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Workshops

Venue/TimeArtist/EventAbout
The Mansion, 2.30pmTrio of Men/Family WorkshopCome along and make music with Trio of Men. Write a song, compose a tune, arrange and perform. No experience necessary, any age welcome, 3 or 4 generations from the same family especially encouraged. Trio of Men are municipal songmakers, specialising in instant music-making. They have performed at WOMAD, End of the Road, in Care Homes, early years settings, town centres and with historical characters.
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The Mansion, 4pmTrio of Men/PerformanceA performance of municipal and new songs, songs about scientists and geology, and songs that sound sometimes like a quirky cross between Captain Beefheart and Coldplay.
Methodist Church, 2.15pmSaj Collyer & Dartington Gamelan/Gamelan Workshop (Family, age 7+)Join Saj Collyer and the beautiful Dartington Gamelan for a fun music workshop. Because of the flexible nature of gamelan music, this wonderful, engaging orchestra from Bali, Indonesia can accommodate beginners and experienced players, from 6 to 106 years old. You don't need to have ever played music before, and you don't use written music, just your ears, so it really is suitable for everyone. The beautiful red and gold instruments captivate and inspire everyone who plays them.
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Methodist Church, 3pmSaj Collyer & Dartington Gamelan/Gamelan Workshop (Adults workshop)Join Saj Collyer and the beautiful Dartington Gamelan for a fun music workshop. Because of the flexible nature of gamelan music, this wonderful, engaging orchestra from Bali, Indonesia can accommodate beginners and experienced players, from 6 to 106 years old. You don’t need to have ever played music before, and you don't use written music, just your ears, so it really is suitable for everyone. The beautiful red and gold instruments captivate and inspire everyone who plays them.
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Methodist Church Hall, 2.30pmHolly Ebony/Wild Birds Singing WorkshopHolly Ebony leads a family workshop of fun nature inspired songs and harmony singing. Singing is for everyone! No previous experience necessary, this session is open to all ages, and particularly suited to young families.
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The Royal Seven Stars, 2-3.30pmJamming Station/DJ WorkshopRun by Jamming Station, this workshop offers an introduction to DJing for young people, using CDJ's and mixer. Everyone will have a chance to try the equipment one to one, and also enjoy each other's creative output!
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Barrel House

TimeArtistAbout
5.45pmMC Jackie JunoA multiple slam-winning poet, rock goddess (with The Invisible Opera Company of Tibet), she is the perfect psychedelic host.
6-6.45pmShadow FactoryThis trio brings a unique fusion of Jazz, Rock and Pop with be-bop saxophones and live looping into electric guitars backed by powerful rhythms from electronic drums.
7-7.45pmJunk VolcanoTwo rogue instrumentalists not knowing where to find their place in the world have ended up playing exceptional grunge-rock.
8-8.45pmHotLoveLaid-back country-comfort, rock ‘n’ roll band. A group of Nashville session musicians whose style is distinctively catchy.
9-9.45pmPavlovaWith influences as diverse as the Throwing Muses, X-Ray Spex and Kate Bush, Pavlova is truly an ‘eclectic lady-land’.
10-11pmMagic BusIncredible psychedelic rock featuring ex-Kula Shaker, Jay Darlington. According to the BBC their music might be made by Wizards.

Civic Hall

TimeArtistAbout
5pmCHANGEYear 10 students from Kevicc use music, sound and spoken word to express: what would you change, if you could change it? Primary school pupils from Totnes St John's C of E focus is on how Totnes has changed over time and the local environment around the River Dart. The idea of change for this project seeks to establish a connection with new work being presented by Alice Oswald.
7.30-8.30pmLazy Dart Swing Band8 piece Jazz band with a big loud brass section and 2 sassy singers, playing music from the Roaring 20s to Swinging 40s.
9-11pmCèilidhThe endlessly talented Blue Jewel Cèilidh band bring a fantastic selection of tunes from around England, along with their experienced caller, to make sure we all know what to do! What better way to end a party than to strut your stuff with your neighbours!

Civic Square

TimeArtistAbout
6pmVariousLook out for a spectacular promenade perfromance from Alice Oswald’s poetry group involving puppets, Global Harmony Choir, a stilt-walker, violinist and A Taiko Drummer, and culminating in the Civic Square with a swing band.

