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September 2018

The Songs of Edward Capern: Finding the Poet’s Voice (Music Section)

Fri. 14 September 2018 at 6:45 pm
Upper Room, Barnstaple Library, 12 Tuly Street
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1EL

Presented by Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll Edward Capern, the Victorian “Postman Poet” produced over 600 poems during his illustrious but largely forgotten career in the mid 1800s. As part of a project with…

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March 2019

A Romany family’s culture (Music Section)

Fri. 1 March 2019 at 8:00 pm
St Anne’s Chapel, Paternoster Row
Barnstaple, Devon EX31 1SX

A Romany family’s culture - with Tom Orchard and family Kil and Gillie Radi Tom Orchard talks about the living traditions that have passed through generations of the family; of song, music, dance and…

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July 2019

The Art of Devon Call Change Ringing (Music Section)

Sat. 13 July 2019 at 2:30 pm
St Mary the Virgin Church, Federation Road, Laira
Plymouth, Devon PL3 6BR

On Saturday 13th July 2019 at St Mary the Virgin Church, Laira, Plymouth, the Music Section is repeating a joint project with the Devon Association of Ringers. We hope the following précis of the…

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September 2019

Uncle Tom Cobley & All (Tavistock Branch and Music Section)

Fri. 13 September 2019 at 7:00 pm
Tavistock Parish Centre, 5a Plymouth Road
Tavistock, PL19 8AU

With Dr Todd Gray MBE,  in association with our Tavistock Branch and Music Section, and the Tavistock Subscription Library. An evening of word and song revealing the long and curious history of Devon’s anthem.…

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An afternoon of poetry and music (Lit & Art and Music Sections)

Sat. 21 September 2019 at 2:30 pm
Boniface Centre, Crediton, East of the Parish Church
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AH
£2 – £3

CHEMISTRY, GOOD AND BAD Our Literature & Art and Music Sections jointly present an afternoon of poetry and music from 'Notewordy' otherwise James Turner, poet, and Ric White, flute, saxophone, keyboard and electronics. Exeter-based…

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March 2020

Cancelled: A Devon Jazzman (Music Section)

Fri. 20 March 2020 at 8:00 pm
The London Inn, 5 Gold Street
Ottery St Mary, Devon EX11 1DG

Please note that this event has been cancelled as a precautionary measure against the anticipated spread of the coronavirus. See our dedicated page for the latest updates. A Devon Jazzman. Music and chat with…

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June 2021

A Devon Jazzman (Music Section)

Wed. 9 June 2021 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)

To be held by Zoom video conferencing A Devon Jazzman – music and chat with Craig Milverton. Important notes If you would like to join this event, please contact the Organiser (details below). You…

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November 2021

Jim Payne – There and Back Again (Music Section)

Mon. 22 November 2021 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)

ON ZOOM FROM NEWFOUNDLAND Jim Payne presents THERE AND BACK AGAIN: Newfoundland–Devon Musical Connections Jim Payne, award-winning singer, multi-instrumentalist, step-dancer, researcher, songwriter and raconteur, is one of Newfoundland’s finest folk musicians and an authority…

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December 2021

Organ Music for Christmas at Buckfast Abbey

Thu. 16 December 2021 at 2:00 pm
Buckfast Abbey Church, Buckfast, Devon

In chordis et organo: a celebration of organ music for Christmas to be presented by David Davies at Buckfast Abbey Church. David Davies trained as an organist, pianist and conductor at Eton College, at…

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April 2022

Steve Knightley – Songs inspired by Devon (Music Section)

Wed. 13 April 2022 at 7:30 pm
The Plough Arts Centre, 9-11 Fore Street
Great Torrington, Devon EX38 8HQ

An illustrated talk by Steve Knightley, a multi-award-winning singer-songwriter/musician, and founder member of the acclaimed Devonshire folk and roots trail-blazers ‘Show of Hands’. Informed by a love of traditional folk song, Knightley writes historically…

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