Mini Moreton Music Day – A huge success
May16

Mini Moreton Music Day – A huge success

The fourth Mini Music Day for young musicians under 18 years of age took place on Sunday 6th May in the Horse in Moretonhampstead and was a resounding success. Over 100 young musicians from all over Dartmoor and beyond performed to a packed audience from soloists, duos, bands and choirs – covering genres of classical, jazz, folk, choral, rock and pop. Not only did the performers enjoy the day but so did the large audience who...

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Simon Heyworth – master of sound
May02

Simon Heyworth – master of sound

OUR FIRST TM2 INTERVIEW – THE MAN WHO BROUGHT YOU TUBULAR BELLS Simon Heyworth secured his reputation in sound recording at Richard Branson’s Virgin music studio The Manor, most notably as co-producer of Mike Oldfield’s ground-breaking Tubular Bells album. The list of albums Simon has worked on is extensive and his client list stellar: King Crimson, Gong and Steve Hillage; Robert Wyatt, Peter Sarstedt and Simple Minds; Seth and...

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Acoustic night raising funds for South West Equine Protection
Apr18

Acoustic night raising funds for South West Equine Protection

South West Equine Protection are holding what will be a wonderful evening of acoustic music to raise funds for the charity, which was formed 20 years ago to help horses and ponies in Devon and Cornwall and is especially dear to pony-loving Dartmoor dwellers. The evening will feature three acts: Ponypony, Eliza Acty and Charlie Harris, all offering a fantastic array of quality folk music. Original acoustic duo Ponypony comprises of...

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Dartmoor storyteller & conservationist’s  new Botanical Folk Tales book
Mar08

Dartmoor storyteller & conservationist’s new Botanical Folk Tales book

Botanical Folk Tales of Britain and Ireland is a collection of folk tales with a difference: all the stories involve trees and plants. The book was written on Dartmoor by storyteller and conservationist Lisa Schneidau, with stunning cover illustrations by the talented Chagford artist David Wyatt. The book is the result of a storyteller’s search for traditional folk tales about the botany of these islands: the wild trees and plants...

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New theatre production celebrates the history of The Royal Clarence Hotel
Nov02

New theatre production celebrates the history of The Royal Clarence Hotel

Cygnet Theatre, together with Wren Music, will celebrate the history of Exeter’s much loved Royal Clarence Hotel with ‘Fire At The Clarence!’, a large-scale community production this autumn. Playwright Mark Carey said, “Buildings hold something specific in their very fabric. To visit a house where a great person lived is to discover something about them that could never be described in a biography. “This must have something to do with...

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