Join our July folk music gig with acoustic quartet Eleven Magpies !
Led by Bristol-based composer, multi-instrumentalist and music director Ian Ross (Wise Children, Kneehigh), the band features Alex Vann (Spiro, Three Cane Whale), Elizabeth Westcott (Yesterday’s Camel) and James Gow (Jow).
Together, they chart a whirling journey of plucked and bowed strings, through humorous miniatures and sorrowful madrigal-esque beauty, then up into unexpected flights that come to land in moments of serene stillness.
An evening of acoustic music by candlelight inspired by theatrical travels and reflections on grief, faith and joy.
“Intense but effortless… this album certainly gives a feeling of well-being” – fRoots
“…one of the most refreshing albums of instrumental folk you are likely to hear for a long time” – Folk Radio
“The quality of the musicianship is very strong” – Bright Young Folk
Award-winning Cafe Bar Before the Folk Gig Open
Before the gig starts, treat yourself with drink and refreshments at our award-winning cafe.
Indulge in our daily array of homemade cakes and desserts, lovingly crafted to add a sweet touch to your day. Savour a hot drink, a locally crafted beer, or a bowl of delicious soup as you anticipate the upcoming performance!
There’s even an opportunity to engage in informal music sessions and chat with our talented musician before the main event! Prepare to immerse yourself in a night of heartwarming folk melodies that will leave an indelible mark on your memory.
Folk Gig Information
Folk Gig Date: Thursday 18 July, 2024
Folk Gig Venue: John Wesley’s New Room
Start time: 7.30pm (doors 7pm)
Cafe Bar opens 6pm, with informal folk session
Tickets: £14 advance / £16 on the door
Folk Gig Season Ticket Discount
Are you a folk music lover? Why not buy your season tickets for a 25% discount!
Buy all 6 Folk at the New Room gigs for £75, saving up to £25!