Folk

2020 Dartmoor Folk Festival postponed due to Covid-19 pandemic

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Thu, 04/30/2020 - 1:46pm

ORGANISERS of the annual Dartmoor Folk Festival have announced that this year's event, which was due to take place over three days at South Zeal in August, has been postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

In a statement issued on April 29, the Dartmoor Folk Festival Association said: “It is with much sadness that we have made the difficult decision to postpone this year's Dartmoor Folk Festival.

“We have been working hard to try to find a way to run the event as planned, but the ongoing developments surrounding the Covid-19 pandemic will not allow us to do so safely....

Faustus Tour Comes to Exeter Phoenix

Event Date: 
19/04/2020 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Phoenix

Early 2020 saw Faustus performing at venues in Australia and New Zealand. The band are back in the UK and touring in April 2020 with a selection of their material, including from their newest EP, Cotton Lords (2019).

Playing music for our times, Faustus take traditional English music, rip it up, put it together again and move it on. A vigorous rhythmic impetus and rock/prog rock influence propels the sound into the here and now and a range of instruments deployed in unconventional ways gives a unique texture, depth and variety to the band’s sound.

Driving rhythms on...

Miranda Sykes

Event Date: 
28/02/2020 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Venue: 
Matthews Hall, Topsham

Devon based Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with ‘Show of Hands’ returns again in 2020 with her latest album and UK tour.

After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she will be touring solo as she started out: One woman, one bass, and one guitar.

Building on the success of her Borrowed Places tour, Miranda Sykes is back with her latest project: Her album ‘Behind The Wall’ Where Borrowed Places opened a window into the past, explaining where she had been, physically...

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman Photo Nikki Bidgood

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman 'On Reflection' Tour

Event Date: 
27/02/2020 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Venue: 
Exeter Phoenix

KATHRYN ROBERTS & SEAN LAKEMAN –‘On Reflection' Tour 2020 Celebrating 25 years of making music together 2020 marks 25 years of making music together for this popular wife and husband duo.

Twice winners of ‘Best Duo’ BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016, and 2013. Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK Folk scene's most rewardingly enduring partnerships. To celebrate and acknowledge this milestone, the couple will revisit and reinterpret songs which span their career.

From the early days of folk supergroup ' Equation ' through to...

Miranda Sykes /Photo Rex Preston Photography

Miranda Sykes Comes to Exeter Folk Club

Event Date: 
13/09/2019 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Venue: 
Victoria Park Tennis Club, Exeter, EX2 4NX

Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with ‘Show of Hands’ returns in 2019 with a new album and UK tour. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she will be touring solo as she started out: One woman, one bass, and one guitar.

Building on the success of her Borrowed Places tour, Miranda Sykes is back with a completely new project: Her new album ‘Behind The Wall’ Where Borrowed Places opened a window into the past, explaining where she had been, physically and spiritually,...

Edgelarks Photo:Jolyon Holroyd

Edgelarks 'Feather' Album Launch Party at West Town Farm, Ide

Event Date: 
15/06/2019 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Venue: 
West Town Farm, Ide, Exeter, EX2 9TG

In 2018, Edgelarks retreated to a remote Cumbrian cottage to write. With world rhythms, folk roots, and a very big sound for only two people, the album that emerged is an upbeat celebration, an incitement to hope. Join them as they celebrate the launch of Feather with a UK tour. Edgelarks began their musical journey together living in a small caravan in the hills near Exmouth, Devon. Phil had returned, Chaturangui in tow, from studying slide guitar in India with the master musician Pandit Debashish Bhattacharya. Hannah had grown up playing fiddle at traditional folk sessions. The pair met...

Ferocious Dog

Ferocious Dog - Fake News and Propaganda

Event Date: 
19/04/2019 - 7:00pm to 11:00pm
Venue: 
The Exeter Phoenix

Ferocious Dog have been described as England’s best folk-punk band, they tour relentlessly and most of their gigs are sold out. “The Celtic/folk punk act are full of energy. In true punk sensibility, it’s a set full of anger, rage, fury and takes aim at the ills of society. There’s acoustic guitar, banjo, mandolin, fiddle and more all tied in with the more traditional punk elements. Thankfully, not all of this is at the same time and whilst there’s always six instruments being played at any one time, it never becomes overwhelming. Instead, it’s all blended together to ensure people are...

Gothic Dartmoor ** POSTPONED ***

Event Date: 
01/02/2019 - 7:30pm
Venue: 
Cygnet Theatre

Friday 1st February 7.30pm

Wren Music Gothic Dartmoor

The Gothic Dartmoor concert explores a rich vein of myth and legend through the tales of Dartmoor. The songs are selected from the folk song collection made at the end of the C19th by Squire and Parson Revd. Sabine Baring-Gould, and inspired by his other writings, including The Book of Dartmoor and The Book of Were-Wolves. Wren Music has put together an impressive company to bring you ‘Gothic Dartmoor’ – Marilyn Tucker: Singer and storyteller, Paul Wilson: Multi-instrumentalist and singer, Jon Dyer: Experienced...

Phillip Henry 'True North' Solo Album Launch Tour and slide guitar workshop

Event Date: 
25/10/2018 - 4:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter, EX4 3LS

Exeter Phoenix... Thyrs. 25 October. Slide Guitar Workshop 4-6pm Tickets £10, music concert 7.30pm Tickets £12 . tickets for both £20

PHILLIP HENRY RELEASES MILESTONE SOLO ALBUM this October mapping out a decade of musicianship across the globe .. Virtuoso is an overused word, glibly littered around as a description of ability. But when attributed to Lancashire-born, Devon-based musician Phillip Henry it’s spot on.

Henry has made his name as a spellbinding exponent of the slide guitar augmented with show-stopping beatbox harmonica. His celebrated partnership with singer-...

The Song Cyclists: Singing for better mental health

Authored by News Desk
Posted: Wed, 07/04/2018 - 11:13pm

The Song Cyclists, a group of five singers taking on an unprecedented challenge as they cycle from John O’Groats to Land’s End giving a concert every evening along the way to raise £20,000 for the UK’s largest mental health charity Mind.

They will be singing at The Old Firehouse at 8pm on Thursday 19th July, performing a mixture of pop, folk and a cappella; entry is free with a retiring collection.

Every year, one in four of us will experience a mental health problem and, shockingly, suicide is still the biggest killer of British men under 49.

Mind combats this...

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