC - Blues Night at the Oystercatcher’s  Cafe
Thursday 15 November
 
Regular events 3rd Thursday
DANCE - Tavistock Folk Dance Club - Club callers (Venue Parish Hall)
DANCE - Exmouth Folk Dance Club - Club A.G.M.  Caller - Denis Warry
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
Friday 16 November
Rosanna Ball - The Plough@StAnne's, Paternoster Row, Barnstaple EX31 1SX - 8.00pm. To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624.
Saturday 17 November
Reg Meuross - ThePlough@TheGeorge, The George Hotel, 1 Broad Street, South Molton EX36 3AB - 8.00pm. To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624.
DANCE - Tavistock Folk Dance Club - Alison and Jerry Tucker - Folk Two 8.00pm to 11.30pm. Tavistock Town Hall, Bedford Square, Tavistock PL19 0AE. Bring and share supper
Clovelly Herring Festival
Sunday 18 November
 
Regular events 3rd Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor - Jody Kruskal - Book by email
Monday 19 November
 
Tuesday 20 November
 
Regular events 3rd Tuesday
DANCE - Sidford Folk Dance Club - Club Callers
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club

SONG - Bradninch Folk Club - The Bradninch Folk Club in its many guises can be contacted on 01392 881105 or on Facebook.

Wednesday 21 November
 
Regular events 3rd Wednesday
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club - Merrymakers - Simon Maplesden - Bicknoller VH   
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Chris Toyne - Aileen Wills
Thursday 22 November
 
Regular events 4th Thursday
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Gill Spence - The More The Merrier
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
Friday 23 November
 
Saturday 24 November
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Sarah Bazeley - Dartmoor Pixie Band - 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
DANCE - D'Accord's French Music and Dance
Regular events 4th Saturday

SONG - Shammick Acoustic - Moira Craig and Carolyn Robson.
Still singing together after the sad death of Sarah Morgan (CMR), here are two award-winning singers – from East Kilbride and from Northumberland. A sheer delight

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 25 November
 
Regular events 4th Sunday
SONG/STORYTELLING - Tradewinds
Monday 26 November

Regular events 4th Monday
Tuesday 27 November
 
Regular events 4th Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
STORY TELLING - Stone Soup - Stone Soup continues its Twisted Tales series for adults.
Wednesday 28 November
 
Regular events 4th Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Jigs for Gigs - Mary Marker
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
SONG - Lympstone Folk, Roots and Acoustic
Thursday 29 November
 
Regular events 5th Thursday
DANCE - Tavistock Folk Dance Club - caller TBA
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
Friday 30 November