Events at, or near, The Royal Oak

Cider and Gin Festival

Royal Oak

Saturday 24th August
at 11am – 6pm

Sunday 25th August
at 11am – 6pm

Scrumpy Cider and Gin Festival plus local food barbecue, featuring venison, pony, wild boar and beef burgers.

At the Royal Oak over the August bank holiday weekend.

Cider & Gin Festival poster

Meavy CinemaMeavy Cinema


Meavy Parish Hall

Fisherman's FriendsFriday 6th September, 8:00pm

Licensed Bar

Doors open at 7:30pm, film starts at 8:00pm

Admission £5.00, pay at the door.

Children under 12, admission £2, must be with an adult.

Certificate:  12A,   Run time: 112mins

Fisherman’s Friends is based on a true story about Port Isaac’s Fisherman’s Friends, a group of Cornish fishermen from Port Isaac who were signed by Universal Records and achieved a top 10 hit with their debut album of traditional sea shanties.

A fast living, cynical London music executive reluctantly heads to Cornwall on a colleague’s stag weekend where he’s pranked by his boss into trying to sign a group of shanty singing fishermen. He becomes the ultimate ‘fish out of water’ struggling to gain the respect or enthusiasm of the unlikely boy band who value friendship and community over fame and fortune.

Attempting to overcome the fishermen’s scepticism about the music business, he finds himself drawn into the community, has his integrity tested and ultimately is shown the meaning of loyalty, love and friendship. This forces him to re-evaluate what really matters in life; ultimately giving him the chance of a different kind of success.

See Cinema.Meavy to view the trailer.

Rob Murch and Geoff Lakeman

Rob Murch
Geoff Lakeman

Meavy Parish Hall

Friday 20th September, 8pm
Licensed Bar

Doors open at 7:30pm, performance starts at 8:00pm

Admission £10, pay at the door.

Geoff Lakeman “Father of a folk dynasty” and Rob Murch “Fingerstyle banjo virtuoso” playing together at Meavy Parish Hall.

Be among the first to see and hear this dynamic new musical duo who are both masters of their rare instruments and styles.

Geoff Lakeman has lived on Dartmoor for 40 years, has been described as “A stalwart of the West Country Folk scene and the father of a virtual folk dynasty.”  He is the dad of Sean, Sam and Seth Lakeman, who are all internationally renowned folk musicians.  They began playing as children in a family band with Geoff and their violinist mum, Joy.

Geoff is a leading exponent of the rare Crane Duet concertina.  He performs self-written and West Country songs, English, Irish and Scottish folk and other music as varied as Jimmie Rodgers, the Louvin Brothers, Richard Thompson and Randy Newman.

Rob Murch, a fingerstyle banjo virtuoso, is one of the best-kept musical secrets in Britain, although he is revered in the “underground” folk and acoustic music scene.  He describes his vintage, classical  style of playing as “all the rage in the 1900s” – but he brings it  up-to-date with a punch.  Rob has the precision and “wow” of the old music hall stars as he churns out foot-tapping ragtime and cakewalk tunes.  Most people are familiar with hoe-down bluegrass banjo picking, or old-timey “frailing” but Rob’s percussive finger-ballet up and down the fret board is mesmerising.

We are very much looking forward to hearing Geoff Lakeman and Rob Murch playing together here in Meavy.