Sunday, 1 March 2020

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


Sunday 1st March 5.00pm
Rosie Eade
Rosie’s voice is likened to Kate Bush, Maddy Prior and Grace Slick, and her original music is inspired by the likes of The Who as much as Steeleye Span. She is equally accomplished within the acoustic-folk and old school rock genres. Her music is regularly featured  on BBC Regional Radio and she’s well known on the national festival scene having performed at Cambridge Folk Festival, Beautiful Days and Glastonbury's Avalon Cafe, to name a few.

NEW Monday 2nd March 11.30am
Coffee and Company
Enjoy an informal gathering for a coffee and a chat,

Monday 2nd March 7.00pm
Guillotine Gals n Guys - Knit, Chat & Laugh
A friendly and informal group who get together twice a month to knit, chat and laugh. Some knit for charity, others knit on their own projects - it’s really all about enjoying the company of others. Crocheters are also welcome. https://www.facebook.com/groups/312617332529675/

Thursday 5th 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!

Saturday 7th March 5.00pm
Reefs of Moonshine
Enjoy some 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, creating 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 8th 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?

NEW Monday 9th March 11.30am
Coffee and Company
Enjoy an informal gathering for a coffee and a chat,

Thursday 12th March 8.30pm
Open Mic Night
An evening of music from anyone who fancies performing in a very 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.

Friday 13th March 8.00pm
Laurie Ward
Charismatic musician/recording artist Laurie Ward never ceases to woo audiences with his crafted deliveries of popular songs from a massive repertoire covering virtually every genre from heart rendering folk to syncopated reggae and anthemic rock. In addition to a selection of popular classics from the 70’s to the present day Laurie will also be performing some of his own brilliant songs.

Saturday 14th March 5,00pm
Rainy Day Woman
Don’t miss this amazing Exmouth based folk duo. Rainy Day Woman’s music is bright, light and effortlessly gorgeous. Hannah and Gabriel draw their inspiration from a wealth of alternative country, folk and bluegrass to create a sparse, evocative and unhurried, music with a magical quality.

Sunday 15th March 5.00pm
Fire Exit
An afternoon of traditional jazz in the company of  talented jazz stalwarts Martin Nichols,  Bob King, and Charlie Hernshaw who will be performing a selection of beautiful, chilled jazz standards.

Monday 16th March 11.30am
Coffee and Company
Enjoy an informal gathering for a coffee and a chat,

Monday 16th March 7.00pm
Guillotine Gals n Guys - Knit, Chat & Laugh
A friendly and informal group who get together twice a month to knit, chat and laugh. Some knit for charity, others knit on their own projects - it’s really all about enjoying the company of others. Crocheters are also welcome. https://www.facebook.com/groups/312617332529675/

Thursday 19th March 8.00pm
Acoustic Open Night
Becky Brookes hosts her regular monthly evening of eclectic acoustic folk, country and indie music featuring a varied selection of singers and players. There will be some session playing, solo performances, poetry, shanty singing and who knows what else! If you sing or play you are welcome to take part.

Saturday 21st March 5.00pm
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.

Saturday 22nd March 5.00pm
Darren Lucas and Friends
Enjoy an eclectic selection of acoustic music from one of Exmouth’s favourite singer/guitarists when he performs some of the more unusual but interesting songs from the past 30years.

Monday 23rd March11.30am
Coffee and Company
Enjoy an informal gathering for a coffee and a chat,

Thursday 26th March 8.00pm
Bicton Folk Night
Shanty man Derek Brooks invites you to 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 lively traditional acoustic music.

Friday 27th March 9.00pm
Bring Your Own Vinyl Night
Remember the local community dance where everyone got together to enjoy each others company and have a good jive? Well tonight the Bicton Inn will become a 21st century version of the ‘local hop’. Please bring along your favourite vinyls and Charismatic singer/songwriter Guy Somerfield who changes his hat from artist to DJ for the night will give them a spin. 

Saturday 28th March .005pm
Bradley the Busker
Brilliant singer/songwriter is guaranteed to hold you spellbound with his dynamic vocals and elaborate guitar playing. Bradley creates a  unique sound when he performs his own thought provoking songs with the essences of James Taylor or Ed Sheeran and the rhythmic qualities of Susan Vega.

Sunday 29th March 5.00pm
Bicton Street Blues
Bicton Street Blues features talented Exmouth bluesmen Dave Gwilliam and Olly Davy. The duo put their unique twist on a selection of blues and country music when they perform an all acoustic session featuring vocal, guitars, mandolin and harmonica. Their set also includes some brilliant originals. Dave originally fronted popular bands including Laughing Gravy and the Fourbeats. Multi-instrumentalist Olly has played in a variety of well known folk and blues bands including the Junkyard Angels.

Monday, 17 February 2020

True Strays release new single ‘Campesina ’ on March 20th followed by extensive UK Tour.

TRUE STRAYS

The challenges of forming a band mean that most split up before they even leave the practise room. True Strays met in a sandpit when they were in playgroup and have seen many a great band fall by the wayside. But despite many previous band break ups and hard knocks, Joe James and James Cameron are using these personal experiences to fuel their latest endeavour with greater urgency and honesty than ever. Lifes too short to hide yourself and give up on your dreams. friendship, honesty and hardwork, True Strays is the culmination of a life times ambition.

