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Folk Nights & Acoustic Music in Bristol

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Bristol's Folk & Acoustic Scene

Like jazz, folk is an extremely broad genre. From Joan Baez and Joanna Newsom to Bon Iver and the Fleet Foxes to Sheelanegig and Beirut, the folk field is vast. Fortunately when it comes to catering for such a broad spectrum of live music, Bristol excels. ***** Folk venues in Bristol
For off-centre Twee and Anti-Folk, be sure to check out what's on at the Louisiana and check the Start The Bus listings. Cafe Kino and The Arts House both on Stokes Croft also host occasional anti-folk bands and solo musicians.

For less lo-fi and more straight up folk, key venues include: The Leftbank, The Lansdown in Clifton, The South Bank Centre and The Folk House.

For more feisty folk bands keep an eye on gigs at The Attic and check out our gypsy jazz listings.

The folk big-guns and pop-crossover 'stars' like Noah and The Whale, Seth Lakeman and Mumford and Sons will be found at the biggest Bristol Venues (Colston Hall, o2 Academy and St George's Hall). For these gigs, arrive early as big folk events (at St Georges Hall in particular) can come packaged with some great (and potentially better) support artists.

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The Crafty Cow
Alex Taylor at The Crafty Cow, Bristol
Alex Taylor is “a genius with a loop pedal… and his voice is stunning” – Metro
Breaking Bread
Cuculi Presents: Acoustic Night
BEA, Ember and Bethany. M. Roberts
The Grain Barge
Chris Webb 10th anniversary party
Celebration of 10 years since the first Chris Webb EP
The Lanes
HARVEY CAUSON + BONSI (SOLD OUT)
Seated Show / Table Service / Safety Measures In Place
The Lanes
EAD WOOD + PLASTIC JESUS AND THE LOLLYGAGGERS
Seated Show / Table Service / Safety Measures In Place
The Old Market Assembly
Sam Brookes Assembly Nights 18:30: Album Launch
Sam Brookes Album Launch, 2 course dinner & arrival cocktail
Zed Alley
Gavin Osborn // James Harriman // Ben Hutcheson
Jammed Up Events present an evening of folk, featuring Gavin Osborn with support from James Harriman and Ben Hutcheson.
Bristol Folk House
Calan
Bringing infections rhythms and high voltage routines, Wales’ greatest folk supergroup Calan return to Bristol with fiddles, accordions, gu
The Lanes
MILO'S PLANES + HAAL (live)
Seated Show / Table Service / Safety Measures In Place
Downend Folk Club (Frenchay Village Hall)
Lucy Ward in Concert (live event)
Lucy Ward headlines the third in our series of live/online hybrid concerts
The Cloak and Dagger
The Calm Creatives Art Fair
First Public Day of the Calm Creatives Art Fair
The Lanes
EMILY MAGPIE + LITTLE RÊD (live)
Seated Show / Table Service / Safety Measures In Place
The Lanes
EMILY ISHERWOOD + OLIVER WILDE (SOLD OUT)
Seated Show / Table Service / Safety Measures In Place
Jam Jar
Ewan McLennan - Rescheduled
From a BBC Folk Award to his work with Transatlantic Sessions through to his recent critically-acclaimed collaboration with the author Georg
Downend Folk Club Online
Lucy Ward in Concert (online event)
Lucy Ward plays Downend Folk Club online!
Strange Brew
Schwet with Dead Space Chamber Music & Pheasantry
Bristol’s two foremost proponents of Medieval revivalism: dank ambient, Fungi worship and Mead-based merriment.
Rough Trade Bristol
Molly Linen + Clementine March
Fantôme x Rough Trade Bristol bring you two of Lost Maps' brightest stars!
Bristol Folk House
Urban Folk Quartet
“A sizzling hot ensemble who fuse folk with elements of dub, house and rock with an ease that shouldn’t naturally follow that list of genres
The Hen & Chicken
Bob Wayne THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED
This show is part of a record breaking tour where he performs 365 shows across the globe without a day off.
St George's Bristol
The Secret Sisters
Colston Hall Presents at St George's Bristol
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Dana Gavanski
BBC 6 Music approved, Toronto based Dana Gavanski returns to Bristol
Jam Jar
Moulettes at The Jam Jar
Psychedelic Art Rock // Prog // Folk
Jam Jar
Seas Of Mirth & Ushti Baba + PsychoAcoustic Goat
Bristol big banger double headliner! Get immersed in some downright wonky delights and some sub aquatic sensory fun.
The Louisiana
Pictish Trail - POSTPONED
Colston Hall presents at The Louisiana
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Fishstock 2021
DIY punk all dayer
Exchange
Nadia Reid
The award winning NZ based folk artist returns to Bristol
Jam Jar
Daoirí Farrell - Rescheduled
Winner of two BBC Folk Awards 2017: The Horizon Award for best newcomer and Best Traditional Track
Crofters Rights
Luke Marshall Black
Crosstown Concerts presents... Luke Marshall Black at Crofter's Rights, Bristol
The Forge, Bristol
Jake Xerxes Fussell
Durham, North Carolina's Jake Xerxes Fussell is one of the finest interpreters of old songs around.
St George's Bristol
Talisk Reschedulled
One of Scotland’s most popular folk groups to emerge in the last decade, Talisk return to Bristol in May 2020 - headlining the city’s stunni
The Wardrobe Theatre
Rachel Baiman - Rescheduled
Well versed in a variety of fiddle traditions including Old-Time, Bluegrass, Scottish and Canadian styles, Rachel Baiman is a versatile and
Downend Folk Club @ Frenchay Village Hall
India Electric Co. + support TBC
India Electric Co. headline Downend Folk Club's April concert at Frenchay Village Hall
Crofters Rights
Agata Single Launch (New Date TBC)
Agata Single Launch at The Crofters Rights