Wednesday, 2 September 2020

 

Folk with Soul - a Fundraiser for The Plough Arts Centre

Socially distanced In the open air at The Big Sheep, Abbotsham, nr Bideford

£10.00 Full
£8.00 Supporter learn more
£5 Child/Key Worker/Unemployed
Booking essential!
book online
Light refreshments and alcoholic drinks available at The Big Sheep. Feel free to bring a picnic if you wish (but please don't bring alcohol)

Folk with Soul - The Plough's first live music event since March!

This fundraising folk and soul live music night takes place with socially distancing in the open air at The Big Sheep.

Confirmed artists include

  • Soul Intention
    The best 9-piece big sound soul & Motown band in North Devon, channelling James Brown, Oris Reading, Tina Turner and more!

  • The Medicaments
    The best 11-piece big sound soul & party band in North Devon, channelling Stevie Wonder, Madness, Queen, and more!

  • Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll
    Two of the finest fiddle-players in the West Country  - hell, in the whole country! - join forces to form this formidable duo with an innovative take on English traditional music and song. 

  • Lauren Eva Ward with Jacob Houghton
    Flautist Lauren Eva Ward and guitarist Jacob Houghton bring their own special sound to some beautiful instrumental folk tunes. 

Light refreshments and alcoholic drinks available at The Big Sheep.

Feel free to bring a picnic if you wish.

Hands free cash raffle on the night

Bring two households and share a bubble on the grass. 

Online advance sales only.

Wednesday, 12 February 2020

Cecil Sharp's People.org.uk


A one-stop website for all the singers, musicians and dancers who met Cecil Sharp, as he travelled around England collecting folk music and dance between 1903-23. You can read about their lives. Over 650 individuals in hundreds of locations. They were working people – agricultural labourers, glovers, laundresses, sailors, shoemakers etc. Their stories should be told! Go to website

Wednesday, 11 December 2019

Skilled Melodic Instrumentalists wanted

East Devon-based traditional Scots/Irish folk musician keen to explore the possibility of starting up additional working projects alongside my current band commitments. I’m a vastly experienced multi-genre vocalist who also plays bodhrán, acoustic rhythm guitar, bouzouki and harmonica and am interested in finding skilled melodic instrumentalists to put a fresh working act together. You can check out video and audio footage of me performing with my current ongoing band members at www.dumbosfeather.co.uk and contact me on 07565 712922 or enquiries@dumbosfeather.co.uk

Tuesday, 14 May 2019

Possible Folk event venue.

The Reforge Retreat Bar, Bonfire Hill, Black Torrington, Beaworthy EX21 5QH Devon is keen to put on folk music events with local musicians twice a month. For more information visit website, FaceBook page or email

Saturday, 30 March 2019

Solo Artist – Debut Album by Mike Walford Footprints, Shorelines, Highways is now available



CD  “ FOOTPRINTS, SHORELINES  HIGHWAYS “ is priced out at only  £7 (including post & packing ) and 50% of these proceeds will be donated  to our “Little Harbours" Children’s Hospice SW.

For more information email Mike Walford






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
Ipplepen
Devon
TQ12 5SX

Monday, 29 January 2018

Sid Vale Folk (Sidmouth Folk Choir)

Sid Vale Folk (Sidmouth Folk Choir)

A group formed in September 2008, with the aims of singing folk songs, in unison and harmony, for fun and recreation. Meets in Sidmouth at the Kingswood & Devoran Hotel on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm. Open to all singers living in the Sid Valley (Sidmouth, Sidford and Sidbury + up the valley sides!)
Further information contact Shirley Stevens - Telephone 01395 513910.

  Folk with Soul - a Fundraiser for The Plough Arts Centre Socially distanced In the open air at The Big Sheep, Abbotsham, nr Bideford £10.0...