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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 Lanes
MILO'S PLANES + HAAL (SOLD OUT)
Presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
The Lanes
EMILY MAGPIE + LITTLE RÊD (SOLD OUT)
Seated Show / Table Service / Safety Measures In Place
The Lanes
JAKABOL
Socially distanced show, presented by Gravy Train & BLG Promotions.
Downend Folk Club @ Christ Church Downend
Sam Sweeney
As we restart live performances, Sam Sweeney joins us in May for a solo performance in the glorious surroundings of Christ Church Downend.
The Louisiana
Langkamer Live at The Louisiana
Langkamer Live at The Louisiana
Online
Haitian Music and Meditation w/ Riva Nyri Precil
Krik Krak Festival 2021- come celebrate Haitian Heritage Month with Haitian dance and music workshops online.
St George's Bristol
Spindle Ensemble | Inkling album launch
Hidden Notes presents: Spindle Ensemble | Inkling album launch at St George's concert hall (support from Mandel)
Jam Jar
The Jam Jar Presents: Me and My Friends
Live tropical Folk music at The Jam Jar.
Jam Jar
The Jam Jar Presents: Me and My Friends
Live tropical Folk music at The Jam Jar.
St George's Bristol
Lady Maisery - Socially Distanced Concert
We are so excited to be able to be hosting a very special socially distanced show with one of the most exquisite folk acts of our time
Cloak and Dagger, The
Brook Tate Live
Brook produces sounds and tells stories that are unique, memorable and overall feel-good
Strange Brew
Strange Brew Bar Nights w/ Bokeh Versions
Our socially distanced bar nights are back!
The Lanes
EAD WOOD + SOFT GUT
Seated Show / Table Service / Safety Measures In Place
The Lanes
NICHOLSON HEAL + GREEN HANDS
Seated Show / Table Service / Safety Measures In Place
Downend Folk Club @ Christ Church Downend
Ellie Gowers (trio)
Ellie Gowers is joined by Alex Garden and Lukas Drinkwater for the second of our Summer concerts at Christ Church Downend
Jam Jar
Inner Terrestrials - album launch
Ska Punk legends are hitting The Jam Jar with their new album: Heart of the Free
Crofters Rights
De Anima | Launch Party
Celebrating the launch of Creative Media Community: De Anima
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.
Downend Folk Club @ Christ Church Downend
Luke Jackson
Luke Jackson rounds off our socially-distanced Summer Programme at Christ Church Downend.
The Lanes
EMILY ISHERWOOD + OLIVER WILDE
Seated Show / Table Service / Safety Measures In Place
The Thunderbolt
JOHN OTWAY
A night of fun, frollicks and chaos from the wonderful Otway!
Mr Wolfs
Dusk Brothers
Dark Swamp Blues with Stomp Boxes and Cigar box guitars
Oxwick Farm
Inglefest 2021
Intimate & independent music festival
Exchange
Dana Gavanski
BBC 6 Music approved, Toronto based Dana Gavanski returns to Bristol
Crofters Rights
Agata Single Launch (New Date TBC)
Agata Single Launch at The Crofters Rights
The Trinity Centre
Black Midi
black midi return with the mighty Cavalcade for two intimate Bristol shows
The Trinity Centre
Black Midi
black midi return with the mighty Cavalcade for two intimate Bristol shows
Exchange
ALICE BOMAN
Presented by Gravy Train.
The Louisiana
Skullcrusher
Freshly signed to Secretly Canadian
Exchange
Fishstock 2021
DIY punk all dayer
Jam Jar
Stick In The Wheel
Stick In The Wheel’s work is rooted in traditional music and song, informed by the modern electronic music that grew out of their hybrid
Crofters Rights
Luke Marshall Black
Crosstown Concerts presents... Luke Marshall Black at Crofter's Rights, Bristol
THE LEYLINES
THE LEYLINES
THE LEYLINES PLAY THEIR DEBUT GIG AT THE THUNDERBOLT
The Louisiana
Anna B Savage
The incredible City Slang-signed, Father John Misty supporting Anna B Savage heads to Bristol in support of her debut LP 'A Common Turn'
The Lanes
ALEX REX + VICTOR HERRERO + WE ARE MUFFY
Free entry show, presented by Gravy Train, Camemberts Box of Delights & BLG Promotions
Bristol Folk House
Daoirí Farrell - Rescheduled
Winner of two BBC Folk Awards 2017: The Horizon Award for best newcomer and Best Traditional Track
St George's Bristol
Blazin' Fiddles
One of the world’s most prolific fiddle groups, Blazin’ Fiddles formed for a one-off tour of the Scottish Highlands in 1999.
St George's Bristol
Blazin' Fiddles
One of the world’s most prolific fiddle groups, Blazin’ Fiddles formed for a one-off tour of the Scottish Highlands in 1999 and are still ra
Jam Jar
Moulettes at The Jam Jar
Psychedelic Art Rock // Prog // Folk
Bristol Folk House
The Young'uns
The Young'uns deliver songs of conscience with warmth and wit
The Wardrobe Theatre
Rachel Baiman
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
St George's Bristol
Talisk
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
Oxwick Farm
Inglefest 2022
Intimate & independent music festival