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Devils Violin
Tithe Barn 7.45 £12

Nailsea Folk @ the Grove 8pm
Grove Sports Centre

Model Folk Band
13 October Tithe Barn 7.00 for 7.45

Tithe Barn 8pm

Nailsea Folk @ the Grove 8pm
Grove Sports Centre

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7 Oct 18 Devils Violin
location: Tithe Barn 7.45 £12

The Devil’s Violin creates and performs music and storytelling shows that receive standing ovations and evoke passionate responses from its diverse audience and positive reviews from arts professionals.

A Nailsea Tithe BarnTrust event which may be of interest to folk club members

9 Oct 18 Nailsea Folk @ the Grove 8pm
location: Grove Sports Centre
13 Oct 18 Model Folk Band
location: 13 October Tithe Barn 7.00 for 7.45

Moldel Folk Band

A long time ago in circumstances best described as vague, the nucleus of The Model Folk was born. We are a six piece band hailing from the deepest darkest reaches of North Somerset. Our sound is an eclectic cocktail of influences that could loosely fit in the folk canon. Live shows are full of self-deprecating humour, romance, pathos, audience engagement and interaction; this creates an intimacy which feels more akin to a family get together than a gig; with tunes such as Nipples for Men and Naked in The Kitchen, our aim is to get everyone smiling and tapping their feet. The music is created with clarinet wizardry, trumpets, trombones & accordion; topped off with epic harmonies; with influences from The Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band, Curtis Eller, Frank Zappa, Robyn Hitchcock, Ani DiFranco, Cardiacs, Tom Waits, Beirut, Fiona Apple, Bob Marley, Glitzy Bag Hags, John Martyn and many others but sounding like none of them. As one recent gig attendee said to us “you may go not knowing the songs, but you end up wondering why on earth you hadn’t known them all your life!”.

Nailsea Tithe BarnTrust event which will be of interest to folk followers with this popular big band

Tickets £10 from

2 Nov 18 Breabach
location: Tithe Barn 8pm

Scotland's finest

Breabach Tithe Barn 8pm £16


One of the most celebrated and successful Scottish folk bands of recent times, Breabach command the stage with flare, charisma and a sound that is as expansive as it is distinct. Powered by double bagpipes, flute and fiddle, this uncompromising force is further fueled by the tight groove of double bass, guitar and step-dance. Their enviable musicianship and adaptability is elegantly displayed through the thoughtful arrangement and delivery of songs.


13 Nov 18 Nailsea Folk @ the Grove 8pm
location: Grove Sports Centre
25 Nov 18 Gigspanner
location: Tithe Barn 7.30


Since his departure from folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span at the end of 2013, legendary fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process has firmly established their burgeoning reputation as one of the most innovative acts on the folk/roots scene.

A glance at the band's Guestbook page offers an insight into the emotional impact their performances exert..."spellbinding" "sublime" "blown away" "inspired" and "magical" are familiar themes.

Tickets £15

11 Dec 18 Nailsea Folk @ the Grove 8pm
location: Grove Sports Centre

Christmas Party Evening

13 Dec 18 Tim Brine and Sue Franklin
location: Ring of Bells 8pm

Back by popular demand!!

Sue Franklin and Tim Brine   £5 on the door  Ring of Bells

Hugely popular, they are consummate performers with fine guitar, mandolin and recorder playing. Great songs rooted in the social issues, they are reallly lovely people. They have played for many years on the Bristol scene but now live in Cornwall so its wonderful to entice them back!

It will be a warm, rousing night with good friends

31 Dec 18 New Years Eve Barn / Dance
location: Tithe Barn 8pm

New Years Eve Barn Dance  

Tithe Barn  £12   (£30 family) 8.00 pm

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

12 Jan 19 The Local Honeys
location: Tithe Barn

The Local Honeys

A night of Old Time with this young duo on tour from the States

15 Feb 19 Michael McGoldrick John McCusker and John Doyle
location: Tithe Barn 8pm

Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and Johnny Doyle Tithe Barn 8pm  £14


This excellent and acclaimed trio are coming to Nailsea as part of a high profile national tour. Expect a treasure trove of gorgeous tunes, razor sharp grooves and sublime playing.

Michael McGoldrick (flute, whistles and uillean pipes) has won countless All Ireland Championships and for many years has played in the legendary Capercaille band.   John McCusker (fiddle)  is one of Scotland most accomplished and versatile musicians, having played in countless line ups including the Battlefield Band. John Doyle is a powerful and versatile guitarist from Dublin regarded as being in a class of his own, with his use of awesome and inspirational rhythms.

3 Mar 19 Peter Knight and John Spiers
location: Tithe Barn 7.30