Folk at the New Room: RANT

Enjoy a folk music night in Bristol!

Scotland’s ‘chamber-folk’ quartet RANT – who last year celebrated a decade of music-making – bring together four of the country’s finest players, using just their fiddles to weave a tapestry of melodies, textures, layers, and sounds. They are an ambassador for high quality, English Folk music. Join us for a night out!

Bethany Reid from Shetland, Anna Massie and Lauren MacColl from the Highland peninsula of the Black Isle, and latest member Gillian Frame from Arran join forces to showcase the combined resonance of their instruments with repertoire unearthed from both old collections and their own contemporary writing. RANT create a sound which is both spacious and lush, yet retaining all the earthy bite and spark synonymous with a Scottish fiddle player.

With 3 acclaimed albums under their belt – RANT remain at the forefront of the Scottish fiddle scene. A bold, ambitious, and reflective collection, their brand new release ‘SPIN’ is an album of reinterpretation – RANT’s take on influential tracks from their formative years. Music of bands and players from across the globe who inspired them individually and collectively. The album is a tribute to those influences, and whilst nostalgic by nature has a fresh, confident, energised approach synonymous with the band’s well-established resonant sound.

Thursday 15 February, doors 7pm, café bar 6pm

Join us 6-7pm for our informal folk music session in the cafe-bar.

Tickets: £14 advance / £16 on the door

****Buy our Spring-Summer Season ticket – buy all 6 Folk at the New Room gigs for £75, saving up to £25****

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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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