Monday, 18 June 2018

Ceilidh in Frome on 22.06.18.

Ceilidh in the Cheese and Grain Frome, Market Road, Justice Lane, Frome, BA11 1BE. Fundraiser for Frome’s Missing Links. Music by Hobsons Choice. Doors open 7pm. Tickets £15.00 (plus Cheese and Grain box-office charges). South Indian Supper tickets also available separately £6.00

Tuesday, 12 June 2018

June events at The Bicton Inn, 5 Bicton Street, Exmouth EX8 2RU

Thursday 14 June 8pm
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 from classical to pop and performances from solo singers to instrumental ensembles. So if you have a musical talent to share please come along and join in.

Friday 15 June 8pm      
Reefs of Moonshine.
Enjoy the amazing sound of duo Reefs of Moonshine when Lisa’s angelic voice is complemented by Nick’s professional guitar playing. The duo will perform new arrangements of popular melodic songs....drawn from the worlds of folk, country and soul music.

Saturday 16 June 5pm  
Tash Fardell
You are guaranteed to enjoy the vocal talents of young singer Tash Fardell when she performs a selection of popular contemporary and classic pop and folk. Tash is another artist who has honed her skills from an early age and is rapidly gaining popularity with audiences throughout the South West.

Sunday17 June 5pm
Fire Exit
If you enjoy some chilled, traditional jazz you are going to love this afternoon’s session. Talented jazz stalwarts Bob King, Charlie Hernshaw, Paul Barnham and guest Martin Nichols will be performing a selection of beautiful, chilled jazz standards.

Thursday 21 June 8pm
Raddon Hill Clog Morris
Come and enjoy the sheer spectacle of one Devon’s famous Morris groups dancing outside The Bicton. Raddon Hill Clog Morris claim to be Exeter’s jolliest Clog Morris side and ask you to bring along nothing but a good sense of humour. Their members are drawn from right across Devon and enjoy the fun and frolics of a mixed side. This is an event children may also enjoy.

Thursday 21 June 8.30pm
Open Folk Session with Becky Brooks
An open session featuring folk, country and indie acoustic music hosted by Exmouth’s favourite balladeer Becky Brooks. Anyone can come and join in the fun, perform solo or as part of the group.

Saturday 23 June  5 pm
Guy Somefield
Charismatic singer/songwriter Guy Somerfield performs his unique renditions of covers and original songs featuring his strident vocal and 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.

Sunday24 June 5pm
New to the Bicton, Skylark’s repertoire includes uplifting arrangements of traditional and contemporary songs from the British Isles,  Sweden and America. They perform three part harmony with driving rhythms on piano and guitar improvised flute, fiddle, percussion and mandolin.

Thursday 28 June 8.30 pm
Bicton Folk Night
Exmouth Shanty Man Derek Brooks invites you to join him and friends for a traditional folk night, when a varied selection of singers and musicians perform. If you sing or play an instrument why not come along and join in the session? Otherwise enjoy listening to a selection of lively acoustic music which usually includes lots of jolly jigs, reels and airs.

Friday 29 June 8.30 pm
Bicton Street Blues
An evening of hair-raising rock and blues. Bicton Street Blues is fronted by Exmouth bluesman Dave Gwilliam accompanied by talented multi-instrumentalist Olly Davy. Dave originally fronted Laughing Gravy and the Fourbeats and Olly has played in a variety of folk, and blues bands including the Junkyard Angels.

Saturday 30 June 5pm
Live music

Sunday, 3 June 2018

Devon musicians have been selected as finalists for Fatea's 30th Birthday Bash

Two Devon musicians have been selected as finalists for Fatea's 30th Birthday Bash later this year. Greg Hancock and Ben Morgan-Brown would really appreciate your votes! Click here to vote.

Fatea Future Star - who will win the two main stage slots up for grabs at Fatea's 30th Birthday Bash on Saturday 3 November? You decide! Check out website for details and videos of the finalists and vote for your favourites!

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, 9 April 2018

Brass tutor wanted for Sidmouth Folk Week Children's festival


Sidmouth FolkWeek's Children's Festival requires a Brass Tutor to work with The Sidmouth Seaside Stompers Ceilidh Band Workshop. The daily workshops are 90 minutes long leading to performance as the band for the Thursday evening ceilidh in Blackmore Gardens Marquee.

All tutors join Team Stompit! and work under the leadership of Ray Langton. Their role is to support the youngsters (aged 8years and over) in their section, write simplified parts if required and lead break out groups helping youngsters to master the tunes. Written notation is provided for all instruments and distributed at the first workshop. Tutors receive this music in advance.

We are very keen to hear from any brass players who may be interested. This is a fun and rewarding week and when not with the Seaside Stompers a great time can also be had at the other events in the festival.

If interested please contact Please also do feel free to spread the word about this opportunity to any others who might be interested.

Monday, 26 March 2018

Youth Folk Sampler Day

Youth Folk Sampler Day - Ebenezer Hall, North Street, Okehampton EX20 1AR - Saturday 2 June 2018.

Sampler Days
Aged 14–18 on 1 September 2018?
Play an instrument confidently?
Want to take part in an inspiring day of music making?

Sign up for a free place at our Sampler Day at Ebenezer Hall in June 2018.
Explore English folk music, learn from inspiring tutors and play with other young musicians from your region. Take part in a day of creative folk music workshops and, if you want to, audition for the 2018–19 National Youth Folk Ensemble.
Each Sampler Day features:
• music workshops with Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron and Miranda Rutter
• Q&A with Ensemble staff
• optional short audition, if you wish to apply for the National Youth Folk Ensemble

Sampler Days are open to players of any instrument. All playing and learning will be done by ear.

These free Sampler Days have a positive and welcoming atmosphere. If you’re interested in joining the National Youth Folk Ensemble, you’ll need to attend one of them to start the audition process.Book your free place now go to website

Picture by Camilla Greenwell

Ceilidh in Frome on 22.06.18.

Ceilidh in the Cheese and Grain Frome, Market Road, Justice Lane, Frome, BA11 1BE. Fundraiser for Frome’s Missing Links. Music by Hobsons ...