Folk at the New Room: Spring-Summer Season

Spring-Summer folk season 2024

Acoustic folk by candlelight.  Gigs starts at 7.30pm, doors 7pm. Cafe-bar opens at 6pm, where many talented local musicians bring their instruments to play folk tunes together at our informal play session from 6pm-7pm.  All are welcome.

Thursday 15 February – RANT

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.are an ambassador for high quality, English Folk music.

£14 advance / £16 door – BUY TICKETS HERE

Thursday 21 March – Chris Wood

Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the un-official history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables.

£14 advance / £16 door – BUY TICKETS HERE

Thursday 18 April – Owen Spafford & Louis Campbell

Rising stars of the folk scene, Owen Spafford (Cosmo Sheldrake) and Louis Campbell (Sam Sweeney) met as part of the first cohort of the National Youth Folk Ensemble. A shared musical ‘true north’ and lasting friendship enable the duo to make two instruments seemingly sound as one; creating subtle and emotive textures that re-calibrate the fiddle and guitar duo idiom.

£14 advance / £16 door – BUY TICKETS HERE

Thursday 23 May – Melrose Quartet

Melrose Quartet will be performing in Bristol for the first time.  Nancy Kerr (voice, fiddle), James Fagan (voice, bouzouki, guitar), Jess Arrowsmith (voice, fiddle) and Richard Arrowsmith (voice, melodeons) are all internationally renowned singers, instrumentalists, writer/composers and teacher. From deep roots in their hometown’s vibrant music, song and dance scene, to smashing concert appearances in the UK and abroad, Sheffield-based Melrose Quartet have attracted a reputation for making music that truly connects with people.

£18 advance / £20 door – BUY TICKETS HERE

June & July – to be announced shortly…

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

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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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