Folk at the New Room is a candlelit concert series taking place in a beautiful 18th Century chapel.
Launched in November 2017 with Methera, Folk at the New Room has welcomed artists including Sam Sweeney from Bellowhead, Three Cane Whale, Boldwood, Ian A.Anderson, Daniel & Emma Reid, I Fratelli Tarzanelli, 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 from £14 (£12 advance), £12 concessions (£10 advance), and are available online, in the New Room shop and on the door.
Tuesday 25 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 26 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 21 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.