Wednesday, 28 November 2018

Events at the Bicton Inn, Exmouth in December

Saturday 1st December 5.00pm
Dave Ward and Malcolm Horton
Enjoy an impressive double bill featuring two of Exmouth's most popular musicians. Singer/ songwriter Malcolm Horton will perform some of his own inspirational songs, including a few new ones. No one performs anthemic rock songs quite as well as singer/guitarist Dave Ward. You'll find yourself tapping your feet and joining in when he performs some favourites from the 80s, 90s and 00s

Sunday 2nd December 5.00pm
Fire Exit
An afternoon of traditional jazz in the company of  talented jazz stalwarts Martin Nichols,  Bob King, Charlie Hernshaw, Paul Barnham who will be performing a selection of beautiful, chilled jazz standards.

Thursday 6th December 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!

Saturday 8th December 5.00pm
The Piano Man
If you'd like to hear some real traditional pub piano playing, then don't miss today's session. Known as the Piano Man, Trevor Woodison is a wizard on the keys and can play virtually anything from classical to boogie woogie, rock and roll to music hall, parlour songs to present day pop. Trevor who has been playing piano for over 30 years is also an accomplished classical composer

​Saturday 8th December 9.00pm
Los No Boss
The brilliant Los No Boss are a popular duo throughout the South West and well known for their highly humorous original songs, many about the West Country and the people who live here. In addition to their humour, the duo who write all their own songs, create a great sound and cover a plethora of musical genres.

Sunday 9th December 5.00pm
Bicton Street Blues
Not to be missed if you want to hear some authentic rock and blues just as it sounded in the 50s and 60s. Bicton Street Blues features talented Exmouth bluesmen Dave Gwilliam and Olly Davy. Dave originally fronted popular bands including Laughing Gravy and the Fourbeats. Talented multi-instrumentalist Olly has played in a variety of well known folk and blues bands including the Junkyard Angels.

Sunday 9th December 8.30pm
Exmouth Irish Session
Enjoy an evening of lively and evocative music from the Emerald Isle in this 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 13th December 8.30pm
Open Mic Night
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.

Saturday15th December 5.00pm
Guy Somerfield
Popular troubadour Guy Somerfield performs his unique renditions of covers and original songs featuring strident vocal, vibrant 12 string guitar and harmonica. Guy will be playing a mix of folk, rock and pop ballads together with some of his own brilliant songs.

Sunday 16th December 5.00pm
Nigel Challis
Nigel is a highly accomplished guitarist and a master of country/folk finger style. He has performed at numerous festivals and venues throughout the South West to rapturous applause. Today Nigel will be performing a selection of popular songs including  country, folk,  and blues classics.

Thursday 20th December 8.30pm
Becky’s Folk & Indie Christmas Open 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 December 5.00pm
Reefs of Moonshine
A sparkling afternoon of 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 as well as some brilliant originals.

Sunday 23rd December 3.00pm
A Christmas Celebration
During the day from 3.00pm
Outside in and around the Festive Gazebo
Festive fun and activities for Children
Live Music
Festive Food
5.00pm - 6.00pm Children’s Carol Singing. (Festive fancy dress optional.)
During the evening 8.30pm
Traditional Carol Singing
Mummers play
Brass band
Hand Bell Ringers
Mince pies with clotted cream
More information to follow.

Tuesday 25th December
Christmas Day
The Bicton Inn will be open from 11.00am until 2.30pm today

Wednesday 26th December 5.00pm. BOXING DAY
Home for Christmas - Jas Walker and Friends
Talented Exmouth singer, musician and songwriter Jas Walker now lives in France but he’s back for Christmas and just had to do a show at his favourite pub. With new original songs along with older favourites Jas and friends will enchant you with this special festive performance.

Thursday 27th December 8.30pm
Bicton Christmas Folk Night
Exmouth Shanty Man Derek Brooks invites you to join him for a Christmassy 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.

Friday 28th December 8.00pm
Laurie Ward
Singer/songwriter Laurie is a talented artist who has been writing and performing music since he was 7 years old. He has performed at the Glastonbury Festival with his band Barefoot Bandit and featured on various radio stations, including Radio 1. Laurie will be performing of mix of music from reggae to folk, raunchy rock to gentle ballads and of course some of his own brilliant songs.

Monday 31st December 10.00pm
New Year’s Eve with Martin Weller
Who better to bring in the New Year on a high note? This charismatic performer together with musical friends will carry you gently into 2019, when they create a party atmosphere with music that everyone loves.

Saturday, 13 October 2018

Events coming up at the Beehive, Honiton

Click on FlaxeyGreen link for full details

Friday 30 November 2018
Tankus the Henge + support - Jess McAllister 
The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ
Tickets £11.00 advance/£14.00 on the door (standing).
Details at FlaxeyGreen 

Saturday 1 December 2018
Elvis in Trouble
The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ 
Tickets - General Admission £19.50, Premium £25.50 (seated). 
Details at FlaxeyGreen

Friday 7 December 2018
Sound of the Sirens + Support - Samantics
The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ 
7.30pm for 8.00pm 
Tickets £11.00 - seated.
Details at FlaxeyGreen

Friday 14 December 2018
The Standing Waves + Sadie Horler and her band 
The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ 
Tickets £10.00 advance/£12.00 on the door - seated.
Details at FlaxeyGreen  

Thursday 20 December 2018
Mad Dog Mcrea + support Beans on Toast  
The Beehive Arts Centre, Dowell Street, Honiton, EX14 1LZ 
Tickets £16.50 advance/£18.00 on the door - standing
Details at FlaxeyGreen 

Wednesday, 3 October 2018

Maddy and the Chaps Gigs October and December

Maddy and the Chaps

Saturday 8 December - The Atmospheric Railway Inn, The Strand, Starcross, Exeter EX6 8PA - 8.00pm

Friday 21 December - Welcome Inn Dawlish, Mount Pleasant Rd, Dawlish Warren EX7 0NE - 8.00pm

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 - or email 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 or telephone 07817 899 987

Events at the Bicton Inn, Exmouth in December

Saturday 1 st December 5.00pm Dave Ward and Malcolm Horton Enjoy an impressive double bill featuring two of Exmouth's most popula...