Here are the upcoming 'special' events for the next month or so. After that you will find a list of regular events & sessions.  UPDATED 17/04/2018

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 April

Weds. 18th               Ross Couper & Tom Oakes, Celtic musicians from Shetland & Devon @ Gallery, Plough AC, Torrington  01805 624624

Thurs. 19th              John Conolly, traditional-style songwriter @ Bideford FC (see Regular Events)

                              Rachel Newton. Scottish traditional singer & harpist @ Cotleigh Brewery, Wiveliscombe  01984 623308 David & Jill Bond

Fri. 20th                   Ninebarrow, innovative traditional English duo @ Milverton Music Club, Victoria Rooms  01823 400416 Tony & Trish Batten

Sat. 21st                  Coastliners: Sea Shanty & Sea Folk Festival, Poole  www.facebook.com/coastlinersfest

                              Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll, English folk songs & music @ The George, S. Molton  01805 624624

                              Giles Robson Band, blues Plough AC, Torrington  01805 624624

Sun. 22nd                The Dublin Legends (formerly of The Dubliners) @ Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple  01271 316063

                              Charlie Dore & Julian Littman, eclectic contemporary folk @ St. Anne’s CC, Barnstaple  01805 624624

Thurs. 26th              A Retro Musical Soiree: Open Stage @ Gallery, Plough AC, Torrington  Ranald 01237 472532, Margaret 01237 470146 (call in advance for spot)

Fri. 27th                   Calan, Welsh folk band @ The George Hotel, S. Molton  01805 624624

Sat. 28th                 Saul Rose & James Delarre, virtuoso melodeon & fiddle tunes & songs @ Shammick Acoustic (see regular events)

                              Exmouth Shanty Men @ Cheriton Fitzpaine Parish Hall  01884 855368 Gordon Leigh / 01884 855634

 May

Thurs. 3rd                Rosie Hood, English trad. singer @ Cotleigh Brewery, Wiveliscombe  01984 623308 David & Jill Bond

Fri. 4th                     Gwyneth Herbert Duo, multi-talented original musicians @ St. Hieritha’s Ch, Chittlehampton  01769 540581  Carole Henderson-Begg

Sat. 5th                    Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, Devon-based award-winning duo (support: Sunjay, folk & blues) @ Plough AC, Torrington  01805 624624

                              Seven Drunken Nights, the story of The Dubliners @ Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple  01271 316063

Fri. 11th – Sun. 13th Festival w. Blowzabella & Nargonia, British & European music, workshops, sessions, concerts & dances @ Halsway Manor, Crowcombe  01984 618274

Sun. 13th                 The Tangle of the Commons w. Lisa Schneidau, storyteller @ Gallery, Plough AC, Torrington  01805 624624

Thurs. 17th              A Celebration of John Denver w. Wayne Denton & band @ Queen’s Theatre, Barnstaple  01271 316063

Fri. 18th – Sun. 20th From Albion to Appalachia w. Anna Roberts-Gevalt, Jeff Warner, & Brian Peters @ Halsway Manor, Crowcombe  01984 618274

Fri. 18th                   Sharp’s Appalachian Harvest w. Brian Peters @ Halsway Manor, Crowcombe  01984 618274

                              Fisherman’s Friends, Cornish maritime group @ RHS Rosemoor, Torrington  01805 624067

Sat. 19th                  Flossie Mallavialle, French songbird @Acorn FC, URC Hall, Minehead  07811 744158 Eileen Ann Moore

                              Anna Roberts-Gevalt, Jeff Warner, & Brian Peters, songs from both side of the Atlantic @ Halsway Manor, Crowcombe  01984 618274

Mon. 21st – Fri. 25th Dulcimers at Halsway w. Nonsuch Dulcimer Club @ Halsway Manor, Crowcombe  01984 618274

Tues. 22nd               Dulcimer concert @ Halsway Manor, Crowcombe  01984 618274

Weds. 23rd              Human Cargo w. Jeff Warner & Matthew Crampton, song & story @ Plough AC, Torrington  01805 624624

Fri. 25th – Mon. 28th The Hunting of the Earl of Rone, Combe Martin  01271 883394  Pete & Jan James

                              Bude & Stratton FF  www.budefolkfest.com

Sat. 26th                  The Hunting of the Earl of Rone 40th Anniversary Ceilidh/Barn Dance w. Bloatertown Band & caller Tom Brown @ Combe Martin Village Hall  01271 883394  Pete & Jan James

                              Gilmore & Roberts, contemporary folk duo @ The George Hotel, S. Molton  01805 624624

                              Sarah McQuaid, American singer-songwriter & guitarist @ Cotleigh Brewery, Wiveliscombe  01984 623308 David & Jill Bond

Weds. 30th              Reg Meuross, acclaimed singer-songwriter @ St. Anne’s CC, Barnstaple  01805 624624

Thurs. 31st               Carolyn Robson & Iris Bishop, Northumbrian singer with concertina accompaniment @ Bideford FC (see Regular Events)

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

                              Acoustic Night, Cyder Presse, Weare Giffard  01237 425517

                              Jam session, The Old Smithy, Welcombe  01288 331305

                              Acoustic Jam Session, The Village Inn, Westward Ho!  01271 865534 Ian Hudson 

                              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

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 Stone Inn, Shebbear 

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 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)