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Tithe Barn Roof

Upcoming Events

Tithe Barn 8pm

Nailsea Folk @ the Grove
Grove Sports Centre 8pm

Iron & Oak Acoustic Feature Night
Ring of Bells 8pm

Tithe Barn 7.30

Nailsea Folk @ the Grove
Grove Sports Centre 8pm

What else is coming?



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Highlights of our forthcoming programme include:

Fri 2nd Nov: Breabach. High energy music from Scotland's top folk band.

Sun 25th Nov: Gigspanner. 

Sat 12th Jan: The Local Honeys. Quirky bluegrass duo from the States.

Fri 16th Feb: McGoldrick, McCusker and Doyle: Thrilling Irish music from this top trio.

Sun 3rd Mar: Peter Knight and John Spiers. Ex Steeleye Span and ex Bellowhead combine to enthrall.

For full details and the complete list of events please see the calendar below.

Calendar View

2 Nov 18 Breabach
location: Tithe Barn 8pm

Scotland's finest



One of the most celebrated and successful Scottish folk bands of recent times, Breabach command the stage with flare, charisma and a sound that is as expansive as it is distinct. Powered by double bagpipes, flute and fiddle, this uncompromising force is further fueled by the tight groove of double bass, guitar and step-dance. Their enviable musicianship and adaptability is elegantly displayed through the thoughtful arrangement and delivery of songs.

Tickets £16


13 Nov 18 Nailsea Folk @ the Grove
location: Grove Sports Centre 8pm
15 Nov 18 Iron & Oak Acoustic Feature Night
location: Ring of Bells 8pm
Iron & Oak Acoustic Feature Night

Iron and Oak

James Slater leads his trio of gifted musicians playing Appalachian tunes in a classic relaxed American style. A wonderfully rich tapestry of instrumentation taking us on a musical tour of the mountains!

 Support from

Jan Newton: A polished performer, with strong vocals and a vibrant delivery

Dora Darling: Soft rich vocal delivery of her own thoughtful songs and well-developed guitar accompaniment

Alastair Henderson: Quirky and accomplished, Alastair provides endearing and highly competent performances

£5 on the door, 7.30 for 8pm

25 Nov 18 Gigspanner
location: Tithe Barn 7.30


Since his departure from folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span at the end of 2013, legendary fiddle player Peter Knight has turned his full attention to his trio Gigspanner, and in the process has firmly established their burgeoning reputation as one of the most innovative acts on the folk/roots scene.

A glance at the band's Guestbook page offers an insight into the emotional impact their performances exert..."spellbinding" "sublime" "blown away" "inspired" and "magical" are familiar themes.

Tickets £15

11 Dec 18 Nailsea Folk @ the Grove
location: Grove Sports Centre 8pm

Christmas Party Evening

13 Dec 18 Tim Brine and Sue Franklin
location: Ring of Bells 8pm
Tim Brine and Sue Franklin

Back by popular demand!!

Sue Franklin and Tim Brine   £5 on the door

Hugely popular, they are consummate performers with fine guitar, mandolin and recorder playing. Great songs rooted in the social issues, they are reallly lovely people. They have played for many years on the Bristol scene but now live in Cornwall so its wonderful to entice them back!

Support from Terry Helliar: Songs from the Caravan, Pete Thompson: Magenta, Guy Hawthorn, Thornbridge.

It will be a warm, rousing night with good friends

31 Dec 18 New Years Eve Barn / Dance
location: Tithe Barn 8pm

New Years Eve Barn Dance  

Tithe Barn  £12   (£30 family) 8.00 pm

The Tithe Barn Trust’s traditional fundraising  family barn dance with the flutes and fiddles of Fougere Rouge. Always great fun. Bring and share American supper. Bar.

12 Jan 19 The Local Honeys
location: Tithe Barn 7.30
The Local Honeys

The Local Honeys

A night of Old Time with this young duo on tour from the foothills of Applachia in the States. Montana Hobbs and Linda Jean Stokely were the first two lady graduates in Traditional Hillbilly Music. They promise a gutsy, firey performance, delivered with charisma.

Support from local Old Time group "Cider House Rounders" with some appalachian dancing too!

Tickets £12

15 Feb 19 Michael McGoldrick John McCusker and John Doyle
location: Tithe Barn 8pm
Michael McGoldrick John McCusker and John Doyle

Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and Johnny Doyle Tithe Barn 8pm  £14


This excellent and acclaimed trio are coming to Nailsea as part of a high profile national tour. Expect a treasure trove of gorgeous tunes, razor sharp grooves and sublime playing.

Michael McGoldrick (flute, whistles and uillean pipes) has won countless All Ireland Championships and for many years has played in the legendary Capercaille band.   John McCusker (fiddle)  is one of Scotland most accomplished and versatile musicians, having played in countless line ups including the Battlefield Band. John Doyle is a powerful and versatile guitarist from Dublin regarded as being in a class of his own, with his use of awesome and inspirational rhythms.

3 Mar 19 Peter Knight and John Spiers
location: Tithe Barn 7.30 for 8pm
Peter Knight and John Spiers

Friday 3 March

Peter Knight of Steeleye Span and John Spiers of Boden and Spiers and Boden / Bellowhead came together by chance and immediately created a spark which has been capitvating audiences ever since. Technically brilliant on fiddle and melodeon they are both highly creative and take tunes into the stratosphere. Totally enthralling.

This concert is likely to prove very popular.

Tickets £15.

6 Apr 19 Jake Thackray remembered
location: Nailsea Tithe Barn 8.00
Jake Thackray remembered

A night of Jake Thackray

Fake Thackray (John Watterson) is the UK's foremost interpreter of the wonderful wordsmithery of Jake Thackray. He has worked closely with the Thackray family, researching and recording Jake Thackray's music. Expect a night full of fun, stories about Jake and all those great songs performed close to Jake's orginal style.

Tickets £10 from Nailsea Tithe Barn Trust: