The Doric stage is in the crypt at St George’s, next to the bar. Unwind with a drink beneath the atmospheric vaulted arches, and enjoy some of the great acts performing there.
Saturday 30th April
|19:00-19:30||The Balky Mule|
Sunday 1st May
|14:40-15:40||Bristol Sacred Harp|
|17:30-18:00||The Ninetree Stumblers|
The Ninetree Stumblersexpand...
Born a hundred years late and 4000 miles too far East, The Ninetree Stumblers dredge up nuggets of the Old Weird America from the crackly grooves of 78RPM shellac. Three multi-instrumentalists from Bristol, the band trade guitars, banjos, fiddles and more, clambering from song to song through shows that set Moonshine-fuelled hoedowns against sombre Baptist hymns, cockeyed ragtime and sweetheart waltzes.
The Balky Muleexpand...
The Balky Mule is the alias of Sam Jones, a highly talented, self-taught multi-instrumentalist, who over the past decade or more has been a key member of the vibrant Bristol post-rock scene, playing in numerous bands, both live or on records, including Movietone and Crescent (alongside his bandleader brother, Matt), Flying Saucer Attack and Minotaur Shock.
Yama Warashi is Bristol-based Japanese artist Yoshino Shigihara’s solo project. She was a keyboardist of Zun Zun Egui. Her music has a dreamy evocative sound with a shadow of moon cake, inspired by Japanese folk dance music, Bon Odori(盆踊り), free jazz and African music with a slice of electric psychedelia. Yoshino sings songs in her mother tongue about mycelium, nuclear power and broken O.
Bristol Sacred Harpexpand...
Sacred Harp singing, as performed by Bristol Sacred Harp, is a four-part a capella singing tradition from the United States. It takes its name from the shape note book that singers use. Prepare to feel the arches in the crypt resound to the rousing harmonies of the American south.
At 17 years old, Susie Dobson has already made an impressive start to her musical career, having performed at Downend Folk Club, Bristol Folk House and in a live session on Bradley Stoke FM. At BFF she will be accompanied by her new trio which includes Joe Futak on guitar and Amy Reynolds on fiddle.
Kirsty Bromley is a young contemporary folk singer based in Sheffield. Since winning the prestigious Fred Jordan Memorial Folk Singing Competition at Bromyard Folk Festival in 2010 she has performed nationally and internationally and produced an EP and debut album ‘Time Ashore’. She has a most disarmingly transparent voice, but also the uncanny and beautiful knack of drawing attention to the song rather than the messenger, by the manner in which she employs it.