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Tithe Barn 7.30 pm

Saul Rose an James Delarre
Tithe Barn 7.30pm

The Rheingans Sisters
Tithe Barn 8pm

Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith
Tithe Barn 8pm

Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra
Tithe Barn 8pm

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Welcome the our Autumn 2017 concert programme. A sprinkling of much loved favourites and some names new to Nailsea along with the Tuesday music sessions at the Grove which continue to be popular. We hope you find something to come to and enjoy.

Its now unbelievably 30 years since we started folk concerts at the Royal Oak and began what has become Nailsea Folk Club. We really appreciate all the support we have had over the years and it has certainly been a lot of fun. A lot has happened, especially with our involvement with the development of the Barn. Looking into the future and succession planning we recognise the need to involve new, younger faces and try new ideas. We are very keen to hear from anyone who would like to become involved.

We were extremely saddened to hear of the death of Vin Garbutt in June. He has left us with many wonderful memories at the folk club, great songs, great humour, great man. Hsi unique contribution to the world of folk will be greatly missed.

So please do come forward and contact me.


In the meantime we look forward to seeing you soon.

 Note: we now have on line ticketting.     Please bring proof of purchase (on device/ printed page).Thanks!

Best wishes David


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3 Sep 17 Teacups

location: Tithe Barn 7.30 pm

Sun Sept  3 Teacups Tithe Barn 7.30 pm £12

The Teacups sang at Nailsea Folk Club last year and the audience was blown away with the virtuosity of their singing and the ringing harmonies of their arrangements.

 Alex Cumming, Kate Locksley, Rosie Calvert and Will Finn met whilst studying on the Folk Degree at the University of Newcastle and formed The Teacups in 2010. It’s an age-old format – a quartet of singers: two men, two women – performing an age-old collection of songs. But The Teacups are new, they’re young, gutsy, and their debut album, One For The Pot, revels in the vibrancy of youth, and all that heartache, or confusion, or euphoria, that goes with it.

24 Sep 17 Saul Rose an James Delarre

location: Tithe Barn 7.30pm

Sun Sept 24 Saul Rose and James Delarre

Tithe Barn  £12   7.30 pm

James Delarre and Saul Rose combine thrilling fiddle performances with some of the finest melodeon playing. Inspired by more than fifteen years of appearing on the folk music scene, this new duo harnesses all the subtleties of traditional music while producing an exciting and energetic display of musicianship. Together they produce a full range of melodic and harmonic flavour with flowing melodies, rich harmony and considered vocal delivery. As firm friends the joy with which this pair experience music together is hypnotic, captivating and addictive.


20 Oct 17 The Rheingans Sisters

location: Tithe Barn 8pm

The Rheingan Sisters

Tithe Barn  £12 8.00 pm

Folk award winners in 2016 fiddle-singers Rowan and Anna grew up in the Peak District, surrounded by traditional music and encouraged to pick up the fiddle by their violin-maker father from an early age. Both professional musicians, Rowan is well known on the English folk music scene as part of hugely popular BBC Folk Award nominated trio Lady Maisery as well as for her work with Nancy Kerr & The Sweet Visitor Band. She also composes for theatre and is part of the ‘Songs of Separation’ super-group alongside Eliza Carthy and Karine Polwart, amongst others. Anna lives in Toulouse, in southern France, where she is a much sought after fiddle player and teacher of french music traditions, in which she has fast become an expert, having just gained a 1st class diploma from the Conservatioire Occitan. As both sisters have also spent a significant amount of time studying fiddle music in Scandinavia, they pull a range of influences from both the northern and southern European fiddle traditions into their own compositions and arrangements.  

"superb" - The Independent

"quite simply extraordinary" - fRoots.

17 Nov 17 Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith

location: Tithe Barn 8pm

Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith


Tithe Barn  £12   8.00 pm   


Their critically acclaimed second album, 'Night Hours' was released in December 2016. Described as 'exhilaratingly diverse and full of impeccably crafted songs', the album has created a real buzz around the duo and cemented their role as engaging musicians and social commentators within the British folk scene.

"To be a great folk singer, you have to be a great storyteller, as Jimmy Aldridge and Sid Goldsmith are clearly aware.

 The duo are both fine singers and multi-instrumentalists."

                 The Guardian 


“Exhilaratingly diverse and full of impeccably crafted and beautifully realised songs”

              Folk Radio 

‘Night Hours has to be one of the best albums of the year – I hope it will be fresh in the mind when the awards come around.’    

"Every now and then an act jumps out at you and knocks you back. You’re in for a treat.”

                            Mike Harding

to be a great

1 Dec 17 Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra

location: Tithe Barn 8pm

Rob Heron and the Tea Pad Orchestra

Tithe Barn  £15   8.00 pm

I loved this band so much when I saw them and was unsure whether to book as a Folk Club or Trust event. I just wanted to get them to Nailsea.

Rob Heron & The Tea Pad Orchestra don’t care what genre you choose to put them in – western swing, country blues, ragtime hokum or whatever else– as long as you understand that they’re 100% sincere and 100% immersed in this stuff. This is no lazy pastiche, no dressing up box. They live and breathe this music and want you to get immersed with them.

The Tea Pad are five years into a remarkable story that began with four friends studying folk and traditional music at Newcastle University and now sees them playing clubs and dancehalls and festivals the breadth of the British Isles and into mainland Europe (there was even a brief trip to India last year). Based on Tyneside but with members hailing from Orkney to Warwickshire, the Tea Pad sound draws on myriad influences - from Bob Wills to Django Reinhardt, George Jones to Cab Calloway - yet ultimately sounds like nobody else, that North Eastern Swing style that’s utterly their own and changing all the time.

15 Dec 17 Ange Hardy

location: Tithe Barn 8pm

Ange Hardy

Tithe Barn  £10   8.00 pm

Ange Hardy has been stunning audiences all over the country and has rapidly gained a reputation as a phenomenon on the indie and folk music circuit. If you’ve not heard her perform live yet then don’t miss this opportunity - you’re in for an absolute treat. You don’t get called “one of the country’s top folk musicians” by the Telegraph or invited to launch your new album live on BBC Radio 2 by delivering anything less than exceptional levels of entertainment.

Since she burst onto the scene in 2013 Ange Hardy has racked up an impressive array of awards including a nomination at last year's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and winning three consecutive FATEA awards: Female Vocalist of the Year (2013), Album of the Year (2014) and The Tradition Award (2015).

31 Dec 17 New Years Eve Barn Dance

location: Tithe Barn 8pm

New Years Eve Barn Dance

Tithe Barn  £12   (£30 family) 8.00 pm

The Trust’s traditional fundraising  family barn dance with the flutes and fiddles of Fougere Rouge. Always great fun. Bring and share American supper. Bar.

19 Jan 18 Jackie Oates

location: Tithe Barn 8pm

Jackie Oates (duo)

Tithe Barn  £12   8.00 pm

Winner of BBC Folk Awards for best newcomer and best traditional track, Jackie Oates is a name synonymous with the reinvigoration of English folk music, beguiling audiences with a delicate balance of tradition and reinvention.


Her mellifluous voice and imaginatively plaintive fiddle style has won her several BBC Folk Awards during a 10-year recording career.



“English folk-pop... as pretty as some spring mornings." The Independent


“Jackie Oates: the new face of folk”  The Guardian


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.


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!