We are thrilled to reveal our Summer 2017 lineup.

The programme kicks off with a visit from one of the hottest properties on the UK folk scene at the moment, as the winner of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2016 Horizon Award winner SAM KELLY headlines our May event. Sam will be bringing some of his band The Lost Boys; Jamie Francis and Evan Carson and Graham Coe will join Sam at Christ Church Downend on Friday 19th May, when the evening’s entertainment will feature local up-and-coming talent SUSIE DOBSON.

June sees the welcome return of one of the most popular acts to grace the Downend Folk Club. INDIA ELECTRIC CO., a duo made up of Cole Stacey and Joseph O’Keefe, last visited in September 2014, and such was the response from the sell-out crowd that we thought it was about time we had them back. JACK COOKSON will be providing support at Frenchay Village Hall on Friday 16th June.

There won’t be an August gig this year, so the Summer programme is completed by another returning duo as GREG RUSSELL & CIARAN ALGAR visit Frenchay Village Hall on Friday 21st July. The duo, who have won or been nominated for a plethora of Folk Awards over the last few years, were amongst our first clutch of guests but many of our regulars are yet to see them, so now’s your chance! Support on the night will come from LEON GORMLEY.

Tickets for all of the events are priced at £12 each up until a week before each gig (usual price £14), and are on-sale RIGHT NOW HERE. Once again, we’ll be offering the Season Ticket, so you can buy tickets for all three events with one easy click… and now, if you do so, you’ll save even more money as we’ve priced this at just £33, which works out at just £11 for each gig; an absolute bargain, we’re sure you’ll agree! This offer is available until Friday 12th May.

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We’re absolutely thrilled with this lineup, and we hope you will be too. Do let us know what you think… and, most importantly, get your tickets now!