Downend Folk Club Preview: September 2017

August 25 2017

Next At Downend Folk Club: Kim Lowings And The Greenwood Friday September 15, 2017 Frenchay Village Hall

Next At Downend Folk Club:

Kim Lowings And The Greenwood

Friday September 15, 2017

Frenchay Village Hall



One of the country’s fastest-rising folk stars will headline Downend Folk Club’s September event as Kim Lowings and The Greenwood’s ‘Wild & Wicked Youth’ album launch tour stops off in South Gloucestershire.

Kim and the band first appeared at the club back in July 2015, when they were the opening act for Jackie Oates. Their set was so well-received that the club immediately invited them back for a headline gig of their own.

Inspired by the folk tradition, Kim Lowings and The Greenwood perform their songs with a contemporary twist. Their live shows are an energetic blend of original compositions and traditional songs. Kim Lowings, Andrew Lowings, Tim Rogers and Dave Sutherland bring together their multiinstrumental skill and individual experience resulting in an innovative and sensitive approach to arrangements. The motivation is to keep the tradition alive and to share their own tales.

The group began as a collective in 2011 with Kim and her Dad, Andrew, collaborating with Midlands musicians. Since then the Greenwood has become an established four-piece on the British folk scene. Their recorded work prior to this latest album includes their debut album This Life (2012), EP Deepest, Darkest Night (2013) and Historia (2015), heralded as "beautiful and enchanting” by Living Tradition and "absolutely captivating” by R2 Magazine.

Downend Folk Club chairman Ant Miles told Downend Voice: “I remember their support slot a couple of years ago vividly. Halfway through the first song, Alan (Cole, vice-chairman) caught each others’ eye and nodded. We both knew. It was clear that quickly that this band really had something special. By the end of the evening, we’d already promised them their own night.

“Anyone that was there that evening will know just what a treat we have in store,” continued Ant, “and anyone that missed it really oughtn’t make the same mistake twice!”

Opening the evening’s entertainment will be local singer Gav Ball.

Tickets for the event, which takes place at Frenchay Village Hall on Friday 15th September 2017, are available from Melanie’s Kitchen or online from 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 locally-made 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 ecologically sustainable.

For more information, please visit the club’s website,, email or find the club on social media.