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Devonbird, an Exeter based folk band

Kath hails from Devon and has been involved in folk music for many years as a member of various bands and busking with her penny whistle and guitar.

After a period of travelling, Kath returned to Devon where she started writing her own songs; many based on her experiences and her love of all things Devonshire! Kath is passionate about local folklore which is seen in her writing.

Devonbird, an Exeter based folk band

Rob is a London born singer/ songwriter, now based in Devon. He learnt to play guitar in the '60s with the help of Bert Weedon's excellent "Play in a Day" tutor and swapping knowledge with fellow students. He was especially pleased when Mickey Holmes showed him the lead guitar riff in "The Last Time" by the Stones. Watching the guitarists' right hands on Top of the Pops also helped.
In the early '70s, Rob started playing and singing in Folk Clubs and appreciated songwriting/playing skills folk people such as John Martyn, Nic Jones, Martin Carthy and Stefan Grossman. He started writing his own songs and playing with friends Bill Farrow and Jon Turner in their band Farrow. Later, joining a folk/rock band Dragon's Playground, his songwriting became more mainstream. When DP disbanded, Rob played in various loose ensembles, encompassing genres from Punk to Country.
Since moving to Devon he has enjoyed playing at many of the acoustic clubs in the area. Recently having played session guitar on the recordings of Cuban musician/artist Raul Speek and singer/songwritwer Sara Williams.

Devonbird, an Exeter based folk band Devonbird, an Exeter based folk band

Sophia has been playing for 25 years, gaining grade 8 violin; leading to a Bachelor of Performing Arts at Leeds College of Music.
Returning to Devon after college, Sophia taught music to students with special needs for 7 years before changing careers.
She enjoys a wide variety of music, from classical to rock but enjoys playing classical and folk!!
As well as DevonBird, Sophia is a founder member of the ‘The MoonCoin Ceilidh Band’: a lively troupe with an irish feel. She has also played with other local bands and musicians, taught violin at the Frenchwoods Festival of Performing Arts (USA), has fond memories of touring with the Devon Youth Orchestras (a long time ago!) and performing with the orchestras of Exeter College, Leeds College of Music and the Yorkshire Evening Post Brass Band (she doesn't talk about the Trombone!!!).