A busy North Devon Easter Gig Guide

Joseph Bulmer

North Devon gigs 20/04/11 to 26/04


? THE Tavern, Barnstaple: Karaoke.

? Coach & Horses, Appledore: Folk jam. 8pm.

? Portobello Inn, Bideford: Sing Zone Karaoke.

? 3 Pigeons, Bishops Tawton: Open acoustic.



? Quigley’s, Bideford: Sod ’em & Sing Karaoke.

? Portobello Inn, Bideford: Open Mic.

? THE Joiners Arms, Bideford: Bideford Folk Club. From 8pm.

? THE Royal George, Appledore: Tony Finney (of Firewater) & Steve Ruffe (of the Dambuskers) entertain from 8.30pm.

? @Onefyfive, Ilfracombe: Well attended weekly Open Mic, 8.30pm.

? THE Pier Tavern, Ilfracombe: Open Mic.

? COOK ISLAND, MULLACOTT: Open Mike Night with ABB’s Clive plus The KnowleBerries, from 8pm.

? RED BARN, WOOLACOMBE: Indie rock pop with Feenix.

CLAYTON’S, BARNSTAPLE: Trudi Brown & Jax Open Mic Night, 9pm. All musicians welcome.


? THE Joiners Arms, Bideford: Planit X Karaoke.

? Portobello INN, BidEFORD: Sing Zone Karaoke.

? First In, Last Out, BidEFORD: Karaoke, 8pm.

? The Palladium Club, Bideford: Welcomes back the manic musical talent of John Otway plus Wild Willy Barrett. Cult figure Otway continues to prove a crowd pleaser with his punk style set. Wild Willy is reckoned one of the most accomplished multi-instrumentalists today, playing acoustic classical guitar with an original style and virtuosity. Doors 8pm. Tickets from (01237) 478860 or Solo Records, Barnstaple, (01271) 325274.


? THE Seagate Hotel, Appledore: Ian Hudson & Friends get together for music.

CHULMLEIGH PAVILION: Country & Comedy Show, with Nigel “Boy” Sayer and Country Company, 8pm. Tickets �12 inc supper (01823) 335314 or (01769) 581071.


WREY ARMS, BARNSTAPLE: Up-and-coming singer songwriter Milli Taylor prepares to win over more fans from 8pm. A collection will also be taken for Forces charity SSAFA.

OLD BUS STATION, BARNSTAPLE: Join singer songwriter Sam Green for a great night of music.

? THE OLIVE BRANCH, BARNSTAPLE: Let it all hang out with rock and pop band Maybe Naked for a free gig. 9pm.

CLINTON ARMS, FRITHELSTOCK: The venue’s Easter Beer & Music Festival runs from now until May 2. Tonight’s entertainment by Rock Fellas. From 9pm.

KINGS ARMS, GEORGEHAM: Good Friday music special with local singer songwriter Douglas E Powell plus Central Casting.

TALLY HO, HATHERLEIGH: All girl trio Sound of Sirens bring classic covers and their own material to bear in their popular gigs. 9pm.


? THE Joiners Arms, Bideford: Join local favourites Jim Jones and Dave Little.

? The Anchor Inn, Bideford: Planit X Karaoke.

PALLADIUM CLUB, BIDEFORD: Beatz Workin’ Reggae Night.

FIRST IN, LAST OUT, BIDEFORD: Solo set from highly regarded female vocalist Della. 9pm.

? Portobello Inn, Bideford: Blues fun with The Muddy River Band.

QUIGLEY’S, BIDEFORD: The Liquidators AKA live at Fat Freddy’s from 9pm to late. Catch this local ska band free in this Easter Saturday special.

CLINTON ARMS, FRITHELSTOCK: More music festival fun, this time with The Bandits, from 9pm.

? THE Seagate Hotel, Appledore: Live music with Chris Stuckey’s AC Cobras.

APPLEDORE SOCIAL CLUB: Rock ‘n’ Roll Disco, 8.30pm.

COACH & HORSES, APPLEDORE: North Devon’s favourite singer songwriter Amy Newton.

