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.              

 

The Ranch

Monday 23rd October 2017 | 8pm

The Ranch

The high energy Maltese band The Ranch is on their third UK tour and we got them a last minute gig in Totnes. DON'T MISS THIS! A great mix of progressive-rock, jazz, ethnic rhythms and much more, The Ranch... find out more

Malavita!

Friday 27th October 2017 | 8pm

Malavita!

This October Malavita! are back!  The 7 piece powerhouse returns to deliver their very own brand of latin-infused funk-reggae originals. If a night of fun-filled dancing is your thing, then this group is for... find out more

Bizarre Rituals  presents 'They Came From Outer Space'

Saturday 28th October 2017 | 8pm-1am

Bizarre Rituals presents 'They Came From Outer Space'

At the time of the year when doors open to the other worlds, BIZARRE RITUALS welcome friends straight from the darkness of outer space. ALIENS. Every creature of the 8 dimensions. Rainbow skinned, finned, and... find out more

Scott Matthews

Friday 3rd November 2017 | 8pm

Scott Matthews

Garnered with serious critical acclaim in his 10 year career to date, Scott has taken this time to nurture his craft. He was always deliberate in his actions as witnessed in the time he originally spent as a... find out more

Guilty Pleasures presents: Return of the Eighties

Saturday 4th November 2017 | 8pm

Guilty Pleasures presents: Return of the Eighties

Guilty Pleasures is a place where everyone is welcome. It's irreverent, unapologetic and above all fun... Like prom but without the dodgy date, over priced dress and all those awkward memories! This... find out more

The Undercover Hippy

Friday 10th November 2017 | 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

45 Live - Miss 45 & Pete Isaac (Jelly Jazz!)

Saturday 11th November 2017 | 8pm

45 Live - Miss 45 & Pete Isaac (Jelly Jazz!)

Miss 45s' first gig with 45 Live alongside co-CEO Pete Isaac (Jelly Jazz!) in the bohemian hotbed of crazyness that is Totnes! Miss 45s aka Corrina Greyson is not only a great 45s DJs, she's also a... find out more

Marc O'Reilly

Friday 17th November 2017 | 8pm

Marc O'Reilly

With gritty sonic depth, Irish songwriter Marc O’Reilly attacks his muse with a bipolar verve that swings from reflection to sheer riotous joy. Backed by the tightest band in Christendom, rare and beautiful... find out more

The Shakedown Collective

Saturday 25th November 2017 | 8 - 12 AM

The Shakedown Collective

The Shakedown crew is back for some autumn shenanigans! Come join us in The Ballroom for some great tunes and non-stop dancing. Please only share this to people that love good music and just HAVE to dance... find out more

The Grove School - UNICEF Fundraiser

Friday 1st December 2017 | 8pm

The Grove School - UNICEF Fundraiser

For a second year in a row we kick of the festive seasons with a UNICEF fundraiser hosted by The Grove School.  Details still to be confirmed but judging by last year this will be a brilliant night... find out more

Meadowlark

Friday 8th December 2017 | 8pm

Meadowlark

Delicate, emotional, yet incredibly current and powerful songs, delivered beautifully from the minds of two incredible songwriters. Meadowlark are nothing short of incredible. Meadowlarks debut single... find out more

Martin Harley

Saturday 9th December 2017 | 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

Jamming Station Christmas Gig

Thursday 14th December 2017 | 7.30pm

Jamming Station Christmas Gig

We are delighted to announce the return of the "Jamming Station Christmas Gig". Put the date in your diaries now for a chance to hear what these musicians have been working on through the Autumn term... find out more

Land of the Giants

Friday 15th December 2017 | 8pm

Land of the Giants

  “Funky, offbeat, splendid stuff!” - 24/7 Magazine Since 2009, Land of the Giants have been pulling crowds to tents to groove until they sweat with their foot-stomping beats and... find out more

Mad Dog Mcrea - SECOND DATE ADDED

Tuesday 19th December 2017 | Doors 8pm

Mad Dog Mcrea - SECOND DATE ADDED

Due to popular demand Mad Dog have added a second Totnes date this year! So fear not if you missed out on tickets for Wednesday... Because you can now see them a whole day before your friends on the Tuesday... find out more

Mad Dog Mcrea - SOLD OUT

Wednesday 20th December 2017 | 8pm

Mad Dog Mcrea - SOLD OUT

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

Wille And The Bandits

Friday 9th February 2018 | 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

Edgelarks (Formerly Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin)

Friday 30th March 2018 | 8pm

Edgelarks (Formerly Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin)

Edgelarks fly in on the tailwind of BBC award winning duo Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin. The pair's new project takes the roots of their previous work, from the traditional musics of the British Isles to... 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.