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Swarb: A tribute. It suits him well
Tithe Barn 8pm

Jez Lowe
Tithe Barn 8pm

Keith Christmas
Ring of Bells 8pm

The Model Folk
Tithe Barn 7.45pm

St Patricks Night with Fougere Rouge
Ring of Bells 8pm

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Spring 2018 message

We are so pleased to be hosting one of just ten nights in the UK celebrating the life and music of Dave Swarbrick. He loved playing at Nailsea which is why we were approached and we have very fond memories of his many appearances at the Oak and Ring of Bells. Certainly will be a special occasion with a stella line up. We are also very pleased with our first two acoustic Thursday events at the Ring of Bells and will be hosting more this Spring. An in addition to what is a varied programme we have been delighted with the success of the Singers nights at the Grove. They have a good regular following of people who like to play and others who are happy to listen. So along with the Trust music events at the banr there is plenty to choose from!

Look forward to seeing you all  

David and the team

Note our new on line ticketting arrangement:     Please bring proof of purchase (on device/ printed page).Thanks!

Best wishes David


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27 Jan 18 Swarb: A tribute. It suits him well

location: Tithe Barn 8pm

Swarb: Its suits him well.


Dave Swarbrick tribute tour.

Tithe Barn  £15   8.00 pm

A very special night celebrating the talent of Dave Swarbrick, fiddle player extraordinaire featuring Martin Carthy, John Kilpatrick, Jason Swarbrick (nephew and Dave’s fiddle protégé) and the Jason Wilson Band.

Dave Swarbrick was a unique talent who broke the mould of English folk fiddle when he played with Fairport Convention. We were treated on many occasions at Nailsea Folk club to his energetic and lyrical style. Sorely missed this will be a very special, one off tribute night. We are very lucky to have been offered the chance to host one of the nights of this special tribute tour.


2 Feb 18 Jez Lowe

location: Tithe Barn 8pm

Jez Lowe

Tithe Barn  £10   8.00 pm


Sony award winning songwriter from Durham Jez received a double nomination in the 2015 BBC Folk Awards – for best singer and best new song – was a timely reminder of Jez Lowe’s standing in the UK folk and acoustic music scene. Not only he is one of the busiest live performers in the country, but his songs are among the most widely sung by other performers.

Often performing with The Bad Pennies (featuring Kate Bramley, The Pitmen Poets or The Broonzies he is also a thoroughly engaging solo performer. Indeed the intimacy allows you to really get to know this warm hearted and humorous man.

Meanwhile, his involvement in the award-winning BBC series The Radio Ballads continues, with his song The Wrong Bus singled out for inclusion on Radio 4’s Pick of the Year last December. The song is also featured on his latest album, The Ballad Beyond, the success of which prompted a feature in fRoots magazine and glowing reviews the world over.

Jez shows no sign of slowing down, with tours of America, Holland, Australia and Canada lined up over the next twelve months, alongside an enviable list of UK dates.


1 Mar 18 Keith Christmas

location: Ring of Bells 8pm

Keith Christmas  Thurs 1 March  8pm Ring of Bells  £5 on the door

A man with a stunning pedigree, phenomenal guitar techniques and a passion for storytelling, philosophy and politics, Keith Christmas is someone with true class and style.

3 Mar 18 The Model Folk

location: Tithe Barn 7.45pm

Saturday 3rd March - (Trust event in association with Folk Club)

7.45 pm 

The Model Folk   

Folk ...with a jazzy, Balkan twist.    Fantastic lively tunes from a fantastic band! 

Tickets £10

15 Mar 18 St Patricks Night with Fougere Rouge

location: Ring of Bells 8pm

St Patricks Night fundraiser for dementia projects at the Barn. Ring of Bells 8pm £8 on the door

An  informal night with the classic Irish favourites to sing along to and bundles of fiery gigs and reels to set the pulse racing.

18 Mar 18 Phil Beer

location: Tithe barn 7.30

Phil Beer   Sunday 18 March 7.30

Phil needs little introduction. One half of Britain’s most successful duo Show of Hands
Phil’s instrumental wizardry is well documented and has been utilised by countless artists from the Rolling Stones to Mike Oldfield. A sublime fiddle player, for many years he was lead guitarist and singer with the Albion Band and co-wrote many of their songs. He’s a thoroughly charming man and a consummate performer. Rightly nominated at Folk Musician of the Year 2009 for his tireless contribution to folk music.

Tickets: £15

15 Apr 18 Moore Ross and Rutter

location: Tithe Barn 7.30pm

Moore Ross and Rutter

Tithe Barn 7.30 pm £12


Moore Moss Rutter is a contemporary trio consisting of Tom Moore (violin), Archie Churchill-Moss (melodeon) and Jack Rutter (guitar and vocals). Their material is often developed from traditional English folk tunes and pieces of their own compositions, which are heavily arranged using elements of folk, jazz, classical and bluegrass.


They were stunning the last time they played at Nailsea, I simply just had to get them back!


20 May 18 Jim Causley

location: 7.30 Tithe Barn £10

Jim Causley  7.30 pm  £10

"The finest singer of his generation" Mojo Magazine

Jim Causley hails from Devon. He has a wonderfully rich and powerful voice and has been nominated for no less than 6 BBC Folk Awards and was Spiral Earth "Singer of the Year" in 2014. His unique voice and persona has made him one of the most loved musicians on today's folk scene. He sings a mixture of traditonal and self penned songs drawing on south west countryside and folklore.

"A voice in a million!"