What's on

The Now legendary Barrel House Ballroom has offered a varied monthly programme of events for many years, always with a strong focus on original live music. Now with an extensive refurbishment including a bespoke state of the art D&B sound system we aim to continue drawing a strong line up of both local and international acts, as well as attracting more established artists. In addition to this we also host regular DJ nights for those looking to go out for a dance.              

 

Land of the Giants

Friday 1st May 2015 | 8pm

Land of the Giants

With ideas too big to be pigeon-holed, the Giants fuse many a musical style and are quite frankly genre defying; Dub Rock, Indie Ska, Funk Blues - call it what you will the music is unique, fresh and always... find out more

Bizarre Rituals - Tech Noir

Saturday 2nd May 2015 | 8pm - 1am

Bizarre Rituals - Tech Noir

Tonight is part-man, part-machine. Underneath, quivering bass, infectious soul, melodic charisma. Listen, and understand. That rhythm is out there. It can't be bargained with. It can't be reasoned with. It... find out more

Private Party

Friday 8th May 2015

Private Party

The Ballroom will be closed this evening for a private party. find out more

Jelly Jazz!

Saturday 9th May 2015 | 8pm

Jelly Jazz!

Jelly Jazz returns to The Barrel House in Totnes! For the first time in ages, the original DJ duo of Bongo & Griff will be back behind the decks together for a night of 100% pure Jelly Jazzin' binizz.... find out more

Mad Dog Mcrea

Friday 15th May 2015 | 8pm

Mad Dog Mcrea

Mad Dog Mcrea blend a unique mixture of folk rock, pop, gypsy jazz, bluegrass and ‘shake your ass’ music. From self-penned songs of adventure, drinking, love and life, to traditional songs of gypsies,... find out more

Sayin' It and Doin' It!

Saturday 16th May 2015 | 8pm

Sayin' It and Doin' It!

DJ Griff (Jelly Jazz, Rambunctious) returns digging in his extensive vinyl collection for the finest in Funk, Soul, Jazz, Ska, Reggae, Brazilian, Latin, Afrofunk and general funky breaks. Expect uplifting happy... find out more

Tourists

Friday 22nd May 2015 | 8pm

Tourists

Torbay based band Tourists return to The Ballroom this May with their unmistakable big sound, influenced by 80’s bands such as New Order and Depeche Mode. “Each member is integral to their lush... find out more

Ska Au Go-Go - 10 year anniversary part.2

Saturday 23rd May 2015 | 8pm

Ska Au Go-Go - 10 year anniversary part.2

Simmertones front-man Glyn Wilcox returns this May with part 2 of  his 10th anniversary of DJing at The Barrel House. So be sure to join him for a night of trad ska, reggae and rocksteady along with a... find out more

Bill & Keeny's House Double Vol. 5

Saturday 30th May 2015 | 8pm

Bill & Keeny's House Double Vol. 5

DJ’s Bill (DJ BeatOn) and Keeny (GoldDust) invite you once again to join them for a night of choice house cuts. From early Chicago/New York to the very best of today, expect anything and everything from the... find out more

In Your Own Skin Fundraiser with special guest Juliet Russell

Sunday 31st May 2015 | 7:30pm

In Your Own Skin Fundraiser with special guest Juliet Russell

An Exclusive evening with the divine songstress, Juliet Russell, BBC 1’s The Voice coach with music from her new album Earth Meets Sky, fusing electronica, folk & soul with beautifully... find out more

PRIMITIVE

Saturday 13th June 2015 | 8pm

PRIMITIVE

A night of Sleazy Disco and House sound-tracked by Hells 100. Following up on our recent releases with cult labels Tusk Wax & Tici Taci and appearances with the fantastic Bizarre Rituals at The Barrel... find out more

Ruarri Joseph

Saturday 20th June 2015 | 8pm

Ruarri Joseph

Originally born in Edinburgh, the nomadic Joseph found his song- writing roots in the southwestern Pacific. A move to New Zealand, and the young Ruarri found himself coming of age in Dannevirke (population 6,000),... find out more

Moriaty

Saturday 12th September 2015 | 8pm

Moriaty

Moriaty return to The Barrel House this September for another night of dirty blues... Moriaty were formed during a hazy and muddy T in the Park in 2010, where two guys from different Devonian bands decided to... find out more

Formidable Vegetable Sound System Feat. Mal Webb

Friday 18th September 2015 | 8pm

Formidable Vegetable Sound System Feat. Mal Webb

The world's most successful experiment in ecological electroswing ukulele, Australia’s Formidable Vegetable Sound System delivers you the secrets to growing abundance, improving life and reversing... find out more

Martin Harley

Saturday 5th December 2015 | 8pm

Martin Harley

Martin Harley is a phenomenally talented guitarist, singer and songwriter he fronts the highly praised UK-based acoustic trio; The Martin Harley Band. Martin’s new album MOJO FIX was recorded in Texas and is... find out more

Events Diary

Live music

The South West's best acts

The now legendary Barrel House Ballroom has offered a varied monthly programme of events in Totnes for many years, always with a strong focus on original live music the venue has played host to some of the biggest names in music in its time. Now after an extensive refurbishment and with the addition of our new fully engineered bespoke d&b sound system we aim to continue drawing a strong line up of both local and international acts, as well as attracting more established artists to the stage. In addtion to live music we also host regular DJ nights for those who fancy a dance.