Full line up, times and locations announced for inaugural Gloucester Folk Trail #GetFolked now extended 22nd-25th Feb.

4bd270b3118c49b055e6151599b5635c-rimg-w720-h515-gmirolk musicians from around the county will congregate in Gloucester in a month’s time for a brand new, FREE event. The very first Gloucester Folk Trail takes place from 23 to 25 February as venues across the city host traditional and contemporary folk acts for a weekend of free live performances.

The bumper line-up of musical acts will be performing in the city’s pubs, bars, cafes and other venues. The Gloucester Folk Trail is the one of the first events to be funded by the Gloucester Business Improvement District (BID). Supported by Marketing Gloucester and venues who are also members of the BID, it is hoped that the Gloucester Folk Trail follows in the footsteps of the successful and long-running Gloucester Rhythm and Blues Festival.

Participating venues are listed below with more to be added:

  • The Abbey
  • Angie’s Bar
  • Café Rene
  • The Cavern
  • Cookes Coffee and Curios
  • The Cross Keys
  • The Dick Whittington
  • The Northend Vaults
  • The Old Bell
  • Peppers Café
  • The Tall Ship
  • TANK
  • Veranda Lounge

Danny Hammond from Match Factory Studios is the music liaison for the Gloucester Folk Trail, said: “It’s really exciting to see something different, supporting grassroots music from the wider county. The Folk Trail will embrace traditional and contemporary bands of the genre, appealing to a diverse audience. The atmosphere in the city is going to be excellent.”

Fred Fisher, joint owner of Angie’s Bar, said: “We’re really happy for Angie’s Bar to be involved in the Gloucester Folk Trail in it’s very first year. It’s great that Gloucester BID is investing in events and supporting its members to help drive footfall into the city centre.”

Gloucester BID will be supporting events like the Gloucester Folk Trail that benefit businesses in the BID area over the next five years, by drawing together members to work in partnership with each other to generate high footfall. It is hoped that music fans from around the county will descend upon Gloucester for what promises to be fun and vibrant weekend.

Don’t miss this great weekend supporting Gloucester’s live music scene and the county’s musicians. Thursday 15th to Sunday 18th February 2018

THURSDAY
Folky Thursday
Open Mic Old Bell/Tigers Eye
8pm onwards

Petty Hegglers Band 
The Tank
7pm onwards

FRIDAY

Sam Haward – Solo fingerstyle guitar
Cooke’s Cafe
5.15pm

Gwilym Davies – Songs of Glos. (Lecture)
Cooke’s Cafe
6pm

Danny Hammond – Solo fingerstyle guitar
Cooke’s Cafe
7pm

Mischief Afoot – Trad band
Cooke’s Cafe
8.15pm

Karen Swan – Acoustic songs
Pepper’s Cafe
6pm

Discovery – Acoustic Folk Duo
Pepper’s Cafe
7pm

ReBil – Acoustic Folk Duo
Pepper’s Cafe
8pm

Shepherd’s Crook – Vocal Folk Choir
Cafe Rene
7pm

Ruben Lovett – Folk Rock
Cafe Rene
9pm

Bewelien – Folk Rock
Cafe Rene
10pm

Lila J – Acoustic band
Veranda Lounge
8.15

Shaggy Dog Raconteurs
Dick Whittington
9pm

SATURDAY

Wolfren Riverstick
Angie’s Bar
3pm

Clint Mann
Angie’s Bar
4pm

Michael Parker
Angie’s Bar
5pm

Michael Parker
The Fountain
7pm

Lassington Oak – Morris Dancers
Fountain
2pm

Jam Session
Fountain
4pm

Michael Parker
Fountain
7pm

Bally Brogues
Fountain
8pm

Life O’Reilly
Fountain
9pm

Danny Hammond – Solo fingerstyle guitar
Cooke’s Cafe
5pm

Midsummer Grove – Acoustic Duo
Cooke’s Cafe
6pm

Meg Hayden – Acoustic songs
Saturday
7pm

Ragtime Jug Orchestra
Cafe Rene
9pm

Way Out West
Cross Keys
8pm

Beaver and the Foghorns
Dick Whittington
9pm

Life O’Reilly
Cavern
6pm

Sid Harvey
Cavern
7pm

Blind River Scare
Cavern
8pm

SUNDAY

ReBil
Cooke’s Cafe
1.30pm

Blind River Scare
Cooke’s Cafe
2.30pm

Karen Swan
Northend Vaults
Sunday 2pm

Lucy Jarrett
Tank
7pm

Midsummer Grove – Acoustic Duo
The Fountain
3pm

Danny Hammond – Solo fingerstyle guitar
The Fountain
4pm

Elgar Folk Ensemble
The Fountain
7pm

Gruig
The Fountain
8pm

That Shallot
Cafe Rene
3pm

Jigantics
Cross Keys
7pm

Funded by Gloucester BID and supported by Marketing Gloucester.

 

ENDS.

 

 

For more information contact ben@marketinggloucester.co.uk.

 

Notes for Editors

 

About Gloucester BID

Gloucester Business Improvement District is made up of 576 businesses in the city centre of Gloucester who voted in July 2017 to invest approximately £2.5 million back into the city.

 

 

 

 

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