Music galore as North Devon Festival gets under way

Joseph Bulmer

Plenty of North Devon gigs from 08/06/11 to 14/06


? THE Tavern, Barnstaple: Karaoke.

? Coach & Horses, Appledore: Folk jam.

? 3 Pigeons, Bishops Tawton: Open acoustic.

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


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

? Portobello Inn, Bideford: Open Mic.

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

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

? CREALOCK ARMS, LITTLEHAM: Have a drink and a sing with the final Holy Karaoke of the season as the church meets X Factor! 8pm start.

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

? COOK ISLAND, MULLACOTT: Festival Open Mike Night special as the annual ND Festival event welcomes not only The Average Blues Band, but Bath based power pop and punk band Jackhatch plus Ellie Campbell, Tim Marks, Dave Clinch, The Regesters, Rob Lott, Trudi Brown, Keith Somerville, Dave Smith, Jo Geraghty, Mark Taylor, Ben Sutton, Josh Fiddes, Roger Beaman and Alan Yates. 8pm.

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

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



? THE Joiners Arms, Bideford: Karaoke.

? Portobello INN, BidEFORD: Karaoke.

? First In, Last Out, BidEFORD: Karaoke.

? The Palladium Club, Bideford: Mad cap fun with Basil’s Balls Up Band. Must be seen to be believed!

? Quigley’s, Bideford: DJ JK.

? Clinton Arms, Frithelstock: Energetic classic rock covers Ten Feet Tall back in action at the venue.

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

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

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

? THE WREY ARMS, BARNSTAPLE: The Wrey continues to supply a mix of music throughout the week, with reggae band Off Beat keeping the heads nodding tonight.

? RED BARN, WOOLACOMBE: Modern rock and indie covers band Wolfdown are in town.

? THE MARINERS ARMS, BRAUNTON: Crowd pleasing guitarist Chris Banderas from 9.15pm.

? THE SHIP & PILOT, ILFRACOMBE: local duo Country Roads (Jo Geraghty and Chris Wing) bring you old and new country based tunes from 9-11.30pm.

? CLAYTON’S, BARNSTAPLE: iFunk brings you danceable tunes from Stevie to Gnarls, 9pm. Barnstaple Fringe.

? THE CROWN HOTEL, LYNTON: The Average Blues Band attempt to “stick to the road” as they head out onto the “wilds” of Exmoor!

? RHS GARDEN ROSEMOOR, TORRINGTON: The Summer Season Programme in the Marquee continues with UK soul sensation Ruby Turner, regarded as having one of the greatest voices the country has ever produced. Gig start 8pm. Free access to garden from 4pm for ticket holders. Tickets & info from (01805) 624624.


? THE Joiners Arms, Bideford: Live music with All Or Nothing.

? The Palladium Club, Bideford: Local band Gang of Thieves take a turn.

? The Anchor Inn, Bideford: Planit X Karaoke.

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

? RHS GARDEN ROSEMOOR, TORRINGTON: Little introduction needed for the South West’s own folk star Seth Lakeman, whose meteoric rise continues. His latest album Hearts & Minds encompasses traditional and modern themes of love, loss and human struggle. 8pm, garden entry from 4pm for ticket holders. Tickets (01805) 624624.

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

? THE Seagate Hotel, Appledore: Elements live from 9pm, with the likes of Van Morrison and Bon Jovi.

? THE ELIZABETHAN, BRADDICK’S, WESTWARD HO: Variety Spectacular, with up-and-coming local sensation Tamsin Ball plus singer/entertainer Mike Roberts, Abe Bragger as Frank Sinatra, Ian Hudson & Wing & a Prayer plus comic John Krey and MC Ken Danson. 7.30pm, tickets from (01237) 470006. For Northam Lodge.

? THE PIG-ON-THE-HILL, WESTWARD HO: Free gig with new rock fusion band Radio Nation making their debut gig from 9pm, plus hog roast start 8pm.

? Portobello INN, BidEFORD: Sing Zone Music Night, sounds from 60s-90s plus prizes for the best fancy dress.

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

? THE WREY ARMS, BARNSTAPLE: The Wrey house band stands ready to entertain.

? THE OLIVE BRANCH, BARNSTAPLE: Female fronted band Time Machine bring plenty of verve to a big variety of rock covers from the 60s to the present. 9.30pm start.

? CASTLE GREEN, BARNSTAPLE: Free evening of acoustic from 7-10pm with local artists including Bethan Funning, Tim Gilbert, Jack Turner and Mike Stocks. Part of Barnstaple Pentecost Festival.

? THE WINDSOR ARMS, BRADIFORD: Music from five decades, Gary Moore, AC DC, the Eagles, Queen and Clapton — you name it, The Rockfella plays it.

? THE RING O’ BELLS, LANDKEY: Singer and guitarist Symon Paul entertains from 8.30pm.

? THE CROWN HOTEL, LYNTON: Classic rock and blues with a touch of reggae from Damnation game, 9pm.

? THE PACK O’ CARDS, COMBE MARTIN: Shammick Acoustic hosts another Open Night, with all musicians and performers welcome to pay, sing, or tell stories.


? 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.

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

? YE OLDE GLOBE, BERRYNARBOR: Weekly Open Mic Night with house band The KnowleBerrys, from 9pm, all musicians & performers welcome.

? Thatched Barn, Croyde: Open mic.


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

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

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

? THE BEAVER INN, APPLEDORE: North Devon Jazz Club presents young pianist and composer Dave Stapleton and his Quintet from 8.30pm. Fresh modern jazz from a high profile contender on the UK scene.


? Castle Inn, Landkey: Open Mic.

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


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