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Saturday 6 July 2019 South Brent Folk Day. South Brent Folk presents the 8th annual South Brent Folk Day with singing, music, dancing, workshops and concerts around the village.
This years Poetry Competition, whose winner will be announced at the folk day, has the theme of 'Dartmoor Seasons’. If you would like to enter, download the form from the website (available soon); entry £2.50 per poem or £1 for Junior (under 15) section; closing date Saturday 22 June 2019.
The headline evening concert is at 7.30pm in the Village Hall (with Reel Ale bar) featuring:
Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman: Dartmoor-based husband and wife duo who have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships. An enviable class act of imaginative song-writing and musicianship, they have twice won the coveted Best Duo title at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (2016 & 2013).
Granny’s Attic: Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (Melodeon, Concertina, Vocals), George Sansome (Guitar, Vocals) and Lewis Wood (Fiddle, Mandolin, Vocals) – are a folk trio who play the tradition with verve, energy and their own inimitable style. Three exceptional musicians and fine singers, who have been heralded for their lively performances playing English traditional and original music and their delivery and selection of traditional songs.
Tickets £12 in advance (to include afternoon and evening concerts) or £12 on the door for the evening concert.
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!
After another successful 2018 'Twixt Christmas and New Year Ceilidh', South Brent Folk looks forward another year of bringing the best of folk music to South Brent. Events planned for 2019 include:
- Saturday 30 March 2019: Spring Ceilidh with Spinach for Norman in South Brent Village Hall
- Saturday 6 July 2019: South Brent Folk Day including headline concert appearances by Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman and Granny’s Attic
- Sunday 7 July 2019: South Brent Folk Breakfast Buffet
- Autumn Céilidh: details tbc
- Friday 27 December 2019: 'Twixt Christmas and New Year Céilidh'
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The 27th Annual Stoke Gabriel Wassail will take place on Saturday 19 January 2019. A magical evening of 'Cider, Culture & Cheer' organised by the ‘Friends of Stoke Gabriel School’ (FOSS), the Annual Wassail has become a very popular event and helps raise funds to enrich the lives of local children in school and community. Apple Wassailing is an ancient tradition performed in many villages on 'Old Twelfth Night' to bless the cider apples and orchards and encourage a good crop in the coming year. The lantern procession led by the Wassail King and Queen, Rufus Yates and Scarlett Yunnie and the apple blessing Wassail Ceremony take place around 6pm within the village community orchard with wassail songs led by Rosa Rebecka. There will be other events in the village centre from 4pm into the evening, including the Bovey Tracey Mummers Play, Morris Dancing with Black Bess Border Morris, The Wassail Singers, entertainment from Elfic the Juggler & Jester, Gypsy Jazz from Skedaddle, Storytelling with Paul Sharman, folk music; local food and drinks and licensed bar. See: Facebook.
Rosa Rebecka and the Wassail Singers can be heard live on Radio Devon on the Michael Chequer programme between 8 and 9pm on Thursday 17 January 2019.
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