True Strays make sounds for an America that didn’t quite exist. Influenced by the blues of Willie Dixon, the calls for justice of Bob Dylan and Neil Young, the dirt of QOTSA and the sonic brilliance of Alabama Shakes. Not just brainless rockers, the music is concerned with zero hour contracts, the destruction of the National Health Service, climate chaos and the mental health epidemic.

From sand pit beginnings, the band have completed countless UK tours winning
fans old and new, supported bands as diverse as My Baby and Elles Bailey, been
jump started by Keith Allen, played by BBC Introducing and BBC Radio, played
their first European dates, survived 70+ festival shows at prestigious festivals
like Green Man, Boom Town, Larmer Tree and Shambala, been featured on the
Spotify Nu-Blue playlist, and even curated their own venue for 5 years at the now legendary Fieldview Festival.

True Stays new single Campesina Campesina, recorded on 8 track tape in New Cut Studios, Bristol, on analogue equipment, is the first single from the forthcoming debut album from True Strays.

The song was recorded in one day as a challenge to recreate the studio process of the pre-digital era. Tracked live, Campesina (Country Girl in Spanish) is a joyous declaration of love between two people from different worlds and how by celebrating our shared commonalities and connection to the land we can overcome our differences.

The track will be released in conjunction with the UN’s World Happiness Day on the 20th March. “ This year's theme is Happier Together , focusing on what we have in common, rather than what divides us.”

Devon gigs 
Friday 3 April 2020 Paladium Club, BIDEFORD

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

Monday, 2 December 2019

Greg Hancock, Alex Seel Circle Tour


Sunday 15 March 2020 7.30pm

Greg Hancock, Alex Seel and Maaike Siegerist 

"SONGWRITERS CIRCLE CONCERT"

The Plough Arts Centre, Great 9-11 Fore St, Great Torrington, Torrington EX38 8HQ


telephone 01805 624624

Tickets £10.00 from  https://www.theploughartscentre.org.uk/event/greg-hancock-alex-seel-maaike-siegerist
"If you think songs should have meaning, this is a fantastic opportunity to explore the songwriter's craft with two of its finest artisans!"  Neil King, FATEA Magazine

Greg Hancock and Alex Seel are on tour in a series of Songwriters Circle concerts. The two award winning singer-songwriters take the stage together, alongside a third performer, and then take turns to introduce and perform a selection of their songs. This increasingly popular concert format offers a great opportunity to compare and contrast styles and techniques. For this concert, the mesmerising Maaike Siegerist will make up the circle.

www.circletour.co.uk


Saturday 21 March 2020 7.30pm

Greg Hancock, Alex Seel and Tobias Ben Jacob "SONGWRITERS CIRCLE CONCERT"
St Paul's Church,
Church St, Starcross, Exeter EX6 8PZ  

Tickets £10 from: https://www.wegottickets.com/event/490115
"If you think songs should have meaning, this is a fantastic opportunity to explore the songwriter's craft with two of its finest artisans!"  Neil King, FATEA Magazine

Greg Hancock and Alex Seel are on tour in a series of Songwriters Circle concerts. The two award winning singer-songwriters take the stage together, alongside a third performer, and then take turns to introduce and perform a selection of their songs. This increasingly popular concert format offers a great opportunity to compare and contrast styles and techniques. For this concert, one of the UK's top musical artists, Tobias Ben Jacob will make up the circle.

www.circletour.co.uk



Saturday 23 May 2020 7.30pm

Greg Hancock, Alex Seel and Tennyson's Twin "SONGWRITERS CIRCLE CONCERT"
St Katherine's Priory,
St Katherine's Road, Exeter, EX4 7JY

Tickets £10 from  https://www.wegottickets.com/event/490147

"If you think songs should have meaning, this is a fantastic opportunity to explore the songwriter's craft with two of its finest artisans!"  Neil King, FATEA Magazine

Greg Hancock and Alex Seel are on tour in a series of Songwriters Circle concerts. The two award winning singer-songwriters take the stage together, alongside a third performer, and then take turns to introduce and perform a selection of their songs. This increasingly popular concert format offers a great opportunity to compare and contrast styles and techniques. For this concert, Cornwall based singer-songwriter Tennyson's Twin (Sarah Hayes) will make up the circle.

www.circletour.co.uk

Monday, 19 August 2019

TOTNES EARLY MUSIC SOCIETY PROGRAMME 2019 - 2020


Saturday 21st September 2019, St Mary's Church, High Street, Totnes, TQ9 5NN
7.30pm
ENSEMBLE HESPERI: The Pheasant's Eye
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Saturday 14th December 2019, St Mary's Church, Totnes TQ9 5NN
7.30pm
SOCIETY OF STRANGE AND ANCIENT INSTRUMENTS: The Longest Night
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Saturday 18th April, 2020,  St Mary's Church, Totnes TQ9 5NN
7.30pm
JOGLARESA: The Enchantress of Seville
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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

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

Sunday 1st March 5.00pm Rosie Eade Rosie’s voice is likened to Kate Bush, Maddy Prior and Grace Slick, and her original music is inspir...