The programme for next Spring was announced at September's event... and there was, understandably, much excitement from the Downend Folk Club faithful!

Heading the list are PHILLIP HENRY AND HANNAH MARTIN, who scooped the award for Best Duo at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards earlier this year, and LUCY WARD, who has been making a big splash recently, and was herself nominated as Folk Singer of the Year at the same awards.

Added to that is rising star MAZ O'CONNOR, who is surely a certainty for honours herself in 2015; KELLY OLIVER, whose new album has met with rave reviews; and RUTH NOTMAN, who has reappeared on the live circuit after a few years studying and was hailed as a singing sensation when she burst onto the scene in her teens.

We're very excited about this line-up... one DFC regular commented that it reads like a Folk Awards nomination list, and that person isn't far wrong! We hope you'll all be as thrilled with these artists as we are!

Tickets for these events are already on sale to members, with sales to the public opening later this year. The ticket prices listed below are the public prices. Prices for members will be available shortly in the Members Only section on the menu bar. Please note carefully the venue for each event, as we are holding some of the gigs at our regular home of Frenchay Village Hall, and others at Christ Church Downend. Support acts will be announced at a later date. Doors open at 7.30pm for all events.


Friday 16th January 2015: KELLY OLIVER. Frenchay Village Hall. £8 in advance, £10 on the door.

Friday 20th February 2015: MAZ O'CONNOR. Christ Church Downend. £10 in advance, £12 on the door.

Friday 20th March 2015: LUCY WARD (with Joy Gravestock). Frenchay Village Halll. £10 in advance, £12 on the door.

Friday 17th April 2015: PHILLIP HENRY AND HANNAH MARTIN. Christ Church Downend. £10 in advance, £12 on the door.

Friday 15th May 2015: RUTH NOTMAN. Frenchay Village Hall. £8 in advance, £10 on the door.