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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.              

 

Albert Jones

Friday 19th September 2014 | 8pm

Albert Jones

Barrel House friend and all round legend Albert Jones returns with his band this September. A British Singer Songwriter with a unique and quintessentially British modern acoustic sound. Albert mixes  the... find out more

Bizarre Rituals

Saturday 20th September 2014 | 8pm

Bizarre Rituals

Bizarre Rituals will be returning to the Barrel House, Totnes on Saturday 20th September 2014 for another stonking night of eclectic grooves. The Bizarre Rituals residents will be playing their usual wonky... find out more

The Nigel Price Organ Trio

Monday 22nd September 2014 | Doors 8pm

The Nigel Price Organ Trio

The Nigel Price Organ Trio - winner of the 2010 Parliamentary Jazz Awards for “best jazz ensemble” - is led by one of Britain’s finest guitarists. Nigel Price is ex James Taylor Quartet and... find out more

The Consciousness Café

Thursday 25th September 2014 | 7:30pm

The Consciousness Café

THE CONSCIOUSNESS CAFE  Ffyona Campbell on ‘The Hunter-­Gatherer Way’ Whilst walking around the world, Ffyona Campbell (born in Totnes) learned from Australian... 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

Ska Au Go-Go

Saturday 27th September 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

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

Soundart Radio DJ's Ant and Bruce present: An evening of extreme possibilities...

Saturday 4th October 2014 | 8pm

Soundart Radio DJ's Ant and Bruce present: An evening of extreme possibilities...

The winning formula of Soundart DJ’s Ant and Bruce with VJ Vince  invite you to another evening of Extreme Possibilities, an opportunity to bounce the night away to house and tech-house. This night... find out more

Vapour

Saturday 11th October 2014 | 8pm

Vapour

Vapour is a collective of DJ's and producers focusing on deep funky underground House music with a scattering of 2 Step and broken beats! DJ's  Potential Soul & Secret Self will be bringing... find out more

The Simmertones

Friday 17th October 2014 | 8pm

The Simmertones

South West favourites The Simmertones return this October after a busy summer. The band have been together since 2007 and have quickly become festival favourites in their native South West UK, building a strong... find out more

Private Party

Saturday 18th October 2014

Private Party

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

Burlesque at The Barrel House with The Folly Mixtures!

Friday 7th November 2014 | Doors 8pm

Burlesque at The Barrel House with The Folly Mixtures!

This November Burlesque comes to The Ballroom as we invite you to spend an evening with London's electrifying Burlesque troupe The Folly Mixtures! Formed in 2010, the girls have been entertaining... 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

3 Daft Monkeys

Friday 14th November 2014 | Doors 8pm

3 Daft Monkeys

Cornish gypsy-folk band 3 Daft Monkeys’ 4-piece line-up features Athene on fiddle, Tim on 12-string guitar & vocals, Lukas on bass guitar and Richie on percussion, adding a fuller and richer sound. The... find out more

The Hard Ground

Saturday 22nd November 2014 | 8pm

The Hard Ground

The Hard Ground are a five piece Irish Roots Rock-pop outfit who wowed crowds earlier this year when they supported folk singer Ruarri Joseph. The band are Marlene Enright, Pat Carey, Dave Duffy, Davy Ryan and... 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.