Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Events coming up at the Beehive Honiton

Friday 21 September 2018
Bobby Socks and Blue Jeans 
The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ - 7.30pm - Tickets £20.00 advance/£23.00 on the door - seated.
Details at FlaxeyGreen 

Friday 28 September 2018
Ferocious Dog + Support 
The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ - 8.00pm - Tickets £16.50 advance/£18.00 on the door - standing.
Details at FlaxeyGreen  

Sunday 30 September 2018
Martin Harley & Daniel Kimbro 
The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ - 7.30pm - Tickets £15.00 advance/£17.00 on the door - seated.
Details at FlaxeyGreen  

Friday 12 October 2018
The Undercover Hippy + Support: Drop In The Ocean (ska/reggae/funk/two-tone band) - 
The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ - 8.00pm - Tickets £10.00 advance/£12.00 on the door - standing.

Details at FlaxeyGreen 

Friday 19 October 2018
The Hot Sprockets - The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ - 8.00pm - Tickets £10.00 advance/£15.00 on the door - standing.
Details at FlaxeyGreen  

Thursday 25 October 2018
An Evening with Hazel O'Connor with Clare Hirst ~ Sax (Bellestars, Communards, David Bowie), Sarah Fisher ~ Keyboards (Eurythmics)  
The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ - 7.30pm - Tickets £20.00 on the door.
Details at FlaxeyGreen  

Sunday, 26 August 2018

Events at the Bicton Inn, Exmouth in September 2918

Thursday 30th August 8.30pm
Accoustic Folk Session 
Fanchea McKinley invites you to enjoy an evening of lively and evocative music in this extra Thursday night session. If you sing or play, come and join in. All abilities are welcome.

Saturday 1st September 5pm
Don’t miss this amazing Bristol based band who’ll be playing an all acoustic set of ‘vintage Americana’.  They have a real 40s and 50s vibe of honky-tonk, rockabilly, Cajun and blues. The band comprises front man Paul Godden with Jean Godden on fiddle, Joe Allan on upright bass, and Stig Manley on mandolin and guitar. Paul has had a notable musical career backing and supporting legends such as Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee, etc., has toured and recorded with Van Morrison and appears on two of his albums.

Sunday 2nd September 5pm
Nine Pound Catfish
Nine Pound Catfish are Graham Butterfield and Ian Gardner on guitars, mandolin, banjo and vocals with Jane Gardner singing and playing washboard, bells, hooters, whistles and spoons. The trio are of a high musical standard but their music is full of fun and whimsy when they perform a mixture of hokum, ragtime blues and old country music, mainly from the twenties and thirties.

Sunday 2nd September 9pm
The Exmouth Shanty Men and Friends
The famous Exmouth Shanty Men are playing host to the The Lost Quays, a shanty group all the way from Australia. Both groups will be coming to the Bicton for an after show chill out which is bound to include lots of impromptu shanty singing. They would love you to join them for an evening of fun and musical spectacle.

Thursday 6th September 8.30
Bicton Session Night
An evening of impromptu acoustic folk music performed by a throng of musicians. The session will include lots of jolly jigs, polkas, waltzes, reels and airs performed on a variety of acoustic instruments. If you sing or play come along and join in.

Friday 7th September 9pm
Derek Hampson
Talented singer/songwriter Derek Hampson will be performing some of his own evocative and inspirational songs featuring charismatic vocal and 12 string guitar. Derek claims his songs are inspired by almost anything even peanuts. If you like something a bit different you’ll love this.

Saturday 8th September 5pm
Livvy Hylton-Smith & John McLoughlin
You are guaranteed to be impressed by this amazing duo comprising charismatic singer Livvy Hylton-Smith and versatile keyboard player John Mcloughlin when they make their debut at the Bicton today. They will be performing a varied selection of songs from the 70s to the present day.

Sunday 9th September 4pm
Musical Spectacular in aid of British Lung Foundation
Alison Brockbank landlady and Organ Donor stalwart Steve Gazzard invite you to join them for a marathon 7 hours of fabulous live music performed by Exmouth’s top musical talent. The event marks the end of the National Transplant Awareness Week and will raise funds for The British Lung Foundation. The artists donating their time and talent are:

4pm Robo Lees
5pm Martin Weller
6pm Nigel Challis
7pm Guy Somerfield
8pm Sarah Corser (Check spelling)
9pm Becky Brooks
10pm Martin Nichols

There will also be a fun scratch card game with cash prizes and an auction as well as bucket collections. Please come along, enjoy the music and support this very worthy cause.

Thursday 13th September 8.30pm
Open Mic Night
Enjoy 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 15th September 5pm
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 16th September 5pm
Pea Green Boat                   
Pea Green Boat is a duo from Exeter comprised of lead vocalist Joe O’Neill and guitarist/backing vocalist Roger Heathers. The two play a range of acoustic music in a similar songwriting tradition to seminal musicians of the 1960s/70s, incorporating close two-part harmonies and bygone melodies.

Thursday 20th September 8.30pm
Open 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 22nd September 5pm
Guy Somefield
Popular singer/songwriter Guy Somerfield performs unique renditions of covers and original songs featuring strident vocal, vibrant 12 string guitar and harmonica playing. Guy will be playing a mix of folk, rock and pop ballads together with some of his own brilliant songs.

Sunday 23rd September 5pm
Nigel Challis
Talented singer/guitarist Nigel Challis is a highly accomplished and 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 performing a varied selection of very chilled out country/folk/blues classics.

