Folk at the New Room presents Laurel Swift & Ben Moss

with support from The Somerset Russets

Thursday 22nd November, 7.30pm (doors 7pm, cafe open from 6.30pm)

Unreserved seating.
Adult £14/£12 Adv. Concessions £12/£10 Adv.
Tickets available in the New Room shop, on Eventbrite (online booking fee applies), or on the door.

Folk at the New Room presents Laurel Swift & Ben Moss, with support from the Somerset Russets

Rich vocal harmonies and punchy arrangements of traditional and original songs. Tunes infused with great energy and bounce honed by years dancing together in Morris Offspring. Three fiddles, two voices, one melodeon and a pair of clogs. Ben Moss & Laurel Swift, have performed as a duo since 2013. Dancing together in Morris Offspring for many years they have developed a punchy, infectious style of playing that defies anyone not to dance and sing along!


TSomerset folk at John Wesley's Chapelhe Somerset Russets

Taking their inspiration from the village bands of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, The Somerset Russets combine strings, winds and squeezeboxes to recreate the sound which delighted novelist and poet Thomas Hardy. Firmly rooted in the dance tunes, West Gallery music and marches of those old bands, the Russets also sometimes venture further afield to take in a recently composed tune or maybe something from France, Ireland or Scandinavia.  This will be their first official gig in Bristol, and we’re looking forward to welcoming them.

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.

Learn more