One of Britain's top folk musicians has been unveiled as the new Patron of Downend Folk Club.


Jim Moray is one of the most consistently inventive musicians working in English traditional music today. Winner of five BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, after five ground-breaking albums he now finds himself at the forefront of a new folk revival in the UK, and hailed as a pivotal influence by a new generation of folk musicians.


In 2013 Jim celebrated both 10 years since his landmark debut album Sweet England and the success of his 2012 career best Skulk.


As part of his Patronage, Jim will help to promote the club both locally and nationally, and will be playing a concert here in December. You may also bump into him at some of our other events from time-to-time!


We are thrilled to have an artist with such a great reputation associated with the club, and we're very excited about the prospect of working with him to bring great live folk, roots and acoustic music to the Downend area.


Pop on over to to find out more about our brand-new Patron! Welcome aboard, Jim!