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.              

 

Fundraiser for Gaza with 47Soul

Wednesday 30th July 2014 | 8pm

Fundraiser for Gaza with 47Soul

47SOUL unites Palestinian artists from different regions, spanning the divides from Amman to Jerusalem, from London to the Galilee. This new collective has rapidly amassed fans in the Middle East and the UK by... find out more

The Simmertones

Friday 1st August 2014 | 8pm

The Simmertones

The Barrel House Ballroom is proud to welcome back South West favourites The Simmertones. The band have been together since 2007 and have quickly become festival favourites in their native South West UK,... find out more

Up Down Go Machine + Support from The Livework unit

Saturday 2nd August 2014 | 8pm

Up Down Go Machine + Support from The Livework unit

Up Down Go Machine have only been going for a short while but have shown nothing but true and absolute talent and have been praised by some of the biggest names in the music industry. Not only have they achieved... find out more

Tourists

Friday 8th August 2014 | 8pm

Tourists

Tourists are a Torbay based band with a big sound, influenced by 80’s bands such as New Order and Depeche Mode they were picked up by BBC Introducing last year. This has led to much hype by Janice Long of... find out more

Ska Au Go-Go

Saturday 9th August 2014 | 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

Marc O'Reilly

Thursday 14th August 2014 | 8pm

Marc O'Reilly

Irish folk/blues troubadour Marc O’Reilly has established himself as one of the most exciting artists within the folk/blues genre gaining comparisons with artists such as John Martyn and Bon... find out more

Andy Quick's Flying Orchestra

Friday 15th August 2014 | 8pm

Andy Quick's Flying Orchestra

The Flying Orchestra will be cracking a hole in the heavens and beautiful, potent, 'hair on the back of the neck raising' music will pour out all over your smiley face and your dancing feet. The Flying... find out more

Afro Groove

Saturday 16th August 2014 | 8pm

Afro Groove

Expect an evening of  all singing all dancing African inspired booty shaking. Featuring sets from Tung n Groove and Rosie Swindell mixing up an obscure selection of  Highlife Afrobeat, Disco,... find out more

Cosmo Jarvis - Acoustic Duo Show

Friday 22nd August 2014 | 8pm

Cosmo Jarvis - Acoustic Duo Show

Cosmo Jarvis is an accomplished filmmaker, a brilliant composer and an exceptional live performer. Somewhere between perfect pop, deep funk and nonchalant virtuosity, Cosmo inhabits a ground that he is fast... find out more

Jelly Jazz!

Saturday 23rd August 2014 | 8pm

Jelly Jazz!

The Barrel House Ballroom and Jelly Jazz proudly present one of the worlds premier funk and soul DJs and collectors, all the way from Los Angeles, USA, we welcome the mighty Greg Belson (45's of Fury, The... find out more

Land of The Giants

Friday 29th August 2014 | 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

Sayin' It and Doin' It!

Saturday 30th August 2014 | 8pm

Sayin' It and Doin' It!

DJ Griff 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 funky soul-food for the feet.... find out more

Bert Miller & The Animal Folk

Friday 5th September 2014 | Doors 8pm

Bert Miller & The Animal Folk

Fantastically mad and brilliant band who split a drumkit up between them. Their songs are by turn eccentrically happy and darkly funny, with moments of great warmth and affection that wholly expose Bert's... find out more

Proud2Be Totnes Pride

Saturday 6th September 2014 | Doors 8pm

Proud2Be Totnes Pride

An event open to all lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, questioning &/or intersex (LGBTQI) people, their friends, families & supporters Live music courtesy of ‘GoldDust‘,... find out more

Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

Friday 26th September 2014 | 8pm

Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin

Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin are one of the most exciting and innovative duos to appear on the folk/roots/acoustic scene in recent years. They have been nominated for 'Best Duo' in the 2014 BBC Folk... find out more

Moriaty

Friday 3rd October 2014 | 8pm

Moriaty

Moriaty were formed during a hazy and muddy T in the Park in 2010, where two guys from different Devonian bands decided to get together to make some cool music. The literature of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle are heavy... find out more

Talisman

Friday 24th October 2014 | 8pm

Talisman

Talisman are one of the UK’s top British Roots Reggae bands from the late 70’s and early 80’s. The band’s prowess back in the day earned them support slots with acts as diverse as... find out more

Dizraeli & the Small Gods

Friday 31st October 2014 | 8pm

Dizraeli & the Small Gods

Dizraeli and the Small Gods are a 7 piece band from Engurland, playing a melodic, unashamedly heartfelt reinvention of hip hop. Headed by award-winning rapper and multi-instrumentalist Dizraeli, The... find out more

YES SIR BOSS

Saturday 8th November 2014 | Doors 8pm

YES SIR BOSS

YES SIR BOSS have cultivated a truly original, distinct and indefinable sound that has elements of everything from brooding Balkan blues to horn injected rock and blues. Their heavy blend of horn led hooks,... find out more

Sheelanagig

Friday 28th November 2014 | 8pm

Sheelanagig

Sheelanagig deliver intricate, rhythmically complex arrangements of original and traditional works in a Balkan style. Formed in early 2005 the band had an instant chemistry, gained a considerable following and... find out more

Winter Mountain

Friday 5th December 2014 | 8pm

Winter Mountain

Hailing from the shores of Cornwall and Donegal, Winter Mountain blend melodic folk songs, heartfelt lyrics and two voices in a sound reminiscent of a time before digital recording when the emphasis fell on the... find out more

Martin Harley + Support from Sam Lewis

Saturday 6th December 2014 | 8pm

Martin Harley + Support from Sam Lewis

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.

 

When we're open

 

Open 7 days a week*
Monday - Saturday: 9am-4.30pm*

Sunday Brunch: 10am-4.30pm


* We will close the Ballroom early if the town is quiet. See What's On listings for event details


Food is served 9am-11.30am and 12noon until 3pm Mon-Thurs and until 4pm Fri - Sun