Tuesday, 19 March 2019

The Nest Collective Launch Their New Programme

London based arts organisation The Nest Collective have just launched AMPLIFY - their new programme to invest in the development of 4 diverse emerging music creators across 9 months. They are delighted to have the support of PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund and Arts Council England to help develop the next generation of cross cultural traditional music in the UK.

Artists can find out more and apply online at: http://thenestcollective.co.uk/amplify

What we're looking for:
Emerging Music creators who are committed to developing their craft and career.

We celebrate music with a connection to folk traditions in the broadest possible sense and don't limit our understanding of the ‘folk’ genre and welcome submissions from all backgrounds and cultures. The artists will be shortlisted by the Nest Collective's artist team, with the final winners chosen by an industry panel.

What selected artists will receive:
AMPLIFY artists will enjoy a bespoke programme of paid performances, promotion and mentoring opportunities, launched at an industry event this spring. This will include performances as part of our Campfire Club events and Unamplifire festival, producing new video content, and opportunities for learning and mentoring (including work with our Song Collectors Collective project).

Bradninch Miller's Morris - Dancers and Musician

Bradninch Miller's Morris

Join in our 10th Year as a Guest Dancer (including Greenman, Upton, Teignmouth , Bridport, Lyme and Swanage Folk Festivals. (Click here to see full programme)
Get in touch and we can get you dancing with us, complete novice or morris "tart" we can find a suitable place for you (but in your comfort zone and experience) in our dance repertoire of Cotswold, Border, Stave or Molly. 
It is not too late to be involved at home and at festivals. Take up the challenge for Bradninch. Drop in on a Friday night at the West End Hall 8.00pm contact us via our website P.S. why not bring a friend.

Monday, 11 March 2019

Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll 'Beautiful Spaces' Tour - March 2019.

Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll 'Beautiful Spaces' Tour - March 2019

Join English folk duo Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll for a series of intimate acoustic concerts in beautiful spaces.

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Thursday, 28 February 2019

March music events at the Bicton Inn, Exmouth

Saturday 2 March 5.00pm
No one recreates the authentic sound of American country blues quite like the McCreadys. With intricate guitar picking and deep, sultry vocals, Robbo Lees and Nick Bayes will take you on a musical journey across the southern states of the USA when they perform some well known and lesser known songs from the ‘Deep South’.

Sunday 3 March 5.00pm
Fire Exit
An afternoon of traditional jazz in the company of  talented jazz stalwarts Martin Nichols,  Bob King, Charlie Hernshaw and Paul Barnham who will be performing a selection of beautiful, chilled jazz standards.

Thursday 7 March 8.30pm
Bicton Folk Session
Enjoy an evening of lively, foot-tapping music when local musicians get together for an open acoustic session featuring accordions, violins, guitars, banjos, mandolins, pipes, bodhrans etc. Anyone can come and join in, lead a tune or just enjoy listening to the amazing sound created by the performers. The session usually includes lots of jigs, reels, polkas, airs and shanties, but anything can happen!

Friday 8 March 9.00pm
The Cheeseboard
Matt Harzer, Joe Whibrie and Jacob Cracker serve up an evening of their own tunes followed by a selection of the finest cheesy tunes around. Think Cliff Richard having drinks with Boney M and sharing a taxi home with Right Said Fred.

Saturday 9 March 5.00pm
Peter Jagger
Peter is a professional singer/songwriter who has to date had an amazing career performing, recording and touring throughout Europe since the seventies. He has played alongside artists such as Ruby Turner, The Blues Band, John Mayall, The Animals, John B Sebastian, and Hue and Cry to name a few. His music embraces a wide range of genres and his repertoire includes originals and covers from 60s folk to 80s music from Difford and Tilbrook and Elvis Costello etc.

Sunday 10 March 5.00pm
Martin Weller
The ever popular singer/songwriter Martin Weller needs little introduction. He has performed at numerous festivals and venues throughout the UK and abroad and has a number of successful albums to his name. Martin will be performing a selection of rock and pop classics together with some of his own amazing songs.

Thursday 14 March 8.30pm
Open Mic
An evening of music from anyone who would like to come along and perform in this relaxed atmosphere. The monthly event has so far included a wide range of musical genres and given exposure to some very talented musicians, poets and singers. If you have a musical talent, you don’t have to book a place, just come along and play.

Saturday 16 March 5.00pm
Sara Corser & Dave Ward
Two of the Bicton’s favourites bring you an evening of popular songs covering a wide range of musical genres from folk to rock, reggae to pop. Sara’s beautiful singing is perfectly complimented by Dave’s competent guitar playing when the duo perform a selection of folk, rock and indie covers.

