Intarsia – Jo May & Sarah Matthews

Immerse yourself in the sounds of violin, octave fiddle, tenor guitar, balafon and a whole range of other percussion instruments, presented by the emerging duo Intarsia. Jo May and Sarah Matthews blend the music of these wooden instruments to deliver original and traditional material inspired by English songs, West African rhythms and more.

Thursday 16th June 2022, 7.30pm
(doors 7pm, café bar open from 6.30pm)

Unreserved pew seating.
Tickets £17 (£15 advance) / Concessions £15 (£13 advance)

Tickets available online or in the shop at John Wesley’s New Room.

The sounds of these wooden instruments blend to create intricate delivery of original and traditional material inspired by English songs, European dance tunes, West African rhythms and more. Intarsia’s debut album ‘Sistere’ was released in October 2020.

“Jo May, with her extraordinary ability on percussion, supported beautifully by Sarah Matthews. An album filled with musical delights – complex and simple rhythms from all around the world, put together beautifully with Jo and Sarah’s great sensibility and obvious passion for playing music with each other.\” James Fagan – Thank Goodness It’s Folk, Sheffield Live

“Bright and breezy, optimistic sounds from Derbyshire duo, Sarah Matthews and Jo May: viola, violin and vocals from Sarah, plus Jo’s cornucopia of percussion.” Paul Mansfield – Living Tradition Magazine

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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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