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Folk Comes To Town with Mandolin Artistry in Okehampton

Mayor and James
Simon Mayor & Hilary James

Devon’s folk arts charity Wren Music continues its new Folk Comes To Town series of high-profile folk events in Okehampton with a concert featuring Simon Mayor & Hilary James, Matt Norman, and the Mandolin Orchestra Of Devon on Saturday, July 14 2012.

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Everything Keeps Dissolving: coiling the sound of Coil

detail of Salvatore Arancio Active Spatter Cone Upon Rocks and Boulders

Part of Salvatore Arancio’s exhibition An Arrangement of Materials Ejected at the Spacex is a sound piece (Everything Keeps Dissolving), using a tune from experimental electronic band Coil, originally created to represent what’s coyly refered to ‘a certain hallucinogenic chemical’.

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Sonic journeys on iconic Devon train lines – free new music download

Sonic Journey

Two of the UK’s leading underground music producers collaborate to create new music in response to two iconic Devon train journeys

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Winter folk song and music charity concert in Paignton

Devon’s folk and community arts development charity Wren Music is holding a fundraising concert of winter folk songs and music from England and around the world, on Thursday, December 9, at the Palace Theatre Arena, Paignton. The concert features the Folk Orchestra Of Torbay and Torbay Folk Choir.

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Prepare for Christmas! Sing carols the Westcountry way

Devon’s folk and community arts development charity Wren Music, in association with All Saints Parish Church, Okehampton, will present a series of free workshops for all singers and musicians who want to come along and learn, sing and play carols from the Westcountry tradition.

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Performance of new music for choirs based on young people’s poems

composer Jonathan Lee

A premiere of a new piece of music for choirs, based on poems from young people across Devon has been specially commissioned for the EXEtreme Imagination Children and Young People’s Literature festival. The performance involving five Exeter school choirs will focus on the poems selected from a competition and will be performed on Thursday, November 4 at 7pm at the Northcott Theatre.

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West Country collaboration picks up top music prize

Organ of Corti

An instrument that will recycle unwanted sound in the environment to create an unfolding musical composition has won the Performing Rights Society for Music Foundation (PRSF) New Music Award – the concept comes from University College Falmouth’s associated professor of music and sound art, Dr David Prior and co-collaborator and Devon-based architect, Frances Crow.

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Just passionate and intense, the surprising songs of Nicky Swann

Nicky Swann is a South Devon singer songwriter who’s been increasingly tweaking ears, turning heads and tapping toes with her gigs throughout the country. We asked People’s Republic of South Devon columnist, singer songwriter Katie Marie to quiz Nicky about her music, her influences and her forthcoming album

Singer songwriter Nicky Swann

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Young musicians at the fore at Torbay Schools’ Festival of Performing Arts

Young Torbay musicians are showcasing their talents at The Bay’s premier music event for young people: Torbay Schools’ Festival of Performing Arts, which started on Monday, March 22 to Wednesday 31 March.

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The Feet First For Families is Devon folk dance for all ages

Folk music and folk dance in Devon

Wren Music is extending a dancing project to a new area of South Devon. The Feet First For Families project aims to introduce children, young people and families across Devon to folk dance in all its forms, such as social dance, step dancing and morris dancing.

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Psychopomp and circumstance – Residuum by Neil Rose at the Viewpoint Gallery, Plymouth

Neil Rose’s Residuum at the Viewpoint Gallery, Plymouth College of Art, from Monday, January 11, is described as an all out flight of fantasy that combines existing parapsychological research, spiritualism, TV Media’s obsession with the ghost hunt, folk lore and sound.

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Soprano Julia Doyle with Renaissance music at Dartington’s Great Hall

Celebrated soprano Julia Doyle will sing at Dartington’s Great Hall on Friday, November 27 in a concert of Renaissance music which should feel at home in the medieval surroundings.

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