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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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June 2022

Broadside Ballads (Music Section)

Mon. 20 June 2022 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)

Dr David Atkinson presents Broadside Ballads – Grisly Stories from the Past Dr Atkinson, Editor of Folk Music Journal and Honorary Research Fellow at the Elphinstone Institute, University of Aberdeen, will talk about ballads…

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September 2022

Divertimento Duo (Music Section)

Fri. 23 September 2022 at 7:30 pm
Ashburton Arts Centre, 15 West Street
Ashburton, Devon TQ13 7DT
£6 – £13

Divertimento Duo – A Musical Duologue with Andrew Gillett and Lindsay Braga at Ashburton Arts Centre. This is a rare chance for music lovers to get up close and personal with two stars of…

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January 2023

AGM 2023 (Music Section)

Mon. 23 January 2023 at 6:30 pm
Ebenezer Hall, North Street
Okehampton, Devon EX20 1AR

The Music Section's Annual General Meeting. Refreshments will be provided. You can also join in via Zoom - contact the organiser for a log in.  

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April 2023

A Presentation of Devon Harp Music (Music Section)

Fri. 14 April 2023 at 7:00 pm
Teign Heritage Centre, 29 French Street
Teignmouth, Devon TQ14 8ST United Kingdom

Elizabeth-Jane Baldry presents Harp Music from 19th-century Teignmouth and beyond. A presentation of harp music with deep local roots and sparkling international connections. Professional harpist Elizabeth-Jane Baldry will present and talk about pieces composed…

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Extraordinary General Meeting (Music Section)

Mon. 24 April 2023 at 6:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)

An EGM will be held online at 6.30pm Monday 24 April and the Zoom link will be sent out in due course with an agenda to all members of Music Section. Note the change…

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October 2023

A Musical Duologue – Classical Music with Haldon Duo (Music & Folklore Section)

Sun. 22 October 2023 at 3:00 pm
Crediton Congregational Church, 98 High St
Crediton, Devon EX17 3LB
£8 – £12

Lindsay Braga (violin/piano) and Andrew Gillett (violin/viola/piano) of the string quartet Haldon Quartet based in Devon will take us behind the scenes of their music. They will present duets by Bach, Mozart, Martinu, Brydern…

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November 2023

A Westcountry Christmas – Folklore event with Mark Norman (Music & Folklore Section)

Sun. 26 November 2023 at 2:30 pm
Crediton Library, Belle Parade
Crediton, Devon EX17 2AA

Forget about the modern commercialism and come and spend some time experiencing the joy of a traditional Devon Christmas with the Music and Folklore Section. Enjoy some local carols, Christmas stories and Devon Yule…

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January 2024

AGM 2024 (Music & Folklore Section)

Mon. 29 January 2024 at 6:30 pm
Exeter Community Centre, St David's Hill
Exeter, Devon EX4 3RG

The Section's Annual General Meeting will be held in The Isca Room in Exeter Community Centre, and will be followed by a committee meeting. All the rooms in the Centre are fully accessible by…

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March 2024

The Piano and me – Mike Westbrook (Music & Folklore Section)

Sat. 9 March 2024 at 7:00 pm
The Bridge Inn, Bridge Hill
Topsham, Devon EX3 0QQ

In this performance at the Bridge Inn, Topsham,  jazz composer Mike Westbrook improvises on themes from his musical history with references across the spectrum of genres – jazz classics, pop music and the Blues.…

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April 2024

Harp Music from Devon and Beyond (Music & Folklore Section)

Sun. 14 April 2024 at 3:00 pm
The Plough Arts Centre, 9-11 Fore Street
Great Torrington, Devon EX38 8HQ
£10 – £14

A concert with Elizabeth-Jane Baldry. Award-winning international harpist Elizabeth-Jane Baldry will perform and talk about some of her favourite music, including works by the famous Devon-born 19th century harp maestro Elias Parish-Alvars. He enjoyed…

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Extraordinary General Meeting (Music & Folklore Section)

Mon. 22 April 2024 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)

Music and Folklore Section members are invited to join an online meeting using Zoom to discuss the way forward for Music and Folklore to be represented in the Devonshire Association. Paul Wilson, who has…

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