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March puts a spring in our step

March marks the beginning of spring in the Northern hemisphere, whether you’re following the meteorological calendar (1st March) or the astronomical calendar (21st March). Those of us lucky enough to live rurally in Devon have enjoyed consecutive days of sunshine (at last!) in our glorious surroundings, and snowdrops are bouncing up their heads left right and centre.

So we wanted to share this foot-tapping clip with you of Balagan Café Band in Gittisham. If their rendition of “Treacle Tort” doesn’t call to mind images of rabbits hopping in the clover we don’t know what will. Listen here: Balagan Cafe Band

Thanks to Christian Miller for emailing it in.

A dizzying array of music is on the menu for March, including Amalthea Harp and Flute Duo, Red Dirt Skinners, Jim Causley’s Dartmoor Folk, the legendary a capella quintet, Black Voices, and prodigiously talented vocalist, Namvula, from Zambia. The afore-mentioned smorgasbord of sound is peppered with Mervyn Stutter’s comedy and Broken Spectacle’s charming physical Theatre; all in all, plenty to have village halls hopping with life.



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