Through a doorway on Parkstreet, down a narrow corridor and across a sunny (sudject to weather) courtyard, the unexpectedly large building of the Bristol Folk House has stood since 1963, and is still being discoverd in its bs1 hiding place by life long Bristol dwellers to this day. It's an adult education centre, venue, meeting space and cafe,
providing courses in arts and crafts, creative writing, languages and more.
As a venue the BFH has been long famous for live music in Bristol. Running a weekend program of music featuring Folk, acoustic, roots, Americana and music of all flavours with both local, national and international acts.
As an adult education centre,the BFH provides variety of part-time day and evening courses and workshops for over 18's.The Folk House is a welcoming environment in which to explore your creativity and learn new skills.
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The hottest thing in folk since folk records began (sometime in 1066 I think); Flook combine energetic virtuosity with a studied knowledge of the Anglo-Irish instrumentalist tradition.
More than twenty five years after their first gig together, Flook continue to inspire and enchant audiences of all ages.
Real deal Irish folk exactly as you’d want it - full of charm, honesty, intricate trad. musicianship and tales of the Emerald Isles.
Winner of two BBC Folk Awards 2017: The Horizon Award for best newcomer and Best Traditional Track