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.

News 

Where we aim to keep you unto date with interesting  local folky things 

 Back to the Future !

Jurassic Folk & Acoustic and Jurassic Jam now have their own website at www.jurassicfolkandjam.com  and therefore it seemed desirable for our site, eastdevonfolk.org to revert to its original purpose, which is to disseminate and exchange information about local folk and acoustic events, musicians, bands, relevant facilities and lots more, and that is starting from now.

The site will be run by Jolly, who amongst other things, provides all the fabulous photos for Jurassic Folk, and has done so since the very beginning, and we welcome hearing about any things which you'd like to bring to the notice of our local audience. We shall also be carrying features such reviews of performances, local CDs and venues, and we welcome contributions from you. Jolly can be contacted at jolly.images@mac.com, and we are very happy to have handed over this facility to him. You will no doubt hear from us, Hil and me, from time to time when we have have something useful to impart, but meanwhile... over to Jolly..

Cheers, Peter & Hilary peter@eastdevonfolk.org

 


Honiton Ukulele Group

Honiton has its own Ukulele Group. They are a bunch of very happy people, who like to play the ukulele. We range from beginners to experienced, so you don't have to be a pro. to join. We play every week on a Thursday evening, usually at the Crypt at St Paul's Church on the High Street. Our meeting starts at 6.30pm and finishes at 8.30pm. If you want to know more about this group you can phone either Keith on 01404 42752 or Tony on 01404 815080.    When we get too popular, numbers will be limited!
Phone quickly if you are interested.


Wanted                                                                  looking for a folk band to do a ceilidh for a party in  Musbury on   the 13th December


 

 Culm Valley Music & Performance club 

Just a note to advise that November 26th will be our last open stage night for this year as December's last Wed is a bit too close to the XMAS break,it's been a great year both open nights and guest nights and we will be doing it all again in 2015 with some fantastic guests lined up!!!
It would be good to see you on the 26th for our last session,so please put this one in your diaries.
Best Wishes, Keeping it Live !!
Brian 

 


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

 6th December      New Rope String Band

The Beehive Honiton

8.00 p.m Tickets £8 www.beehivehoniton.co.uk

Once seen, never forgotten: an indefinable confusion of superb musicianship and side-splitting comic genius, the New Rope String Band are truly unique entertainers. Elements of circus, clowning, vaudeville, slapstick and sheer inspired silliness are spliced with beautiful acoustic music from various world traditions.

"inspired madness"

The Scotsman

"...best thing of the festival - by popular vote!"

Belfast Childrens Festival

"...prodigious musicianship laced with their very own brand of slapstick"

The Glasgow Herald

"...quite frankly, the written word cannot begin to do justice to the supercharged silliness of the performance..."

Castle FM

"They made me laugh until I cried, and played some great music. If the Queen could knight them or something, it would be a good idea."

(Tim O'Brien)

"They were a revelation!
I didn't expect them to be quite as incredible as they were."

(Bob Gibbon, Director, Orkney Folk Festival)

http://www.newropestringband.co.uk 

If you have never seen , (or even if you have), don't miss this one. I saw them at Sidmouth and they were marvellous , having brought there act bang up to date) Jolly  

 

 

Last Updated 24th November 2014