As the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) situation continues to develop and escalate, the Downend Folk Club committee are faced with questions as to what to do with the scheduled concerts over the next few months. We continue to monitor the advice from the Government, and remain committed to resuming our programme as soon as it is legal and safe to do so.

I'm sure you will agree, the prospect of our April and May concerts going ahead seems extremely unlikely, so we have taken the decision to postpone these two concerts immediately, to allow for the best chance of them being rescheduled as quickly as possible.

Therefore, the event scheduled for Friday 17th April, featuring INDIA ELECTRIC CO. at Frenchay Village Hall, and the SAM CARTER & THE HOME WATERS STRING QUARTET concert, scheduled for Friday 22nd May at Christ Church Downend, will now not go ahead. We continue to keep an eye on our June and July bookings, which remain in place for the time being.

The good news is that we have already been able to reschedule the INDIA ELECTRIC CO. concert. This will now, all being well, be the first concert in our Autumn Programme, on Friday 18th September, again at Frenchay Village Hall. All purchased tickets will automatically transfer to this new date, so if you are able to attend, you do not need to do anything. If you are unable to make the new date, you can claim a full refund (minus bookings fees). Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you need to do this, but please note that, depending on demand, we may not be able to process your refund until the week following the rearranged date. This is simply because the ticket money is not released to us until after that date. There are reserves to cover a small number of refunds, but not all. Your understanding is appreciated.

We remain committed to bringing SAM CARTER back to Downend Folk Club as part of our 2021 programme, and conversations with Sam's team are ongoing. However, with the date unclear, we will refund all tickets currently bought for this event immediately. Again, please email us and we'll make that happen.

Please watch this space, as well as our social media, for continued updates, and we hope to see you all again very soon.

Ant Miles, Chairman
on behalf of the Downend Folk Club committee