Nailsea Folk Club first gig of 2013

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By Carol_Deacon | Monday, January 07, 2013, 15:16

Nailsea Folk Club presents a new programme for 2013 which starts on Friday, January 18, with Pilgrims Way.

This three-piece northern band is playing from 8pm at Holy Trinity Church.

Describing themselves as 'refreshingly different, reassuringly traditional' Pilgrims' Way is one of the most prolific folk groups in the UK. 

The band's influences are varied but they share a deep respect for the tradition and take as their inspiration some of the most influential bands from the 1960s-70s revival.

Named for the Rudyard Kipling poem, set to music by Peter Bellamy their self-stated aim is to 'present gimmick-free English folk of the finest kind'.

The three band members, Edwin Beasant, Lucy Wright and Tom Kitching play a wide range of instruments including fiddles, guitar and mandolin.

Tom is considered one for the finest fiddle players in England.

In 2011 they were the FATEA Magazine Tradition award winner and in 2012 a BBC New Horizons award nominee.

For booking information call 01275 790 915.

Tickets can be bought at Nailsea Music Shop in the High Street or by post by sending a cheque made out to Nailsea Folk Club and stamped addressed envelope to Val Broomhead, 50 Newton Green Nailsea, Bristol BS48 4RF.

Patrons should also include details of the number of tickets, the event/date and a contact number.

Alternatively tickets can be reserved by emailing

Reserved tickets can only be held until 8.15 pm.

With folk nights at the church and concert nights at the Tithe Barn and Ring O'Bells the folk club is also involved in a number of projects, including:

  • An Irish music workshop on Sunday evenings. Contact for more details;
  • Music And Memories, a free Sunday afternoon group for people with dementia and their carers. Contact David on 01275 540231 for details. It runs from 2- 4.30pm with varied music, lots of singing, tea and cakes;
  • For details of The Barley Rye community choir call Keith Burrows on 01454 411052;
  • The Acorns a youth folk music project is  currently taking on new members. Call David 01275 540231; and
  • On the second Tuesday of the month at 8.30pm the group meet at the Grove Sports Centre opposite the Ring O'Bells for a singers and musicians night. This has a private lounge for those who like a quiet 'space'. And also now Nailsea Folk Club at Yatton the Prince of Orange on the fourth Tuesday at 8pm.

Nailsea has had a strong association with folk music over the years, going back as far as the legendary Adge Cutler founder of the Wurzels in the early 1960s.

There have been a number of clubs over the years, the current one being founded in 1987.



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