Jamming Station

Jamming Station

28 Sep. 13:00

Civic Hall

Totnes-based youth project, is offering a free DJ workshop for all ages and experience - come and make some beats!

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Spectrum

Spectrum

28 Sep. 13:00

St Mary’s Church

Founded in 2013, it’s Devon’s fi rst choir for LGBT+ people and their friends who enjoy singing.

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Sing for Joy!

Sing for Joy!

28 Sep. 13:30

Gate House

Uplifting community singing with the wonderful Rob Carney, singer-songwriter and leader of the Voices Of Freedom protest choir. Beginners and experienced singers welcome. Singing is good for your soul - come and try it!

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Lilah

Lilah

28 Sep. 13:45

St Mary’s Church

Inspired by female characters whose power was clouded by the social expectations of the times, Lilah uses her incredible unaccompanied voice to retell traditional folk stories and ballads.

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MCMC Spoken

MCMC Spoken

28 Sep. 14:00

Coffee Couture

Cornwall-based Performance Word Artist working with a range of creative mediums including spoken word, rap and poetry.

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Harp Angels

Harp Angels

28 Sep. 14:30

Totnes Cinema

5 talented young harpists from Totnes join together to play a selection of traditional and original tunes to create a magical atmosphere.

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Julu Irvine & Heg Brignall

Julu Irvine & Heg Brignall

28 Sep. 14:30

St Mary’s Church

With their unusual approach to folk music, and inspired by strong female characters, history and mythology, Julu and Heg create a deeply moving sound using vocal harmonies, guitar, flute and piano.

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Moved to Move to Music with Suzi and Micky

Moved to Move to Music with Suzi and Micky

28 Sep. 14:45

Gate House

Changing mood and mindset with music and movement to support well-being. Plus movements to prevent and rehab overuse/repetitive strain injuries for musicians and others.

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Shelley Szender

Shelley Szender

28 Sep. 14:45

Coffee Couture

Stand-Up Comedic Performance Poet from Paignton. Her hilarious one-woman woman show ‘Release the Womb’ addresses some of the fi ner points of being a woman of a certain age.

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Voices of Freedom choir

Voices of Freedom choir

28 Sep. 15:00

Totnes Cinema

Singing playful, open and connected songs of change, protest and celebration of life.

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Dead Ground

Dead Ground

28 Sep. 15:30

The Barrel House

Raw, atmospheric and engulfing, this Exeter post-rock trio create music that holds value built upon integrity and honesty. They’ve recently supported such emerging luminaries as Black Foxxes and IDLES.

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Drakes Island

Drakes Island

28 Sep. 15:30

St Mary’s Church

An Indie-folk band based in the southwest. Influence by folk roots and experimental ambience they create a unique dynamic of highs and lows. “Ambient but strangely intense” - Roland Monger.

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Funbass

Funbass

28 Sep. 15:30

Civic Hall

Electro-Swing and Vintage Remix for a family party like no other. Their festival vibes, sounds and games will keep the kids and grown-ups smiling and bouncing!

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Laurie, Megan and Matty

Laurie, Megan and Matty

28 Sep. 15:30

Totnes Cinema

Three talented students from KEVICC who will be show-casing a selection of solo and ensemble pieces with piano, guitar and voices.

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Rich Butnotfamous

Rich Butnotfamous

28 Sep. 15:30

Coffee Couture

His prose tricks you into false thoughts of our existence. From science to spirit, to childhood to explicit, to photographs, wasps, words and politics... he only wants your mind to warp!

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Julie Mullen

Julie Mullen

28 Sep. 16:00

Totnes Cinema

Author of ‘Erotic Poetry For Vegans & Vegetarians’, Julie Mullen is a poet, comedienne and all round vegetable freak. She has taken The Word Café to London, Edinburgh Pleasance and beyond!

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Living in a Body for Musicians with Jenny Quick

Living in a Body for Musicians with Jenny Quick

28 Sep. 16:00

Gate House

Jenny, an Alexander Technique practitioner and a musician herself, brings a fresh, fun and experiential approach to moving and performing with confi dence and ease. Enlightened surprise and joy is a given, when apparently small adjustments can bring such radical eff ects. All welcome (musicians or not!).

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Pink Gin Swing

Pink Gin Swing

28 Sep. 16:00

The Dartmouth Inn

Classic songs with their own swing-jazz style. Danceable hits and smoochy love songs with a happy vibe.

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Kerry Layton

Kerry Layton

28 Sep. 16:15

Coffee Couture

Weaving luscious vocal melodies with intricate guitar playing, Kerry's heartfelt, soulful folk songs celebrate the wonder of life in all its light and darkness. Her deep and richly beautiful voice creates a texture of vibrant hues with a haunting and vulnerable underside.

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Ben Morgan-Brown

Ben Morgan-Brown

28 Sep. 16:30

St Mary’s Church

Exeter-based singer/songwriter/guitarist. His intimate songs and performances have drawn comparisons to Bert Jansch, & Nick Drake. “Warming and satisfying as an open fire” - FATEA Magazine.

