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Tithe Barn Roof

Upcoming Events

Schmoozenbergs: Hot gypsy jazz.
Nailsea Tithe Barn 8pm

Paul McKenna Band
Nailsea Tithe Barn 8pm

Coig (Cape Breton Quartet)
Nailsea Tithe Barn 7.30pm

Jim Reynolds
Ring of Bells 8pm

Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar
Nailsea Tithe Barn 8pm

What else is coming?



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Upcoming Events 2020 (8 pm at Tithe Barn unless stated)


Fri 17 Jan Ewan McClennan: Intimate, moving and spellbinding.

Fri 24 Jan Schmoozenbergs*: Hot, lively gypsy jazz and East European 4 piece.

Fri 7 Feb Paul McKenna band: “The best band to come out of Scotland in 20 years”. Powerful 5 piece band, fiddle / pipes/ whistles with stunning vocals.

Sun 16 Feb 7.30 Còig:  Infectious Cape Breton music from this Canadian Four piece. Lively tunes, haunting songs and stepping. High energy & unparalleled.

Fri 28 Feb Ring of Bells Jim Reynolds:  Ragtime blues from gentleman Jim.

Fri 13 Mar Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar: Powerful vocals and driving guitar combine with sublime fiddle, humour and thoughtful social commentary.

Fri 20 Mar Ring of Bells St Patricks Night*: Great Irish tunes and songs in aid of dementia café. Always fun and in support of a very good cause.

Fri 17 Apr Billy Mitchell and Bob Fox: Songs, stories and fun from the North East. Lindisfarne front man and Warhorse song-man come together.

Sun 17 May 7.30 Miranda Sykes: Acclaimed bassist and singer with Show of Hands returns to her roots.

We look forward to seeing you!

*organised in conjunction with Nailsea Tithe Barn Trust. 

 We look forward to seeing you!

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24 Jan 20 Schmoozenbergs: Hot gypsy jazz.
location: Nailsea Tithe Barn 8pm
Schmoozenbergs: Hot gypsy jazz.

Schmoozenbergs: Hot, lively gypsy jazz and East European 4 piece.

Conjuring up the mood of 1930s Paris, fused with flavours of Eastern Europe and the energy of a campfire jam session, The Schmoozenbergs’ uplifting music will put a smile on your face and a spring in your step. With roots in Gypsy Jazz, and influences beyond, they bring you both original compositions (new album ‘Awaken’ released in 2019), and imaginative interpretations of vintage jazz tunes. Irresistible rhythms, evocative melodies and playful improvisation come together to create a lively and heart-warming sound.

“Upbeat good time music” (Songlines)

 “The musicianship is excellent, laidback and accomplished…played with love and abandon”(

This event is organised by Nailsea Tithe Barn Trust

Tickets £12 early / £15 : 

7 Feb 20 Paul McKenna Band
location: Nailsea Tithe Barn 8pm
Paul McKenna Band

The Paul McKenna Band

“The best band of their generation” (The Living Tradition)

“A band with the potential to dominate the Scottish/Irish traditional scene for the next twenty years” (Fatea Magazine)

Scotland’s Paul McKenna has long been ranked among our finest younger singers and songwriters, armed with a powerful yet intensely emotive voice and passionate social conscience, often expressed through his songs, a combination that’s brought frequent comparisons to the great Dick Gaughan. 

He and his band – comprising Robbie Greig (fiddle), Conal McDonagh (pipes/whistles), Conor Markey (banjo/ bouzouki/mandolin) and Ewan Baird (percussion) – draw on both Scottish and Irish roots, in a dynamic, full-bodied array of original and traditional material, along with songs by like-minded authors including Peggy Seeger, Alistair Hulett and Jim Reid. Following 2016’s tenth anniversary release Paths That Wind, they’re currently at work on their fifth album.

 Tickets £15

16 Feb 20 Coig (Cape Breton Quartet)
location: Nailsea Tithe Barn 7.30pm
Coig (Cape Breton Quartet)

Còig is one of Atlantic Canada’s most exciting Celtic traditional groups made up of four accomplished multi-instrumentalists, Chrissy Crowley, Rachel Davis, Darren McMullen, and Jason Roach. With the fiery Celtic high-energy style as its musical core, Còig easily shifts between century-old tunes of past generations to original and upbeat compositions, featuring the band's range of over a dozen instruments (vocals, fiddles, piano, guitars, banjo, mandolin, viola, bouzouki, whistles, and more). With driving tunes, haunting songs and infectious energy, Còig is an unparalleled music force. 

