BECOME Irish for a day - or at least drink Guinness - because St Patrick's Day looms on Monday. Join Andy Souch's Wilderland at Crabby Dicks in Bideford on the night for a good craic with plenty of traditional tunes sung in his inimitable way. Grab a late
BECOME Irish for a day - or at least drink Guinness - because St Patrick's Day looms on Monday. Join Andy Souch's Wilderland at Crabby Dicks in Bideford on the night for a good craic with plenty of traditional tunes sung in his inimitable way. Grab a latest DVD, too.The Red Barn at Woolacombe is going shamrock green on Monday, as Parcel of Rogues brings their wide-ranging folk sound for a St Paddy's party.Before that, the venue hosts the rockabilly Dimestore Gamblers this Friday night.The Castle Inn at Landkey is holding a St Patrick's bash too, with local country singer and all-rounder Roger Colome performing from 8.30pm.Join musicians Baz and Chloe of Fiddlebix at the Beaver Inn, Appledore, on Monday - plenty of folk tunes and more.Tonight (Wednesday) Glitterball in Barnstaple will be going karaoke krazy from 9pm.Karaoke on Saturday at the Ring O' Bells, Landkey and on Wednesday of next week (March 15) the Bedlam Boys return to host a new open mic session.Big band fans will want to visit the Cedar's Inn, Barnstaple, on Sunday as the Cedar's Big Band plays from 8pm, with free entry.On Tuesday of next week, the Elizabethan Club at westward Ho! host Ocean View country music club once again, with guests Hombre from 8.30pm.The Kingsley Inn at Northam invites all to take their instruments on Tuesday for a jamming session from 8.30pm.The Joiners Arms in Bideford welcomes the Guy Fenton All Stars plus Brian Carrick on Friday from 9pm-midnight. Not to be missed by jazz fans.On Saturday the venue features excellent singer, songwriter and musician Peter Bruntnell, plus with Dave Little, for what should be a good night.East-the-Water natives could do worse than go along and sample the intoxicating and heady mix of local band Strange Brew at the Blacksmiths Arms on Friday.Sod 'em and Sing Karaoke is at Quigley's in Bideford tomorrow and on Friday catch him at the Heavitree. Not least, anyone still standing on Monday night can see SSK again at Sherry's Tavern in Barnstaple.The Palladium Club hosts Basil's Blues Band on Friday -they've been there, seen it and played it - and on Saturday part troubadour, part psychedelic rocker Andi James and the band will be in residence.Visit Caesar's Palace in Bideford for Funky Friday, plenty of tunes and let the hair down... On Saturday the venue offers two rooms and a choice between dance or R&B plus filthy cheese - go on, go on...The George at South Molton hosts old time/American, flat-picking roots-singing musicians Martin and Marianne Lucas tonight (Wednesday) for the Wildwood Flower Music Club at 8.30pm. Think Dylan, the Carters and plenty of bluegrass!The White Lion is also getting rockabilly mad on Saturday as the Dimestore Gamblers pick up their guitar cases and mosey on as far as Braunton. Then on Sunday the venue hosts Amy Newton for her open mic special in her own top style.The Thatch at Croyde features talented local musician Steve Ley on Friday plus the up-and-coming singer and songwriter Milli Taylor, a 17-year-old making waves in her own right. Expect a good gig.Cook Island at Mullacott is an open mic Mecca too, as the Average Blues Brothers host another of their popular sessions tomorrow (Thursday.)Goth metal band Liquid Sky (from Manchester) will be live at the Marlboro in Ilfracombe on Friday following recent tour with US band Nicodemus. The Liquids have support from prog rockers 13 Stitches plus local goth metallers Lunacry.The Castle Inn at Combe Martin features five local DJs on Saturday night, offering a good mix of sets.