Reg. Charity No. 305999




Music Section of the Devonshire Association



A Music Section for the Devonshire Association

The Devonshire Association, (www.devonassoc.org.uk) which this year celebrates the 150th  anniversary of its foundation, launched a new Music Section at The Plough Theatre, Torrington on Monday 13th  February 2012.

Devonshire Association Members were invited to attend the Inaugural (business) Meeting in the Committee Room.


This was followed an informal concert in the Foyer of the Theatre, featuring members who have been working to set up the Section, including Paul Wilson and Marilyn Tucker of Wren Music, Tom and Barbara Brown, professional performers, and organisers of Shammick Acoustic in North Devon, award-winning singer Jim Causley, Chris Caldwell and Susie Hodder-Williams of Music on the Edge, Alan Rosevear and Dartmoor dialect singer Bill Murray. The concert also featured Roots Acoustic, one of Wren Music’s county-wide youth bands led by Becki Driscoll.


The new Section has plans to hold a series of prestigious events in South, North and East Devon over the next twelve months, in order to promote the wide variety of music that has been, or is at present being written and performed by Devon-based artists, and will be linking with the Baring Gould Folk Festival over the weekend of 27th  and 28th  October 2012.


The Music Section is to “promote and recognise music that is indigenous to or inspired by the County of Devon, through performance and study of all styles of music and musicians that demonstrate a connection with the county and its particular qualities”. It aims to organise musical events that both entertain and inform, drawing on all types of music created in Devon, from traditional and contemporary to classical, folk, jazz and rock. In the spirit of the Devonshire Association the section will promote both the study of music that is rooted in the county and foster musical creativity among its members.  Musicians and non-musicians with a pride in music associated with Devon should find the new section a place to widen their appreciation of the county and a compelling reason to join the Devonshire Association. For more details contact the secretary to the Section, Alan Rosevear (01392 277271; rosevear1@aol.com, Brook Green House, Well Street, Exeter, EX4 6QE),


Alan Rosevear (Secretary to Music Section); rosevear1@aol.com; 01392 277271

Bill Murray (organiser of this event); dartmoorbill@yahoo.com; 01647 231286