St Mary’s Church

TimeArtistAbout
5.30pmMC Julie MullenJulie Mullen is a performance poet from Liverpool. She has hosted a number events including The Word Cafe, London, Edinburgh, Dartington. Julie also hosted a regular comedy improvisation comedy group in Covent Garden.
5.45-6.30pmJam BonesKris Howe, Dave Atkins and Chris Glassfield, weave together a rich and delicately triumphant mix of mandolin, folk and classical guitar, flute, violin and vocal harmony.
6.40-7.00pmEmmie ReadmanLocal spoken word poet, Emmie Readman, invites you to journey through whimsical peaks and pensive meanderings ranging from reflections on life, to gloves, to moss. Guaranteed to try to make you smile!
7.15-7.45pmMatt HarveyWriter and poet, Matt's way with words has taken him from Totnes to the Edinburgh Festival. Host of Radio 4's Wondermentalist Cabaret, creator of Empath Man, and author of The Hole in the Sum of my Parts.
8-8.45pmThe Lost SoundThe natural voices of Dartmoor based The Lost Sound choir come together to sing contemporary, acappella arrangements of traditional folk with passion, energy and definition.
9-9.45pmCape KhoboiCape Khoboi is the alias of local musician & producer Jimi Stewart. Far-flung Rhythm and Blues drawing influence from Townes Van Zandt and Talking Heads. Cinematic performances from Lynchian soundtrack ballads to Afro-infused grooves.

The Bay Horse

TimeArtistAbout
4.45pmMC Adrian BirtwellWhen Adrian, aka Adi, isn't pulling pints, he can be found in his studio (Straw Hat Media) making videos or writing songs, or MCing.
5-5.45pmJamming Station ShowcaseFeaturing rising talent from Totnes' musical incubator. The Jamming Station empowers and supports young people through music.
6-6.20pmStuart TylerMercenary guitarist - based in Totnes, this multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter has played session guitar locally and globally for nearly 10 years.
6.25-6.45pmLola Lovatt18-year-old singer/songwriter from Dartmoor with new-folk style influences. Inspired by the likes of Leonard Cohen, Laura Marling and Nick Cave.
7-7.45pmToby MorganImbued with sophisticated Swing and casual prowess, guitar virtuoso Toby Morgan plays a repertoire of rousing melodies.
8-8.45pmKeith JonesKief Jones is a Welsh singer-songwriter living in Totnes, influenced by Steve Earl, Jackson Brown, XTC and New Order. He writes ballads with an edge.
9-9.45pmNemo JonesThought provoking lyricist with a funky and assured performance style. Expect a unique guitar approach honed on the road and in the studio in collaboration with artists such as Galliano, Urban Species, Faithless, Sia, Lamb and Ray Davies.
10-11pmTim JonesOne of the most distinctive voices on the English folk scene, Tim Jones' songwriting and delivery of traditional material has been likened to that of Peter Bellamy, Nic Jones and Fairport Convention.

The Dartmouth Inn

TimeArtistAbout
5-5.45pmUkelective5-piece band who'll get the party started - disco, glam rock, country to Latin rhythms.
5.45pmMC The Cult of SupertedA huge supporter of the local music scene, radio-presenter Ted also manages the Glas-Denbury music festival.
6-6.45pmThe Lee Rahn BandCreative singer songwriter from Glastonbury, picking through alternative tunings alongside experimental cellist Ben Roberts from Evi Vine's band.
7-7.45pmJulu Irvine & Heg BrignallBreathtaking new collaboration combining storytelling, folklore and exquisite vocal harmonies. Prepare to be wowed.
8-8.45pmTalitha RiseHoney vocals and a mesmeric haunting style that has been enrapturing live audiences and provoking a deep emotional response.
9-9.45pmMae Karthauser trioMae Karthauser is a British singer songwriter with a rich, acrobatic voice and a distinctive circusesque/anti-folk piano style. Mae will be joined by Rich Taylor on bass and Ric Byer on drums.
10-11pmThe Diamond Family ArchiveA unique lo-fi, psych-rock, multi-instrumentalist roving ensemble with an international following.

The Royal Seven Stars

TimeArtistAbout
5.45pmMC Lesley GossPart of the Totnes arts and music scene for over 18 years. Her creative talents range from performance poet and drummer through to textile designer and Soundart Radio presenter.
6-6.45pmEm MarshallEm Marshall is a singer songwriter who lives on the edge of Dartmoor in Devon. She performs original material inspired by a broad narrative.
7-7.45pmJamie YostJamie's music has been described as 'raw and powerful' and has been compared to artists such as Ben Howard, Matt Corby and Daughter.
8-8.45pmBen Morgan-BrownHailed as 'sheer understated brilliance' by BBC Introducing. Ethereal vocals & an open-tuned guitar with a nod to Nick Drake and Bert Jansch.
9-9.45pmTobias Ben JacobDescribed as 'stand out new Folk' by BBC6 Music and 'inventive and thrilling' by R2, Jacob's sweeping vocals never fail to captivate.
10-11pmMatthew Gordon-PriceAlt-folk musician who, with his full band, provides an emotional narrative. His sound has been compared to artists such as Damien Rice and Marcus Mumford.

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