THE Inn in the Square in Barnstaple has a huge line up of music this week. Beginning tonight (Wednesday) with a charity gig for CLIC Sargent, featuring five bands and around 20 musicians. They are all music lecturers or students from North Devon College a
THE Inn in the Square in Barnstaple has a huge line up of music this week. Beginning tonight (Wednesday) with a charity gig for CLIC Sargent, featuring five bands and around 20 musicians.They are all music lecturers or students from North Devon College and will be playing a programme of rock, punk, pop and you name it. There's an open mic element at the end too.Another huge gig on Friday, featuring the Average Blues Band, Purple Olive, Jim Jones, Ellie Campbell, The Sonix, Hands Tied and DJ Seb. It's to help raise awareness of domestic violence and all proceeds to Women's Refuge. Entry £3, 7pm-12am.On Saturday the venue has another cracker, as Bristol-based alternative rockers Los Conios go head-to-head with Barnstaple surf rockers The Yum Yums in a night not to be missed, plus Cornish indie band Present for the Drummer. Doors 8pm.Karaoke tomorrow (Thursday) at the Cork and Bottle. On Friday and Saturday plenty of tunes to get the night started.Karaoke on Friday with Sod 'em and Sing at Sherry's Tavern.Zena's Restaurant jazz jam continues on Tuesday of next week from 7.30pm. A must for fans of New Orleans and Dixie jazz.Moonflight are at the Old Barn Inn, Bickington, on Saturday. Classic rock and soul with jazz influences from this quartet.The Oggle Band are playing a Ceilidh at Filleigh Village Hall on Saturday, 8pm. Never a dull moment - be sure to you take dancing shoes! Tickets (01769) 550903.The Blue Zoots, washboards 'n' all, will be playing at the Jazz Lounge in South Molton on Saturday from 8.30pm.Dance at the Fox and Hounds, Eggesford, on Friday with the Steve Tucker Jazz Band from 8-11pm. This is a strictly ticket only do, available from (01769) 580264.Steve and friends are back at the hotel on Sunday lunchtime as part of the popular jazz train event from 1-3pm. Train leaves Barnstaple at 11.10am.The Plough at Torrington has the famous Acker Bilk and his Paramount Jazz Band on Friday from 8pm. A household name for decades. Tickets (01805) 624624.On Saturday the Plough hosts boy/girl duo Blackheart, a cross of folk, country and rock, poetry, music and art. Covering everything from love and marriage to life, death and redundancy! Tickets as above.The Beaver Inn, Appledore, has a busy weekend, with The Dambuskers going at it on Saturday in their popular folk rock style. On Monday Baz and Chloe are back as Fiddlebix, with more great music from 8pm.The Kingsley at Northam continues to jam with the best every Tuesday from 8pm. Why not check out this enduring part of the local music scene?Country fans can call in at the Oceanview Club, hosted at the Elizabethan in Westward Ho! on Tuesday. Live music this week with Longshot from 8.30pm.On Saturday the Waterfront Inn at Westward Ho! has music with Revolvin' Door from 9pm.On Sunday Tony Finney and Lorraine will continue to bring live afternoon music to their local, as they perform a touch of bluegrass, blues and roots music at the Coach and Horses, Appledore, from 3-6pm.There's karaoke in Bideford at the First Inn, Last Out on Saturday courtesy of Starlight Entertainment from 8pm. The Palladium Club presents a mouth-watering three bands tonight (Wednesday) with The Chillis, Pretty Jacs and The City Ignites all playing from 8.30pm. On Friday Basil's Blues Band will be playing and on Saturday there's a double bill with Luke Doherty plus Enzo.Sod 'em and Sing Karaoke will be teaching the world (or parts of Bideford) to sing tomorrow (Thursday) at Quigley's. On Saturday Nick is taking some of the machines to the White Hart, whilst Tom is back by popular demand at the Pollyfield Centre, East-the-Water. More at the Heavitree Arms on Sunday.Jazz Footprint is at the Joiners Arms on Friday and on Saturday the venue has another treat with the excellent Muddy River Band.Reggae comes to the White Lion in Braunton on Saturday with the aptly named Lion Star and on Sunday songstress extraordinaire Amy Newton will be hosting another Open Mic Night.The Red Barn at Woolacombe presents the Elderly Brothers on Friday night - a band far livelier than their name suggests!Last but certainly not least, your hosts the Average Blues Band will be holding another Open Mike session at Mullacott near Ilfracombe.