Welcome to this site which is aimed to keep you in touch with all and any events in our end of East Devon related to Folk, Acoustic, Roots (or whatever you like to call it) music, and in particular Jurassic Folk & Acoustic at the Dolphin Hotel, Beer.


After nearly 7 years at the Grove Nite Club, Seaton, we  have moved to our new venue, The Dolphin Hotel,  Fore Street, Beer, EX12 3EQ. Here's a map of where it is, and they can phoned at 01297 20068 and have a website at http://www.dolphinhotelbeer.co.uk  They have a fine range of beers, ciders, wines and snacks, but if you want to make a night of it you can have a slap-up meal and stay the night!


                                           Guest Nights

Hot off the press...!! Our first guest night has been arranged at the Dolphin, and it is... wait for it.... none other than the amazing.....

 Tim Edey
Wednesday, 9th April 2014

 And as a special bonus he will be bringing fine Scottish guest singer Isobel Crowe to Beer. More details very soon, but advance tickets at £8 can be booked now from 01297 20064  or online at WeGotTickets  

Also we can now announce...

Shanty Night with the Exmouth Shantymen
Wednesday 23rd April 

More info on the Guest Night page. 


Pictures taken at our various past sessions, including recent Guest Nights with Tim Van Eyken, Tim Edey, Lucy Ward, Sunjay Brayne (with Big Al Whittle), Jess Morgan, Paul Downes & Maggie Boyle, Gadjo, Mike Silver, Jed Grimes, Jim Moray, Thrill Collins, Jackie Oates, Steve Turner, Boo Hewerdine, James Findlay, Louise Jordan, Ruth Notman & Fake Thackray can be seen at http://eastdevonfolk.jalbum.net and you can find lots of video clips also on YouTube, just search for "Lucy Ward at Jurassic Folk" or whoever you want to find.


Come All Ye Nights
(or Open Mic except we have no mic, )

The second night at the Dolphin carried on from the first, a very pleasant evening which you can read about in great detail on the Jurassic Folk at the Dolphin page, and Jolly's photos are up on the album site eastdevonfolk.jalbum.net. We now revert to every 3rd Wednesday, so the next one is in 16th April. Doors open 7.00pm and start prompt at 7.30pm. One interval and we try and finish by 10.30pm, but sometimes over-run because of trying to give everyone a decent spot. And as always, it is FREE ADMISSION.

In order to secure a performance spot on Singers Nights, it is now advisable to email or phone us to say you are coming. You can still just turn up early on the night but we can no longer promise that we can fit you in.

Song by song reports of performers on the singers nights can be read at Jurassic Folk at the Grove
page, and pictures taken by ace snapper Jolly can be found at the Jurassic Folk Album

And now something new.......

Jurassic Jam !

The new Folk Jam Session started on Wednesday February 5th at the Dolphin Hotel Beer from 8 - 10.15pm. This club is for instrumentalists of all types and is intended to provide tunes in which others can join. Singing, provided it is accompanied by an instrument, is fine, as long as other instruments can join in. This will give those who wish, a chance to lead, with everyone having the opportunity to join in. All music will be acoustic so that there will be no gaps between slots. The new session will run on the first Wednesday of every month and the next session is on March 5th 2014. Do note this date in your diary and bring your instruments. Jurassic Jam (JJ) will be hosted by Adrian Ball and Andrew Mycroft. All abilities of musician will receive a warm welcome. Spectators are also encouraged to attend these FREE jam sessions. For further details contact Andrew  01404 46451 or Adrian  01297 23291.



There is some parking in the Dolphin's own car park, and plenty of parking space in the adjacent council car park, and there is usually also space in the street.

Other Stuff

You can get on our mailing list by filling in the Mailing List form, or contact us by  phoning us on 01297 20064 or emailing us on jurassic.pete@aol.com

If you have any events that need publicising, instruments for sale or wanted, or just about anything please let us know and we'll put it up  somewhere. 

We would love to hear from anybody who would like to involve themselves in the running of Jurassic Folk, and those who have ideas about bringing in more young people. Phone, email or button-hole Peter when you see him.

Other Local Events

Full details of other local events are on the Other Folk Events page.

Last Updated
29th March 2014