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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.              

 

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

Shakedown for Vire Island Play Area Fundraiser

Saturday 22nd September 2018 | 8pm - 12am

Shakedown for Vire Island Play Area Fundraiser

The Shakedown Collective will be weaving a web of deep dance floor goodness ranging from funk, Nu Disco and house. All proceeds will be going to the Vire Island play area fund in memory of Reuben... find out more

The Allergies steal the show - Live tour

Friday 28th September 2018 | 8pm

The Allergies steal the show - Live tour

Ladies and gents, The Allergies are hitting the road! And like never before. Catch them up and down the country with their all new LIVE show. That's right, the boys will be manning the decks, but joining them... 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

Guilty Pleasures Halloween Extravaganza!

Saturday 27th October 2018 | 8pm

Guilty Pleasures Halloween Extravaganza!

This Halloween who you gonna call? That’s right, this October get ready for the biggest and brashest Guilty Pleasures SouthWest, yet! “Cause this is Thriller!” and we’re taking over The... find out more

Rambunctious Social Club presents Mexican night of the dead ball

Saturday 3rd November 2018 | 8pm-1am

Rambunctious Social Club presents Mexican night of the dead ball

IT’S HERE! Back where it began at the Barrel House nine years ago! One of the South wests most successful nights comes back to Totnes, after sell out shows at the Exeter Phoenix with bands such as Gyspy... 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

45 Live | Jelly Jazz! feat. Boca 45 & Pete Isaac

Saturday 24th November 2018 | 8pm

45 Live | Jelly Jazz! feat. Boca 45 & Pete Isaac

45 Live / Jelly Jazz is BACK at The Barrel House Ballroom! with BOCA 45 (45 Live) PETE ISAAC (45 Live / Jelly Jazz) Fresh from an amazing summer playing festivals around the UK and Europe, Pete and... 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

Seth Lakeman - SOLD OUT

Thursday 13th December 2018 | 8pm

Seth Lakeman - SOLD OUT

Celebrated singer-songwriter SETH LAKEMAN returns to The Barrel House this December as part of his UK solo tour. Fresh from his whirlwind world tour with rock legend Robert Plant, charismatic singer-songwriter... find out more

Skedaddle

Friday 14th December 2018 | 8pm

Skedaddle

The ultimate good times Jazz band are back with us this christmas - we dare you not to dance to their fabulous mix of New Orleans , Gypsy & Soulful jazz. Think  Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald, Cab... find out more

The Ronnie Jones Quartet

Friday 28th December 2018 | 8pm

The Ronnie Jones Quartet

As part of our christmas programme we are delighted to welcome back The Ronnie Jones Quartet this christmas.  Since we last saw them they have been touring the UK Jazz circuit as well as the Ealing &... 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.