BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards

John Spiers & Jackie Oates "Needle Pin, Needle Pin"

Oates & Spiers - "Needle Pin, Needle Pin".

Event Date: 
24/11/2021 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy St. Exeter. EX4 3LS

Multi award-winning contemporary folk artists Jackie Oates and John Spiers meld together their shared love of English traditional folk tunes and songs with their fine voices and expertly played acoustic instruments.

Audiences can look forward to a fresh, uplifting and poignant evening. Concerts will include music from the duo’s first album, Needle Pin, Needle Pin, released in early 2020 and featuring songs from the Oxfordshire area which they have researched and arranged. Many of the songs were originally sung by lace-making factory girls to keep time whilst crafting lace and to...

Chris Wood to perform

Event Date: 
09/05/2014 - 6:00pm
Otterton Mill

A 1st Mill visit from one of the UK's most original singer/songwriters. Winner of Singer of the Year in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, as well as Best Album and Best Original Song, Chris is widely acknowledged as a brilliant exponent of the topical troubadour form. Originally trained as a chorister, Chris draws on classical influences as well as his deep love for English folk, and is a master at melding traditional song with contemporary themes. Chris plays the guitar, fiddle and viola, and will showcase his latest critically acclaimed CD None The Wiser.

Tickets: £15.00 (price covers...

Steve Knightley: Grow Your Own Gig

Singer-songwriter and half of Show of Hands star Steve Knightley is to perform in many Devon locations as part of his Grow Your Own Gig tour.

The Exeter-based star, who with Phil Beer has previously won the Best Live Act title in the 2004 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, is set to perform in as many village halls and untapped grass root community halls as possible across England, with five concerts taking place in Devon.

Playing in rural locations is particularly important to the star, who has lived in Devon since the age of five. Steve said: “Village halls are focal points for...