As you may have seen on social media, sadly Knight & Spiers are no longer available to perform their headline gig at Downend Folk Club this Friday. Unfortunately, John has tested positive for Covid-19. We wish him a speedy recovery and we will try and find a date for them to come to us in the future. We'll be contacting all ticket holders shortly, so please watch your inbox.

However, we're thrilled to say that the wonderful THREE CANE WHALE have agreed to step in at the last minute, so we'll see still have a brilliant evening of spellbinding music. We've been wanting to book Three Cane Whale for a long time, so we're very pleased that it's worked out for them to be with us at such short notice.

As intricate as a team of watchmakers, as spare as a mountain stream, uplifting and elegiac in equal measure, Three Cane Whale’s multi-instrumental acoustic music encompasses both a cinematic sweep and an intimate delicacy, in which "the aroma of muddy leaves and old nettles is almost tangible" (The Observer). Championed early on by Cerys Matthews, Three Cane Whale’s music has featured on BBC Radios 3, 4 and 6Music, as well as TV and film.

In 2019, the band recorded its fifth album, 303, in a set of linked locations in South Somerset. They’ll be summoning up these resonant landscapes in their live set, as well as playing a selection from their extensive back-catalogue and some brand new material. Three Cane Whale are Alex Vann (mandolin, mandocello, bowed psaltery, zither), Pete Judge  (trumpet, tenor horn, harmonium, chimes & glockenspiels) and Paul Bradley (acoustic guitar).

The rest of the details for the event remain the same (as below). Any queries, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..