CYDER PRESSE, WEARE GIFFARD: A special event with three local lady singer songwriters, as Trudi Brown and the Mistybrowns join Jackie Gibbins (Jax) plus Jenny Tandy for three separate sets of their originals & covers. 9pm.

CLOVELLY PARISH HALL: Sod ‘em & Sing Karaoke, 9pm to midnight.

BARNSTAPLE PANNIER MARKET: Folk furies The DambusKers with a gig for the Children’s Hospice from around 12 noon. Morris dancing 10am-12 noon.

THE FORTESCUE, BRAUNTON: The Grumpy Old Men prove they’ve still got it as their popular show comes to town.

? THE WHITE LION, BRAUNTON: Boogie Nights, disco and club classics.

YE OLDE GLOBE, BERRYNARBOR: The KnowleBerries, a combination of Berrynarbor & Knowle musicians, bring classic rock and pop to the table for a St George’s Day party. Wear English!

PACK O’ CARDS, COMBE MARTIN: Shammick Acoustic presents folk maestro Jez Lowe. He has a facility with whatever instrument he chooses and a warmth and ease which draws his audience in. More info www.shammickacoustic.org.uk.

PLOUGH ARTS CENTRE, TORRINGTON: The Hamsters play their last gig at the Plough as part of their 25th Farewell Tour. They play their own brand of rock, blues and Americana, and are also regarded as the UK’s leading interpreters of Jimi Hendrix & ZZ Top. Tickets/info from (01805) 624624.

KINGS ARMS, HARTLAND: Echoes of Elvis with Brock ‘a’ Billy from 9pm.

GEORGE HOTEL, SOUTH MOLTON: Easter Charity Concert for Devon Air Ambulance, with Ian Hudson and friends from 8pm. Tickets (01769) 572514.

KINGSLEY INN, NORTHAM: Revolvin’ Door, rock covers.

TALLY HO, HATHERLEIGH: Chris Banderas, rock covers from 9pm.


? THE heavitree ARMS, BidEFORD: Sod ’em & Sing Karaoke.

? THE Joiners Arms, BidEFORD: Baz Bix & Friends, folks, blues and jamming fun from 3-6pm.

BLACKSMITH’S ARMS, BIDEFORD: Maybe Naked bring their collection of rock and pop covers plus a bit more besides to the Blackies from 9pm.

? THE Clinton Arms, Frithelstock: Jam session, 8pm.

? Coach & Horses, appledore: Karaoke and charity disco with Planit X.

? White Lion, Braunton: Amy Newton’s Open Mic. Join singer songwriter Amy for a night of jamming and music from 8pm.

? Thatched Barn, Croyde: Open mic.


THE SAWMILL INN, WATERMOUTH: Country music and more with the talented Country Roads duo from 4.15pm — straight after the duck race!

GAZPACHO, ILFRACOMBE: Punk supremos Falling Apart play at relaunch of former Dede’s venue on the seafront, in the new Boathouse pub.

THE PIER HOUSE, WESTWARD HO: Brock ‘a’ Billy at Braddicks Holiday Centre from 10pm.

FOX & HOUNDS, EGGESFORD: Steve Tucker All Stars jazz, 1pm start, catch the train from Bple 11.10am.


? THE Seagate HOTEL, Appledore: Acoustic jam with local favourite Ian Hudson.

Kelly’s BAR, BARNSTAPLE: Sod ‘em & Sing.

? Reform Inn, Pilton: Open Mic Night from 9pm.


? Castle Inn, Landkey: Join local singer songwriter Brendan Taylor for Open Mic.

? THE CYDER PRESSE, WEARE GIFFARD: Busy Dambusker Steve Ruffe hosts an acoustic night at the venue every week from 8.30pm.

? ALVERDISCOTT VILLAGE HALL: Oceanview Country Music Club is back, with live music from Cardy & Coke from 8.30pm. Info (01271) 378273 or (01805) 601495.

? THE OLD BARN INN, BICKINGTON: Easter Special as Barnstaple Jazz Society presents free live New Orleans and Dixieland jazz from the Society Orchestra. 7.30pm.

CARLTON HOTEL, ILFRACOMBE: Weekly stint with guitarist Terry Charles. Covers from Elvis, Cliff, Jerry Lee, Buddy and many more. Open to non-residents.

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