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The Category Okehampton is a subset of Devon. Browse through the Brief Records in the Category or look at the broader Category to find a List of the Titles of all the Organizers, Performers and Venues associated with Okehampton which have so far been described in this Directory. Clicking on a Title will link you to the Entity's Full Record.

 

In contrast, the following Entities do not (currently) have Records in 'Open Concerts and Recitals'. Here, clicking on a Title of interest should link you to a relevant external Website (or Facebook Page):

- Chagford Singers

- Mandolin Orchestra of Devon

- Mariners Away

 

! Okehampton KEY

‘Taking place in indoor venues in Okehampton, the Festival is Wren Music’s annual celebration. A weekend of music and song is what you will get, with concerts, workshops, the festival feast, music sessions, singing sessions, a folk orchestra, festival choir, youth events, morris dancing and ceilidhs. Most venues are halls and churches around the town, with a few local pubs being used for sessions. The Festival is inspired by the folk song collecting of Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924), one of the Victorian era's great social historical researchers, who undertook the first serious and sustained attempt to collect the traditional songs of the English peasantry and workers, predominantly in west Devon.’ Held Late October.

 

* Baring-Gould Folk Weekend
Also indexedWren Music | Sabine Baring-Gould

‘It was back in 1978 that local musician Bob Cann had the idea that he would like to start his own folk festival to help revive and preserve the traditions of Dartmoor, and in particular, the traditional music, dance, song and crafts of the area. The first three festivals were held in the grounds of Wood Country House near South Tawton, until 1981 when it moved to its present location in the picturesque village of South Zeal, on the edge of Dartmoor. Over the years the festival has grown making it possible to invite a high standard of folk artist from near and far, whilst maintaining its reputation for being a friendly, traditional festival.‘ Held Mid August.

 

* Dartmoor Folk Festival
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘Primarily an Arts festival celebrating all things creative. We aim to provide something for everyone with a big emphasis on family!’ Held Mid July.

 

* Hatherleigh Festival
Forthcoming Concerts and Recitals

‘One of the UK's most well established community arts organisations. Join us in a regular choir or a folk orchestra or a specialist instrument day or the folk festival or the lanterns project or any of the hundreds of other ways we work with people and folk music ... We are based in Devon but provide our services in the wider South West as well as work with partners nationally and internationally.‘

 

‘We are based in the market town of Hatherleigh, North Devon and will be contesting in the Third Section in 2018. We always provide a warm welcome to new members – why not come and join us? We can offer the free use of an instrument. A great chance to meet/make new friends and enjoy a fabulous social experience. You can find us in our Bandroom, the Old Vestry at the bottom of the Churchyard, just off the Square in the centre of the town. Hatherleigh is a lovely old market town situated in the middle of Devon’s Ruby Country, approx 9 miles north of Okehampton in the heart of Devon.’

 

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