Here are the upcoming 'special' events for the next month or so. After that you will find a list of regular events & sessions.  UPDATED 27/08/2017

 

SPECIAL EVENTS

 August

Tue. 29th – Fri. 1st    Folk Summer School: music, dance & song w. Sophy Ball, Kevin Demsey, Kerry Fletcher, Jo Freya, Paul Hutchinson & Carolyn Robson @ Halsway Manor, Crowcombe  01984 618274

 September

Fri. 1st – Sun. 3rd      Lyme Folk Weekend, Lyme Regis  www.lymefolk.com

Sat. 2nd                   The Rancheros, blues, folk & country @ The Gallery, Plough AC, Torrington  01805 624624

Fri. 8th                     Sam Kelly w. Jamie Francis, award-winning Cornwall-based singer & songwriter @ St. Mary’s Ch, Stogumber  08455 390168

                              Silk & Strings, original & contemporary songs @ The Gallery, Plough AC, Torrington  01805 624624

Fri. 8th – Sun. 10th    Swanage FF  01929 425176

                              Harpas at Halsway: Nyckelharpa Festival w. Vicki Swan, Magnus Holmstrom, Josefina Paulson @ Halsway Manor, Crowcombe  01984 618274

Sat. 9th                   Open Night w. Saskia @ Shammick Acoustic (see Reular Events)

                              Vicki Swan, Magnus Holmstrom, Josefina Paulson, nyckelharpa players @ Halsway Manor, Crowcombe  01984 618274

Sun. 10th

Sun. 24th                 St. Ives Festival  09052 522250

Weds. 13th              Jim Watts, blues, folk & country @ The Gallery, Plough AC, Torrington  01805 624624

Thurs. 14th              Granny’s Attic, trad. songs & tunes @ Bideford FC (see Regular Events)

Fri. 15th – Sun. 17th Priston Festival, Bath  01761 472908

                              Old Albion Inn FF, Crantock, Cornwall  01637 880604

Sat. 16th                  Jez Lowe, distinctive singer-songwriter @ Acorn Acoustic Music Club, URC Hall, Minehead  07811 744158 Eileen Ann Moore

                              Kim Lowings & The Greenwood, original & trad. songs @ St. Anne’s CC, Barnstaple  01805 624624

Weds. 20th              Winter Wilson, original songs @ The Gallery, Plough AC, Torrington  01805 624624

Sat. 23rd                 John Kirkpatrick, squeezebox virtuoso, singer of trad. & original songs @ Shammick Acoustic (see Regular Events)

Sun. 24th                 Ben Maggs, singer songwriter @ Plough AC, Torrington  01805 624624

Thurs. 28th              The Umberleigh Bovver Boys, contemporary skiffle @ The Gallery, Plough AC, Torrington  01805 624624

Fri. 29th – Sun. 1st    English Fiddle W’end w. Nick Wyke, Becki Driscoll, Tom Kitchings, Rowan Rheingans @ Halsway Manor, Crowcombe  01984 618274

Sat. 30th                  Tom Kitchings, Rowan Rheingans, Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll, fiddle players @ Halsway Manor, Crowcombe  01984 618274

 October

Thurs. 5th                A Retro Musical Soiree, old-fashioned self-entertainment @ The Gallery, Plough AC, Torrington  01237 472532 Ranald/01237 470146 Margaret

Fri. 6th – Sun. 8th      Give Voice! singing w’end w. Tom & Barbara Brown, Paul Wilson, Benny Graham @ Halsway Manor, Crowcombe  01984 618274

Sat. 7th                    Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll, trad. song & music @ Plough AC, Torrington  01805 624624

Sun. 8th                   5.30 Tom & Barbara Brown, Paul Wilson, Benny Graham @ Halsway Manor, Crowcombe  01984 618274

Mon. 9th – Fri. 13th   Le Jeusseliniere Reunion w. Martyn & Danni Wyndham-Read, for musicians , partners & friends @ Halsway Manor, Crowcombe  01904 758228 Stan Graham

Thurs. 12th              Daniel Nestlerode, original & traditional repertoire w. mandolin @ Bideford FC (see Regular Events)

Fri. 13th                   Baka Beyond, African & Celtic fusion @ Plough AC, Torrington  01805 624624

Sat. 14th                  Open Night w. Nigel Mazlyn Jones @ Shammick Acoustic (see Regular Events)

Sun. 15th                 Ninebarrow, award-winning folk in trad. style @ St. Anne’s CC, Barnstaple  01805 624624

Weds. 18th              Prismic Weave, contemporary & trad. songs from local duo @ The Gallery, Plough AC, Torrington  01805 624624

Fri. 20th                   State of the Union 2017 (Brookes Williams & Boo Hewerdine) @ Milverton Music Club (see Regular Events)

Fri. 20th – Sun. 22nd Tales in Trust: Spinning Yarns & Weaving Dreams, w. Taffy Thomas, Dave Tonge, Justine de Mierre, Richard York, Paul Knox, Tom Goodale, The History Press @ Halsway Manor, Crowcombe  01984 618274

                              Ilfracombe Folk, Roots & World Music Festival @ Ilfracombe Holiday Park  http://www.ilfracombefolkfestival.co.uk

Sat. 21st                  North Dorset FF, Marnhull   www.northdorsetfolkfestival.co.uk

                              Merry Neet w. Taffy Thomas, storyteller, and guests @ Halsway Manor, Crowcombe  01984 618274

Fri. 27th – Sun. 29th Exploring Folklore w’end w. Doc Rowe, Tom Brown, Potterne Mummers, Mark Norman, Barbara Brown, Caroline Oates @ Halsway Manor, Crowcombe  01984 618274

Sat. 28th                  James Hickman & Dan Cassidy, trad. music & songs from both sides of the pond @ Shammick Acoustic (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

                              4.00 Music session, Coach & Horses, Appledore  01237 474470

                              Jam Session, Beaver, Appledore  01237 474822

Every Monday         10-11.30 am: Halsway Folk Choir  01823 326449  Yvette Staelens

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

                              Royal Acoustic Sessions, Royal Hotel, Appledore  01237 474305

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  01237 459073 Chloe Bix

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

                              Session, Royal Hotel, Appledore  01237 474305

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              Sunday Club, Halsway Manor, Crowcombe, Somerset  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

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

2nd Sunday              Music session, Folk Club, Halsway Manor, Crowcombe, Somerset  01984 618274

                              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 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 Wednesday        Performance Evening & Singaround, Kildare Lodge, Minehead  01643 703491 John Middleton

3rd Thursday            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)