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 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. 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.