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.

Our venue is The Dolphin Hotel,  Fore Street, Beer, EX12 3EQ. Here's a map of where it is. Their phone number is 01297 20068 and their website is 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!


Some Changes  

Peter & Hilary, who started up Jurassic Folk over 7 years ago, and have been running it ever since, have decided it's time to step down. A "junta" ( my description, not theirs...! ) has been formed to take over and spread the workload between them, and this will take effect after the summer break, from 17th September. The main contacts are Andrew & June (the Amycrofters)  01404 46451, or Adrian & Gerry 07980 251564, and Jolly 07787188731 will be running the website. They will let you know in due course how things are planned for the future, but as I understand, the format will continue roughly as it is now, but watch this site or read your newsletters if you are on the mailing list. 

 Guest Nights

We had two Guest Nights in April, Tim Edey on the 9th, and The Exmouth Shantymen on the 23rd. Both were fabulous nights with full house audiences.... well, we could have squeezed in on or two more standing, but it was pretty full. reports on these will appear in Jurassic Folk at the Dolphin shortly. Nothing further has been arranged just yet, but watch this space, or read your Newsletter...

More info on the Guest Night page when there is any news. 

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
The Come All Ye nights attract excellent crowds and a full artist rosta, 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.

Every 3rd Wednesday of the month,(except August) Doors open 7.30pm and start prompt at 8.00pm. One interval and we will finish at 10.30pm. As always, it is FREE ADMISSION.

No slots will be booked in advance. It will be a case of first come first served. On arrival please sign the list of performers. Slots will be a maximum of 10 minutes, including introduction and tuning.

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

And now .......

Jurassic Jam !

Jurassic jam Session runs on the first Wednesday of every Month (excluding August) 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.Jurassic Jam (JJ) is 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  07980 251564


There is some parking in the Dolphin's own car park, and some  free parking space in the adjacent council car park after 6pm , 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 07787188731 or emailing us on  jolly.images@me.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 has ideas about bringing in and involving more young people. 

So any feedback or ideas to Jolly click here to e mail me 

Other Local Events

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

Last Updated
25th August 2014