Phat bass, alt folk and Christmas lights...

00:01 21 November 2012

Catch folk artists Woodford Green at the Red Barn in Woolacombe on Friday (November 23).

Catch folk artists Woodford Green at the Red Barn in Woolacombe on Friday (November 23).


North Devon Gig Guide 21/11/12 to 26/11/12.

Join iFunk for an after party at Barnstaple Pannier Market following the big Christmas lights switch on in the Square tomorrow (Thursday). Picture: Andy Casey Photography.Join iFunk for an after party at Barnstaple Pannier Market following the big Christmas lights switch on in the Square tomorrow (Thursday). Picture: Andy Casey Photography.


SHINTORI, BARNSTAPLE: Open Mic Night with Trudi & Jax, 9pm.


THE CHAMP, APPLEDORE: Jam session hosted by Baz Bix. Sing, play, listen or join in with ‘Jamioke’... If they can play it, you can sing it, 8.30pm.


PORTOBELLO INN, BIDEFORD: Open Mic hosted by Stuart or Mike, 9pm, all musicians welcome.

CRABBY DICKS, BIDEFORD: ‘Next Door’ at Crabby Dicks and Bideford Folk Club from 8pm. Call 01237 470792 for more info.

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


THE ROYAL GEORGE, APPLEDORE: Live music at the George every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, 8.30pm.

THE CHAMP, APPLEDORE: Blues session with Baz Bix, 8.30pm.

BARNSTAPLE SQUARE: Christmas Lights Switch On, carried out by special guest Beverley Knight. Live music at the square from 4pm, kicking off with Steve Ley, then The Breaks Collective & Friends, Semi Toned, Mama Stones House Band with Leigh Coleman, the switch on at 6.20pm and Beverley Knight at 6.25.

BARNSTAPLE PANNIER MARKET: From around 7.30pm iFunk will be playing a free ‘switch on after party’ at the Pannier Market, with food, stalls and children’s rides.

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

THE TAVERN, BARNSTAPLE: DJ tunes all night.

COOK ISLAND, MULLACOTT: Cook Island Open Mike Night, with plenty of local musos. 8.30pm, get there early if you want to play.


PALLADIUM CLUB, BIDEFORD: Ska reggae carnival covers and originals with Zamba, doors 8pm.


PORTOBELLO INN, BIDEFORD: Take a star turn with Club Karaoke and your host Mike from 8.30pm.

THE ROYAL GEORGE, APPLEDORE: Live music, 8.30pm.

THE CHAMP, APPLEDORE: The Alchemist’s Wardrobe featuring Lara Conley and Niks.

Folk world fusion, original melodies, and instruments from around the world.

PLOUGH ARTS CENTRE, TORRINGTON: A Gallery gig with duo Kevin Aram and Colin Shaddick. From 8pm, tickets and info from 01805 624624.

THE TAVERN, BARNSTAPLE: Live music with ska band The Liquidators AKA from 10pm.

THE WREY ARMS, BARNSTAPLE: Join Ellie Campbell and the band from 9pm.

OLD BARN INN, BICKINGTON: Open mic night with Simon Grant.

RED BARN, WOOLACOMBE: North Devon based alt folk band Woodford Green have plenty of talent, great vocals and an ever growing army of fans.

CHILL BAR, ILFRACOMBE: Join Fujalada from Exeter for ‘a pulsating mix of funk-fuelled, feel-good vibes combining driving beats, phat bass, warm keyboards, cool vocals and shimmering sax’.


PALLADIUM CLUB, BIDEFORD: Blended live blues, ska and reggae sound with Smokestack Shakers, who went down a storm on their last visit. Doors 8pm.

JOINERS ARMS, BIDEFORD: Basil’s Blues Band, 9.30pm.

QUIGLEY’S, BIDEFORD: Live DJ in Fat Freddies, 9pm-2am.

ANCHOR INN, BIDEFORD: Sod ‘em & Sing Karaoke.

THE ROYAL GEORGE, APPLEDORE: Live music, 8.30pm.

PLOUGH ARTS CENTRE, TORRINGTON: A real folk treat, blending flute and fiddle with drum and guitar to present Kan, a new band featuring Irish flautist Brian Finnegan and fiddle maestro Aidan O’Rourke. From 8pm, tickets and info from 018058 624624.


GEORGE HOTEL, SOUTH MOLTON: Professional musician, singer, songwriter and 40-year veteran Dick Gaughan brings emotionally powerful songs plus dramatic performances of the great Scots Ballads. 8.30pm. For tickets or information call 01769 572514.

THE TAVERN, BARNSTAPLE: DJ tunes all night.

WHITE LION, BRAUNTON: An evening of Northern soul and Motown on original vinyl, presented by DJ Pete Robinson, 9pm to midnight.

LONDON INN, BRAUNTON: Live 80s covers fun with the popular Spaced Invaders from 9pm.

THE CHILL BAR, ILFRACOMBE: Live music with The Roughnecks.

PACK O’ CARDS, COMBE MARTIN: Powerful live acoustic duo Broom Bezzums at the monthly Shammick Acoustic concert night, from 8pm. More info from


JOINERS ARMS, BIDEFORD: Music and Song session with Baz Bix and friends from 3-6pm, musicians and singers welcome.

HEAVITREE ARMS, BIDEFORD: Sod ’em & Sing Karaoke.


COACH & HORSES, APPLEDORE: Tony Finney plus guests with a mixed bag from 4-7pm.

MARSHALLS, BARNSTAPLE: Plamen, the rock fella, 3.30-6pm.

THE WHITE LION, BRAUNTON: Open Mic Night, all musicians and audience members very welcome.

THE THATCH, CROYDE: Open mic night.


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



PALLADIUM CLUB, BIDEFORD: Jam Night, free entry.

PIER HOUSE, WESTWARD HO: Oceanview Country Music Club. Live music, band TBC. 8.15-11.15pm.

THE CHAMP, APPLEDORE: Tunes Tuesday with Chloe Bix and friends. All instrument players welcome to join Chloe for a night of English, Irish and world music from 8.30pm.

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



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