Our recent recommendations for Bristol Folk House
Totally intoxicating mix of chanson, trad folk and swing jazz in a stylistic melting pot somewhere between 30s Paris and 00s campfires. Julie’s hushed, soulful voice carries these songs swirling into the nighttime walks of your mind. A stellar local talent that’s essential FFO: Nina Simone, Madeleine Peyroux, Cassandra Wilson, Angeline Morrison.
Julie Abbé at Bristol Folk House
Real deal Irish folk exactly as you’d want it - full of charm, honesty, intricate trad. musicianship and tales of the Emerald Isles.
‘Daoirí Farrell is singlehandedly spearheading a resurgence of the authentic in Irish folk music…he is rightly in demand all over the world.
Trans-Atlantic collab where American roots meets British folk at its finest. With every virtuoso pluck of the guitar and bow of the fiddle, Brooks Williams and Aaron Catlow (Sheelanagig) reshape and pay homage to the 20th century songbook of bluegrass, blues, ragtime, folk, Gypsy Jazz and music hall. Essential FFO: Dave Swarbrick, Martin Carthy, Django Reinhardt, Stéphane Grappelli.
Trans-Atlantic Fiddle & Guitar Duo
British folk music at it’s most beautiful. With every pluck of the guitar and bow of the fiddle, Kit and Aaron’s music beams humble integrity and inimitable prowess.
One of the most exciting duos to emerge from the UK in recent times, with heartfelt musicality, unparalleled virtuosity and vocal harmony
Gorgeous folk-noir awash with bowed chamber strings and otherworldly harmonies. Aussie sister duo Charm of Finches summon an indie-baroque heartache of epic proportions FFO: Kate Bush, Gillian Welch, Agnes Obel, Sufjan Stevens.
Haunted tunes about love, grief and whispering trees; indie folk with many stringed things.