Folk at the New Room: Methera

Celebrating 5 years of Folk at the New Room with the return of Methera – a groundbreaking contemporary string quartet with roots firmly planted in English traditional music.

Thursday 22nd September 2022, 7.30pm
(doors 7pm, café bar open from 6.30pm)

Unreserved pew seating.
Tickets £17 (£15 advance) / Concessions £15 (£13 advance)

Tickets available online or in the shop at John Wesley’s New Room.

Methera is a unique ensemble: a string quartet with roots firmly planted in English traditional music. Their national tours, BBC Radio 3 broadcasts and collaborations have helped them establish a reputation as a scintillating live act, blazing a trail through the uncharted territory that lies between folk and chamber music.

Lucy Elkiss (cello), Emma ReidSam Sweeney (fiddles) and Miranda Rutter (viola) combine a deep knowledge of traditional music with a wide range of other influences and expertise and a deep sense of musical interaction. Newly composed pieces sit alongside timeless traditional material; their music is both sophisticated and earthy, groundbreaking and familiar, enchanting and thrilling – chamber folk at its best.

“Mesmerising performances” – Anthony Sargent CBE, founding Director of Sage Gateshead

“Seriously stylish playing that’s putting the sparkle back into the tradition” – Verity Sharp, BBC Radio 3 Late Junction

  • 22nd September 2022 7:30 pm - 9:45 pm
  • 7:30 pm
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The New Room in Bristol is the oldest Methodist Chapel in the world (originally built in 1739) and the cradle of the early Methodist movement.

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