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.              

 

Man up, Johnny Fluffypunk with Special guest Matt Harvey

Wednesday 28th January 2015 | Doors 7:30pm

Man up, Johnny Fluffypunk with Special guest Matt Harvey

Man Up, Jonny Fluffypunk Coffee-house layabout, armchair revolutionary and poet Jonny Fluffypunk has become a dad. Who is he to shape a young life? A funny, off-the-wall and poignant lo-fi stand-up spoken word... find out more

Rambunctious Social Club - Blast Off Blues

Saturday 31st January 2015 | 8pm

Rambunctious Social Club - Blast Off Blues

The Rambunctious social club - 'Clubbing for the creatively curious.' Rambunctious has been exciting venues across the South west for five years with their unique blend of raucous revelry, dextrous... find out more

An evening of Jazz & ambient music with John Ashton Thomas & Ian Richie + special guests

Sunday 1st February 2015 | 7:30pm

An evening of Jazz & ambient music with John Ashton Thomas & Ian Richie + special guests

John and Ian have worked together closely for over 20 years in many different musical situations. As a Jazz / Ambient duo they have played countless shows in London. They played the Glastonbury Festival together... find out more

Wille And The Bandits

Friday 6th February 2015 | 8pm

Wille And The Bandits

Wille & the Bandits’ music covers a wide range of genres from rock to world music to blues and roots. With the versatility of Wille’s lap steel and guitar playing, the rhythmic diversity of... find out more

Bizarre Rituals - Two Hearts, One Beat

Saturday 14th February 2015 | 8pm - 1am

Bizarre Rituals - Two Hearts, One Beat

It's that time of year again. The time of year more or less invented by Clintons and Hallmark. The time of year where toddler-sized teddybears are somehow deemed appropriate gifts; and Thornton's sells... find out more

Ska Au Go-Go

Saturday 21st February 2015 | 8pm

Ska Au Go-Go

Simmertones front-man Glyn Wilcox returns with his distinctive blend of trad ska, reggae and rocksteady along with a sprinkling of 2Tone and maybe some punk, soul and even a little mod too...   find out more

Kim Churchill

Wednesday 4th March 2015 | Doors 7:30pm

Kim Churchill

Following on from SW1’s Introducing tour last month which saw Kim Churchill stun audiences with his incredible mix of folk rock and blues, we are delighted to announce that he will be returning to the South... find out more

The People's String Foundation

Friday 13th March 2015 | 8pm

The People's String Foundation

the South West is the appropriate home for the beautifully evocative, languid and lush music of The People’s String Foundation. Theirs is unfamiliar territory, scaling the heights of jazz, hip-hop beat-work,... find out more

Martin Carthy

Sunday 29th March 2015 | 7pm

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

Dizraeli, Reeps One, Bellatrix and Rex Domino

Friday 3rd April 2015 | 8pm

Dizraeli, Reeps One, Bellatrix and Rex Domino

Rappers Dizraeli and Rex Domino team up with Beatbox champions Reeps One and Bellatrix for a night of ruthless hip hop. Each with their own impressive resume, they come together through their previous... find out more

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

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.