Here are the upcoming 'special' events for the next month or so. After that you will find a list of regular events & sessions.  UPDATED 08/08/2018

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

August

Sat. 11th – Sun..19th  Bath FF, Somerset  01225 463362

Mon. 13th – Fri. 17th Bath Traditional Music Summer School  http://bathfolkfestival.org/traditional-music-summer-school/

Thurs. 16th

Sun. 19th                 Purbeck Valley FF, Corfe Castle, Dorset  http://www.purbeckvalleyfolkfestival.co.uk

                              Acorns, local band @ The Space, Emmanuel Ch, Ilfracombe  01271 863001 Ilfracombe TIC

Mon. 20th – Fri. 24th Haslway Young Folk (18-25): Advanced w. Will Lang & Niopha Keegan

Thurs. 23rd

Mon. 27th                Cornwall FF, Wadebridge  01637 880604

Fri. 24th                   Rakes Adrift, local band @ The Champ, Appledore   01237 421662

Sat. 25th                  Quicksilver, vocal & instrumental brilliance @ Shammick Acoustic (see regular events)

Mon. 27th – Fri. 31st Folk Summer School w. Sophy Ball, Kevin Dempsey, Kerry Fletcher, Jo Freya, Paul Hutchinson & Carolyn Robson @ Halsway Manor, Crowcombe  01984 618274

Fri. 31st                   Merry Hell, folk rock band @ Cotleigh Brewery, Wiveliscombe  01984 623308  David & Jill Bond

Fri. 31st – Sun. 2nd   Lyme Folk W’end, Lyme Regis, Dorset  www.lymefolk.com

 

September

Sat. 1st                    Luke Daniels w. Nancy Kerr, contemporary folk @ St. Anne’s CC, Barnstaple  01805 624624

Thurs. 6th                Winter Wilson, contemporary folk duo @ Bideford FC (see Regular Events)

Fri. 7th – Sun. 9th      Harpas at Halsway: Nyckelharpa Festival w. Vicki Swan, Josefina Paulson & Torbjorn Nasbom @ Halsway Manor, Crowcombe  01984 618274

                              Swanage FF, Dorset  01292 425176

Sat. 8th                   Open Night w. Winter Wilson @ Shammick Acoustic (see Regular Events)

                              Vicki Swan, |Josefina Paulson & Torbjorn Nosbom, nyckelharpa experts @ Halsway Manor, Crowcombe  01984 618274

Sat. 8th – Sat. 22nd   St. Ives September Fest, Cornwall  09055 522250

Sat. 15th – Sun. 16th Bluegrass & Oldtime Mandolin W’shop w. Jesper Rubner-Petersen @ Over Stratton VH, S. Petherton, Somerset  www.jrpmandolin.com

Fri. 21st – Sun. 23rd English Fiddle W’end w. Becki Driscoll, Nick Wyke & John Dipper @ Halsway Manor, Crowcombe  01984 618274

Sat. 22nd                 Colum Sands, brilliant Irish singer-songwriter @ Shammick Acoustic (see regular events)

                              Becki Driscoll, Nick Wyke & John Dipper, English fiddle players @ Halsway Manor, Crowcombe  01984 618274

Sun. 23rd                 Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith, trad. & original songs @ St, Anne’s CC, Barnstaple  01805 624624

                              Ange Hardy & the Full Bare Foot Band, Somerset singer-songwriter @ Regal Theatre, Minehead  01643 706430

 

October

Fri. 5th – Sun. 7th      Give Voice! singing w’end w. Tom & Barbara Brown, Paul Sartin & Tom Lewis @ Halsway Manor, Crowcombe  01984 618274

Sun. 7th                   5 p.m. Tom & Barbara Brown, Paul Sartin, Tom Lewis informal concert @ Halsway Manor, Crowcombe  01984 618274

Mon. 8th – Fri. 12th   Diatonic accordion w’shop (intermediate) w. Anne Niepold @ Halsway Manor, Crowcombe  01984 618274

Mon. 15th – Fri. 19th Halsway Guitar W’shop Wk. w. Kevin Dempsey, Tristan Seume, Charliotte Carrivick @ Halsway Manor, Crowcombe  01984 618274

Fri. 19th                   Clive Carroll, guitarist @ Milverton Music Club, Victoria Rooms  01823 400416 Tony & Trish Batten

Fri. 19th – Sun. 21st Bude Folk Roots & World Music Festival, Kilkhampton  www.budefolkfestival.co.uk

                              Tales in Trust storytelling w’end w. Taffy Thomas @ Halsway Manor, Crowcombe  01984 618274

Sat. 20th                  Merry Neet ceilidh and late night tales @ Halsway Manor, Crowcombe  01984 618274

Weds. 24th              Craig & Willoughby, American singer & an ace guitarist @ Culm Valley Music Club (see Regular Events)

Thurs. 25th              Proper English, multi-instrumental song & music trio @ Bideford FC (see Regular Events)

Fri. 26th – Sun. 28th Imagine This… songwriting retreat w. Reg Meuross @ Halsway Manor, Crowcombe  01984 618274

                              Baring-Gould Folk W’end, Okehampton  01837 53754

Sat. 27th                  Cosmotheka, music hall trio @ Shammick Acoustic (see regular events)

Sun. 28th                 Reg Meuross, songwriter @ Halsway Manor, Crowcombe  01984 618274

