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.

Jolly can be contacted at 



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


 The Boozan Dukes        Uk Tour!  

Venues wanted 


We are Boozan' Dukes and we are planning a tour of the west-country in early 2015. Despite the short notice, would you like us to come and play for your discerning audience?

Based in Barcelona but comprising of five musicians from all over the globe, Boozan' Dukes play their very own special recipe of gumbo creole New Orleans Jazz.

The line up is as follows:


Paul Sessions

(Maryland, USA)
Trumpet, Sousaphone and voice. Also in charge of the arrangements.

Emma Gawlinski

(King's lynn, Cambridgeshire)
Tenor sax and flute.

Ruth Abela

Banjolele and voice.

Quico Hernández

(Barcelona, Spain)

And myself

George Arnold

Double bass.

The group love the old time New Orleans music especially the French Creole style of the likes of the Baby Dodds trio. Some of the musicians have played together in other popular bands for several years, but it is early days for this exciting project. So while Boozan Dukes are in the process of recording a proper album, you can hear a Demo here:

Download "Got everything but you" by the Boozan' Dukes

We are aiming to be in the west country for March or April so if you want to talk about having this lively band play at your venue/night then please let me know either by  calling George on 01297 20064

Or contacting jolly



 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

Saturday 14th March      

Lyme Folk Revisited

A pre-festival concert in aid of Lyme Folk Weekend hosted by Devon folk singer, Jim Causley and featuring acoustic duo, Morgan & Knapp, Lyme-based siblings, Six Days, singer-songwriter, Lee Rahn and the amazing family trio, Aimee.

Marine Theatre, Lyme Regis, 7.30pm
Tickets £10 from Lyme TIC on 01297 442138


Last Updated 1st March