December’s event will be a special one, as we welcome our patron JIM MORAY as the headline guest.

Bristol-based Jim 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 that he forefront of a new folk revival in the UK, and hailed as a pivotal influence by a new generation of folk musicians.

Last year, Jim celebrated both 10 years since his landmark debut album Sweet England and the success of his 2012 career best Skulk. Now he brings material from his forthcoming album of traditional ballads out on the road for an evening of storytelling music at its best.

Jim has been busy with his new folk-rock band False Lights, so his appearance at Downend Folk Club is a rare opportunity to see Jim solo, at his stripped-back best.

Downend Folk Club’s Chairman, Ant Miles, said: “Jim is amongst the top folk musicians on the scene at the moment, so we’re thrilled to welcome him for our December event. He is based in Bristol, and of course he is our patron, so all things considered it should be a great evening. Anyone that has heard and seen Jim live will pay testament to how very, very good he is. I know Jim is very much looking forward to the gig… and I am too! 

Opening the evening will be KATHERINE PRIDDY.

Katherine describes herself as a dream weaver, a hypnotic storyteller and fragile performer who encapsulates the rich and often solemn side of artists gone by such as Nick Drake and John Martyn, delivering each word with a genuine warmth and charm.

Tickets for the event, which will be held on Friday 19th December at Christ Church Downend, are on sale now from Baguette Me Not or online here. They are priced at jusr £10 in advance, and there are only a few left, so do get tickets as soon as you can. Doors open at 7.30pm and there will be a bar serving Great Western Brewing Co. real ales, Severn Cider and a range of wine, soft drinks and teas and coffees, as well as raffle during the interval.