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Heartwave Chorus

Heartwave Chorus

28 Sep. 16:30

Totnes Cinema

A Devon-based a capella group, singing a range of original songs from soulful to up-tempo, written and arranged by singer-songwriter Katie Whitehouse.

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Lily

Lily

28 Sep. 16:30

The Royal Seven Stars

Singing and performing a mixture of French and English-language music from an early age and is now adding to this with some original songs of her own.

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Suck My Culture

Suck My Culture

28 Sep. 16:35

The Barrel House

A DIY, primitive punk rock band from Plymouth with a penchant for tearing up the patriarchy, politics and everyday crap.

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4Play

4Play

28 Sep. 17:00

The Bay Horse Inn

Bridging the gap between classical and contemporary music, performing a repertoire which includes Danish folk music, Radiohead, Agnes Obel, Dvorak, and Olafur Arnolds.

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Emmie Readman

Emmie Readman

28 Sep. 17:00

Coffee Couture

A Performance Poet who has toured spokenword performance events, run poetry workshops, been published in magazines, and featured on local radio.

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Booshka

Booshka

28 Sep. 17:30

The Dartmouth Inn

Drawing inspiration from Riot Grrrl bands like Hole and L7, this young female-fronted band from Totnes are increasingly performing their own material with gutsy, self-assured confidence.

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Windjammer

Windjammer

28 Sep. 17:30

Civic Hall

Exciting young trio from Plymouth who mix original compositions with modern arrangements of traditional material blending vocals, synth, concertina, guitar, percussion, accordion and low whistle resulting in a captivating whole.

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History of Lies

History of Lies

28 Sep. 17:35

The Royal Seven Stars

Going strong since the formed in 2007, their lesser-known covers and funky originals, they have audiences boogying in the aisles every where they go.

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The Malthusian Trap

The Malthusian Trap

28 Sep. 17:40

The Barrel House

An alternative indie band with driving beats, catchy bass lines, stand-out guitar riffs and lyrical content, inspired by the bands of the Manchester era, punk and dance culture.

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Georgia Swallow

Georgia Swallow

28 Sep. 17:45

Coffee Couture

Totnes-based singer-songwriter Georgia uses a loop pedal to play a mix of songs which are rich, gentle and contemplative.

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Skylark

Skylark

28 Sep. 18:05

The Bay Horse Inn

Bluegrass, Traditional and contemporary songs with harmonies, fiddle, flute, mandolin, guitar and percussion. And some lively traditional jig and reel sets along the way.

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Shumba Arts

Shumba Arts

28 Sep. 18:15

Market Square

Vibrant splash of West Africa vibrations, with powerful syncopated drum beats and passionate and virtuoso dance based on traditional djembe rhythms - all topped with a special Devon flavour.

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Firefly Burning

Firefly Burning

28 Sep. 18:30

St Mary’s Church

Blending contemporary folk, Gamelan and classical minimalism, Firefly Burning’s harmonies and intricate textures evoke Sufjan Stevens, Steve Reich and The Beach Boys. A fullhearted incantation of love, loss and longing.

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Julie Mullen

Julie Mullen

28 Sep. 18:30

Coffee Couture

Author of ‘Erotic Poetry For Vegans & Vegetarians’, Julie Mullen is a poet, comedienne and all round vegetable freak. She has taken The Word Café to London, Edinburgh, Totnes and beyond!

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Kris Howe and the Nows

Kris Howe and the Nows

28 Sep. 18:35

The Dartmouth Inn

Kris has been a songwriter for 50 years and part of the local music scene since 1990. His unique guitar style and tunings have inspired unusual melodies and many great riffs.

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Colourful Genre

Colourful Genre

28 Sep. 18:40

The Royal Seven Stars

“Captivating and charismatic” frontman John Elliott, crosses musical boundaries, creating a fusion of Folk, Funk, and Psychedelia which “deliver well-crafted songs with a huge originality and wit” (Martin Seager).

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Husbands and Knives

Husbands and Knives

28 Sep. 18:45

The Barrel House

Chaotic, energetic, anarchistic, defiant; their songs are sprinkled with a good dose of punk humour and fuelled by a wild, vibrant, feminist Witchcraft.

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The Be Water House Band

The Be Water House Band

28 Sep. 18:45

Civic Hall

This Totnesian collective of musicians play entirely improvised, multiple genre tunes with treatment from Rowan’s lyricism and Tess’s melodies, backed by infectious grooves, catchy licks and euphoric climaxes.

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Ophelia Pearce

Ophelia Pearce

28 Sep. 19:10

The Bay Horse Inn

‘A band in a box’, Ophelia dominates the stage with powerful vocals and percussive guitar style. If Florence + the Machine and The Cranberries float your boat, come catch her Totnes debut.

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Elly J Devon

Elly J Devon

28 Sep. 19:15

Coffee Couture

Inspired by the big soul singers who sung about truth, classically-trained Elly directs that understanding to create music which makes people stop, smile, cry, remember and love.

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Zasso

Zasso

28 Sep. 19:30

Market Square

Zasso is the Japanese word for weeds; their strength, resilience, tenacity and adventurous nature means it’s best to appreciate them for what they are and let them grow!

