Bristol Folk House

Adult education centre on Park Street.


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.

What's On At Bristol Folk House

Felt brooch workshop at Bristol Folk House
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workshops & classes
Céilí & Folk Music at Bristol Folk House
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traditional folk folk
Mal & Kylie at Bristol Folk House
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Felt decorations workshop at Bristol Folk House
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workshops & classes
The Miracle of Prose Poetry at Bristol Folk House
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poetry
Bookmark workshop - at Bristol Folk House
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workshops & classes
Leaping into Creative Writing at Bristol Folk House
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poetry
Brooks Williams & Aaron Catlow at Bristol Folk House
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country blues folk
Alex Hart & Craig Joiner Double Bill at Bristol Folk House
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country folk
The Schmoozenbergs at Bristol Folk House
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gypsy jazz swing
Touki at Bristol Folk House
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world
Oisin Leech at Bristol Folk House
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country folk folk rock folk-pop singer-songwriter
Martin Simpson at Bristol Folk House
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folk
The Haar at Bristol Folk House
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folk
Kris Drever at Bristol Folk House
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folk
Bella Hardy at Bristol Folk House
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folk
Mikey Kenney at Bristol Folk House
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folk

Get a feel for Bristol Folk House

Our recent recommendations for Bristol Folk House

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. Intricate folk-pop that is simultaneously graceful and darkly bewitching.

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. Kit and Aaron create dynamic and effervescent interpretations of centuries-old material as well as original songs and compositions.

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. Bristol-based folk and jazz singer Julie Abbé is back at the Folk House on Sat 24th February to perform her long-awaited second album.

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