What better way for the Dolphin Inn to celebrate its first anniversary than with an aquatic mural covering the front of the pub and a mini-music festival in the garden at the back? Artist Andy Newman has nearly completed a visual makeover set to become a landmark in the town.
The festival of Acoustic, Folk and Roots music takes place from the 11th to the 14th of July featuring some of the best local and not so local bands. It all begins on Thursday evening with the palm-wine soaked afro-rhythms of Two Min Ting.
Rosie Eade who is being hailed as one of the finest new voices on the acoustic scene takes the stage on Friday night and Saturday’s performances start at 2pm and will include the FOS brothers from Ireland and Exeter’s Sound of the Sirens, a show stopping female folk rock group with powerful vocal harmonies and driving rhythms.
Sunday afternoon features Devon based Krasa, a skilled trio of musicians who play Eastern European dance music. Other acts include the young and popular duo Ginger and the Russian, instrumental guitarist Jon Maybey and Vela from Glastonbury.
The event is free and will take place in the spacious garden with children’s entertainment and a BBQ.
Thursday 11 July
TwoManTing (Afro-pop) 8.30pm
Friday 12 July
The Rosie Eade band (folk/acoustic) 9.00pm followed by DJ till 2am
Listen to “Venice” http://www.rosieeade.co.uk/sounds/Venice.mp3
Saturday 13 July
Jon Maybey (instrumental folk/blues/world) 2.00pm
Ginger and the Russian (acoustic duo) 5.pm
They are a crowd pleasing duo. Both 16 years old playing energetic covers with lots of promise and soon to record their first album.
FOS brothers (Irish folk duo) 8.30pm
Sound of the Sirens (female folk rock) 10.00pm followed by DJ till 2am
Sunday 14 July
Krasa (Eastern European dance) 2.00pm
A collection of skilled musicians based in Devon playing clarinet, accordion and violin.
Vela (flute and guitar duo) 5.00pm
Professional musicians with a wide range of songs and tunes from Irish Folk to classical music.