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Ange Hardy
Tithe Barn 8pm

New Years Eve Barn Dance SOLD OUT
Tithe Barn 8pm

Jackie Oates
Tithe Barn 8pm

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

Jez Lowe
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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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 SOLD OUT

location: Tithe Barn 8pm

New Years Eve Barn Dance  SOLD OUT

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.


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.

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!"