Folk at the New Room presents Boldwood

Folk at the New Room presents Boldwood

Boldwood tickets available in the New Room shop, on Eventbrite (online booking fee applies), or on the door.
Adult £14 / £12 Advance.  Concessions £12 / £10 Advance.

Thursday 11th October, 7.30pm (doors 7pm, cafe open from 6.30pm) – Unreserved seating.

Formed in 2003 by accordionist Becky Price, Boldwood play their own arrangements of tunes from 17th & 18th Century English dance music collections Their distinctive, dynamic sound springs from a merging of styles – each member of the band shares a love of traditional music & a grounding in classical training, perfect for these jigs, reels & hornpipes with a touch of George Frederic Handel. Unusually, Boldwood straddle the concert hall/dancefloor divide & the energy of their playing derives much from their considerable experience of playing for dancers.

This particular concert at the New Room will be new recruit Helen O’Hara’s first outing with the band, playing violin alongside long-term members Kate Moran & Daniel Wolverson (both violin/viola).

A great opportunity to hear lesser known repertoire from a golden age of English music, played with exuberance, subtlety & spontaneity.

“Consummate musical skills….joyful music suffused with elegance, grace & refinement” – Living Tradition

“Required listening if you want to brighten your day” – English Dance & Song

“It’s the Boldwood ‘treatment’ that really brings these tunes to life” – Shirefolk

Folk at the New Room is a monthly folk music series, featuring local, national and international artists from the folk scene.  Previous artists include Methera, Stray Local, Bristol Folk Singers and Laurel Swift’s folk musical “Travelling with Thomas”. Find out more about forthcoming gigs here.

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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