We're very pleased to announce a slight change to our line-up for November's concert.

Not only we will we be welcoming JESS VINCENT and MARCEL ROSE as our headliners, as previously announced, we can now reveal that they will be joined by REG MEUROSS as we welcome the full JESS VINCENT TRIO.

Tickets, priced at £8 in advance (£7 for members, via the website) are available from Baguette Me Not in Downend, Bristol Ticket Shop or via this website.


We can't wait! We hope you're as excited as we are!


With a beautiful voice matched by an extraordinary songwriting talent, JESS VINCENT will be Downend Folk Club’s headline guest in November.


Jess is a singer/songwriter from Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire and the owner of a highly distinctive and mature voice and song writing talent. Often compared to Kate Bush, and Iris Dement, she has two albums, Timeframe and Seesaw Dreams and is actively gigging and promoting these across the UK.



“Jess Vincent is a name that should become as familiar on the lips as the wind is upon the trees”,  said one Fatea Records review, while the well-respected Reg Meuross is also a fan: “One of the most exciting singer songwriters I’ve heard in years, with a magical voice and an exceptional and truly innovative songwriting talent.”


Playing guitar, ukelele and shruti box, will be joined on stage by multi-instrumentalist MARCEL ROSE for the gig. To find our more about Jess and see some of her videos, please visit www.jessvincentsings.com.


Opening the show at Frenchay Village Hall will be Mangotsfield-based ladies acapella chorus BLACK SHEEP HARMONYThe chorus was formed in April 2012 by a group of people who wanted to sing unaccompanied close harmony in a happy, relaxed environment where music is king. Their watchword is continual improvement so that their singing stands them out from the crowd (or flock)! Their appearance at Downend Folk Club continues the club’s passion for promoting local artists. They have their own website, www.blacksheepharmony.co.uk.


The concert will be held on Friday 21st November, and the doors open at 7.30pm. Tickets are priced at £8 in advance (£7 for members via the website only), or £10 on the door. They are available from Baguette Me Not in Downend, Bristol Ticket Shop andwww.downendfolkclub.co.uk, where you can also find more information about the club, including our membership scheme.

Photographs of a very special night in October, featuring the Jennifer Crook Trio and Mike Weaver, are now available to view online.

You can see the set, captured by the superb Chris Dobson, by clicking on the "Photos" tab on the menu bar, or by clicking here.

There is also a video of the Jennifer Crook Trio performing the title track of Jennifer's new album, "Carnforth Station", taken by Hannah Lang of Button Media. You can watch the video on our YouTube Channel here, and can find out more about Hannah's work here.



* Please note that clicking on the album link will take you to an external website, run by our very own Alan Cole, where photos from our events are hosted.