This site aims to keep you in touch with all and any matters related, however remotely, to Folk & Acoustic music in East Devon, West Dorset and nearby.


Where we aim to keep you unto date with interesting  local folky things                                                                                                          We shall  be publicising local events, carrying features such as reviews of performances, local CDs and venues, and we welcome contributions from you.

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Sidmouth Acoustic Sessions

An exciting new music club. Held at St Teresa's Hall, Connaught Road, Sidmouth, Devon EX10 8TT, each session will have a main seasoned singer/songwriter who fits into the acoustic genre of music, and a local support act

Tickets are very reasonably priced at £8 or, if available, £10 on the door. You can also buy a season ticket covering three sessions for £21.

And there is a licensed bar.

Remember without music life would B flat.

See Gig page for Artists booked for this summer


New Open Mic Night      

At the Three Tuns Honiton 

2nd Thursday of the Month    8-10.30pm     Organised by Jurassic Folks Mike New 

All welcome More Info 01404 43429




Uplyme Morrismen

Are seeking men to dance with this great fun morris side based in Lyme Regis,
Musicians are most welcome too.
Practices are Monday nights at 7.00pm at the Pilot Boat Inn in Lyme Regis.
For more info and details, contact Peter Morton ( tel 07917748087

Kitchen concerts  return  

The first of this years Kitchen Koncerts held by Peter and Hilary was a great success , with Jim Causley providing a hugely entertaining evening. Approximately 28 people shared in this intimate gig being able to get up close to the performer, and learn the stories behind the songs. Many thanks to Peter and Hilary for organising it and providing the excellent food and drinks. Looking forward to the next evenings . 

There are 2 more Kitchen concerts at Bishopswood Seaton scheduled for  June, and July

The next kitchen koncert Thursday 11th June 

Richard Digance 

 It is impossible to do justice to Richard's career in a couple of paragraphs... I mean, where do you start?
Not many guitarists have played a duet with Queen's Brian May, worked withSteve Martin, played an acoustic set with Status Quo or performed at The London Palladium with the late Robin Williams,...  Richard has....
In a long  and fruitful career he has appeared on practically every worthwhile TV or  radio variety show, such as "Live from the Palladium", as well as having his own series in the shape of A Dabble of Digance,  Abracadigance and Richard Digance's Greatest Bits. Along with all this he has appeared at folk festivals nationwide and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. Richard is a BAFTA Nominated  entertainer and a Gold Award recipient from The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters. He isalso listed in the Virgin Anthology of Music as an influential writer of comedic songs. As a music composer for documentaries he has been awarded two Local Radio Awards with Ralph Bernard CBE and his music is used extensively on TV and film projects mainly in The United Kingdom, most recently by BBC Radio2.
But most of all, he loves being on stage with his one man shows of music and comedy. So you never have to ask him why he longer appears on TV himself,....  he's far too busy

More information


 So it won't necessarily be folk and it won't necessarily be East Devon, but if we think it will be of interest it will be here. We aim to publicise gigs, events and folk clubs. We want to promote local talent , venues and music

So if you know of something that should be on these pages let me know  Jolly

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Forthcoming featured event

Sunday 24th May           Lori Campbell 

Sidmouth Acoustic Sessions

St Teresa's Hall Connaught Rd Sidmouth

7.30pm Tickets £10 on the door £8.00 in advance

Lori's sound is a blend of traditional folk, Soul and Jazz. Imagine the finger picking style of Bert Jansch decorated with the voice of Kate Bush and Louis Armstrong's love child. Licensed bar

Last Updated 21st May