South Brent Folk Day 2018 on Saturday 7 July was a lovely event with ‘Green Willow Clog Dancers’ and ‘Newton Bushel Morris’ dancing in glorious sunshine, while Nigel Roberts, busked on hurdy-gurdy and fiddle in the village centre.

Despite the clash with England’s quarter final match, the afternoon concert with Owly Dave & Whistling Paddy; Roger Smith and Foxen was well attended and much enjoyed.

Unfortunately there were no entries for this year’s poetry competition.

The evening concert with Bill Murray, Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll and Ange Hardy provided a varied mix of high quality performances with something for everybody.

Thanks to all the performers, helpers and audiences for making another memorable South Brent Folk Day.

The 2018 Poetry Competitions will be around the theme of  'Dartmoor Working Life'.

Entry is £2.50 per poem or £1 for Junior section entries (under 15) - closing date Saturday 23 June 2018

Your poem should be no longer than 30 lines. The competitions will be judged by 'Moor Poets' Simon Williams and Susan Taylor.

The adult winner will be awarded the South Brent Folk Poetry Shield and the junior winner a certificate and prize at the South Brent Folk Day on 7 July 2018

Your name should not appear on the poem.

To enter, please complete the attached form in block capitals and send it with your poem and payment of £2.50 per poem to:

South Brent Folk Poetry,
Woodland Cottage,
South Brent,
Devon, TQ10 9ES

Please make cheques payable to South Brent Folk.

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Si Barron singing his well received set of beautifully crafted songs with fine guitar accompaniments (photograph by Owly Dave), followed by Jackie Oates and Mike Cosgrave delivering a fabulous set of songs from across the range of Jackie's studio albums (photograph by Debbie McMurran)

Thursday 27 December 2018: Twixt Christmas and New Year Céilidh in South Brent Village Hall at 7.30pm. Chill out and enjoy the music after the Christmas festivities or dance your (new) socks off with 'Buttoned up' with caller Kate Fincham-Powell, Mick Bramich (melodeon) and Les Noden (guitar). Doors open 7.00pm; Reel Ale bar. Tickets (which might make good Christmas presents) £8 from artworks. Entry includes one free non alcoholic spiced berry drink. FFI: contact Eileen McKee on 01364 73699; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.