Folk at the New Room is a candlelit concert series taking place in a beautiful 18th Century chapel.  Since launching in November 2017, Folk at the New Room has welcomed artists including Sam Sweeney from Bellowhead, Three Cane Whale, Methera, Boldwood, Ian A. Anderson, Daniel & Emma Reid, Karen Tweed, Andy Cutting, and Bristol Folk Singers, with many more exciting local and international artists to come.

Gigs usually take place on a Thursday evening at 7.30pm, with doors at 7pm.  The New Room cafe is open beforehand from 6.30pm serving drinks, soup, and a delicious selection of homemade cakes.

Tickets £14 (£12 advance), £12 concessions (£10 advance), and are available on Eventbrite, in the New Room shop or on the door.

Spring 2020 - POSTPONED

Due to the ongoing coronavirus situation, our March-May gigs have now been postponed - see below for dates.

If you have purchased tickets and are unable to make the rescheduled gig, please contact us to arrange a refund by emailing your name and order ticket number to

Please click here to read the latest information on The New Room’s response to the Coronavirus.


Thursday 26th March - Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith - postponed until Thursday 16th September 2021.
Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith are one of the finest duos to have emerged onto the British folk and acoustic scene in recent years. Their unique ability to make old songs seem relevant and new songs sound ancient has brought them widespread critical acclaim.



Thursday 21st May 2020 - The Hut People - postponed to Thursday 29th October 2020

Taking the audience on a musical journey around the World, English instrumental duo The Hut People (Sam Pirt and Gary Hammond) mix global rhythms with folk tunes from Quebec to Spain, Scandinavia to Sussex and everywhere in between in a quirky celebration of our rich musical heritage.



Sunday 31st May 2020 - Peggy Seeger with Calum MacColl - postponed to Monday 24th May 2021

Making a very welcome return to Bristol on her ‘First Farewell Tour’, the charismatic Peggy Seeger - singer, songwriter, feminist, icon, Ewan MacColl’s partner and muse - is the undisputed queen of folk and political song. Join Peggy and her son Calum MacColl, an exceptional musician in his own right, for a glorious evening of up-close performance. Expect to hear some of Peggy and Ewan MacColl’s most loved songs, readings from Peggy’s award-winning memoir ‘The First Time Ever’, plenty of audience participation and lots of relaxed family banter.




Peggy Seeger and Calum MacColl - 31st May 2020

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