As the race to Christmas picks up pace and sparkly trees and glitter start to appear in Exeter, Gandy Street will be buzzing with music and entertainers in their own seasonal festival: Countdown To Christmas.
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
I can’t say I’m a big fan of country music. Ask me about the genre, and I could probably mention a Dolly Parton song; the names Hunter Hayes and Lady Antebellum vaguely register in my mind. My knowledge, however, stops there. So, on entering Exeter Pheonix, I had no idea what to expect from The Shires.
The Blues House is a non-profit making monthly evening promoting blues music in Devon. Hosted by musician, Jeremy Way(singer/guitarist for mid Devon blues band, Far From the Delta), the evenings start with a house band (who's members kindly give up their time for free), followed by an open blues jam, where anyone can give it a go. It is based in Crediton, so it's fairly central for the whole of Devon, where most places are no further than an hour's drive, so hoping to reach out to the whole of Devon.
Far From the Delta are a local blues rock band who have been going for about 5 years. There are other acts at this event before and after the Band, contact the New Inn for more details.
Far From the Delta play covers and original tunes, Led Zeppelin, Cream, The Doors, Fleetwood Mac, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, Son House, John Lee Hooker, plus others, are all artists they cover.
They have an album, called 'Broken Blues', which, is available from their website.
Meet Nel: a foley artist. Don't know what that is? Don't worry, not many do. Nel brings life to films through sound. In her world a tyre screech is a hot water-bottle and an epic fight scene is a symphony of snapping celery and frozen cabbages. But her real world isn't turning out so well. Her cat has died and she’s accidentally poisoned her fish.