We are thrilled to announce our spectacular line-up for Spring 2017.

The programme kicks off with one of the fastest-rising trios on the UK folk scene at the moment. MOORE, MOSS, RUTTER scooped the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award back in 2011 and have gone from strength to strength ever since. (Friday 20th January 2017).

February brings a really eye-catching gig as we welcome KATHRYN ROBERTS & SEAN LAKEMAN, who are no strangers to BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards themselves and, indeed, are the reigning Best Duo. Something of a coup for Downend Folk Club! (Friday 17th February 2017).

Our monthly meeting falls on St Patrick’s Day in March, so we thought it was only appropriate to feature an Irish music act… so we pulled out all the stops to bring you an absolutely legendary duo. CHRIS SHERBURN & DENNY BARTLEY don’t do an awful lot of gigging these days, but they’ve agreed to grace our stage, where they’ll be joined by EMILY SANDERS. (Friday 17th March 2017).

The programme is rounded off by a former support act that you told us you’d like to see more of. THE BLACK FEATHERS were last seen opening for Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin in April 2015…. two years on, they’ll be back to headline their own show. (Friday 21st April 2017).

And that’s not all! You’re used to quality support acts, and this programme is no exception as we welcome HARRI ENDERSBY in January, while opening for Kathryn & Sean will be OLLIE KING. The fabulous NIAMH BOADLE supplements the Irish theme in March, while Bristol-based SASKIA will get us underway in April.

Tickets are on sale NOW and we’ve also kept the option of a Season Tickets that you can buy tickets for all four gigs in one easy click! Just click HERE to buy tickets.

We hope you’ll be as excited by this programme as we are. Do let us know what you think on FACEBOOK, TWITTER etc... and remember, you're always welcome to suggest acts that YOU'D like to see us feature!