Live Music All Day…

Saturday 21st September: 11am – 11pm

The Crabshell Inn, Kingsbridge



Bringing together a wealth of musical talent from across the South West and beyond… for an all-day folk event at the Crabshell Inn.

3 ‘stages’ from which to enjoy the bands, solo artists and esteemed musicians, there is certainly something for everyone to boogie
along to.

On the deck

Revolving sessions…

Thanks to Kingsbridge’s Ian Feetenby who will organise sound, there will be a revolving series of musicians to perform on the deck; from seasoned musicians to the up-and-coming, there will be something for every taste.

The deck is an open air space with views across the estuary that is just a joy to enjoy live music at…


An eclectic mix…

The upstairs bar area is scene to a varied selection of musicians sharing their chops and love of music with us all… a free-flowing musicathon that celebrates the joys of live performance; Traditional, American, Old Time and much more.

Get your guitar, sax, tambourine, stomp box and join in.

NB. Musicians must take responsibility for their instruments at all times.

The big tent

The main events…

The main events take place in the Big Tent; a succession of acts throughout the day culminating in the headliners; Totnes’ extremely talented and respected, Harbottle & Jonas, in an eagerly anticipated set.

The evening rounds off on celebratory style with a good old-fashioned Celidh – proper folk-fest!

The Countdown Begins!









Full run down of the day

11.00 Crabstock begins

The day gets off to a fine start with mixed tunes upstairs in the bar. Hosted by Nigel & Sarah Sture.

12.00 pm

Dandy Jim get the Big Tent proceedings going with their mix of authentic hillbilly mountain music from Virginia and North Carolina.

1.00 pm

It’s time to welcome Kingsbridge’s popular combo Cool Beanz – playing live in the Big tent performing a blend of very cool, chilled acoustic folk, funk, reggae & rock.

2.00 pm

Silvington take to the stage in the Big Tent with tunes from their latest CD. ‘A song in every window’ and many more besides… while the upstairs sessions are set to get your toes tapping with Phil and Mahrey.

3.00 pm

Sea Shanty’s are the order of the afternoon with those venerable harmonious gentlemen the Old Gaffers. And they promise to preview some tunes from their forthcoming CD on Crabshell Records!

4.00 pm

Orchard Family: one of the best known Gypsy families in the West Country, playing and singing in a style which is totally true to their Gypsy roots – guaranteed to get the vibe going and anyone who hasn’t witnessed a traditional stepdance will be amazed.

5.00 pm

Upstairs sessions are in OldTime/Americana style – hosted by Mark & George, while in the Big Tent Totnes’ Harbottle & Jonas prepare to unveil songs from their latest release. This stunning young folk duo are taking the scene by storm and are definitely one of the highlights of the day!

8.00 pm

Something for everyone to begin to round off the day: With music for non-dancers upstairs in the bar, and a classic Celidh for those that feel the need for a jig in the Big Tent!

All day on the deck

A selection of acts will come and go through the day… Including: Paul Reid, Folk on the Rock, Rhillig, Rumpus, Phil Kennerell, Patrick Barton, Monstrously Musical, Gollywhoppers and more.

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saturday 21st september 2019

Join us at Crabstock!

A festival of folk music, food and drink that is a celebration of living life well and enjoying all the simple joys.

Buy your tickets from the TIC in Kingsbridge, or click below to order.