Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies come to town tonight!

Joseph Bulmer

The North Devon Gig Guide: 06/04/11 to 12/04/11

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6

? THE TAVERN, BARNSTAPLE: Karaoke.

? COACH & HORSES, APPLEDORE: Folk.

? PORTOBELLO INN, BIDEFORD: Sing Zone Karaoke.

? 3 PIGEONS, BISHOPS TAWTON: Open acoustic.

? BOSTON TEA PARTY, bARNSTAPLE: Harry Bird and the Rubber Wellies. Don’t let the name put you off this travelling folk outfit, which has throughout Ireland, the UK, Spain and other parts of Europe with their intimate rootsy performances, joyful sing-a-long choruses and general participatory fun. They have enjoyed a lot of radio air time both in Ireland and over here, seeming to win friends wherever they go. The gig starts at 8pm. Check out www.myspace.com/harrybirdsongs.

THURSDAY

? CLAYTON'S, bARNSTAPLE: Jax & Trudi's Open Mic Night returns for its twice monthly visit. Join Trudi Brown and Jackie Gibbins for an entertaining acoustic night, with all musicians and all genres very welcome. 9-11pm.

? QUIGLEY’S, BIDEFORD: Sod ’em & Sing Karaoke.

? PORTOBELLO INN, BIDEFORD: Open Mic with Paul Lewis.

? 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 The Average Blues Band, from 8pm.

FRIDAY

? THE JOINERS ARMS, BIDEFORD: Planit X Karaoke.

? Portobello INN, BidEFORD: Sing Zone Karaoke.

? FIRST IN, LAST OUT, BIDEFORD: Karaoke, 8pm.

? THE PALLADIUM CLUB, BIDEFORD: The Groundhogs are back on the road with their 69-72 Classic Years tour. A rare chance to see Tony McPhee’s iconic blues and R&B band at a small venue. Over the years the Hogs have played with John Lee Hooker, the Stones and released more than 20 albums. Tickets available from the club on (01237) 478860 or Solo Records in Barnstaple (01271) 325274. Or visit www.palladiumclub.co.uk. Doors 8pm.

? THE SEAGATE HOTEL, APPLEDORE: Ian Hudson & Friends get together for music.

? THE CLINTON ARMS, FRITHELSTOCK: Arise and dance with a little help from The Blues Doctors. 9pm.

? RED BARN, WOOLACOMBE: Busy North Devon blues rock band Wasteland are back at the ‘Barn from 9.30pm.

SATURDAY

? THE PALLADIUM CLUB, BIDEFORD: Well-regarded local band Maybe Naked are back to reveal their versatile rock pop repertoire!

? THE JOINERS ARMS, BIDEFORD: Have guitars, will travel... The versatile Average Blues Band have renewed their passports and are back in Bideford!

? THE ANCHOR INN, BIDEFORD: Planit X Karaoke.

? PORTOBELLO INN, BIDEFORD: Popular local group The Blues Doctors are definitely good for your social health!

? ROYAL GEORGE, APPLEDORE: Live music with local musicians Ian Hudson and friends, in the form of Tracey plus Steve Maine, from 8.30pm.

? THE SEAGATE HOTEL, APPLEDORE: Original acoustic duo Massive in Albania bring their own material in the folk/indie vein plus a unique take on popular covers.

? PLOUGH ARTS CENTRE, TORRINGTON: Planet of Sound featuring Spectres, Jackdaws, Grand Theft Audio, The Glow Worms, General Rigory Djs. A night of local talent featuring popular bands and epic DJs. Presented by Archie Parkhouse. 7pm start, tickets from (01805) 624624.

? GEORGE HOTEL, SOUTH MOLTON: American traditional music with The Wiyos, whose music is inspired by music of the 1920s and 30s, gleefully subverted by the band into their own sound. Their live shows are riveting and toe-tapping affairs brimming with originality and humour. From 8.30pm, tickets �10 — call (01769) 572514. They are named after one of the toughest gangs in 1890s New York.

? TORRIDGE VALE SOCIAL CLUB, TORRINGTON: Comedienne and vocalist Claire Timms back by popular demand.

? HOLSWORTHY FOOTBALL CLUB: Covers from the sixties to the present with Silverback from 9pm.

? THE PACK O’ CARDS, COMBE MARTIN: Shammick Acoustic presents its monthly Open Night. From 8pm musicians, singers and storytellers are welcome to come along and join in.

SUNDAY

? THE HEAVITREE ARMS, BIDEFORD: Sod ’em & Sing Karaoke.

? THE JOINERS ARMS, BIDEFORD: Baz Bix & Friends, folks, blues and jamming fun from 3-6pm.

? THE CLINTON ARMS, FRITHELSTOCK: Jam session, 8pm.

? COACH & HORSES, APPLEDORE: Tony Finney & Friends play blues, bluegrass, folk and contemporary stuff to while away the afternoon. From 4-7pm.

? 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.

MONDAY

? THE SEAGATE HOTEL, APPLEDORE: Acoustic jam with local favourite Ian Hudson.

THE BEAVER INN, APPLEDORE: North Devon Jazz Club presents The Magic Hat Ensemble from 8.30pm. This lively band from Manchester is renowned for re-working bop and post-bop jazz classics, employing unusual time signatures which underpin blistering solos from the band members. Plus a tongue-in-cheek approach!

KELLY’S BAR, BARNSTAPLE: Sod ‘em & Sing.

? REFORM INN, PILTON: Open Mic Night from 9pm.

TUESDAY

? OWL CAFE, BARNSTAPLE: Mike Rigby, classical guitar, 12 noon.

? 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.

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

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