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Tim Jones Band

Tim Jones Band

28 Sep. 19:40

The Dartmouth Inn

Acclaimed folk singer Tim Jones and his band perform strange, stark and mesmerising reinterpretations of traditional songs.

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RISE

RISE

28 Sep. 19:45

St Mary’s Church

Jo Beth Young’s relentlessly authentic songs and mesmeric voice cut deep into the fabric of human frailty. A visionary sound swaying hypnotically between dream folk and progressive grit; at times dark but always beautiful.

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Shadow Factory

Shadow Factory

28 Sep. 19:45

The Royal Seven Stars

With comparisons ranging from Ian Dury to Val Doonican, the music of this trio is difficult to nail down! Beat-driven original material spreads the musical net wide to deliver an unusual but accessible set.

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Pavlova

Pavlova

28 Sep. 19:50

The Barrel House

Grown-up tunes that blur the lines between altindie and punk with an edge of malevolent folk. This ‘eclectic lady-land’ bring a lo-fi, buzz-saw edge to the party

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Ben Osborn

Ben Osborn

28 Sep. 20:00

Coffee Couture

A composer, poet and multi-instrumentalist, drawing from electronica, folk and 20th century art music, Ben creates textural tapestries that sound like nobody but him.

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Skedaddle!

Skedaddle!

28 Sep. 20:00

Civic Hall

Bringing their skills and love of music to create a joyous, upbeat sound which takes inspiration from New Orleans jazz and Swing, klezmer, folk and ska. Let the good times roll!

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Five Finger Discount

Five Finger Discount

28 Sep. 20:15

The Bay Horse Inn

An original, upbeat trio play unique songs built on Ska/Hip-Hop/Reggae grooves with lyrical trickery and killer harmonies a plenty; nothing but the good stuff!

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The Bridge

The Bridge

28 Sep. 20:45

The Dartmouth Inn

Fronted by Jon and Georgia’s stunning vocals, this Totnes-based six-piece band of multiple instrumentalists provide plenty of shifting musical colour from introspective ballads to uptempo, driving funk.

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Anairda and the Anarkistas

Anairda and the Anarkistas

28 Sep. 20:50

The Royal Seven Stars

A world folk-rock/fusion ensemble with international roots who believe in the power of music to inspire change - led by Latin American artist and activist Anairda.

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Blessed Pangolin

Blessed Pangolin

28 Sep. 20:50

Coffee Couture

Combining images of light entertainment, nature and catastrophes with songs about asteroid strikes, peeping toms and truck stop Messiahs, Blessed Pangolin presents a beautiful audio-visual hallucinatory experience.

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Hanterhir

Hanterhir

28 Sep. 20:55

The Barrel House

Meaning ‘half long’ in Cornish, but as a band it means a lot of different things; avant-garde to post punk, psychedelic folk to space rock, freak rock to forest punk. Prepare to be surprised

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The Diamond Family Archive

The Diamond Family Archive

28 Sep. 21:00

St Mary’s Church

A blend English lo-fi and psych-rock to craft a mesmeric live experience using acoustic guitars, FX pedals, drums, tape delay, loops and bellows, bows, harmonicas, cosmic harps, toys, broken cymbals & vocals.

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The Datura Roots Collective

The Datura Roots Collective

28 Sep. 21:15

Civic Hall

A renowned for their vibrant stage energy and crowd engagement, making waves with their ‘saltwater’ sounds. Expect a deliciously delirious cocktail of soulful vocals, mad bars & hype, blistering Sax, raw and swirling Dub/Slide guitar, allied together with an irresistible groove guaranteed to make you move!

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Council Of Giants

Council Of Giants

28 Sep. 21:20

The Bay Horse Inn

Named after a description of our nearest galactic neighbourhood, C o G’s joyous live sets are a festival of powerful and tight post-punk.

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Crow Puppets

Crow Puppets

28 Sep. 21:40

Coffee Couture

Devon-based duo Cara Roxanne and Em Marshall, perform homespun folk with a curiously ramshackled, rockish edge. Blending close harmonies, a hotchpotch of instruments with mysterious imagery and tender lyrics.

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Harbottle and Jonas

Harbottle and Jonas

28 Sep. 21:50

The Dartmouth Inn

Combining traditional folk with their own original and powerful songwriting, the fourth album from this Devon duo, ‘The Sea Is My Brother’ has a maritime theme which is maintained across political, historical and personal stories and songs.

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Mae and The Midnight Fairground

Mae and The Midnight Fairground

28 Sep. 21:55

The Royal Seven Stars

Mae Karthauser is an eclectic singer songwriter with a rich, acrobatic voice and a distinctive circusesque piano style. She has recorded three albums and performs solo as well as with “The Midnight Fairground

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The Invisible Opera Company of Tibet

The Invisible Opera Company of Tibet

28 Sep. 22:00

The Barrel House

Founded by legendary frontman to Gong, Daevid Allen, TIOCOT play deep-space, funk-punk psychedelic rock infused with a hint of jazz and a twist of gnome. Be ready to dance!

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