The autumn season of folk concerts at the New Room in Bristol promises to get off to a lively start on Thursday 11 October with a rousing performance from popular folk band Boldwood.
Formed in 2003 by accordionist Becky Price, Boldwood play their own arrangements of tunes from 17th and 18th century English dance music collections.
The band’s distinctive, dynamic sound springs from a merging of styles. Each member shares a love of traditional music and a grounding in classical training, perfect for infusing jigs, reels and hornpipes with a touch of George Frederic Handel.
Unusually, Boldwood straddles the concert hall/dancefloor divide and the energy of their playing derives much from their considerable experience of playing for dancers.
The New Room concert on 11 October will be the first to feature new band member Helen O’Hara, playing violin alongside long-term members Kate Moran and Daniel Wolverson (both violin/viola).
Becky Price said: “We are very excited to be playing at the New Room – a delightful, atmospheric venue with great acoustics.
“It feels very appropriate to be playing 18th century music in this wonderful 18th century building.”
Don’t miss this great opportunity to hear lesser-known repertoire from a golden age of English music, played with exuberance, subtlety and spontaneity.
Tickets are priced at £12 (£10 for concessions) if purchased in advance from the New Room café or shop or via Eventbrite*, and will also be available on the door at £14 (£12 for concessions).
The café at the New Room will be open from 6.30pm for pre-gig refreshments. Doors to the chapel where the gig takes place open at 7pm, and the gig starts 7.30pm. Seating is unreserved.
For further details see www.newroombristol.org.uk
*For bookings through Eventbrite an online booking fee applies.