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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.              

 

Mike & Solveig, with special guests Jim McAteer & Peel Smith

Saturday 28th July 2018 | 7.30pm

Mike & Solveig, with special guests Jim McAteer & Peel Smith

MIKE & SOLVEIG (Scotland/Norway) Mike & Solveig's music can be characterised as experimental folk. Mike Hastings sings and plays guitar, banjo and strumstick, and Solveig Askvik sings and plays the... find out more

Chapter 12 Comedy Club

Thursday 2nd August 2018 | 7.30pm - 10.30pm

Chapter 12 Comedy Club

It's been a wonderful year for Chapter 12 and we're looking to celebrate. So prepare yourself for a stella line up, featuring a hysterical mix of anecdotalists, jokers and pun slingers, plus the usual mix... find out more

Mad Dog Mcrea

Friday 10th August 2018 | 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

The People's String Foundation

Saturday 18th August 2018 | 8pm

The People's String Foundation

Brave and compelling - The People's String Foundation fuse passionate theatrics with an urban gypsy sound and spellbinding performances. Led by Ben Sutcliffe (musical director for Rogue, Kneehigh and Bish Bash... find out more

Phil King - Live in the Brew Co.

Thursday 23rd August 2018 | 8pm

Phil King - Live in the Brew Co.

A chance to catch Bristol based folk-ster Phil King in an intimate setting in the Brewery garden at the foot of Totnes Castle.  Phil released his third studio album 'The Wreckage' in spring 2016.... find out more

Seachange Festival 2018

Friday 24th August 2018

Seachange Festival 2018

Sea Change is a town festival of music, culture and high times in Totnes, Devon. Join us, August 24th and 25th, 2018. Tickets are on sale now. The Barrel House Ballroom is a host venue within the festival,... find out more

Seachange Festival 2018

Saturday 25th August 2018

Seachange Festival 2018

Sea Change is a town festival of music, culture and high times in Totnes, Devon. Join us, August 24th and 25th, 2018. Tickets are on sale now. The Barrel House Ballroom is a host venue within the festival,... find out more

Rambunctious Social Club

Saturday 1st September 2018 | 8pm-Midnight

Rambunctious Social Club

Delivered by your jive digging hosts DJ's Señor Griff and creatively curious' wagons very own DJ Hodguez. ELECTRO SWING - SWING - REGGAE - AFRO BEAT - LATIN BEATS - SAMBA - BALKAN - GLOBAL BASS... find out more

Malavita

Friday 7th September 2018 | 8pm

Malavita

Malavita! fuse funky latin beats, skanktastic  & chunky bass lines to create a heady mixture of original, infectious feel good tunes. 7 eclectic fun seeking musical misfits originating from Italy and the... find out more

Bill & Keeny's House Double Vol. 9

Saturday 8th September 2018 | 8pm

Bill & Keeny's House Double Vol. 9

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

Moriaty

Friday 14th September 2018 | 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

Fabulous Weapons

Friday 21st September 2018 | 8pm

Fabulous Weapons

With a sound that evokes the spirit of QOTSA, Eagles of Death Metal, Fu Manchu, The Melvins and a healthy sprinkle of good time rock ‘n’ roll the band are all about high energy and making people dance,... find out more

Backbeat Soundsystem

Friday 5th October 2018 | 8pm

Backbeat Soundsystem

Backbeat Soundsystem  brings 8 musicians to the stage who create pure reggae live and direct. Emerging from Cornwall where reggae and ska are at the core of the vibe they immediately stood head and shoulders... find out more

Ian Prowse

Friday 12th October 2018 | 8pm

Ian Prowse

Merseyside hero Ian Prowse has formed two successful bands Pele and Amsterdam.  Pele released 3 albums on Polydor/M&G Records.  Six singles troubled the lower ends of the UK charts but abroad they... find out more

The Undercover Hippy

Saturday 13th October 2018 | 8pm

The Undercover Hippy

Billy Salisbury aka The Undercover Hippy has been performing at festivals since 2008, working his way up from being a solo singer-songwriter playing in small marquee stages, to now having a full band of incredible... find out more

3 Daft Monkeys

Friday 19th October 2018 | Doors 8pm

3 Daft Monkeys

With Celtic and eastern influences, the 3 Daft Monkeys’ dynamic style of world folk music reflects the global village in which we now live. Their infectious dancing rhythms lead you through a musical journey... find out more

The Vectornauts

Saturday 20th October 2018 | 8pm

The Vectornauts

The Vectornauts are teaming up with DJ Nicko to bring you a night of infectious house music guaranteed to have you dance the night away. The Vectornauts are a new electronic music duo (Dom & Simon of... find out more

Martin Carthy

Sunday 21st October 2018 | 7:30pm

Martin Carthy

Martin Carthy is a ground-breaking acoustic and electric-guitarist, He's a ballad singer and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. He always prefers to follow an insatiable musical curiosity... find out more

Jake Morley

Friday 16th November 2018 | 8pm

Jake Morley

Touring some of Britain's best small venues this autumn to deliver up-close performances of new material, Jake Morley is one of the UK’s most distinctive and interesting songwriters at the top of his... find out more

Dizraeli presents: Scan your biscuits

Saturday 17th November 2018 | 8pm-1am

Dizraeli presents: Scan your biscuits

Dizraeli presents Scan Your Biscuits : an epic 5-hour DJ set spinning you on a genre-bending journey through hiphop, grime, soul, afrobeat, garage and jungle to launch the party skywards. With live vocals, cuts... find out more

Sheelanagig

Friday 23rd November 2018 | 8pm

Sheelanagig

Sheelanagig return this November... Delivering intricate, rhythmically complex arrangements of original and traditional works in a Balkan style, the band who formed in early 2005 had an instant chemistry,... find out more

Martin Harley

Saturday 8th December 2018 | 8pm

Martin Harley

Martin  Harley  is  a  supremely  talented  acoustic  roots  and  blues  guitarist,  singer  and songwriter with a burgeoning global reputation. Live... 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.