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 weekly Sunday afternoon meetings 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:
Fri 15 Dec The Harry Browns. They do not perform locally very often and a number of people were unable to get tickets when the sang at the church in March. This concert in the Barn will be a mix of beautifully arranged songs of the sea which are rarely performed with rich harmonies and some rousing shanties. Just £10 a ticket!
Fri 22 Dec Jim Causley performs a heart-warming Christmas special in the atmosphere of the historic Barn and is supported by the fabulous Bristol Folk Singers.
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 Nailsea Memory Dementia Cafe
Sun 24 Mar 7.30pm: Medicine Creek: Beautifully rendered old-time Americana with stunning vocals, fiddle, guitar and sumptuous bass.
Fri 26 April 8pm: Leveret (Holy Trinity) Three of England's finest folk musicians, Cutting, Harbron and Sweeny.
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!