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.
Thursday 14th November 2019 - Americana-roots and folk duo from Cabot, Vermont, Dana and Susan Robinson combine vivid songwriting and storytelling, with fiddle tunes, clawhammer banjo, elegant melodies, and rich harmony singing.
Thursday 12th December 2019 - Ben Walker and Rob Harbron offer audiences an evening of spellbinding music and the stories behind it, combining solo sets with a selection of traditional and original tunes played together, with seasonal folk tidings from Bristol Folk Singers.
Thursday 16th January 2020 - Owl Light Trio
Jim Penny on concertina, Jane Griffiths on fiddle and viola and Colin Fletcher on guitar. All three have deep roots in traditional music, share a passion for tunes from Ireland, the UK and Brittany, and draw upon their combined influences to create compelling, heartfelt arrangements.
Tuesday 25th February 2020 - Leveret
Leveret is a unique collaboration between three of England's finest folk musicians: Andy Cutting (button accordion), Sam Sweeney (fiddle) and Rob Harbron (concertina). Leveret’s music is not arranged in the conventional sense and the trio rely on mutual trust and musical interaction to create new settings of their repertoire in the moment, with no two performances alike.
Thursday 26th March 2020 - Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith
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
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.