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 16th September – Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith
(originally 26th March 2020)
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 14th October – Ben Walker and Kirsty Merryn
BBC Folk Award winner Ben Walker joins forces with highly acclaimed singer and pianist Kirsty Merryn to rediscover songs from rural England on their Life and the Land Tour – a celebration of England’s harvest tradition, reimagining songs born out of our agricultural past.
Thursday 31st March 2022 – Peggy Seeger with Calum MacColl
(originally Sunday 31st May 2020)
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.