Tag Archive for: Music

The Dulverton Artisan Food, Drink & Crafts Festival is a glorious summer event celebrating the many artisan producers located across Exmoor, the Quantocks and Devon.  To be held on Saturday 6 July from 10am to 4.30pm on the Exmoor Lawns beside the River Barle in the heart of Dulverton – a beautiful location for this popular festival, now in its third year.

Cottage Beer Project

Alongside live music and hot and cold refreshments, you’ll discover 35 stalls from local producers – a selection of gifts, clothing, homeware, artwork, leather goods and of course home-produced meat, beer, spirits, chutneys, preserves, dog treats… to name just a few!

Enjoying the stalls, the live music and the refreshments

Some of the many artisan producers to attend include Beckland Charcuterie, Border Country Belts, Cherry Tree Preserves, Combe Florey Nursery, Cottage Beer Project, Culmstock Chilli Company, The Dog House Pantry, Exmoor Distillery, Exmoor Feasting, Exmoor Fudge Kitchen, Exmoor Tea, Helena Elliott Illustration, Little Oak Farm Pork, Loaders Cider, Max and Mike’s Street Food, Lucho Bakes, The Nomadic Barista, Painswick Pets, Painted Crow Designs, Rupert Smith Wildlife Photography, The Sip Shed, Sophie Forster Design and very many more.

Many thanks to our generous event sponsor – The Best of Exmoor. Why not book to stay in one of The Best of Exmoor’s idyllic character holiday cottages and come to the Dulverton Artisan Food, Drink & Crafts Festival to discover the very best of Exmoor’s producers and artisans?

Free admission for all.  Dogs welcome on leads.  For all information and a full list of stallholders, click here.

It’s just ten days until the very first ‘Dulverton Sounds’ Music Festival on Saturday 25 May to be held on the Exmoor Lawns beside the River Barle throughout the day.

Anyone visiting the Dulverton Farmers Market in the morning can stay in our pretty Exmoor town and head to the festival for a fun packed Dulverton Bank Holiday Saturday!

From 12 noon folk music fans will be heading to the ‘chill out’ tent to play their own music with their own instruments – and vocals too.  Why not join them?!

Then from 3 to 10pm there’ll be a large marquee featuring music of almost every genre – a big brass band, folk music, a shanty band, songs from the pop divas, country & western tunes, acoustic guitars, jazz and retro pop.  Something to suit every taste! For the full programme and line up click HERE

To ensure the day goes with a swing, there’ll be a large refreshments area from 3pm featuring hot and cold food and locally produced beers, ciders and spirits.

Tickets for the ‘Dulverton Sounds’ Music Festival are now available HERE or from Dulverton Post Office. They will also be available to purchase on the door – but we recommend booking early to avoid disappointment!  Just £10 for the whole day and children under 14 go FREE.  All festivalgoers will be issued with a wristband.

Enormous thanks to Festival Sponsors, Oggies Music of Dulverton and Tarr Farm Inn.

The charming town of Dulverton, the Southern Gateway to Exmoor, is delighted to announce the launch of a brand new music festival.  On Saturday 25 May the Exmoor Lawns beside the River Barle will be buzzing with the sounds of live music from 3 to 10pm at the ‘Dulverton Sounds’ Music Festival.

Dulverton in summer

There’ll be a large marquee featuring music of almost every genre – a big brass band, folk music, a shanty band, acoustic guitars and more.  Sing along to a session of music from the pop divas – or one with country and western tunes.  Something to suit every taste! Visit the ‘Chill Out Area’ from 12 noon to 3pm – a separate marquee where you can bring your own instruments, make friends, join in and create your own folk music.

Hear the Edenbridge Town Band, a fabulous traditional brass band, and discover the music of Foxwillow with singer/songwriters Celia and Martin, and Hazel on the Celtic harp.  Dance and sing along to a set of country & western tunes and a set of songs by the pop divas with the sensational Elizabeth Phipps .  Jules and Rob will bring their style of rock music on acoustic guitars and vocals.  The Jurassix Shanty Band (pictured above) will be there and the fabulous Mint Juleps will bring an uplifting cocktail of retro jazz/pop well-known hits. The Festival will end at 10pm.

To ensure the day goes with a swing, there’ll be a refreshments area from 3pm featuring hot and cold food and locally produced beers, ciders and spirits.

Tickets for the ‘Dulverton Sounds’ Music Festival are now available HERE or from Dulverton Post Office.  Just £10 for the whole day and children under 14 go FREE.  All festivalgoers will be issued with a wristband.

Enormous thanks to Festival Sponsors, Oggies Music of Dulverton and Tarr Farm Inn.

The delightful Exmoor market town of Dulverton again held its fun filled Vintage Fair on Sunday 4 September.  The Exmoor Lawns beside the River Barle thronged with people enjoying entertainment and stalls from the post war era.  Despite some light drizzle trying to spoil the occasion during the day, the show went on and the downpours stayed away!

The fabulous Liberty Sisters sang their favourite numbers from the 1940’s and 50’s, with the energetic South West Lindy Hoppers dancing and lindyhopping along.  The ebullient Hot House Combo brought their special blend of swinging jazz to get all toes tapping.  Many visitors dressed in the clothes of the period to add to the atmosphere, particularly those from the North Devon Sports and Classic Car Club who brought along their beautiful historic vehicles.

 

Clare Fairburn, one of the three singing Liberty Sisters, spoke about the event on BBC Radio Somerset earlier in the day saying: “The Dulverton Vintage Fair is one of our favourite places to perform, with a lively and friendly atmosphere and a carefully curated collection of stalls.  A not to be missed event!”

Images above capture the mood of the day, taken by local photographer Simon Ellery.

 

A wide array of stalls kept the visitors busy shopping with a great variety of vintage clothing, vintage style homeware, brocante, antiques, baskets and more.  Refreshments included a cocktail bar run by Dulverton’s own award-winning Exmoor Distillery and beer from local Wiveliscombe brewery Nuttycombe Brewery.

 

The event was generously sponsored by local businesses Exmoor Distillery and Seddons Estate Agents; and through the event the organisers and Dulverton Town Council were proud to be helping the CareMoor for Exmoor initiative which supports nature and heritage conservation across Exmoor National Park.

 

Tag Archive for: Music

Nothing Found

Sorry, no posts matched your criteria