Bath Folk Festival

and Traditional Music Summer School

 

11th – 19th August 2018

Programme

Saturday 11th August

Tales of Britain

with Jem Roberts

The Gallery, St James Wine Vaults | 3pm | £6 (adults) £3 (children)

Folk n Funny 6

with The Unrelated Family

The Gallery, St James Wine Vaults | 5pm | £3 on the door

John Doyle

with support from Louis Campbell

The Gateway Centre | 7:30pm | £13 (advance), £15 (on the door)

The Gaulois Brothers

Bath’s finest gypsy swing duo

The Barley Mow | 8:30pm | FREE

Singing Session

Barton Street Wine Bar | 8:30pm – 11pm

English Session

The Star | 8:30pm – 11pm

Sunday 12th August

Mal’bay

Irish traditional music personified

The Bell | 1pm – 3pm | FREE

Swingletree | City on a Hill

Songs of the sea, lost loves, and the ol’ canal

The Cellar, St James’ Wine Vaults | 3pm | £8

Somewhere Over The Rainbow

Opening night for a photographic exhibition by Stephen F Evans

The Gallery, St James Wine Vaults | 6pm | FREE

Johnny Coppin | Kevin Brown

An evening of fine songwriting and acoustic blues

Museum of Bath Architecture | 6:30pm | £10 (advance), £12 (door)

Beth Porter and the Availables

with support from Lauren Bradford

Arts Cafe, Komedia | 7:30pm | £8

Jiggidy

Multi-instrumental folk duo from Bath

The Ram | 8:30pm | FREE

Irish Session

The Bell | 3:30pm – 6pm

Singing Session

The Star | 8:30pm – 11pm

Irish Session

Barton Street Wine Bar | 8:30pm – 10:30pm

Monday 13th August

The Bookshop Band at the RUH

A short concert in association with Art at the Heart

Royal United Hospital | 1pm | FREE

The Bookshop Band | An Dhá

Award winning songwriting and string playing

Museum of Bath Architecture | 6:30pm | £10 (advance), £12 (door)

Georgia Lewis and Wes Robinson
John Wilson

The Cellar, St James Wine Vaults | 9pm | £8

Young Waters

Haunting harmonies, toe-tapping rhythm and twisted folk from rising stars

The Bell | 9pm | FREE

Gypsy Swing Session

Barton Street Wine Bar | 8:30pm – 11pm

Irish Session

St James Wine Vaults | 8:30pm – 11pm

Storytelling Session

The Star | 8:30pm – 11pm

Tuesday 14th August

Dipper Malkin

A short concert in association with Art at the Heart

Royal United Hospital | 1pm | FREE

David Lennon presents the Bard of Ballysallagh

with support from Two Oak Sons

The Gallery, St James Wine Vaults | 6:30pm | £8

Nasrudin

Music and stories from the Balkans, Middle East and beyond

Arts Cafe, Komedia | 7:30pm | £8

Louise Jordan: No Petticoats Here

with support from Dora Darling-Swann

The Cellar, St James Wine Vaults | 9pm | £8

Welsh Session

Barton Street Wine Bar | 8:30pm – 11pm

Blues Session

Green Park Tavern | 8:30pm – 10:30pm

Singing Session

The Star | 8:30pm – 11pm

Irish Session

St James Wine Vaults | 8:30pm – 11pm

Wednesday 15th August

Deuair at the RUH

A short concert in association with Art at the Heart

Royal United Hospital | 1pm | FREE

Ards CCE

with special guests including Bath Folk Youth Band

Green Park Brasserie | 5pm – 8pm | FREE

Dipper Malkin | Deuair

A highly-anticipated new arrival meets firm festival favourites

Museum of Bath Architecture | 6:30pm | £10 (advance), £12 (door)

Mouth Of The Night

with Richard Selby and Beth Porter

The Gallery, St James Wine Vaults | 6:30pm | £6 (£5 concessions)

