Seven nights of love...

Joseph Bulmer

Valentine’s special with the North Devon Gig Guide: 08/02/12—14/02/12.

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 8

THE TAVERN, BARNSTAPLE: Karaoke, 9.30pm.

COACH & HORSES, APPLEDORE: Folk jam.

KELLY’S BAR, BARNSTAPLE: Disco.

PORTOBELLO, BIDEFORD: Karaoke.

THURSDAY

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

PORTOBELLO INN, BID: 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.

COOK ISLAND, MULLACOTT CROSS: The popular Cook Island Open Mic Night, featuring The Average Blues Band. From 8pm.

KELLY’S, BPLE: 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 from 8pm.

FRIDAY

THE PALLADIUM CLUB, BIDEFORD: Wille & the Bandits. Excellent Americana blues roots group which has played across the globe. They blend old and new to create an original authentic sound that is well worth a listen to.

PORTOBELLO INN, BID: Karaoke.

SEAGATE HOTEL, APPLEDORE: Ian Hudson & Friends.

THE BAR, INSTOW: Echoes of Elvis, with Brock ‘a’ Billy from 8pm.

KELLY’S, BARNSTAPLE: Disco 8pm.

THE CORK & BOTTLE, BARNSTAPLE: Sod ‘em & Sing Karaoke.

WHITE HORSE, BARNSTAPLE: Keyboard vocalist Janet James live from 9pm.

BUDDY’S, ILFRACOMBE: Friday night live music with Earth Wind Fire & Thieves from 10pm.

THE PIER TAVERN, ILFRACOMBE: Open Mic Night from 8-11pm, all welcome to sing, play or listen.

SATURDAY

THE JOINERS ARMS, BIDEFORD: Saddle up for live music with The Bandits.

THE PALLADIUM CLUB, BIDEFORD: Young British band the Wishbones are back in North Devon as part of their national tour. Their unmistakable sound blends traditional bluegrass instruments with a modern style to create a memorable musical fusion. One to keep an eye on…

QUIGLEY’S, BIDEFORD: DJs.

WEST COUNTRY INN, BIDEFORD: Plamen – the rock fella, from 11pm-1am.

THE ROYAL GEORGE, APPLEDORE: Live music with local guest artists playing each week from 8.30pm.

KELLY’S BAR, BPLE: Disco/karaoke.

WHITE HORSE, BARNSTAPLE: Live electronic and acoustic set with Chris Ryan and Dogstarr Productions. 9pm.

ROUNDSWELL COMMUNITY HALL, BARNSTAPLE: Lively ceilidh gig with The Oggle Band, 7.30pm, for tickets and information call 01271 349861

THE TIVERTON INN, SOUTH MOLTON: Falling Apart bring their brand of old and not-so-old punk classics to the venue. In their words: “Why not treat your wife to an early Valentine present? There’s a special ladies section and she’s sure to be impressed with our versions of I will Survive and Just what I needed...”

GEORGE HOTEL, SOUTH MOLTON: Join folk fiddling legend Dave Swarbrick at 8.30pm. Tickets/info 01769 572514. See the full write up on P31.

THE BOATHOUSE, ILFRACOMBE: Live music with Oliver Tooley and friends (former Led Zepp Too members) from 8pm. Some experienced musicians there and admission is free.

PACK O’ CARDS, COMBE MARTIN: Shammick Acoustic’s Open Night, featuring visiting performer Simon Kempston. An award-winning songwriter, a rich, powerful singer, and one of Scotland’s leading guitarists - classically trained, but is also steeped in the history of folk, blues and Celtic traditions.

PACK O’ CARDS, COMBE MARTIN: Shammick Acoustic’s Open Night, featuring visiting performer Simon Kempston. An award-winning songwriter, a rich, powerful singer, and one of Scotland’s leading guitarists - classically trained, but is also steeped in the history of folk, blues and Celtic traditions. Info www.shammickacoustic.org.uk.

SUNDAY

HEAVITREE ARMS, BIDEFORD: Sod ’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.

BRAUNTON INN: The former Tarka Inn between Barnstaple and Braunton hosts Milli Taylor, who at 19 already has a reputation for an outstanding voice and skills as a singer songwriter. 4-6pm.

THE WHITE LION, BRAUNTON: Singer songwriter Amy Newton’s Open Mic Night from 8pm. Get there early to grab a seat. All musicians welcome to go along and join in.

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

MARSHALL’S, BARNSTAPLE: Ten Feet Tall, 3.30pm.

INSTOW ARMS, INSTOW: Open Mic Night, 8pm. Info 07792 343294.

TALLY HO, HATHERLEIGH: Acoustic blues with Josie Lloyd plus special guest Michael Lee, 8.30pm.

MONDAY

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

REFORM, PILTON: Open Mic, 9pm.

TUESDAY

CASTLE INN, LANDKEY: Open Mic Night with local musician Brendan Taylor from 8.30pm.

LILICO’S, BARNSTAPLE: Valentine’s Day special with talented young singer songwriter Ellie Campbell performing popular covers plus originals. With Toby Parker on percussion. 9pm.

WREY ARMS, BPLE: Open Mic.

OLD BARN INN, BICKINGTON: Barnstaple Jazz Society, free live New Orleans and Dixieland jazz from 7.30pm.

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

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

SAUNTON SANDS HOTEL: Join singer songwriter Milli Taylor for a Valentine’s night show from 7.30-9.30pm.

PALLADIUM CLUB, BIDEFORD: Open Mic Jam Night.

KINGSLEY INN, NORTHAM: Music Bingo & Karaoke with Martin King from 8.30pm.

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

THE PIER HOUSE, WESTWARD HO: Oceanview Country Music Club’s regular weekly Tuesday spot at the venue, with live music from Double JR. 8.15-11.15pm, all welcome. Sorry, no line dancing. Info (01805) 601495.

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