Crediton is well known for being a lively creative place and the wealth of local music events certainly confirms this. But if you’re new to the area, or even if you’ve lived here for years, it’s not always easy to find out what’s going on. Local singer Hazel Underwood has compiled this handy list of regular music events and sessions. Whether you're into folk, jazz, pop or classical, there's something for everyone. All are free unless specified.
First Tuesday of the month – 8pm Sandford Folk Session at The Lamb Inn, Sandford, main bar. Mainly song.
Last Tuesday of the month - 8pm Folk session at the New Inn, Coleford Mainly song.
Every Tuesday – 7.15pm Crediton Strummers at Crediton Arts Centre. £2.50 Open to anyone who plays an instrument, at any level. Music and words for popular songs provided.
Second Wednesday of the month - 8pm Open mic at The Red Lion, Shobrooke. Informal song/music share, anything goes!
Third Wednesday of the month - 7.30pm Folk session run by Pennymoor Singaround. Upstairs at The Lamb Inn, Sandford. Mainly song.
Every Wednesday - 7.30pm CODS (Crediton Operatic and Drama Society) meet to rehearse their latest production in the Old Town Hall (above the museum), entrance in Searle St. CODS are a well-established group which put on regular plays, musicals and concerts. Check their website for details of their next show.
First Thursday of the month - 12 - 3pm Folk session at The London Inn, Morchard Bishop run by Pennymoor Singaround, with a break for lunch for those who wish to eat. Mainly song.
First Thursday of the month - Open mic at The Little Three Pigs, Crediton Town Square, in the back room. Music and spoken word.
Third Thursday of the month - 7.30pm Moon Jazz Club, The Little Three Pigs, Crediton Town Square. Regular house band but anyone can play, sing or jam. Entry £5
Third Friday of the month - 7pm Open mic, Café + Gallery @100 on Crediton High Street, next to the Congregational Church.
First Sunday of the month 6 – 9pm Trev the Pianoman at The Crediton Inn (28a Mill Street, Crediton, EX17 1EZ). One of the few remaining traditional pub pianists in the country. Listen or sing along.
Second Sunday of the month - 7pm – 10pm Blues Jam at The Red Deer pub near the Tesco super store.
Last Sunday of the month - 12-3pm Folk music session, Half Moon Inn, Cheriton Fitzpaine. Lots of folky tunes on various instruments. Listeners also welcome.
Last Sunday of the month - 7 - 10pm The Great Crediton Jam Night at The Red Deer pub near the Tesco super store Amplified jam and open mic.
The following venues put on regular live music performances and, if you send them your email address, they will let you know what’s coming up.