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Tithe Barn Roof

Upcoming Events

Nailsea Folk @ the Grove
Grove Sports Centre 8pm

Tim Brine and Sue Franklin
Ring of Bells 8pm

New Years Eve Barn / Dance
Tithe Barn 8pm

The Local Honeys
Tithe Barn 7.30

Michael McGoldrick John McCusker and John Doyle
Tithe Barn 8pm

What else is coming?



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Highlights of our forthcoming programme include:

Fri 2nd Nov: Breabach. High energy music from Scotland's top folk band.

Sun 25th Nov: Gigspanner. 

Sat 12th Jan: The Local Honeys. Quirky bluegrass duo from the States.

Fri 25th Jan: Jez Lowe. Great singer songwriter from Co Durham and one of the "Pitman Poets".

Fri 16th Feb: McGoldrick, McCusker and Doyle: Thrilling Irish music from this top trio.

Sun 3rd Mar: Peter Knight and John Spiers. Ex Steeleye Span and ex Bellowhead combine to enthrall.

For full details and the complete list of events please see the calendar below.

Calendar View

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

Christmas Party Evening

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

Back by popular demand!!

Sue Franklin and Tim Brine   £5 on the door

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!

Support from Terry Helliar: Songs from the Caravan, Pete Thompson: Magenta, Guy Hawthorn, Thornbridge.

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 7.30
The Local Honeys

The Local Honeys

A night of Old Time with this young duo on tour from the foothills of Applachia in the States. Montana Hobbs and Linda Jean Stokely were the first two lady graduates in Traditional Hillbilly Music. They promise a gutsy, firey performance, delivered with charisma.

Support from local Old Time group "Cider House Rounders" with some appalachian dancing too!

Tickets £12

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

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 for 8pm
Peter Knight and John Spiers

Friday 3 March

Peter Knight of Steeleye Span and John Spiers of Boden and Spiers and Boden / Bellowhead came together by chance and immediately created a spark which has been capitvating audiences ever since. Technically brilliant on fiddle and melodeon they are both highly creative and take tunes into the stratosphere. Totally enthralling.

This concert is likely to prove very popular.

Tickets £15.

17 Mar 19 St Patricks Night with Fougere Rouge
location: Tithe Barn 7.30
St Patricks Night with Fougere Rouge

Annual fundraising event in aid of the Barn's projects to support people with dementia and their carers.

Fronted by Fougere Rouge the ceilidh band with a number of guests with will be a night of fiery jigs and reels, hornpipes and a big singalong of Irish classics.

Always fun and  aid of a very good cause


6 Apr 19 Jake Thackray remembered
location: Nailsea Tithe Barn 8.00
Jake Thackray remembered

A night of Jake Thackray

Fake Thackray (John Watterson) is the UK's foremost interpreter of the wonderful wordsmithery of Jake Thackray. He has worked closely with the Thackray family, researching and recording Jake Thackray's music. Expect a night full of fun, stories about Jake and all those great songs performed close to Jake's orginal style.

Tickets £10 from Nailsea Tithe Barn Trust:

19 May 19 Tim Edey
location: Tithe Barn 7.30 pm
Tim Edey

Tim Edey                                                Tickets £12

“Tim Edey is brilliant – in every which way. As a guitarist he has few peers. As a box player he’s a magician. As a character he’s off the scale – Colin Irwin, fRoots

“Utterly fantastic. Sheer, wonderful ebullient music” – Mike Harding “Tim Edey plays a host of different instruments to a standard us mere mortals can only dream of. Listen and weep”- Jim Byrne, The Living Tradition

Tim Edey was voted BBC Radio Two’s Musician of the year 2012 (BBC R2 FOLK AWARDS) and “Best duo” with Brendan Power. Tim is a multi-instrumentalist and singer and has toured the world and recorded with most of the major names in Celtic/Contemporary roots music including; The Chieftains, Dougie MacLean, Christy Moore, JP Cormier, Frankie Gavin, Sharon Shannon, Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh, Natalie MacMaster & Donnell Leahy, Steve Cooney, Dermot Byrne, Altan, Stockton’s Wing, Capercaillie, Brendan Power, Kevin Burke, Michael McGoldrick, Seamus Begley, The Barra MacNeills, Shaun Davey, Session A9, Wolfstone, Lunasa, Vinnie Kilduff, Tony McManus, Mary Black, Session A9, Julie Fowlis, to name but a few…

Tim, now a name on the world stage in his own right after seventeen years of hard work, is rated by many to be one of the world’s finest ever Melodoen and Guitar players in the folk & contemporary scene today!