Folk at the New Room: Three Cane Whale

Join our monthly folk music series in December with Three Cane Whale.

Multi-instrumental acoustic trio based in Bristol, UK, featuring members of Spiro, Get The Blessing and Scottish Dance Theatre. As intricate as a team of watchmakers, as spare as a mountain stream, the music encompasses both a cinematic sweep and an intimate delicacy, in which “the aroma of muddy leaves and old nettles is almost tangible” (The Observer)

Three Cane Whale are:
Alex Vann – mandolin, bowed psaltery, bouzouki, zither
, banjo, dulcimer
Pete Judge – trumpet, cornet, dulcitone
, harmonium, lyre, glockenspiel, tenor horn
Paul Bradley – acoustic guitar, miniature harp

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 12 December, 2024

  • Venue: John Wesley’s New Room

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

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

  • Doors 7pm


Folk Gig Season Ticket Discount

Are you a folk music lover?  Buy tickets to all 4 Autumn-Winter 2024 Folk at the New Room gigs for just £50.



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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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