‘Catch the Wind’ Jam Night in Torquay’s historic Clipper Inn


‘Catch the Wind’ Jam Night in Torquay’s historic Clipper Inn


Come along to Jam Night for local acoustic musicians in Torquay’s historic Clipper Inn in Melville Street, off Abbey Road. Bring along your guitars, harmonicas and any other instruments and join us in this friendly local pub.

Every Thursdays at 8.30, the free nights are being organised by landlord Dave Brazier.

Dave Brazier explains “The Jam Nights are called ‘Catch the Wind’ as the Clipper Inn was the home to Torquay’s artistic and beatnik communities back in the 1960s. It was where local musicians and poets used to perform. One of those was Donovan who became famous as Britain’s Bob Dylan.

“As a leading British recording artist of his day, Donovan produced a series of hit albums and singles between 1965 and 1970. He became a friend of leading musicians including Joan Baez, Brian Jones and Bruce Springsteen, and was one of the few artists to collaborate on songs with the Beatles. He influenced both John Lennon and Paul McCartney when he taught them his finger-picking guitar style in 1968. These resulted in songs like Julia and Blackbird on the White Album.”

“However, in 1964 Donovan spent the summer in Torquay. He bought his trademark fisherman’s cap in Brixham, where he played in the Rising Sun, but the real home to the Bay’s folk musicians was the Clipper”.


For more information, contact Community Builder Sean McTiernan, Tel:  01803 212638, e-mail: seanctiernan@torbaycdt.org.uk

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