Topsham Folk Club
Topsham Folk Club is held every Sunday(not guest nights) in the Malt House at The Globe, Fore Street, Topsham, Devon EX3 0HR  Singers and musicians are welcome and entrance on singers nights is free. If you want to perform on a singers night, please make sure you arrive by 7.45pm and make yourself known to the evening's compere. People normally perform 2 songs or tunes within a 10 minute slot. Don't worry it is not compulsory to perform! you are welcome to come along and just listen.

Most Sunday's are singers nights and run from 8.00pm until 10.30pm. An informal session starts at 7.30pm on singers nights, welcome to all. Guest nights are held in Matthews Hall, Fore Street, Topsham EX3 0EF and start at 8pm.

 

Guest Nights

13 April 2014

Steve Tilston Trio

Award winning singer-songwriter Steve Tilston celebrates the release of his new CD Happenstance. The writer of the classics The Slipjigs and Reels, The Naked Highwayman, A Pretty Penny and The Reckoning is on as fine form as ever. Winner of the Best Original Song accolade at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards last year, plus appearances on Later with Jools Holland, BBC Four’s Songwriters’ Circle and four-star reviews in the media there are no signs of him slowing down just yet. Perhaps best known for his song-writing prowess, Steve is also a blinding, dazzling guitarist with a style echoing the elaborate rhythmic 'folk baroque' of Bert Jansch and Davy Graham, but also drawing from folk, blues and roots music to create a sound that has been called quintessentially Tilston. Flesh all that out with Bristol music scene stalwarts and old pals, harmonica maestro Keith Warmington and violin virtuoso Stuart Gordon and you can expect something fabulous.

'The trio setting brings out the jauntier side of Tilston's writing, while giving an opportunity for him to demonstrate his instrumental skill.' - The Guardian

 

£10*/£12

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11 May 2014

Paul Downes & Phil Beer

A rare reunion concert for Paul and Phil - not to be missed. 

Paul's sensitive and yet fun approach to his live performances puts him among the most respected artists on the British acoustic music scene today. He has played on around 250 albums in bands (Arizona Smoke Review, Joyce Gang, Brighton Taverners) duos, (with Phil Beer, Mick Ryan, Maggie Boyle) and as a session musician and has just released his fifth solo album.   "…central to the texture is the unflinchingly expert guitar of Paul Downes" -fRoots magazine  www.pauldownes.com

Phil is one of the most popular ambassadors for acoustic roots music. A dazzling instrumentalist, he is perhaps best known as a top flight fiddler but his skills don’t stop there, he also plays slide, Spanish and tenor guitar, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American cuatro, not to mention contributing rich vocals.   "Phil is a multi instrumentalist of extraordinary talent who can also produce and engineer a recording to a high standard." -Living Tradition magazine   www.philbeer.co.uk   

 

£12*/£14

Tickets

* denotes ticket price if bought in advance

Contact for artists bookings and enquiries: John Stephens on 01392 875332 or email

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