 This really is one not to be missed!  Spotted headlining at Orkney they were described simply as "brilliant".

Tickets £15

7.30 start!

28 Feb 20 Jim Reynolds
location: Ring of Bells 8pm
Jim Reynolds

Fri 28 Feb: Jim Reynolds: Consummat, legendary blues and ragtime guitarist and singer.

Jim Reynolds is a guitarist and singer who writes and plays an eclectic mix of music. The individual pieces tap into blues, ragtime, rhythm and blues, music hall and folk traditions. Some are extremely sensitive songs about life, people and relationships, while others are tongue in cheek. His albums are also sprinkled with classics from the likes of J.J. Cale, Nick Drake, John Martyn, Roy Orbison, the Inkspots, Jelly Roll Morton and Jimmy Rogers.

This is a traditional folk club night at the Ring of Bells with handpicked support acts to supplement the evening.

Only £5 on the door.

13 Mar 20 Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar
location: Nailsea Tithe Barn 8pm
Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar

Two time BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winners Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar combine Russell’s powerful vocals and driving guitar style with the latter’s All-Ireland Championship winning fiddle playing. 

 Since joining forces the duo have become one of the most sought after acts on the folk scene touring extensively in the UK, Denmark, Germany, France, Spain, Belgium and The Netherlands. Their fourth and latest (2018) studio album, Utopia & Wasteland, was described as ‘a big step forward’ (RnR Magazine), established them as ‘the golden boys of Brit-Folk’ (MOJO) and raised the pair to being ‘one of the most exciting duos in any genre’ (FRUK).  

As well as touring as a duo, Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar have been involved in some of the leading artistic collaborations to have come out of the UK folk scene in the last ten years including The Transports (5 Stars, The Guardian) and Shake the Chains (4 Stars, The Guardian).

 Combining original, contemporary songwriting with traditional material the pair have earned the following praise:


**** The Telegraph

**** The Sun  ***** The Daily Star


“folk at its very best”  Maverick

“invigorating…infectious joy”  Songlines

Tickets £14

20 Mar 20 St Patricks Night fundraiser
location: Ring of Bells 8pm
St Patricks Night fundraiser

Fri 20 Mar  St Patricks Night celebration:

Great Irish tunes and songs in aid of dementia café. Always fun and in support of a very good cause.

Organised by Nailsea Tithe Barn Trust in conjunction with the

folk club

Tickets £10.  On the door or book in adavnce to make sure!

17 Apr 20 Billy Mitchell and Bob Fox
location: Nailsea Tithe Barn (TBC) 8pm
Billy Mitchell and Bob Fox

Billy Mitchell and Bob Fox

Probably one of the most entertaining nights out that you will ever experience, this unique combination continues to entertain people of all shapes and sizes with their wonderful selection of northern songs that can span Jimmy Nail's 'Big River' to Lindisfarne's 'Meet Me On The Corner' - and delivered with consummate musicianship. BILLY MITCHELL has done it all as a performer and songwriter. He spent eight years as front man of the legendary Lindisfarne till their retirement in 2003.

One of Britain's most respected internationally-acclaimed musicians, Ralph McTell recently said of BOB FOX: “As soon as I heard Bob Fox sing I realised that he must have one of the best voices in England. I have always regarded him as an artiste of great integrity and ability.” Bob has twice been nominated as Folk Singer of the Year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and was invited to sing and play at Celtic Connections as part of a performance of the New Radio Ballads. Songman in the West End production of Warhorse he has presence and the ability the charm and entertain.

Tickets £15

17 May 20 Miranda Sykes
location: Nailsea Tithe Barn 7.30
Miranda Sykes

Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with ‘Show of Hands’ is returning to her roots. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she is touring as she started out: one woman, one bass, and one guitar. Building on the success of her Borrowed Places tour, Miranda Sykes is back with a completely new project: Behind The Wall. Where Borrowed Places opened a window into the past, explaining where she had been, physically & spiritually, Behind The Wall is a Roller Coaster Ride exploring where we are going; Miranda, you, me, all of us. What does it mean to be human today, living in our communities & societies & where will our actions lead us? Powerful and hard-hitting but also poignant & beautiful, this show gives us all a chance to reflect & maybe even empower us.

Tickets £12