An Ancient Tale, A New Twist, A Musical Journey… Come and explore the legends of Thomas the Rhymer with composer Laurel Swift and designer Lizzie Watts in an engaging showcase of new folk music, artwork and songs. With Paul Sartin, Harriet Riley, Sarah Moody and Deborah Chalmers.
Tickets are available via Eventbrite HERE (online booking fee applies), at the New Room shop or on the door.
Adult: £14/£12 advance. Concessions: £12/£10 advance.
Travelling with Thomas.
An ancient tale receives a new twist as we develop a folk musical to resonate in today’s world of uncertain truths, fake news and displaced people, yet remain rooted in the folklore traditions from which the tales of Thomas sprang over 700 years ago.
Transported to Elf Land, Thomas is helped, hindered and challenged as he tries to find his way home, bringing a gift and a burden, in this tale of love, truth and time. But who can you trust when you’re lost in a world of mischief and mythical folk?
Travelling with Thomas presents beautiful new songs, music and artwork in a series of intimate showcase gigs, featuring some of the finest performers on the scene. Each showcase offers an new insight into the creative process and invites the audience to enter Thomas’ world and respond to the music, imagery and ideas.
Join us for a unique event that can be enjoyed on its own or as part of the series.
Folk at the New Room is a concert series in a beautiful 18th Century chapel.
Gigs take place on a Thursday evening at 7.30pm, with doors at 7pm. The New Room cafe is open beforehand from 6.30pm serving drinks, soup, and a delicious selection of homemade cakes.
Launching in November 2017 with Methera, Folk at the New Room has welcomed artists including Becky Price & Jon Swayne, I Fratelli Tarzanelli, and Bristol Folk Singers, with many more exciting local and international artists to come throughout 2018.
Coming up in 2018:
(tickets on Eventbrite and in the New Room shop)
Thursday 31st May – US folk duo, Stray Local
Thursday 21st June – English Fiddle players, Becki Driscoll & Nick Wyke
Thursday 12th July – Scandinavian English folk, Daniel & Emma Reid
Thursday 11st October – Rediscovering the traditional, Boldwood
Thursday 22nd November – Folk trio, Patterson Alden Dashwood