Gigs and Events 2018

Dress code for gigs: (see photos of band for guidance)

– basically yellow / green (….shades of) against black / white.

Black trousers or skirt / white shirt or blouse / black, green or yellow waistcoat (optional), necktie  (optional).

Hats: top hat or bowler  decorated.

Music stands decorated with flowers if possible.

Click here for examples for new members.


 Click here for gig planning document which can be used by any band member helping to plan an event.


Dates for 2018

Saturday 13 January      Wassail evening                                                                                   Liz and Chris’ house:         5pm – 8ish

American supper wassail evening with Marc Vyvyan-Jones. Friends and family welcome. Bring your signature dish (surname A-Ke savoury, Ko-Z sweet) and leftover bottles. Mulled wine, some soft drinks , breads and mince pies provided.

Saturday 10 March      Brigstowe Village Band Workshop                                                  Long Ashton Community Centre       10am – 4pm

Day workshop led by Matt Norman. We’ll be learning some new tunes and working on ensemble playing. Lunch included. Non-members welcome so bring your friends along.

Monday 19 March    Lunchtime concert       Click here for setlist.                                                                                    St Stephens Church, 21, St Stephens Street, BS1 1EQ    1.10 – 2pm                 

Rehearsal: Dancers 11am, Singers 11.30, Band 12.10

Wednesday 21 March  Supporting Glosvox Community Choir     Click here for setlist.               Ardah Centre, 116 Kellaway Ave, Bristol, BS6 7YQ.  7.30pm  

Friday 18 May   Hobby Horse Tutorial                                                                                             Liz and Chris’ house    6.30pm   American Supper    Click here for more details (blog posted Monday 30 April) 

Saturday 19 May   Artspace Ashton Court                                                                              Ashton Court   2-3 pm for approx  an hour  (meet at 1.20).                                             Entrance to main building. More information here.                                                                                                                                 Click here for Setlist – please note there is a new updated setlist.

Saturday 9 June    Henleaze Street Party                                                                                   The Crescent, Henleaze BS9 4RP    3pm                                                                                         Meet at 23, The Crescent, Henleaze,BS9 4RP at 1.45pm for a run through and then to set up in the street. Food / tea / coffee will be available in the street after we have played.                Click here for setlist. (Following last nights rehearsal (Friday 8 June) the setlist has been slightly updated). Click here for summer dress code.

Sunday 10 June  Rookery Farm Open Garden                                                                    Rookery Farm, Puxton  BS24 6TL        3 – 5pm                                                                        Open garden in aid of a cancer charity. We will be providing background music.                         Click here for setlist. (NB. The setlist has been slightly updated).  Click here for summer dress code.  For more information about the gig click  here and here.

Friday 15 June   Southmead Hospital Buskathon                                                             Atrium, Southmead Hospital.   12 noon  (please arrive at 11.45)                                     For more information click here. Click here for setlist.

Saturday 30 June to Sunday 1 July     West Somerset Folk Festival                            Recreation Ground, Carhampton, Nr Minehead, TA24 6NH                                   Saturday 30 June 2.15 – 3.45pm. Please arrive from 12 noon  for a short practice beforehand.  For more information click here.   For setlist click here.                         See festival website for information about the festival Some band members will be camping for the weekend. For more information click here (blog posted Saturday 24 March)

Saturday 7 July  Edwardian Cricket Match – 150 year celebration.                       Grittleton Cricket Club. The Street, Grittleton, Wiltshire. SN14 6AW   5pm – 6.30 to 6.45pm. Please arrive at 4.30.               Click here for Setlist and Running Order.  There will be an additional practice for this gig on Friday 6 July at 7.30pm in the Youth Hall, Long Ashton Community Centre.  We will be playing during the interval – likely two 40 minute set. Food and drink will be provided. Will play in Village Hall if weather is bad. (See here and  here for more information). Festival programme: GCC Festival Programme v1 provisional page by page copy.

Saturday 8 September   Clift Road Triangle Street Party   The weather looks like it will be kind for us – the gig is going ahead. Bring pegs to hold music if it gets breezy and a jacket.                                                                                                                                       Meet at 23, Clift Road, Ashton, Bristol , BS3 1RZ at 3.30pm ready to play 4 – 5pm                                                                                               Click here and here for more information.        Click here for setlist.                                                                                    There will be a practice for this gig on Friday 7 September at 7.30pm in the Youth Hall, Long Ashton Community Centre.

Saturday 15 September   Party in the Park                                                                                                    Golden Hill Sports Ground, Henleaze, BS6 7YA         4.15 – 5.15 pm                                           Meet at 23, The Crescent, Henleaze at 2.30pm for a run through. It is a short drive (if you have a heavy instrument) or an 8 min walk to Golden Hill from the house – leave at 3.15pm.   Click here for setlist.

NB.  Peaceful Portway       This event is not happening this year                                                             

Sunday 7 October        Long Ashton Apple Day            Click here for setlist                                                          Long  Ashton Community Centre.  3 – 4pm. Click here for more info about the Apple Day   There will be practice  immediately before this gig from 1.45 – 2. 45 pm in the Jubilee Pavilion, Long Ashton Community Centre.  (Please note: there will not be a practice on Friday 5 October)

Sunday 28 October       Audition for new BVB musical leader                                                           Long Ashton Community Centre (Club Room at side of Main Hall)  2 -4 pm             Click here for more information.

Saturday 24 November      Fair Saturday                                                                      Downstairs Foyer, Colston Hall, 2.30pm                                                                                    Click here for more information.  The setlist can be found here.                                   The  practice on Friday 23 November has been cancelled. So there is time for a run through please arrive at the Colston Hall Foyer as near as you can to 1.30pm on Saturday – there will be a Green Room set aside for bags, cases etc. and there should be a chance of a warm up.

Monday 3 December    Lunchtime Concert                                                                                St Stephens Church, 21, St Stephens Street, BS1 1EQ       1.10 – 2pm                                The setlist can be found here.                                                                                                Readers arrive 10.30am, Singers arrive 11am, Dancers arrive 11.20am, Band arrive  for rehearsal with Matt 11.45am

Sunday 9 December      John Lewis, Cribs Causeway –  supporting the Southmead Hospital Christmas Buskathon         12.30 – 1.15pm     The setlist can be found here   Please meet at the Partner’s entrance by 11.50. More information can be found here.      

Friday 14 December    Southmead Hospital Christmas Buskathon                                                 Atrium, Southmead Hospital.     12.30          The setlist can be found here                                                                          Please make your way to Liz and Chris’ house, 23, The Crescent, Henleaze. BS9 4RP after the Buskathon (approx 2.15pm) to prepare for Matt’s leaving do on Sunday 16 Dec.