Party the old year away with the North Devon Gig Guide (28/12/11-03/01/12)
WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 28
REFORM INN, PILTON: New Orleans jazz, 7.30pm.
THE TAVERN, BARNSTAPLE: Karaoke, 9.30pm.
COACH & HORSES, APPLEDORE: Folk jam.
KELLYâ€™S BAR, BARNSTAPLE: Disco/quiz.
PORTOBELLO, BIDEFORD: Karaoke by demand.
QUIGLEYâ€™S, BIDEFORD: Sod â€™em & Sing Karaoke.
PORTOBELLO INN, BIDEFORD: Open Mic.
ROYAL GEORGE, APPLEDORE: The Wild Hatters, weekly acoustic folk & blues from 8.30pm.
THE CHILL BAR @ONEFYFIVE, ILFRACOMBE: Plugged Open Mic with Harvey Hudson & band, 8.45pm.
LILICOâ€™S, BARNSTAPLE: Get into the Christmas carnival spirit with popular local reggae and ska inspired Zamba from 9pm.
KELLYâ€™S BAR, BARNSTAPLE: Disco 8pm-late.
THE CEDARS, BARNSTAPLE: Rock â€˜nâ€™ 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.
PORTOBELLO INN, BIDEFORD: Karaoke.
FIRST IN, LAST OUT, BIDEFORD: Karaoke from 8pm.
PALLADIUM CLUB, BIDEFORD: Lively rock from alternative to classic and modern, courtesy of Gang of Thieves.
SEAGATE HOTEL, APPLEDORE: Ian Hudson & Friends.
KELLYâ€™S BAR, BARNSTAPLE: Disco 8pm.
THE CORK & BOTTLE, BARNSTAPLE: Sod â€˜em & Sing Karaoke is back in the saddle again.
WHITE HORSE, BARNSTAPLE: Live music with local singer Sarah Devonshire from 5.30-7.30pm then at 9pm enjoy a mixed blues rock repertoire cooked up by The Alchemists.
SATURDAY, NEW YEARS EVE
BIDEFORD QUAY: The action on the former Radio 1 Roadshow stage at the Quay gets under way shortly after 6pm with a variety of family fun events, hosted by presenters from local radio station The Voice. Paul Hopper (of Hopps & Chapple fame) will be onstage from 9pm and Bideford singer Della will be performing a mix of hits from 9.30pm. Della and Paul will be back for the big build up to the countdown, piper and spectacular firework display.
ANCHOR INN, BIDEFORD: Planit X Karaoke.
PORTOBELLO INN, BIDEFORD: New Years Eve Karaoke and fancy dress at the Porto until late.
FIRST IN, LAST OUT, BIDEFORD: New Years Eve karaoke fun from 8pm.
QUIGLEYâ€™S, BIDEFORD: DJs at Fat Freddyâ€™s.
THE GOLDEN LION, NORTHAM: Party the New Year in with Never Say Never, a 60s and 70s cover band, from 9pm until late â€“ optional fancy dress.
CLOVELLY PARISH HALL: Serenade in the new year with Sod â€˜em & Sing karaoke from 9pm until 12.30am.
TORRINGTON SQUARE: The Torrington Cavaliers will be holding their free Party in the Square, centred around their roadshow trailer disco, providing the entertainment from 8pm until late.
BARNSTAPLE SQUARE: Itâ€™s New Years Eve in Barnstaple and that means itâ€™s party time at the square from 9pm, with a free shindig, live music and fireworks at midnight. Local musicians performing include Nikita Payne, Pete Buffery and Gemma Macleod, who will be singing in the New Year with a rendition of Auld Lang Syne.
ROSE & CROWN, NEWPORT, BARNSTAPLE: New Years Eve fancy dress (optional) disco â€“ â€œAny theme will do!â€ 8pm until late.
KELLYâ€™S BAR, BPLE: Disco/karaoke.
WHITE LION, BRAUNTON: Northern soul, Motown and classic 70s disco with DJ Pete, upstairs @TWL from 10pm-2am. Optional fancy dress with sea creatures theme â€“ go on, do something fishy!
ILFRACOMBE NEW YEAR: Not so much an organised event, but from 11pm or even earlier people will begin gathering at â€œthe squareâ€ by the harbour (junction of Broad Street and Quay Road) to celebrate and see in the midnight countdown. At the appointed hour the chimes of Big Ben will ring out, the packed square will raise its voice in a rendition of Auld Lang Syne.
HEAVITREE ARMS, BIDEFORD: Sod â€™em & Sing.
THE JOINERS ARMS, BIDEFORD: Baz Bix & Friends, variety of music & jamming from 3-6pm.
CLINTON ARMS, FRITHELSTOCK: Acoustic jam.
COACH & HORSES, APPLEDORE: Tony Finney plus guests with a mixed bag from 4-6.30pm.
WHITE LION, BRAUNTON: Amy Newtonâ€™s Open Mic.
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.
INSTOW ARMS, INSTOW: Open Mic Night, 8pm. For info call Mike on 07792 343294.
THE ANCHOR INN, BIDEFORD: Back by popular demand â€“ Ex factor Karaoke at the Anchor from 8-11pm.
FIRST IN, LAST OUT, BIDEFORD: Karaoke from 4pm.
THE ROYAL HOTEL, APPLEDORE: Regular Monday Acoustic Night with Steve â€œDambuskerâ€ Ruffe plus Tony Finney from 8.30-11pm.
REFORM INN, PILTON: Open Mic from 9pm.
CASTLE INN, LANDKEY: Open Mic.
WREY ARMS, BARNSTAPLE: Open Mic Night.
THE CYDER PRESSE, WEARE GIFFARD: Steve Ruffeâ€™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: Acoustic folk/blues jamming session with Dogleg, from 8.30pm.
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