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Page last updated on 16-06-2018
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Monday 1 October
Tuesday 2 October
Regular events 1st Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
DANCE - Fraddon Folk Dance Club (Cornwall)
SONG - Bradninch Folk Club - open night
Wednesday 3 October
Regular events 1st Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Ivor Hyde and Holly - Colin Andrews
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club - Wassail Band - Caller tbc - Bicknoller VH
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
Thursday 4 October
Regular events 1st Thursday
DANCE - Tavistock Folk Dance Club - caller TBA
DANCE - Exmouth Folk Dance Club - caller Simon Maplesden
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
Friday 5 October
Saturday 6 October
Teign Playford Club - Kingsteignton Community Hall, Rydon Rd, TQ12 3LP.  2.30-5.30 pm  with Gwyn George and Jean Foster.
Bridport Ceilidhs featuring E.C.D.B (Contra and American night) with Jane Thomas 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

Ange Hardy with support Greg Hancock - St Paul's Church, Church Road, Starcross, Exeter EX6 8QB - 7.30pm - Tickets £12.00+ advance (£15.00 after 15.09.18. Concessions £8.00+ from WeGotTickets.
Ange Hardy - Nominated at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and celebrated by The Telegraph as “one of Britain’s top folk musicians” Ange Hardy has grabbed the attention of the traditional folk music world by writing new material and embracing modern technologies whilst maintaining a traditional feel.
Alongside a staggering list of other accolades Ange was awarded FATEA Magazine’s “Female Vocalist of the Year” in 2013, “Album of the Year” in 2014, “The Tradition Award” in 2015 and "Duo of the Year" with Lukas Drinkwater in 2016.
Her rapid rise in the folk world began when her 2013 debut folk album Bare Foot Folk was played on BBC Radio 2 and gained the attention of veteran folk broadcaster Mike Harding, her 2014 album The Lament of The Black Sheep subsequentlyreceived 5-stars from The Telegraph which led to Arts Council England funding her 2015 album Esteesee – an album of music based on the life and work of Samuel Taylor Coleridge.

Greg Hancock is a Devon-based singer-songwriter with a growing following around the UK. After many years overseas writing songs in private it was only five years ago that he began to perform in public. After numerous appearances both as a soloist and as a duo with cellist Jo Hooper, and supporting some of the top names in the modern folk/ acoustic scene such as Cara Dillon, Boo Hewerdine, Lucy Ward, Jim Causeley, Jacob and Drinkwater and Charlie Dore, in 2017 he recorded a full length lalbum titled “A303” which fully showcased his intricate guitar playing and quirky, unexpected song structures and subject matter - and was enthusiastically received and has been given extensive airplay.
Parking, disabled access, licensed bar

Sunday 7 October
Regular events 1st Sunday
SONG -Folk on the Moor - Kevin Dempsey - Book by email
Monday 8 October
Tuesday 9 October
Wednesday 10 October
Regular events 2nd Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Stick the Fiddle - Simon Maplesden
Thursday 11 October
Regular events 2nd Thursday
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Aileen Wills - Chris Toyne
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels
MUSIC - Brixham Blues - BBT2 Free admission, floor spots welcome.
SONG - Totnes Folk Song Club - For the last thirty minutes or so Mother's Ruin
Friday 12 October
Faeland - ThePlough@TheGeorge, The George Hotel, 1 Broad Street, South Molton EX36 3AB - 8.00pm. To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624.
Saturday 13 October
Regular events 2nd Saturday
SONG - Open night Shammick Acoustic
Sunday 14 October
Regular events 2nd Sunday
SONG - Topsham Folk Song Club - Martin Simpson - Mathews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham, EX3 0HF. 8.00pm - £15.00 advance from WeGotTickets - £17.00 on the door Go to website for more information.
There is no doubt that after 45 years as a professional musician Martin is, right now, better than ever. Widely acknowledged as one of the finest acoustic and slide guitar players in the world, his interpretations of traditional songs are masterpieces of storytelling. His solo shows are intense, eclectic, spellbinding and deeply moving.
Whether playing American old-time music, blues, a Dylan song or his own material, Martin Simpson is unpredictable, individual and a guitarist of immense subtlety.
Monday 15 October
Tuesday 16 October
Regular events 3rd Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
SONG - Bradninch Folk Club
Go to Bradninch Folk Club’s Facebook group page.
Wednesday 17 October
Regular events 3rd Wednesday
DANCE - Halsway Folk Dance Club - Friendly Folk - Ted Farmer - Bicknoller VH
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club - Jigs for Gigs - Mark Moran
DANCE - Over Stratton Folk Dance Club (South Somerset)
OPEN MIC - Blues Night at the Oystercatcher’s  Cafe
Thursday 18 October
Friday 19 October
Kirsty Merryn - The Plough@StAnne's, Paternoster Row, Barnstaple EX31 1SX - 8.00pm. To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624.
Saturday 20 October
DANCE - Willand Folk Dance Club - Jake Wood - English Contra Dance 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
Sunday 21 October
Karine Polwart - Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter EX4 3LS - 8.00pm - £20.00+ - Box Office - telephone 01392 667080. For more information and tickets go to website

Karine Polwart is a multi-award-winning songwriter and musician, a theatre maker, storyteller, spoken-word performer, essayist, and published writer.

