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.

South Brent Folk is enjoying another year of bringing the best of folk music to South Brent. To get a flavour of our ceilidhs click here to see a short video of our last event in 2017 - the 'Twixt Christmas and New Year Ceilidh', with Steve Verge, Mick Bramich with caller Ken Hudson on fine form and great fun being had by one and all - thanks to Clive and Ali Cooper for filming it.

Events planned for 2018 include:

Saturday 10 March 2018: Concert with Jackie Oates accompanied by Mike Cosgrove, of with support from Si Barron.    Click here for images from the concert.

Saturday 28 April 2018: Spring Céilidh with Blue Jewel Ceilidh Band with caller - Kip Pratt (bodhran, fiddle), Mike Vickery (mandolin, guitar) and Aaron Aldred (melodeon).

Saturday 7 July 2018: South Brent Folk Day featuring Somerset singer/songwriter Ange Hardy (harp/guitar), Devon fiddle duo Nick Wyke & Becki Driscoll and Dartmoor Folk Singer Bill Murray

Sunday 8 July 2018: South Brent Folk Breakfast Café

Saturday 20 October 2018: Autumn Céilidh with Half Moon Ceilidh Band with caller - Anne Gill, Andy Clarke (guitar, bouzouki) and Steve Gill (melodeons).

Thursday 27 December 2018: 'Twixt Christmas and New Year Céilidh' - with 'Buttoned Up' with caller Kate Fincham-Powell, Mick Bramich (melodeon) and Les Noden (guitar).