Dress code for gigs: (see photos of band for guidance)
Summer dress code:
Summer colours – basically yellow / green (….shades of) against black / white.
Black trousers or skirt / white shirt or blouse / black, green or yellow waistcoat (optional), necktie in summer colours (optional).
Ladies may prefer to wear flowery summer dresses.
Hats: top hat, bowler or straw hat decorated in summer colours.
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.
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 http://www.westsomersetfolkfestival.co.uk. 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. SN14 6AW There will be an addition practice for this gig on Friday 6 July at 7.30pm in the Youth Hall, Long Ashton Community Centre. Setlist will be available soon. We will be playing during the interval. Food and drink will be provided. Will play in Village Hall if weather is bad. (See blog post here (posted 7 March) for more information). Festival programme: GCC Festival Programme v1 provisional page by page copy.
Saturday 15 September Party in the Park Golden Hill Sports Ground, Henleaze, BS6 7YA
Sunday 16 September Peaceful Portway Cumberland Piazza, Hotwells, BS1 6XL provisional
Sunday 7 October Long Ashton Apple Day Long Ashton Community Centre
Monday 3 December Lunchtime Concert St Stephens Church, 21, St Stephens Street, BS1 1EQ