Our Celtic/Irish session, with jigs and reels etc, starts at 8PM on the second Tuesday and fourth Monday of each month (except in December due to Christams markets, etc).
Every Thursday we host a session for local or visiting musicians to showcase their talent.
The first Thursday of the month sees Adi hosting our Singer/Songwriter showcase, featuring all original works from both new and old hands in the song writing arena. Adi also host our newest offering: ‘Launch Pad’ on the Third Thursday each month, which provides a forum for more serious musicians to road test new acts. To get involved please contact the pub or Adi in advance, as these are proving very popular and slots are limited.
Eli hosts an Open Session on each other Thursday welcoming friends or guests, to either take over the Open Mic or to join in the session atmosphere at the end. If you want to come along and join in just come early and speak to Eli about a slot.
TUESDAY EXTRAS – CHRISTMAS MARKET NIGHTS
3rd – MAMA TOKUS AND THE KING TUT TRIO – Jazz madness and entertainment
10th – BETHAN ROBINSON – Folk Singer from Sheffield 8-9, then Beltane Border will be filling the pub, post-performance
17th – BAD KNEES BLUES BAND – It’s all in the name – local blues guys of a certain maturity!
Robert Lenkeiwicz Artist Palettes at the Bay Horse
Exhibition runs Saturday 5th October to Saturday 30th November 2019
A special exhibition of restored Artist Palettes, originally recovered, cleaned and restored from the studio of the internationally acclaimed and, sometimes controversial, Plymouth artist Robert Lenkeiwicz. They span a number of decades and show the dynamic colours he used in his oft-notorious subject matter. They are now brought to you framed as works of art in their own right. Each work is authenticated with a certificate indicating their original home ‘The Studio of Robert Lenkeiwicz’. All palettes are for sale from this exhibition and can be taken upon purchase.
LAST SUMMER BBQ – FRIDAY 6th SEPTEMBER!
PARTY IN THE TOWN – SEPTEMBER 28TH – JOIN IN AT THE BAY:
From a classical string quartet with a twist to traditional foot-tapping folk, reggae, ska, bluegrass, hip-hop, from strong voices to heavy post-punk grooves. So squeeze in, grab a pint and discover something new.
Created in Totnes and featuring members of the Torbay Symphony Orchestra, 4PLAY is a string quartet with a few differences….. A crossover project, bridging the gap between classical and contemporary music, performing a repertoire from as diverse sources as Danish folk music, Radiohead, Agnes Obel, Dvorak, and Olafur Arnolds.
Blues, Bluegrass, Traditional and contemporary songs with two-part harmony accompanied by fiddle, flute, mandolin, guitar and percussion. They throw in several lively traditional jig and reel sets along the way..
Described as ‘a band in a box’, Ophelia dominates the stage with powerful vocals and percussive guitar style. She likes to giggle with the audience keeping her sets upbeat and lively. If Florence + the Machine and The Cranberries float your boat, come catch her Totnes debut.
Five Finger Discount
An original, upbeat three-piece who produce unique, identifiable songs built on Ska/Hip-Hop/Reggae grooves with lyrical trickery and killer harmonies a plenty; nothing but the good stuff! They are fast becoming festival and party favourites across the South West and beyond.
Council of Giants
Named after a description of our nearest galactic neighbourhood, C o G’s joyous live sets are a fest of powerful and tight post-punk.
EXTRA BBQ – FRIDAY 2nd AUGUST 2019!
The first three Sundays of each month we host the best of local jazz, the second Sunday being an Open Jazz Session run by John Walter or Tom Unwin. On fourth Sundays we showcase talents in various genres, local or touring, on our Not Quite Jazz (NQJ) nights. See listings below or check out our monthly flyer page.
15th NEIL BURNS ORGAN TRIO WITH SPECIAL GUESTS:
ON TOUR – STEVE WATERMAN AND TERRY QUINNEY
Terry Quinney is a Canadian saxophonist, co-leader of “The Sound of Bluenote “ who have been quite a sensation in jazz clubs across the south of England.
Steve Waterman packed out the Bay Horse on his last visit a few years’ back. As one of the top jazz trumpeters in Europe he has been a British jazz award winner numerous times.
Locals Neil, Martin Jenkins and Ric Byer make up the trio and with this fantastic line up it should be a great night of original compositions plus many “bluenote” groovers.
22nd SHADOW FACTORY
An unorthodox but groovy trio made up of Tom Cook, Peter Shearn and Bev Knowlden, playing original music developed with an ear to varied and stimulating rhythm based jazz/rock/pop, as well as uniquely styled covers. Influenced by styles as diverse as cajun, punk, ska, african, Zeppelin or even Val Doonican!