Ninebarrow – widely praised as one of Britain’s finest new folk duos – play in Clayhidon on Wednesday 9 November on the second leg of their Villages in Action Devon tour.
They have received high praise from the likes of Radio 2’s Mike Harding and folk legend Seth Lakeman and they have had much success with their two albums,
It is their new take on the folk tradition that seems to be captivating audiences. Their breathtaking harmonies and melodies deliver songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape, history and folklore of the British Isles. Read more, listen to the songs and book tickets.
WHAT'S ON THIS AUTUMN
Half Moon Inn
8.30 pm Saturday
The God Brothers
Playing songs you know but may have forgotten about on acoustic guitar with an African drum and operatic/Lounge/jazz/Crooner. They don't play the average songs you may hear everywhere. Guaranteed to make people giggle, dance, drink and sing irresponsibly!
7.30 pm Wednesday
Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition.
7.30 pm Friday
Clayhidon Film Night
Love & Friendship
Kate Beckinsale gives a mesmerising performance as a scandalous widow in the hit British period comedy Love and Friendship (U) “Excellent cast, delicious, witty – simply great fun,” wrote one critic. “Terrifically fresh and oh-so wonderfully wicked,” wrote another.
Watch this space for more details.
7.30 pm Friday
Carols by Candlelight
Sing along with mulled wine, mince pies and handbells. Watch this space for more details.
Lots of wildlife and countryside events on the Blackdown Hills AONB website
Other local events listings
Save a life - restart a heart
Defibrillators – which send an electric shock to the heart to stop an extremely rapid, irregular heartbeat, and restore the normal heart rhythm – are to be installed soon by Clayhidon Parish Council outside the Half Moon Inn and Rosemary Lane Chapel.
As part of a deal with three local parishes the SW Ambulance Trust will provide one training session a year. The first is at Hemyock Parish Hall, EX15 3QW, between 7 and 9pm on Wednesday 30 November. All are welcome.
Gigaclear approaching target
Clayhidon is well on the way to having
It has signed up 110 households and businesses but needs 160, which it is apparently now confident of reaching.
Upottery, Rawridge and Yarcombe have already placed sufficient orders and the first properties are expected to be connected to the all fibre network in January, making them Devon's first Gigabit Villages. >Read more.
The Thunderbridge Bluegrass Band found a highly appreciative audience in Clayhidon Parish Hall for their 14 September gig. It was their second visit to the hall in eight months and over 60 people turned up to hear their unique blend of Appalachian sounds and English westcountry words. Four fine musicians, four closely blending voices and 90 minutes of top class entertainment featuring their new album, Blue.
Harvest Festival was a major community event this year, with an almost-full St Andrew’s Church service followed by a jam-packed Parish Hall for the harvest supper. The evening included a serenading cowboy from Bolham and a song about Russian rioters in Clayhidon. >Read more
This wonderful old traction engine got a little breathless as she puffed up Rosemary Lane on 1 October, as we all do on that hill when we reach a certain age. "They appeared to have run out of steam half way up the hill and had to restart," said Patricia Lowe, who took the picture "Everyone came out to look as it was quite noisy. Very entertaining for us!"
New date for parish election
An election to choose a new Clayhidon parish councillor is to be held on Thursday 1 December following Alex Hill's resignation.
The Returning Officer has now published a formal notice of election and you can find out how and when to hand in nomination papers or register for a postal vote or late registration on this link.
Who am I?
Can you guess who this strange looking resident of Clayhidon is (or rather was)? For the answer Click here.
Council OK with boilers planA planning application to install three biomass boilers to heat the poultry units at Bolham House Farm was supported by Clayhidon Parish Council on Monday 10 October.
Look out for new waste calendar
A new 2016/17 recycling and waste collection calendar will be delivered this month by Mid Devon District Council.As well as giving details of your collection days, there will be information about how to separate your recycling, the subscription-based garden waste collection and how to apply. >Read more.
The brilliance of the late Joan Harris's needlework has been on display at St Andrew's Church, Clayhidon over the Bank Holiday weekend.
To Casey and Jamie - a son!
Many congratulations to Casey and Jamie Blackmore of Palmers, Clayhidon on the birth in Exeter of their first child, Thomas Alan, on Saturday, July 9.
Thomas was 6lbs 11oz and is a sixth grandchild for Thelma and Phil Blackmore.
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