Sunday 17 March 8.30pm
Exmouth Irish Session for Patrick's Day
Irish musician Fanchea McKinley invites you to a special St Patrick’s evening of lively and evocative music from the Emerald Isle when she hosts a session featuring singers and musicians from all over Devon. If you sing or play, come and join in. All abilities are welcome. It’s a great night to meet up with people with Irish roots too.

Thursday 21 March 8.30pm
Folk and Indie Night
An open session featuring acoustic music performed by anyone who would like to come along to sing or play. Hosted by Exmouth’s favourite balladeer Becky Brooks, anyone can join in the fun, perform solo or as part of the group. All abilities welcome

Saturday 23 March 5.00pm
Guy Somerfield
An afternoon featuring an eclectic mixture of music from Exmouth’s favourite troubadour. Singer/songwriter Guy Somerfield again delivers his very polished performance of songs with an original twist, ranging from gentle folk to pulsing rock and everything in-between. He will also be playing some of his own enchanting songs.

Sunday 24 March 5.00pm
Nigel Challis
Nigel is a highly popular musician/singer and a master of country/folk finger style guitar. He has performed at numerous festivals and venues throughout the South West to rapturous applause. Today Nigel will be playing some very chilled out country/folk/blues classics.

Thursday 28 March 8.30pm
Bicton Folk Night
Exmouth Shanty Man Derek Brooks invites you to join him for a traditional folk night, when a varied selection of singers, musicians and poets perform individually and as a group. If you sing or play why not come along and join in the session? Otherwise enjoy listening to a selection of varied and lively traditional acoustic music.

Saturday 30 March 5.00pm
Reefs of Moonshine
Enjoy an afternoon of very chilled music in the company of acoustic duo Reefs of Moonshine. Lisa’s angelic voice is beautifully complemented by Nick’s intricate guitar playing to create a very polished sound. The duo will perform their own arrangements of popular melodic songs....drawn from the worlds of folk, country and soul music.

Sunday 31 March 5.00pm
Tim Royce and Steve Songi
Acoustic guitar & vocals, plus double bass - country, folk, blues and ballads - mellow to rocking. Tim and Steve stamp their own unique sound onto a huge repertoire ranging from Elvis to Elton, James Taylor to Jimi, Simon & Garfunkel to the Stones, Nick Drake to Dylan, and loads more too numerous to fit in here... Why be anywhere else?

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

The Lost Sound - Loving Folk Tour

'LOVING FOLK' is our Spring/Summer tour 2019. A beautiful collection of folk and accapella tradition songs that are tender, joyful, thoughtful and fun. We've found some wonderful songs to light you up, to stir your heart and lift your imagaination! With quite a different feel from last summer, we hope that you love hearing them. We are cetainly having fun singing them!

In February this year, we were featured on the Fatea showcase album and are getting more plays on folk radio stations around the uk.

Click on link for more details
Saturday 11 May 2019 - Kingskerswell Church 

Saturday 8 June 2019 - Widecombe church 
Sunday 23 June 2019 - Moreton Music Day 
Saturday 13 July 2019 - Matthews Hall, Topsham
Saturday 28 September 2019 - St Ives Festival

Saturday, 23 February 2019

Greg Hancock Gigs March - June 2019

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March 22nd 7.30pm   St Paul's Church, StarcrossSongwriters' Circle: Greg Hancock, Sarah Yeo and Alex Seel

March 30th  7.30pm   St James Church Hall, Exeter
Rebecca Loebe CD Release Party (& support from Greg Hancock)

April 6th  7.30pm   Holbeton Village Hall (between Kingsbridge and Plymouth)
Songwriters' Circle: Greg Hancock, Katie Whitehouse and Steve Jenner

June 1st  8.00pm  The Bridge Inn, Topsham
Songwriters' Circle: Greg Hancock, Em Marshall and Ben Morgan-Brown

Saturday, 9 February 2019

Shape Note Singing in Ipplepen

Shape note singing is an American Choral tradition of unaccompanied singing in four part harmony.
We will sing from The Sacred Harp which has been in continuous use since 1844, and a newly compiled collection called the Shenandoah Harmony which contains an extensive collection of early American hymns.

We are not a traditional choir with no membership or performances. We sing for the joy of the experience rather than for the appraisal of an audience.

We are holding the singings on the fourth Tuesday of each month with the first being on the 26 February at:

Methodist Church
East Street
TQ12 5SX

The Nest Collective Launch Their New Programme

London based arts organisation The Nest Collective  have just launched AMPLIFY - their new programme to invest in the development of 4 d...