Beer, beer and festivals

Joseph Bulmer

North Devon Gig Guide 13/07/11 to 19/07


? The Palladium Club, Bideford: Last week of the Bideford R&B Festival, with a free gig by Cornish based Devils Creek, promoting new album Th3rds.

? THE Tavern, Barnstaple: Karaoke, 9.30pm.

? Coach & Horses, Appledore: Folk jam.

? Kelly’s BAR, BARNSTAPLE: Disco/quiz.

? Portobello, Bideford: Karaoke by demand.


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

? Portobello Inn, Bideford: Open Mic with Archie from Basil’s Blues Band or Stuart Lawrence.

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

? THE Royal George, Appledore: Live acoustic music with various local musicians, from 8.30pm.

? @Onefyfive, Ilfracombe: Open Mic, 8.30pm.

? COOK ISLAND, MULLACOTT: Open Mike Night with The Average Blues Band plus as many guest slots as they can cram in. From 8pm. Don’t miss next week, it’s the last one for now... boo hoo hoo...

? Kelly’s BAR, BARNSTAPLE: Disco 8pm-late.

? THE CEDARS, BARNSTAPLE: Rock ‘n’ Roll Club, with DJ Midnight Shift, 7.30pm-late. 07899 701498.



? THE Joiners Arms, Bideford: Karaoke.

? The Palladium Club, Bideford: The Woolly Bullies with a special reunion gig, a mixture of original music and obscure covers firmly based in the blues.

? Portobello INN, BidEFORD: Karaoke.

? First In, Last Out, BidEFORD: Karaoke.

? Quigley’s, Bideford: DJ JK.

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

? THE Royal George, Appledore: Live acoustic with various local musicians. 8.30pm.

? Kelly’s BAR, BARNSTAPLE: Disco 8pm.

? THE WREY ARMS, BARNSTAPLE: Well-liked local rock band Ten Feet Tall entertain as only they can! 9pm.


? RED BARN, WOOLACOMBE: Maybe Naked play.

? THE PACK O’ CARDS, COMBE MARTIN: Combe Martin Music Festival continues, with popular local singer songwriter Amy Newton kicking off the weekend.

? THE PRINCE OF WALES, ILFRACOMBE: Madcap fun with Basil’s Blues Band, 9pm.

? THE EX-SERVICES & SOCIAL CLUB, BARNSTAPLE: Charity concert for Barnstaple Children’s Centres with local singers Donna Norden, Bethan Funning & Abi Braunton. �3 at door.


? THE FO’C’S’LE INN, COMBE MARTIN: Music Festival event, with new five piece rock covers band Psylum.

? THE Joiners Arms, Bideford: Folk rock with “attitood” as The Mad Hatters play live., with Steve Ruffe of the Dambuskers & friends.

? The Palladium Club, Bideford: Rounding out the last night of the Bideford R&B Festival are The Eddie Martin Band as multi-instrumentalist, singer song writer Eddie is joined by his band Little Big Horns with soul-tingled R&B performances. Entry at door. Info from the club on (01237) 478860.

? The Anchor Inn, Bideford: Planit X Karaoke.

? Quigley’s, Bideford: Guest DJs at Fat Freddy’s.

? THE Royal George, Appledore: Live acoustic music with various local musicians, from 8.30pm.

? THE Seagate Hotel, Appledore: Live music with the excellent Chris Stuckey Band.

? Coach & Horses, Appledore: Local singer songwriter Amy Newton back in action.

? ROYAL ND GOLF CLUB, WESTWARD HO: Great vocals and music with Jax. Tickets �12 inc meal, from the club on (01237) 473817.

? Kelly’s BAR, BARNSTAPLE: Disco/karaoke.

? PILTON FESTIVAL: Three live music stages in the centre of Pilton throughout the day and music in the pubs in the evening. Haven't got enough ink or space, so go to:

? ZENA’S RESTAURANT, BARNSTAPLE: Live lunchtime music with Songbirds from 12 noon-3pm.

? THE Tavern, Barnstaple: Get ready for a full on Beach Party at the Tavern from 9pm!

? THE PIER TAVERN, ILFRACOMBE: Country Roads from 9pm, great country tunes.

? BUNCH OF GRAPES, ILFRACOMBE: The Roadhouse Band, 9.30pm.

? THE OLD MILL, OSSABOROUGH, WOOLACOMBE: The Old Mill Beer Festival from 12 noon - late. Real ales plus

live music from Milli Taylor (1-3pm,) Lionstar, Andy Mac, Wasteland and Maybe Naked (9pm.) Plus

BBQ/hog roast, bucking bronco, bungee run, trampolines, stalls & Exmoor Zoo animal encounters.



? NORTH MOLTON SPORTS CLUB: Returning to the stage is local singer Sian Carey, with a varied crowd-pleasing repertoire in a charity gig for the Children’s Hospice. 7.30pm-late. Tickets 07736 805802.

? Portobello INN, BidEFORD: Sing Zone Karaoke.

? THE PLOUGH ARTS CENTRE, TORRINGTON: Formed in 1979 to fight apartheid, the South African Gospel Choir became one of the most well known in the world, but retaining its original spirit of creating music to lift your soul. The choir continues to draw on Xhosa, Zulu and Suthu vocal traditions while embracing township and traditional harmonies, gospel, jazz and soul to create something that is beautiful and moving in the grand style of the very best South African music. Tickets from the box office on (01805) 624624.


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

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

? Clinton Arms, Frithelstock: Jam session.

? Coach & Horses, appledore: Karaoke & disco.

? ROYAL ND GOLF CLUB, WESTWARD HO: Charity Night for Help For Heroes including local singing sensation Tamsin Ball, from 8.30pm, adm free.

? MARSHALL’S, BARNSTAPLE: The Muddy River Band, 3pm.

? CEDARS INN, BARNSTAPLE: The Cedars Big Band in concert from 8pm, adm free.

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

? Thatched Barn, Croyde: Open mic.

? YE OLDE GLOBE, BERRYNARBOR: Combe Martin Music Festival Sunday with top North Devon nu-folk artist Chris Millington, followed by the regular Globe Open Mic session.


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

? CORK & BOTTLE, BARNSTAPLE: Sod ‘em & Sing — a new venue for the karaoke-meister, so why not hoist a jar and join in?!

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


? Castle Inn, Landkey: Open Mic.

? THE CYDER PRESSE, WEARE GIFFARD: Steve Ruffe’s acoustic night, 8.30pm.


? ALVERDISCOTT HALL: Oceanview Country Music Club, 8.30-11.15pm, live music with Nicki Gillis.

? THE OLD BARN INN, BiCKINGTON: Barnstaple Jazz Society, live Dixie & New Orleans jazz from 7.30pm.

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