30 September: Rheingans Sisters

The Rheingans Sisters make playful, powerful and richly connecting music that is wholly contemporary while deeply anchored in folk traditions. The award-winning multi-instrumentalists, composers and folk scholars are nominated for 'Best Duo/Group' at 2019 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Over the last five years, three critically acclaimed albums and a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award […]

8 October 2022: Louise Parker Quartet

Plymouth based jazz & soul singer Louise Parker joined by her quartet, Neil Burns (guitar), Jem Fatna (drums), Tom Ball (piano) and Ron Phelan (bass) return to the Old Chapel Louise Parker grew up in a house filled with music from the folk, opera and calypso loved by her Jamaican mother, and the extensive collection […]

15 October: Ye Vagabonds

Brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn grew up playing music together around their hometown of Carlow, a small town in the southeast of Ireland. After moving to Dublin in 2012, they quickly became a staple of the live music and session scene in Ireland, playing their own original songs as well as folk songs from […]

20 October: John McCusker

“One of the UK’s most gifted and versatile musicians in any genre, John McCusker is equally in demand as a multi-instrumentalist, producer and composer”. The Guardian 30th Anniversary Tour The pandemic delayed the celebrations for John McCusker’s 30th Anniversary as a professional musician but John is excited to get to perform music from across those […]

22 October: Juan Martin

Juan, guitarist and composer, plays and introduces his compositions within the forms of the great tradition of flamenco. His exquisite style is enhanced through minimal amplification to capture his very pure flamenco sound. He has recorded 20 albums, appeared in a Spanish film at 17 and has since made three films with his dance company. […]

23 October: Jacob & Drinkwater

UK alt-folk duo Jacob & Drinkwater have been called “stand out new folk” by BBC6 Music and “inventive and thrilling” by R2 Magazine. Jacob's sweeping vocals never fail to captivate, delivering many a spine-tingling moment; the fluidity and precision of his finger-picking underpinned by Drinkwater's nimbly rhythmic double bass; at times sweetly soaring, haunting, percussive […]

29 October: Callington Community Gospel Choir

Get ready to be uplifted with what will be another energetic performance from Callington Gospel Choir! They are kindly performing to raise funds for a NEW STAGE for our beautiful venue, one that doesn't creak!  Admission is FREE, donations to Calstock Arts Centre.   Listen to Callington Gospel Choir here

4 November: Windjammer

Windjammer are a trio who cast timeless stories in a context of their own making. They blend self-penned songs and instrumentals with original, genre-bending arrangements of music drawn from the traditions of British folk. Turning unflinchingly from soft, delicate emphasis to shoulder-rolling grind, and from light harmonies to prog-infused instrumentalism, they have a habit of […]

6 November: Jean Toussaint Quartet

Grammy-winning Jazz Messenger Jean Toussaint brings his latest project on the road. Toussaint's new album entitled “Jean Toussaint: Songs for Sisters Brothers and others" reflects on the turbulent years of the Covid-19 pandemic. Toussaint says; "The Pandemic caused me to focus on the fragility of life and the fact that we’re here one moment and gone the […]

11 November: Garner & Pope

Powerful Tyneside bassist John Pope and virtuoso violinist John Garner make their Calstock début with their no holds barred music-making. Both internationally renowned improvisers, the duo have immersed themselves in the singular repertoire of composers including Don Cherry, Ornette Coleman, Jimmy Garrison, Jeanne Lee, Mary Lou Williams, and Misha Mengelberg, channelling these titanic spirits through […]

19 November: Janice Burns and Jon Doran

Janice Burns & Jon Doran are an Anglo-Scottish duo who formed in 2017, after discovering a shared love of traditional music. They find their songs in archives that span the depths of our history; songs that, regardless of age, tell vivid stories about the nature of life, from the ethereal landscapes of ancient ballads to […]

25 November: Lady Maisery

Award-winning vocal trio Lady Maisery are long celebrated for their innovation at the forefront of the English folk scene. All composers and multi-instrumentalists in their own right, Hazel Askew, Hannah James and Rowan Rheingans weave together a rich palate of sounds with their unique approach to harmony singing, intelligent and thoughtful arrangements of both traditional […]

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