Five-times winner at The BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, including twice for Best Original Song, her fifth solo album Traces was shortlisted for both the Scottish Album of the Year (SAY) Award & BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Album Of The Year, and was chosen as best international folk-roots release by The Guardian. Her first solo album Faultlines won Best Album at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards back in 2005, following six years of touring as a traditional Scots singer with Malinky and Battlefield Band. 

In 2016, in association with The Royal Lyceum Theatre and Edinburgh International Festival, Karine wrote, musically directed, and performed her critically acclaimed debut work for theatre. ‘Wind Resistance’ won the Best Music & Sound Award at the CATS (Critics’ Awards for Theatre in Scotland) 2017 and Karine was also shortlisted for the Best Actor in the Sunday Herald Culture Awards.

A Pocket Of Wind Resistance written in collaboration with sound-designer Pippa Murphy, is the musical accompaniment to the theatre show and was chosen as Best Album 2017 by both Songlines Magazine & BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction and has been selected for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Album 2018. Karine is also shortlisted as Folk Singer of the Year.

Karine will be touring in 2018 with her trio – long-term collaborators brother Steven Polwart (guitars) & Inge Thomson (accordion, percussion) – and releasing new studio album Laws of Motion in Autumn 2018.


Regular events 3rd Sunday
SONG - Folk on the Moor - Willoughby/Craig - Book by email
Monday 22 October
Tuesday 23 October
Regular events 4th Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
STORY TELLING - Stone Soup - Stone Soup continues its Twisted Tales series for adults.
Wednesday 24 October
Regular events 4th Wednesday
DANCE - Gittisham Folk Dance Club  - Gibby Swaine - Ray Goodswen
SONG - Lympstone Folk, Roots and Acoustic
Thursday 25 October
Ninebarrow - ThePlough@TheGeorge, The George Hotel, 1 Broad Street, South Molton EX36 3AB - 8.00pm. To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624.

Rag Mama Rag - Otterton Mill, Otterton, nr Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 7HG - 8.00pm Tickets £15.00 (price covers the music only) Visit website

Rag Mama Rag create an exceptionally full and hard driving rhythmic sound which soon as audiences feet tapping.  Their repertoire is 20’s and 30’s blues based but extremely varied including many regional styles of the period.

To book, telephone 01395 568521 or visit the craft shop in the mill building - website

The concerts take place in the Mill’s intimate restaurant setting, 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 - Ted Farmer - Jeroka
DANCE - Crewkerne Folk Dance Club (Somerset)
DANCE - Newton Poppleford American Square Dance Basic and Mainstream levels

SONG - Bideford Folk Song Club - Proper English - 7.30pm
Proper English are a singing trio (and also a Barn Dance Band) performing traditional English songs with a lively and entertaining style.  Between them they play  Fiddle, concertinas, melodeon, cello, guitar and banjo.


SONG - Teignmouth Folk Club - 15th birthday - Devonbird
Friday 26 October
SidMouth StoryNight - Cellar Bar, Kennaway House, Coburg Road, Sidmouth EX10 8NG - 7.30pm - Tickets £8.00 advance from Paragon Books, High Street, Sidmouth, or on door.
For more details please telephone 07834 194215 or email
Saturday 27 October
DANCE - D'Accord's French Music and Dance
Regular events 4th Saturday

SONG - Shammick Acoustic - Cosmotheka
The duo of brothers Dave and Al Sealy lasted for more than a quarter of a century as Cosmotheka, named after the music hall in Marylebone, West London. They made a huge name for themselves as performers of music hall songs, working initially on the English folk scene, but also doing countless radio shows and numerous TV appearances with the likes of Roy Hudd, Bob Monkhouse and Chas & Dave, as well as on ‘The Good Old Days’. Their act took them all over the world, from Port Stanley to Oman, Hong Kong to the Rocky Mountains. Sadly, Al passed away in 1999, but Dave continued to pursue a solo career, with a rich, rob-tickling mix of songs, stories, original titles and monologues. More recently he has been joined forces with his son, Dan, to recreate some of the old musical mayhem for which the original duo was so famous. Dan, of course, grew up with the songs, but has his own take on the material. An accomplished professional musician in his own right in the rock group Ocean Colour Scene, his guitar skills and dry wit introduce a compelling new dimension to the collaboration. He and Adam Barry are also members of folk band, Merrymaker, formed in 2016, and are achieving considerable success with more contemporary themes and original material. As Cosmotheka though, they have picked up the trail from comedy giants like Gus Elan, Harry Champion and the rest, leading to a ‘sweet Saturday: a bellyful of “Boiled Beef and Carrots”, a bellyful of ale, and a bellyful of laughs at some of the greatest songs ever written. For Cosmotheka, these absurdly comic masterpieces are no longer yesterday’s – they are today’s!

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 28 October
Regular events 4th Sunday
Monday 29 October
Tuesday 30 October
Regular events 5th Tuesday
DANCE - Isca Allemanders Square Dance Club
STORY TELLING - Stone Soup - Stone Soup continues its Twisted Tales series for adults.
Wednesday 31 October