Downend Folk Club Preview March 2017

February 24 2017

Downend Folk Club Preview March 2017

NEXT AT DOWNEND FOLK CLUB: Chris Sherburn, Denny Bartley & Emily Sanders 

(with support from Niamh Boadle)


Frenchay Village Hall, Friday March17 


THE third Friday of the month happens to fall on St Patrick’s Day this year, and Downend Folk Club intend to celebrate in true Irish fashion!

Chris Sherburn and Denny Bartley have been bringing their unique sound to audiences across Europe and America since the early 1990s, when a chance meeting at a music session created one of folk music's most enduring partnerships.

Known for their soul stirring songs, exhilarating tunes and a love of the craic, Chris (concertina) and Denny (guitar and vocals) ensure that no two concerts are ever the same.

Chris grew up surrounded by folk music of all kinds - his home was a regular haunt for passing folk singers and musicians. Denny, born in Co. Limerick, is drawn to the inheritance of age-old slides, slow airs, slip jigs and wild reels.

Founder members of the band Last Night's Fun which received international acclaim and a loyal fan base over 11 years together, the duo are now joined by the wonderful fiddle player and singer Emily Sanders. Emily brings magic accompaniment and beautiful harmonies

Opening the evening’s entertainment will be Niamh Boadle.

Niamh is one of the new generation of performers who’ve been immersed in tradition from an early age… in her case not only that of English folk music but those of Irish song, music and dance too.

Tickets for the event, which takes place at Frenchay Village Hall on Friday 17 March 2017, are available from Melanie’s Kitchen or online from The club anticipates a sell-out, so do book quickly! There will be a full bar, stocking Severn Cider, soft drinks, wine, hot drinks and locally-brewed real ale from Hambrook-based brewery GWB, and now Naughty Brownies. There will also be a raffle. You are encouraged to bring your own glass/mug/tankard/bucket as part of the club’s drive to be more ecologicaly aware.