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Tithe Barn Roof

Upcoming Events

10-Dec-21
Ellie Gowers
Tithe Barn 8pm

14-Jan-22
The Drystones
Tithe Barn 8pm

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

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.

Great News ... we are running concert evenings from Friday 3 September and our Grove Music sessions from 12 October.

We have been cautious about starting up again and will remain so but now vaccination rates are high we feel it is time to try to have some live music. 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 asking people to consider taking a lateral flow test up to 24 hours before coming to oen of our events. We will not be askign for evidence.

We are asking people to wear masks when not seated and to use handgel on arrival and when leaving.

We will keep this under review as the autumn 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.

We really look forward to seeing you again!

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

Fri 10 Dec 8.00  Ellie Gowers: Exquisite, mesmerising gifted singer/ songwriter.

Fri 14 Jan Drystones 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.