Folk Music

Miranda Sykes 'Behind the Wall' Album Tour comes to Colebrooke Parish Hall

Event Date: 
08/02/2019 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue: 
Colebrooke Parish Hall, nr. Crediton, EX17 5JH

Devon based 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’

Human Cargo - A SPELLBINDING LOOK AT MIGRATION THROUGH HISTORIC STORY AND FOLKSONG

Event Date: 
12/06/2018 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm
Venue: 
The Exeter Phoenix

Acclaimed storyteller Matthew Crampton (Five Stars, Guardian) unites with American folk music legend Jeff Warner in a new show based on Crampton’s book Human Cargo: Songs & Stories of Emigration, Slavery & Transportation.

Human Cargo gives voice to past exiles – emigrants, slaves, transportees – to shed fresh light on today’s migrations.

Through the accompanying Parallel Lives project, it includes – wherever it performs - local stories of migration and partnership with local refugee and migrant support groups.

Miranda Sykes at The Bridge Inn, Topsham

Event Date: 
28/04/2018 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Venue: 
The Bridge Inn, Topsham, Exeter, EX3 0QQ

Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with ‘Show of Hands’ is returning to her roots with a solo tour and latest album.  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 as she started out: One woman, one bass, and one guitar. BORROWED PLACES, released in 2017, is her debut solo album and draws its inspiration primarily from the songs and landscape of her native Lincolnshire but seen through the eyes of someone who has lived away for many years.

The Rheingans Sisters Tour New Album - Bright Field

Event Date: 
23/04/2018 - 7:30pm to 10:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Phoenix, Gandy Street, Exeter, EX4 3LS

Musicians, composers and folk music scholars The Rheingans Sisters release their third album Bright Field on 23rd March 2018. Since their award winning album Already Home (2015) the duo have cemented their reputation as an unmissable live act on the folk and world music stage, captivating audiences across the UK, Europe and Australia.

Celebrating 40 glorious years of Dartmoor Folk Festival

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Tue, 06/06/2017 - 12:47pm

THERE will be a celebratory feel when the 40th anniversary Dartmoor Folk Festival takes place in the foothills of Dartmoor at South Zeal, near Okehampton, from Friday to Sunday, August 11, 12 and 13.

It was 40 years ago that the festival was founded by the late Bob Cann, who lived in the parish of South Zeal.  He had the dream of a folk event on his doorstep that would help to revive and preserve the music, song and dance traditions of Dartmoor.

Teignmouth Folk Concert

Event Date: 
10/09/2016 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm
Venue: 
The Alice Cross Centre, 1-3 Bitton Park Rd., Teignmouth, TQ14 9BT

SALLY BARKER, SASKIA GRIFFITH MOORE. Two top folk artists in concert. Sally has been at the top of the Folk Music scene as a member of Fotheringay and The Poozies as well as being a well established solo artist. She was also a Finalist on BBC's "The Voice" where she was on Tom Jones's team.

Teignmouth Folk Concets

Event Date: 
13/02/2016 - 8:00pm to 11:00pm
Venue: 
The Alice Cross Centre, 1-3 Bitton Park Rd., Teignmouth, TQ14 9BT

A concert at The Alice Cross Centre, 1-3 Bitton Park Rd., Teignmouth, TQ14 9BT

featuring England's top Folk Fiddler TOM McCONVILLE, winner of The BBC

Radio 2 Folk Musician of the Year Award.

Bright young stars shine at Exeter Cygnet

Authored by Mary Youlden
Posted: Wed, 11/18/2015 - 6:06pm

An evening of musical innovation is in store on Friday 20th of November, when 3 of the hottest tal-ents on the folk and acoustic scene play at the Cygnet Theatre in Exeter.

Fabian Holland is a singer-songwriter-guitarist “with tremendous command of fingers and fretboard with a natural vocal technique informed by long-time exposure to, and serious consideration of, the blues masters” - fRoots magazine. Less than 18 months after releasing his self-titled debut, Fabian’s second album garnered rave reviews and 4-stars from the Daily Telegraph.

A Day's Work - a musical drama by Mick Ryan

Event Date: 
08/11/2015 - 8:00pm
Venue: 
Topsham Folk Club, Matthews Hall,Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0HF

Mick Ryan has written and performed many successful folk operas.

This revival of A Day’s Work shows his mastery of words, music and the spoken word.

It is about the move by a group of farm workers from the land to the Western front in the first world war and features Mick Ryan, Paul Downes, Heather Bradford, Pete Morton, Matt Quinn, Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar.Tkts from

http://www.topshamfolkclub.org/a-days-work/

Morris Dancing 'Have a Go' Evening

Event Date: 
29/10/2015 - 8:00pm to 10:00pm
Venue: 
Exeter Cathedral Chapter House

Exeter Morris Men and the ladies of Glory of the West invite anyone who has ever wanted to try Morris Dancing to come along to the Exeter Cathedral Chapter House to meet us and 'Have a Go'.
if you enjoy it, which we are sure you will, you might even consider joining one of the local Morris Dancing sides.

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