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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 Cloak and Dagger
Open Mic hosted by Graeme Moncrieff
Monthly Open Mic 1st Tuesday of the month
The Lanes
SLONK + CAGEWORK (live)
Seated Show / Table Service / Safety Measures In Place
The Lanes
KATE STAPLEY + JOSIE BLAKELOCK (live)
Seated Show / Table Service / Safety Measures In Place
The Lanes
KATE STAPLEY + JOSIE BLAKELOCK (live)
Seated Show / Table Service / Safety Measures In Place
The Lanes
SAMANTHA LINDO + LADY NADE (live)
Seated Show / Table Service / Safety Measures In Place
Crofters Rights
Agata Single Launch
Agata Single Launch at The Crofters Rights
The Trinity Centre
Postponed - Richard Dawson
Richard Dawson, the black-humoured bard of Newcastle, returns to release his sixth solo album 2020.
Fiddlers
Andy Shauf - POSTPONED
Canadian songwriter Andy Shauf makes his much-anticipated follow-up to 2016’s breakthrough record The Party.
Exchange
Douglas Dare
Colston Hall Presents at The Grain Barge
Bristol Folk House
Faeland
Faeland: Folk-inspired acoustic song medicine to soothe mind and spirit.
Downend Folk Club Online
Nick Hart in Concert (online event)
Nick Hart in Concert at Downend Folk Club (online event)
Crofters Rights
Luke Marshall Black
Crosstown Concerts presents... Luke Marshall Black at Crofter's Rights, Bristol
Exchange
Fishstock 2020
DIY punk all dayer
Thekla
King Charles
To support his new album, King Charles will perform a string of UK Headline dates in May
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 Grain Barge
Chris Webb 10th anniversary party
Celebration of 10 years since the first Chris Webb EP
Jam Jar
Sam Brookes
Brookes is reminiscent of Tim Buckley as he glides between the lower and upper registers of his four-octave range.  His pure voice, evocativ
Bristol Folk House
Calan
Bringing infections rhythms and high voltage routines, Wales’ greatest folk supergroup Calan return to Bristol with fiddles, accordions, gu
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
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
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
Exchange
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
The Louisiana
Pictish Trail - POSTPONED
Colston Hall presents at The Louisiana
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
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
Frenchay Village Hall
India Electric Co. + support TBC
India Electric Co. headline Downend Folk Club's April concert at Frenchay Village Hall