‘Live at the New Room’

Showcasing Bristol's diverse music scene

A day of free music in the New Room cafe and Broadmead courtyard: folk, blues, flutes, choirs, organ preludes, and more.  From 17th Century West Gallery music to 21st Century Folk Americana – join us any time between 11am-4pm for our celebration of music in Bristol.

What’s On:
(times correct at time of publication)

11am – ‘Bristol Harmony’, West Gallery Quire. Singers and instrumentalists recreate the vigorous music of 18th and 19th century English village choirs.

12pm – A Different Thread. Folk duo inspired by the music that has crisscrossed the Atlantic over the generations in true folk fashion, they weave together elements of folk, country and blues to create what they call: ‘British-Americana’.

1pm – All are welcome to our weekly communion service taking place in the chapel.

1.30pm- Philip Carter, organist. New Room musical director Philip plays a selection of organ preludes and recessionals on the 18th Century Snetzler organ in the chapel.

2pm – Opal Flutes. Popular favourites and arrangements of classical music (with some unexpected twists!) from East Dulwich based flute choir.

2.15pm (Broadmead courtyard)- Part Time Models. Original songs inspired by folk lyrics and melodies with funky riffs and harmonies.

2.45pm – Band of Pilgrims.  Acoustic set of songs in the style of early Gospel blues and perform in churches, festivals and gatherings.

3.15pm (Broadmead courtyard) – Lotus & Life, lively singer-songwriter duo finish off our celebrations with an opportunity for all to sing along! Music to set your soul soaring, your heart singing and your feet dancing!


36 The Horsefair, Bristol BS1 3JE, UK

Event Times


    Bristol Harmony, West Gallery Quire
    A Different Thread, Folk duo
    Philip Carter, New Room musical director and organist
    Opal Flutes
    Part Time Models, Folk group
    Band of Pilgrims
    Lotus and Life
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