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Tithe Barn Roof

Upcoming Events

28-Jan-22
Harbottle and Jonas
Ring of Bells 8pm

13-Feb-22
The Sharon Shannon Quartet SELLLING OUT!
Tithe Barn 7.30

17-Mar-22
St Patricks Night at the Ringers
Ring of Bells 8pm

19-Mar-22
The Magpies
Tithe Barn 8pm

24-Apr-22
Mishra
Tithe Barn 7.30pm

What else is coming?

 

Welcome to Nailsea Folk Club

Welcome to Nailsea Folk Club! We have been running the club since 1987 and have developed a strong reputation for our concert programme which features top names from around the world. Over the years the club has become a family of linked activities and projects which develop and change over time

We hold our concerts in Nailsea Tithe Barn which is very comfortable and has an excellent acoustic. Nailsea Folk Club was very involved and instrumental in the refurbishment of the barn which dates from the 15th Century. It provides an ideal ambience for folk music. It is fully accessible for people with physical disabilities and has modern facilities.

We also run more traditional folk club nights including feature nights at the Ring of Bells in Nailsea which has a lively atmosphere.

Every second Tuesday throughout the year at 8pm we have our "Singers and Musicians Nights" at the Grove Sports Centre (see the dedicated page).

NFC is also involved in fundraising events and supports many local causes.

UPDATE!!!!!

With huge regret we have postponed both Drystones on 14 Jan and the Tithe Barn event Moments of Pleasure (Kate Bush) on 22 Jan. The ticket sales dried up in early December and were so low they were not viable events to put on. We would have lost too much money. I am sorry as I know some people are disappointed. We have reimbursed tickets bought on Ticketsource and will reimburse those people who have paper tickets. We are trying to agree new dates for later in the year.

The good news is the Singers and Musicians nights at the Grove Sports Centre are continuing with covid safe measures in place. The next one is on Tuesday 11 Jan.

We have also decided to go ahead with the Harbottle and Jonas concert on 28 Jan at the Ring of Bells. This is in response to feedback that people are missing live folk music and want to attend concerts.  Please support it. The music will be exceptional.  We will be limiting ticket sales to just 40 and are asking people to undertake lateral flow tests before they come. 

http://www.ticketsource.co.uk/nailsea-folk-club

 

We are also expecting to put on the Sharon Shannon Quartet on 13 February. At the present time the tour is still going ahead and we understand Sharon is really looking forward to playing in the Tithe Barn.  We have limited tickets to 80 and the event is sold out. There may well be some returns so do email us if you want to be included on the waiting list:

nailseafolkclub@hotmail.co.uk

 

I am sure as the year progresses things will improve and we will share some wonderful performances together.

 

For those who like Wassailing Barley Rye will be keeping up the tradition at the Ring of Bells on  Saturday 15 Jan at 5pm!

 

I look forward to seeing you soon.

 

Best wishes David

Please see full details of our covid policy on the website (drop down on Home tab).

Essentially:

We will be limiting ticket sales in the Barn to 80 and at the Ring of Bells 50 to start with and will have controls in place including allocated seating, advance ticketting, drinks ordering / serving.

For the time being we are telling people not to attend if they are at all unwell, have had a positive covid test in the previous 10 days or have been asked to isolate. We will refund any tickets purchased if that is the case.

We are expecting people to take a lateral flow test up to 24 hours before coming to one of our events. We will not be asking for evidence.

We expect people to wear masks and to use handgel on arrival and when leaving.

We will keep this under review as the situation progresses.

We will using Ticketsource to sell tickets. This will enable us to keep a close track on numbers and to tell people if they are unexpected changes.

It has been a difficult programme to put together as we have wanted to carry forward the  bookings we have had to cancel. In addition the Tithe Barn has had to roll over the weddings booked in the summer to the autumn and spring. So this has affected the balance and caused the predominance of Sunday nights.

NOTE: We have updated our covid policy at the beginning of December but the situation has deterioated so we have reluctantly decided to postpone the Drystones in January. We are keeping our other events under review depending on Government restrictions which may be applied.

Details of the programme are included in the events but highlights include;

Fri 14 Jan Drystones  POSTPONED DUE TO COVID 8.00 Breath-taking virtuosity from this high energy duo.

Fri  28 Jan  Harbottle and Jonas: 8.00  Top duo with spine tingling vocal arrangements top class musicianship.

Sun 13 Feb 7.30  The Sharon Shannon Quartet:  The legendary accordionist teams up with her band to bring innovative arrangements to Irish tunes.

Thurs 17 Mar St Patricks Night at the Ringers: 8.00  Toe tapping jigs reels and hornpipes and lusty chorus singing.

Sat 19 Mar The Magpies: 8.00  Female trio - glittering arrangements & vocals.

Sun 24 April Mishra: 7.30  Brilliant : Americana & folk mixed with Indian music.

Sun  8 May Billy Mitchell and Bob Fox7.30  Songs, stories and fun from the North East. Lindisfarne front man and Warhorse song-man come together.

 Also at the Barn (see www.nailseatithebarntrust.co.uk)

Sat 18 Dec Tango Calor;  8.00  Hot, spicy, raunchy tango three piece. Excellent.

Sat 22 Jan Moments of Pleasure (duo) 8.00  The music of Kate Bush. Superb.

Note: We work closely with Nailsea Tithe Barn Trust and co-ordinate our concert programme with other music events as the Tithe Barn and include these in our publicity.