Welcome to Nailsea Folk Club
Welcome to Nailsea Folk Club! We have been running the club since 1987 and have developed a strong reputation for our concert programme which features top names from around the world. Over the years the club has become a family of linked activities and projects which develop and change over time.
We hold most of our concerts in Nailsea Tithe Barn which is very comfortable and has an excellent acoustic. Nailsea Folk Club was very involved and instrumental in the refurbishment of the barn which dates from the 15th Century. It provides an ideal ambience for folk music. It is fully accessible for people with physical disabilities and has modern facilities.
We also run more traditional folk club nights including feature nights at the Ring of Bells in Nailsea which has a lively atmosphere.
Every second Tuesday throughout the year at 8pm we have our "Singers and Musicians Nights" at the Grove Sports Centre (see the dedicated page).
NFC is also involved in fundraising events and supports many local causes.
Since May 2022 we have been running Sunday afternoon meetings and occasional events for Ukrainian refugees and their children living locally. If you would like to become involved please get in contact with us.
Note due to increased banking charges we are unable to accept cheques. Apologies.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
Hi Everyone. Its a busy period for the Folk Club just now on:
Welcome to the new year which sadly looks to be as testing and vexed as the last. We have an exciting and varied concert programme but will be starting the year in reflective mood with the talented songwriter Reg Meuross and his acclaimed “Stolen from God” performance. The evening was planned last summer before the terrible events in Israel and Gaza and is in aid of Holocaust Memorial Day North Somerset which this year is being held in Nailsea.
The actual holocaust memorial event this year considers the ‘Fragility of Freedom’. It is on Sat 27 January 7.30pm at the Tithe Barn and is being supported by the folk club who will be sponsoring a performance by the Ukrainian vocal ensemble “Kozachky”.
Admission is by ticket only, and you can book your free place at: www.eventbrite.com/e/hmd-north-somerset-tickets-660212532457
You may be interested to know the folk club is still running support meetings for local Ukrainian refugees but now on a monthly basis and helping out where we can here and there.
If you have written or want to perform a song / music reflecting on our current times you would be very welcome at the Nailsea Folk at the Grove which in on the second Tuesday of the month 8pm.
Best wishes David
Fri Jan 19 8pm: Reg Meuross: “Stolen from God”. A gifted writer and spellbinding performer reflects on the hidden history of the slave trade.
Fri Feb 16 8pm: Bryony Griffith and Alice Jones: Tour de force duo delivering traditional Yorkshire tunes and songs at their most beguiling.
Sun 17 Mar 7.30pm: St Patricks Night (Ring o’ Bells): Feisty fiddles and flutes raise both the roof and money for Memories at the Barn supporting local people living with dementia.
Sunday 14 April. 4.30pm. The Lie of the Land - the Call of the Sea. Evocative multi media presentation of local flims and speically composed music.
Sun 24 Mar 7.30pm: Medicine Creek: Beautifully rendered old-time Americana with stunning vocals, fiddle, guitar and sumptuous bass.
Sun 19 May 7.30pm: Rant: Scottish traditional music Royalty. Scottish fiddle quartet deliver music which is spacious yet has earthy bite & spark.
So there is a lot to choose from as well as our monthly musicians and singers nights at the Grove!