You don't have to wait long for your next fix of fabulous live music, as we're bringing you a FREE extra event to celebrate the end of the Summer!

We've teamed up with our friends at FANCOURT MUSIC and CHRIST CHURCH DOWNEND to bring you CLAUDIA SCHWAB & FRIENDS in Concert on Wednesday 31st August, when Claudia will be recording the entire event for use as live videos.

Claudia is an originally Austrian fiddle player and composer, who lives and works in Ireland. As a musician of the world, in her music she amalgamates different traditions and styles such as traditional Austrian, Irish, Classical Indian, Swedish and Eastern European folk. 

Her musical journeys brought her to Egypt, California, Italy, Slovenia, India, New York, Moldova, Transnistria, Sweden, Germany and Hungary, as part of orchestras and bands as well as touring her solo project. 

Since having completed her BA in music and psychology in 2012 and an MA in ethnomusicology at UCC in 2013, she works as a freelance musician.

Claudia will be joined on stage by STEFAN HEDBOG and MARTI TAERN (regular members of Claudia's trio) as well as top UK folk musician HANNAH JAMES.

And as if that wasn't enough, the evening's entertainment will be opened by rising local star SUSIE DOBSON.

Susie is a familiar face to the Downend Folk Club faithful, having previously brought her unique brand of contemporary folk music to slots in our local showcase and opening for Gilmore & Roberts, while she has also played at Bristol Folk House, Bristol Folk Festival, Folk on the Water and much more during a busy first year performing.

17-year old Susie will be joined on stage by another familiar face, multi-instrumentalist JOE BRYDON from local band Road Not Taken.

The event will take place at Christ Church on Wednesday 31st March 2016. Doors will open at 7.30pm for an 8.00pm start. Entry is free (donations towards costs will be taken on the night but there is no obligation). There will be a bar run by Downend Folk Club, stocking the usual GREAT WESTERN BREWING COMPANY real ales, Severn Cider, a range of wines and soft drinks and teas and coffees.

There is no need to reserve places... simply come along and enjoy an evening of free entertainment. Please invite as many people as you can, as part of the point of this is so that Claudia will have a big audience for her videos!