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Red Dirt Skinners

Blues and country music stars booked for parish hall

Two of the best blues and country music artists in Britain are playing in Clayhidon on Friday 13 October, when they include this remote Blackdown Hills parish in their west country tour.

And if you find that hard to believe don’t take our word for it.  The Red Dirt Skinners are the first act in history to achieve accolades at the British Blues Awards and the British Country Music Awards, and they were finalists in the Folk category of the UK Songwriting Awards.

Their current album, Behind The Wheel was nominated Album of the Year at the International Acoustic Music Awards and voted Folk/Roots Album of the Year in several polls.

Audiences and critics on both sides of the Atlantic rave about husband and wife duo Rob and Sarah Skinner. Male and female harmonies blend as one voice, and Sarah’s soprano saxophone solo prompted one audience in Canada to give her a standing ovation for their opening number.

 If you like original music that draws influences from Pink Floyd, Simon and Garfunkel, Supertramp, Crosby Stills and Nash and David Bowie, coupled with some epic storytelling, humour and heartfelt emotions, then you'll love the Red Dirt Skinners.

Not being tied to any one genre, their music is immensely varied and yet they have their own instantly recognisable sound. They have a natural rapport with their audiences and their live shows are a wonderful experience; a musical journey to remember.

We still don't quite know how we have managed to get artists of this calibre to play in our little hall, but we are expecting a sell-out, so if you’re interested don’t delay. Tickets (£10) and supper reservations (£5) available from Caroline Bendle on 01823 681047 or email

The Red Dirt Skinners are at
Clayhidon Parish Hall
Battle Street, Clayhidon
Devon EX15 3PN at
7.30pm on  Friday 13 October 2017.
Doors open 7pm

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