Mon. 29th – Fri. 2nd   Halsway Musicians’ Retreat w. Laurel Swift @ Halsway Manor, Crowcombe  01984 618274

REGULAR EVENTS

In North Devon & West Somerset (Suggest contacting to check before travelling far)

Every Sunday         Aft: Jam Session, Joiners Arms, Bideford  01237 479742 Baz Bix

                              Jam Session, Beaver, Appledore  01237 474822

Every Monday         (Morn.) Halsway Folk Choir, Halsway Manor, Crowcombe  01823 326449  Yvette Staelens

                              Folk Orchestra of N. Devon , Plough AC, Torrington   01837 53754 Wren Music

                              Royal Acoustic Sessions, Royal Hotel, Appledore  01237 474305

                              Appledore Unplugged Session, Social Club  01237 472746  Pauline

Every Tuesday        Ploughcappella Community Choir, Plough AC, Torrington  01363 774324 Alison Whittal

                              Jam session, The Old Smithy, Welcombe  01288 331305

                              Folk Session, The Champ, Appledore  01271 378321 Rob Jenkins

Every Wednesday   Exmoor Border Morris practice, West Down  01237 451361 Sue White

                              Session, Royal Hotel, Appledore  01237 474305

                              The Voice Community Choir, Barnstaple Rugby Club  jackie@thevoicechoir.com

                              Acoustic Session, The Village Inn, Westward Ho!  01237 472800  Steve Ruffe

Every Thursday       Bideford Folk Club, Joiner’s Arms, Bideford  01237 424286 John Purser

                              Ilfracombe Red Petticoats (women’s clog) practice  01271 867172 Irene Brook

                              North Devon Folk Choir, Amory Centre, S. Molton  01837 53754 Wren Music

                              Session by the Sea, Fairway Buoy, Westward Ho!  01237 474178

Every Friday           Bideford Ceilidh Club, Athletic Club  01237 476632 John Blackburn

1st Saturday             Session, Jubilee Inn, W. Anstey  01398 341401

1st Sunday              Aft.  Plough Storytelling Circle @ Gallery, Plough AC, Torrington  01805 624624

                              Sunday Club, Halsway Manor, Crowcombe 01278 671685  Roger Phipps

1st Monday              Acoustic Jam Session, Red Lion, Clovelly  01237 431237

                              Acoustic Session, New Inn, Fremington  01271 373859

1st Tuesday             Esplanade Sessions, Esplanade Club, Watchet  01984 631819

1st Wednesday        Session, Jack Russell, Swimbridge  01271 378321 Rob Jenkins

                              Acoustic session, Cottage Inn, Wellington  01823 664650

1st Thursday            Acoustic Session, Pebbles Tavern, Watchet  07977 684211 Ben & Tanya Allen

1st Friday                 Milverton Music Club, Victoria Rooms  01823 400416 Tony & Trish Batten

                              Drop-in Acoustic Singaround, Globe Inn, Berrynarbor  01271 882961  Chris Pearce

2nd Saturday            Shammick Acoustic Open Night, Pack o’ Cards, Combe Martin  01271 882366 Tom  &  Barbara Brown

2nd Sunday              Folk evening, Hunters Inn, Heddon Valley  01271 865534 Ian Hudson

2nd Monday             Mainly English music session, Bell Inn, Chittlehampton  01271 378321 Rob Jenkins

                              Open Stage, Red Lion, Oakford  01398 351592

                              Acoustic music evening, Pebbles Tavern, Watchet  01984 634737

2nd Tuesday             Folk & acoustic session, Devil’s Stone Inn, Shebbear  01409 281210

2nd Thursday            Open Mouth Music & Poetry Night, Plough AC Gallery, Torrington  01271 344440 Bryony

                              Session, Red Lion, Chulmleigh  01769 580384

2nd Friday                Blazing Stump FC, Butcher’s Arms, Carhampton  01643 702994  Lynda Baker

                              Acoustic Night, The Oak Room, Tiverton  07818 073660  Jim Watts     

3rd Saturday            Music & Song Session, Staghunters Inn, Brendon  01598 741222

                              Wellington Acoustic Club, Wellington  01823 667774

3rd Sunday              Acoustic singaround/session, White Hart, Wiveliscombe  01984 623344 Fiona

                              Folk session, Hartland Quay Hotel  01237 441218

3rd Monday             Acoustic Session, New Inn, Fremington  01271 373859

3rd Tuesday             Shanty Night, Pebbles Tavern, Watchet  01984 634737 Ben & Tanya Allen

3rd Friday                Open acoustic, The Coaching Inn, South Molton  01769 572526

4th Saturday           Shammick Acoustic Concert, Pack o’ Cards, Combe Martin  01271 882366 Tom & Barbara Brown

4th Sunday              Folk evening, Hunters Inn, Heddon Valley  01271 865534 Ian Hudson

4th Wednesday        Acoustic Music Night, Barley & Vine, S. Molton  07553 072074  Dave

4th Friday                Instrumental folk music session. The Oak Room, Tiverton  07818 073660

                              Folk Night, Anchor Inn, Exebridge  arwen@eastacre.co.uk  

Last Wednesday     Culm Valley Music & Performance Club, Uffculme VH  01884 840192 Brian Bennelick

Last Friday              (Day) Ed’s Box Club, melodeon w’shop for beginners/improvers w. Ed Rennie, Halsway Manor, Crowcombe  01984 618274 (book in advance)