Another great evening awaits South Gloucestershire’s music lovers this month as we welcome a band who made a real splash at BRISTOL FOLK FESTIVAL a while back… so much so, that our regulars have DEMANDED they appear on our programme!

GRANNY'S ATTIC - Cohen Braithwaite-Kilcoyne (melodeon, concertina, vocals), George Sansome (guitar, vocals) and Lewis Wood (fiddle, vocals) – are a folk trio who play the tradition with verve, energy and their own inimitable style. These three young men are all exceptional musicians, fine singers and play traditional songs and tunes from the British Isles alongside self-penned material.

Originally formed in 2009 as three students at secondary school with no better way to spend their lunchtimes than scrape a tune or two, Granny’s Attic gradually became less about avoiding socialising with their peers and more about actually playing music, and so Granny’s Attic premiered in 2010 at the prestigious Claines Church Fete.

2011 saw the release of their debut EP ‘Mind the Gap’ featuring a mix of traditional and original tunes. Around this time, the band took their first forays into regular live performing, with early highlights including the first of many appearances at the Worcester Music Festival and a support spot for the legendary John Kirkpatrick at Worcester’s Huntingdon Hall.

The following year saw the release of their first full-length album, ‘Better Weather’, featuring a mixture of traditional tunes and songs as well as some self-penned tunes. With a solid mix of traditional songs, tunes and a number of Lewis’s own tunes, their latest album ‘Off The Land’ was released in August 2016.

Opening the evening’s entertainment will be local band EMBER

Formed in Bristol in January 2016 when Downend Folk Club regular Mike Richards met Hajnalka Deak in an ill-fated attempt to learn the cello, the pair began to explore some musical ideas on guitar and piano and found a number of songs and arrangements quickly followed. 

Earlier this year, Ember added fiddle-player Meg Batch and recorded their debut EP ‘Paintings’.

Tickets for the event, which takes place at Frenchay Village Hall on Friday 20th October 2017, are available from MELANIE'S KITCHEN or online from online HERE. 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 our drive to be ecologically sustainable. 

There is a Facebook event for the evening HERE... why not give it a share?