Now Downend has a folk club
Published on: 29 Jan 2014
DOWNEND looks set to become the hotspot destination for folk and acoustic music lovers across Bristol.
Downend Folk Club is the brainchild of 37-year-old Ant Miles who has been working with a committee to get a contemporary folk club off the ground.
Ant said: “The idea is to bring good quality folk and acoustic music to venues in and around the Downend area. We’re looking to showcase some of the exciting stuff which is going on in the folk music scene at the moment.
“I had been moaning for a long time that there’s nothing going on in folk music in South Gloucestershire and one of my New Year’s resolutions was to stop moaning and do something about it so that’s what I’ve done.”
The venture is already attracting some big names in the folk world, with Sheffield trio Bright Season booked for the club’s opening night on Saturday April 19 at Christ Church Downend.
Confirmed for June is up and coming singer/songwriter Ange Hardy.
Ant said: “We are having the first concert at Christ Church but we are looking either for a permanent home or we may move around different venues in the area. Most of the committee come from Downend so we very much want to stay in the Downend area.”
To find out more about Downend Folk Club or to offer use of a venue, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the club’s Facebook page.
You can also follow the club on Twitter @downendfolkclub. Tickets for Bright Season are £7 in advance or £10 on the door and can be purchased via a link on Facebook.