Bradford on Avon Folk Club

Every Tuesday at 8pm in The Swan Hotel, in the Cellar Bar

What's On

This Week

January 23rd: Singaround

Sing-around always in the cellar 8pm start


Si Barron

January 30th: Si Barron

Si Barron is a folk singer,songwriter,and superb self-taught musician based in Somerset.He has a deep relationship with English traditional music and a gift for turning time-honoured melodies into foot stomping anthems on guitar,dulcimer or pedal organ.With his rich voice and intense driving guitar sound,which can switch from fast and boisterous to measured and mooving (sometimes with the same song) Si communicates an infectious love of English music through his exciting renditions of tradition and his own strongly narrative songs.As one half of Barron Brady alongside Rosalind Brady he has travelled around the UK and sung in many of the main folk clubs and venues.Here in a solo capacity the full verve and diversity of his ability is unrestrained and makes for an exciting evening of acoustic entertainment.

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February 6th: Singaround

Tonight is a sing-around always in the cellar 8pm start


Thornbridge Trio

February 13th: Thornbridge Trio

Thornbridge simply make beautiful music,taking inspiration from the folk song tradition throughout the British Isles as well as more contemporary sources. They write and arrange their own songs too.They've appeared at clubs and festivals from Minehead to Grimsby and Swanage to Penrith.The line-up of Barbara and Andy Rusbridge and Guy Hawthorn brings three quite different voices together to make a distinctive "Thornbridge" sound that is rich and complex, injecting new life into old songs with expression, subtle harmony and gentle instrumentation. Their warm, inclusive performances tell the story in every song with passion and good humour in equal measure.They have recorded two CDs "Waes Haeil" and "Stories" both of which have been very well received. All proceeds from these sales are donated to charity.

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February 20th: Singaround

Tonight is a sing-around always in the cellar 8pm start


Cosgrave and Banks

February 27th: Cosgrave and Banks

Mike Cosgrave (Accordion,guitar,whistle)and Steve Banks (fiddle,vocals,Hardanger fiddle,guitar)have joined forces to form an exciting folk duo.They are both very skilled and experienced musicians,and together they play exciting,imaginative arrangments of captivating folk music from Britain,Europ,and beyond,both traditional and contemporary,their debut CD "Warp & Weft"met with critical acclaim.Mike's varied musical career includes work with artists as diverse as the late "Celtic Soul" singer Jackie Leven and current star of the English scene Jackie Oates,as well as bluegrass virtuosos Daily Planet and highly regarded singer-songwriters Jenny Crook and Reg Meuross.Steve started life as a classical violinist, playing with the likes of the London Symphony Orchestra and the Chamber Orchestra of Europe.He is a long time member of the Carnival Band,including their ever-popular Christmas tours with Maddy Prior,he also played with Celtic folk-rock group Chanter and founded his own Devon based band,Blue Jewel.

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