Claire Watts

with support from Ali George

Arts Cafe, Komedia | 7:30pm | £8

Johns and Nowak

with support TBC

The Cellar, St James Wine Vaults | 9pm | £8

Mankala

A unique pan-African-coalition of sounds play Graceland

The Bell | 9pm | FREE

Gypsy Swing Session

Green Park Brasserie | 7:30pm – 10pm

Klezmer Session

Barton Street Wine Bar | 8:30pm – 11pm

English Session

The Star | 8:30pm – 11pm

Irish Session

The Royal Oak | 8:30pm – 11pm

Irish Session

The Bell | 9pm – 11pm

Thursday 16th August

Alan Burke at the RUH

A short concert in association with Art at the Heart

Royal United Hospital | 1pm | FREE

Alan Burke |
Matt Tighe and Tad Sargent

Museum of Bath Architecture | 6:30pm | £10 (advance), £12 (door)

Moore and Churchill-Moss

with support from Nidd

The Cellar, St James Wine Vaults | 9pm | £8

Whistling Treason

featuring Kris Malarchist

The Barley Mow | 8:30pm | FREE

Klezmer Session

Green Park Brasserie | 7:30pm – 10pm

Open Mic

The Bell | 8:30pm – 11pm

English Session

St James Wine Vaults | 8:30pm – 11pm

Scandinavian Session

Barton Street Wine Bar | 8:30pm – 11pm

Irish Session

The Star | 8:30pm – 11pm

Friday 17th August

Matt Tighe and Tad Sargent

A short concert in association with Art at the Heart

Royal United Hospital | 1pm | FREE

Leon Hunt and Jason Titley

with support from special guests

Green Park Brasserie | 5pm | FREE

Guzek Duo

Hard-driving New York klezmer

Beyond the Kale | 5:30pm | FREE

The Hallows

presented by Brighid’s Flame

The Gallery, St James Wine Vaults | 6:30pm | £8

Jiggy Piffle

Furiously played tunes and gentle Breton dance melodies

The Barley Mow | 8:30pm | FREE

The Dog Was A Band Now

with support from Hands of Heron

The Cellar, St James Wine Vaults | 9pm | £8

Gypsy Swing Session

Green Park Brasserie | 7:30pm – 10pm

Irish Session

The Star | 8:30pm – 11pm

Klezmer Session

Barton Street Wine Bar | 8:30pm – 11pm

Saturday 18th August

Rory McLeod

with special guests

Bath City Farm | 12pm – 5pm | £6

Robin Irene Moss

with support from English Weather

The Cellar, St James Wine Vaults | 3pm | £8

Pok the Bard

Troubadour, raconteur, agitator and storyteller

Beyond the Kale | 5:30pm-7:30pm | FREE

Orient Express

with The Fiery Dragon Company

The Gallery, St James Wine Vaults | 6:30pm | £8

Summer Ceilidh

with Pipley Barn Dance and Ceilidh Band

St Mark’s Community Centre | 6:45pm | £5

The Water Gypsies

High energy gypsy jazz

The Barley Mow | 8:30pm | FREE

Psycho-Acoustic Goat

with support from The Rookeries

The Cellar, St James Wine Vaults | 9pm | £8

Irish Session

Green Park Brasserie | 7:30pm – 10pm

Singing Session

Barton Street Wine Bar | 8:30pm – 11pm

Irish Session

The Star | 8:30pm – 11pm

Sunday 19th August

Irish Set Dancing Workshop

with Val and Maddy Knight

Gateway Community Centre | 11:30am | £8

The Dry Seamen

Lickspittle landlubbers who are an urban shipwreck waiting to happen

The Bell | 1pm – 3pm | FREE

Moonlit Poachers | June Apples

Folk music rarely heard by day

The Cellar, St James Wine Vaults | 3pm | £8

Irish Set Dance Ceili

with music from Gorias and calling from Val and Maddy Knight

Gateway Community Centre | 3:30pm | £8

Bath Brew House Festival Special

featuring Lawrie Duckworth, Jiggidy, Mac Seka and more…

Bath Brew House | 4pm – 9pm | FREE

Åkervinda

Modern interpretations of the traditional folksongs of Scandinavia

Arts Cafe, Komedia | 7:30pm | £8

Big Massive Orchestra

A fusion of post-rock and traditional folk music into a unique ambient sound

St James Wine Vaults | 8pm | £8

Klezmer Session

The Bell | 8:30pm – 11pm

Gypsy Swing Session

Barton Street Wine Bar | 8:30pm – 10:30pm

Singing Session

The Star | 8:30pm – 11pm

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