Martin Harley on the road to Torrington

Joseph Bulmer

North Devon Gig Guide: 07/12/11 to 13/12/11

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 7

? THE TAVERN, BARNSTAPLE: Karaoke, 9.30pm.

? COACH & HORSES, APPLEDORE: Folk jam.

? KELLY’S BAR, BARNSTAPLE: Disco/quiz.

? THE CHILL BAR @ONEFYFIVE, ILFRACOMBE: An intimate gig with Chris Millington... the local singer songwriter’s monthly Chill Bar visit from 8.30pm.

? PORTOBELLO, BIDEFORD: Karaoke by demand.

THURSDAY

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

? PORTOBELLO INN, BIDEFORD: Open Mic.

? THE JOINERS ARMS, BID: Bideford Folk Club 8pm.

? ROYAL GEORGE, APPLEDORE: The Wild Hatters, weekly acoustic folks & blues from 8.30pm.

? COOK ISLAND, MULLACOTT, ILFRACOMBE: Open Mike Night with The Average Blues Band from 8pm.

? THE CHILL BAR @ONEFYFIVE, ILFRACOMBE: Plugged Open Mic with US The Band from 8.45pm.

? KELLY’S BAR, BARNSTAPLE: Disco 8pm-late.

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

? THE TIVERTON INN, SOUTH MOLTON: Open Mic Night with singer songwriter Sam Dowden. 8.30pm.

? CREALOCK ARMS, LITTLEHAM: Open Mic Night hosted by Shirley from 8pm.

FRIDAY

? PORTOBELLO INN, BIDEFORD: Karaoke.

? FIRST IN, LAST OUT, BIDEFORD: Karaoke.

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

? SAND CATS, WESTWARD HO: Elvis & Eat. Live music & food from 7pm. Booking advised.

? THE WATERFRONT INN, WESTWARD HO: Singer and guitarist Peter Kirk with a night of classic covers from the Beatles to Buble. 9pm-1am.

? THE PLOUGH ARTS CENTRE, TORRINGTON: Join internationally acclaimed slide guitar player and songwriter Martin Harley. A popular visitor to North Devon, his “British Americana” sound is influenced by Delta Blues and Gypsy swing and has been enjoyed from the Royal Albert Hall to the far-flung reaches of the globe. 8pm. Tickets from (01805) 624624.

? CLINTON ARMS, FRITHELSTOCK: Company of Fools live from 9pm.

? THE TIVERTON INN, SOUTH MOLTON: Ten Feet Tall, classic rock from 9pm.

? KELLY’S BAR, BARNSTAPLE: Disco 8pm.

? THE CORK & BOTTLE, BARNSTAPLE: Sod ‘em & Sing Karaoke is back in the saddle again.

? OLIVE BRANCH, BARNSTAPLE: Plamen - the rock fella, classic covers from 9pm, free entry.

? OLD BUS STATION CAFE, BARNSTAPLE: Rock alt covers band Drenched back in action from 9pm, with free entry.

? WHITE HORSE, BARNSTAPLE: Early evening live music with vocalist and pianist Sarah Devonshire from 5.30-7.30pm, followed by classic rock with the Roughnecks at 9pm.

? REFORM INN, PILTON: Carnival ska and reggae fun with the lively Zamba from 9pm.

? THE AGGI, BRAUNTON: The Country Roads duo from 9-11pm.

? THE KINGS ARMS, GEORGEHAM: Jim Jones and Dave Little. 8.30pm approx.

? PIER TAVERN, ILFRACOMBE: Open Mic with Chris & Jo from Country Roads, 8.30pm.

? THE PRINCE OF WALES, ILFRACOMBE: The venue in Fore Street has musical mayhem with Basil’s Blues Band from 9pm.

? BUDDY’S BAR, ILFRACOMBE: Join the irrepressible Padawans from 10pm until late.

SATURDAY

? THE JOINERS ARMS, BIDEFORD: Local musicians Peter Bruntnell and Dave Little back at the Joiners.

? PALLADIUM CLUB, BIDEFORD: Drum ‘n’ Bass Night, �3 at door.

? ANCHOR INN, BIDEFORD: Planit X Karaoke.

? QUIGLEY’S, BIDEFORD: DJs at Fat Freddy’s.

? THE ROYAL GEORGE, APPLEDORE: Live music with local blues-meister Jim Crawford from 8.30pm.

? SEAGATE HOTEL, APPLEDORE: Live music with popular local band Out of the Blue.

? THE BEAVER INN, APPLEDORE: Hits from the past and present with singer Jenny Robin.

? KINGSLEY INN, NORTHAM: Great vocals and a varied repertoire with Della from 9pm.

? VILLAGE INN, WESTWARD HO: Karaoke from 8.30pm in the bar.

? THE FACTORY, BARNSTAPLE: The venue at the Petroc Brannams campus has a special event with headliners Laid Blak, a dance/jungle style band which has just won the European Reggae Awards. Guests Gypsy Unit and Petroc’s own acoustic comedian Dick Narnia. Doors 8pm. Tickets at door or from Solo Music & Beatz Working, Barnstaple.

? KELLY’S BAR, BPLE: Disco/karaoke.

? WHITE HORSE, BARNSTAPLE: Comedian Paul Zee from 8.30pm.

? THE ROSE & CROWN, NEWPORT: The Barnstaple venue hosts its Grand Christmas Disco from 9pm until late. Dress to impress...

? GEORGE HOTEL, SOUTH MOLTON: Solarference, plus Nick Wyke and Becki Driscoll. As Solarference, Nick Janaway and Sarah Owen perform a captivating blend of traditional folk and live electronics. Using voices, laptops and a collection of toys, they create fresh settings for a rich selection of songs. Tickets/info (01769) 579218.

? WHITE LION, BRAUNTON: A double whammy with female fronted UK skate ska punk band The Upbeat Allstars with Pete’s Gone Straight Edge. From 8pm.

? PACK O’ CARDS, COMBE MARTIN: Shammick Acoustic’s Open Night, from 8pm - sing, play or perform, all welcome.

SUNDAY

? HEAVITREE ARMS, BIDEFORD: Sod ’em & Sing. (Also appearing at the venue on Christmas Day...)

? THE JOINERS ARMS, BIDEFORD: Baz Bix & Friends, variety of music & jamming from 3-6pm.

? CAFE DU PARC, BIDEFORD: Christmas lunch jazz with the Philip Clouts Trio 1-3pm, booking advised.

? CLINTON ARMS, FRITHELSTOCK: Acoustic jam.

? COACH & HORSES, APPLEDORE: Tony Finney plus guests with a mixed bag from 4-6.30pm.

? MARSHALL’S, BARNSTAPLE: Singer and guitarist Chris Banderas from 3.30-5.30pm.

? WHITE LION, BRAUNTON: Amy Newton’s Open Mic. Join Amy for a night of jamming.

? THATCHED BARN, CROYDE: Open Mic Night, with regulars Ellis Beeton, Kate Kerslake, Glen Dawson Davey & Richard Newberry. 8.30pm start.

? YE OLDE GLOBE, BERRYNARBOR: Open Mic Night with The KnowleBerrys from 9pm. All musicians, singers and audience members welcome.

? INSTOW ARMS, INSTOW: Open Mic Night, 8pm. For info call Mike on 07792 343294.

MONDAY

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

? THE ROYAL HOTEL, APPLEDORE: Regular Monday Acoustic Night with Steve “Dambusker” Ruffe plus Tony Finney from 8.30-11pm.

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

? THE AGGI, BRAUNTON: An all ages gig at the venue with up-and-coming Milton Keynes based rock band Lionsex plus local support Rated PG and special guests. Doors 8pm, adm �3.

TUESDAY

? CASTLE INN, LANDKEY: Open Mic.

? WREY ARMS, BARNSTAPLE: Open Mic Night.

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

? THE CHILL BAR @ONEFYFIVE, ILFRACOMBE: Acoustic Open Mic Night from 8.45pm.

? PALLADIUM CLUB, BIDEFORD: Open Mic Jam Night.

? THE ROYAL GEORGE, APPLEDORE: Weekly acoustic folk/blues jamming session with Dogleg, from 8.30pm.

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