Folk at the New Room: Salt House

Join our monthly folk music series in October with Scottish trio, Salt House.

New songs that sound as if they’ve always been here. Ancient ballads woken up. Poems given the melodies they’ve long deserved. Songs strong rooted in place, people and their shared love of the natural world.

The band’s reputation as fine interpreters of words both old and new has been solidified over the past few years with acclaimed album releases and extensive touring both at home and in mainland Europe. Salt House are Jenny Sturgeon, Ewan MacPherson and Lauren MacColl.

The Salt House sound is carefully honed – melancholy viola entangled round rich vocals and double-guitar interplay. There’s a strong connection to place in their music – with the band based between the Scottish Highlands and Shetland. Taking their name from a dock in Ewan’s native Liverpool, Salt House draw on a wide range of influence from folk, traditional, and singer-songwriter worlds that they inhabit. Whether it’s on the festival stage or in an intimate theatre, the band share their songs with an empathy that has won them fans far and wide.

6pm-7pm – Informal music session in our award-winning Cafe Bar 

Before the gig starts, treat yourself to drinks and refreshments in our award-winning cafe, and enjoy an informal pre-concert music session. If you know any folk tunes, bring your instrument and join in.

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!

Folk Gig Information

  • Date: Thursday 17 October, 2024

  • Venue: John Wesley’s New Room

  • Tickets: £14 advance / £16 on the door

  • Informal music session in cafe-bar 6pm-7pm

  • Doors 7pm

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John Wesley's New Room

John Wesley’s New Room is a heritage site in the heart of Bristol. It houses a museum, library, café, events and hire space. It is home to the original 18th century chapel that started the Methodist movement.

It also houses an award-winning Café and a vast reference Library. John Wesley’s New Room hosts a range of art, music and family events and is also available to hire.

Explore the Museum of John & Charles Wesley’s life and work in Bristol.

John Wesley’s New Room is the oldest Methodist building in the world, located right in the heart of Bristol city centre. Founded in 1739 by John Wesley, the New Room became the cradle of the worldwide Methodist movement.

This is the place that completes the story of Bristol. This is the Room that changed the World.

It is a place where everyone is welcome to explore, step back, take time, reconnect and recharge.

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