Sunday 23rd September 8.30pm
Exmouth Irish Session
Irish musician Fanchea McKinley invites you to enjoy an evening of lively and evocative music from the Emerald Isle when she hosts her regular Sunday night 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 27th September 8.30
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 29th September 5pm
Fallen Cedars
Fallen Cedars are: Nuala - lead vocals, Mike - lead guitar, Mark - rhythm guitar, Adie - bass and Jacky - Percussion. The band is from the edge of Dartmoor and were created from a diverse range of musical backgrounds and creative wishes. They play original songs and a few obscure covers. Their music is uplifting, languid, lilting and melodic; a sound of indie folk mixed with lounge; acoustic and electric. Fallen Cedars influences include bands such as The Waifs, The Staves and First Aid Kit.

Sunday 30tth September 5pm
Tim Royce & Steve Songi
Craftsman guitar playing complemented by smoky vocals, Tim and Steve stamp their original sound onto a huge repertoire of music ranging from 60s & 70s rock and pop, 50’s rock 'n' roll, country, and jukebox favourites through to stompin' 20s & 30s jazz, jive and blues classics.

Friday, 24 August 2018

Cosgrave and Banks gigs

Cosgrave & Banks –  Bratton Clovelly Parish Hall, EX20 4JT - Doors and Bar 7.00pm/Music 7.30pm. £8.00/£4.00 16yrs and under. To book, email or telephone 01837 871696.

Mike Cosgrave and Steve Banks are both highly skilled and experienced musicians. They write their own material as well as interpreting folk classics from across Europe. Their banter and chat and the cafe-style setting make for a relaxed evening of great music. The bar will open at 7.00pm and you can book by the seat or by the table, so come along with family and friends. Refreshments available. Visit festival website. Visit Cosgrave & Banks website

Cosgrave & Banks –  Ilsington Village Hall, TQ13 9RG - 7.30pm (Doors 7.00pm). Tickets £8.00 from Ilsington Village Shop or telephone Sue on 07779 981660. 

We are very happy to have Mike and Steve playing a return gig in Ilsington. We loved their sound, their fantastic musicianship, and their entertaining banter. And a great variety of beautiful folk music from different parts of Europe. Altogether, a wonderful evening. Do come and hear them if you haven’t already. There will be light refreshments, but no bar – please bring your own beverages. Visit Cosgrave & Banks website

Cosgrave & Banks - Holcombe Burnell Church, Longdown, near Exeter, EX6 7RZ - 7.30pm. There will be a bar. Tickets, including wine and cheese, £10.00 from Jane telephone 01392 811246 and Sue 01392 811816. A Villages in Action Event.

We are delighted to be having a return visit from Mike and Steve, bringing their captivating smorgasbord of European folk music, together with their light hearted banter, to our beautiful church. It was an evening to remember last time, with candles giving adding to a very special atmosphere, and the church packed with enthusiastic music lovers. If you haven’t heard this wonderful duo yet, come! You won’t be disappointedVisit Cosgrave & Banks website

Monday, 21 May 2018

Seth Lakeman

Seth Lakeman - Plough Arts Centre, Gt. Torrington EX38 8HQ - Saturday 15 December 2018 - 8.00pm. Tickets Full £30.00 - Supporter £25.00 On sale to Plough Supporters Only from 21 May - 3 June inclusive (anyone can become a Supporter!). To reserve tickets telephone the Box Office on 01805 624624. To purchase tickets and more information visit website 
A rare opportunity (for those who book early...) to enjoy a very special evening in the intimate surroundings of The Plough Arts Centre, in the company of Seth Lakeman.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018


Formed in 1972, Newton Bushel Morris is a mixed traditional Cotswold side. Our main night is Thursday when between May and September we can be found dancing at pubs and other venues around Torbay, Newton Abbot and South East Dartmoor. We also have a busy schedule of Festivals, Fetes, Charity Gigs etc. During the winter months we practice on a Thursday in Kingskerswell. There are also monthly Sunday workshops.
With the impending retirement of our lead musician we are now looking to recruit musicians to enable a seamless handover. Whilst we primarily seek squeeze box players we would welcome enquiries from other musicians with instruments that suit the Cotswold tradition. Interested? Then please check out our website - www.newtonbushelmorris.uk or email dave@newtonbushelmoris.uk. Alternatively call our Squire, Rod Shute on 01803 403153 or our Bagman, Dave Warren on 01626 330458

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.

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Melody instrument wanted for folk rock/ceilidh band

Melody instrument wanted for folk rock/ceilidh band

We're looking for another melody instrument to join our line-up of bass/melodeon, drums, mandolin and guitar/banjo/vocals.

As well as our ceilidh set of traditional English/Irish/American tunes we play a mix of original songs and also covers by Steve Earle, Waterboys, Shooglenifty, Lonnie Donegan,Pogues etc. A bit of country, skiffle, blues and whatever sounds good. We're preparing for 2018 festival gigs. We're all mature musicians with family commitments so 1-3 gigs per month is what we're looking at.

We rehearse on Thursdays fortnightly in a lovely venue just outside Ilminster.

Please get in touch if this is of interest. Email Jon jon.gleeson@me.com or telephone 07817 899 987

Events coming up at the Beehive Honiton

Friday 21 September 2018 Bobby Socks and Blue Jeans   The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ - 7.30pm - Tickets £20.0...