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Saturday 28th May 2016

The Chapel, Royal Mineral Water Hospital

Price: Free
Start time: 19:00

Harmonium

"Harmonium" is a beautiful interlocking of rhythms and harmonies, created by layering 12 women's voices. It is a composition by Su Hart (of Baka Beyond and Walcot State Choir) and Sian Croose. Experience this new experiment in vocal sound sung in a fine acoustic space More info and booking...

Sunday 29th May 2016

The Circus

Price: Free
Start time: 12:30

Harmonium

"Harmonium" is a beautiful interlocking of rhythms and harmonies, created by layering 12 women's voices. It is a composition by Su Hart (of Baka Beyond and Walcot State Choir) and Sian Croose. Experience this new experiment in vocal sound sung in a fine acoustic space More info and booking...

Thursday 2nd June 2016

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £5
Start time: 19:30

Ali George

(with special guest Ruby Brown) and Tim Graham

One of Bath's most treasured singer/songwriters, Ali's beautifully controlled voice reminds many of Cat Stevens and Nick Drake. He will be joined by special guest Ruby Brown; a singer whose stunningly beautiful voice always compliments Ali’s in harmony and timbre. Plus support from Tim Graham, inspirational guitarist and vocalist - and member of Pedal Folk. More info and booking...

Friday 3rd June 2016

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £8
Start time: 20:00

The Saskia Griffiths-Moore Trio

with support from 'Johns and Nowak'

The Saskia Griffiths-Moore trio perform heartfelt atmospheric folk/pop, passionately sung over classical and acoustic instruments. The all female Bristol based trio are being supported by a local Americana duo, Johns and Nowak. Expect a night of engaging songs, captivating instrumentation and crystal clear vocals. More info and booking...

Tuesday 7th June 2016

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 21:00

Tuesday Choice

John Fairhurst (solo)

John Fairhurst truly epitomises the modern day wandering blues man. Stories of hunger, listlessness, roaming and reckless abandon are just a prelude to John’s amazing story.
The Guardian described his 2008 debut album Joys of Spring as “Truly exquisite” More info and booking...

Sunday 12th June 2016

The Bell

Price: Free
Start time: 13:00
Doors open: 12:00

Bath Music super-bill

Larkhall, Waitress for the Bees, Neil Gay

Three of the most creative minds in town...

Replacing the cancelled Pete Brandt show (to be rescheduled) we have a triple bill - no less - of contemporary Bath creativity.
Two projects involve musician/novelist/academic Emma Hooper - one performed by her partner Charlie - and the third head to this trinity is her fomer colleague from The Cedar, Neil Gay, one of the most under-rated but creative musical minds in the city for some years now. More info and booking...

Saturday 3rd June 2017

The Bell - Love Lounge (Back bar)

Price: £6 / £4
Start time: 19:30

The Last Word Poetry Slam

With Polly Denny

We're giving two teams of incredible poets a topic to attack or defend and fight their corner, poetry style! Only one team can win, but who has the last word? You do, our wonderful audience! Bath Fringe young person Poet Laureate Polly Denny invites poets of all ages to this event. More info and booking...

Thursday 8th June 2017

Rondo Theatre

Price: £14
Start time: 20:00

moonson.co presents

Robin & Bina Williamson

Songs, Stories and Music

Robin and Bina Williamson perform an exotic mix of English, Celtic, and Old Timey roots. Their unique interweave of songs stories and music feature the East/West harmonies of their voices with harp, bowed psaltery and diverse other instruments.
"An enchanting evening 's entertainment" - Edi Stark, Celtic Connections -
"Pure beauty through simplicity" - Robert Plant More info and booking...

Saturday 26th May 2018

The Edge, University of Bath

Price: £12:50 Full price// £10 Concs// £2:50 Edge Arts Community members.
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 19:00

The Edge Proudly Presents ..

Pee Wee Ellis

In conversation with Ian Shaw ..

Pee Wee Ellis, In conversation with Ian Shaw, Join us to hear the legendary Pee Wee talk about his life and times. In what promises to be an atmospheric and beautiful evening - not to be missed! Tickets from https://bit.ly/2JqUiT7

Extra info: Two conversations with a Q&A session

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Friday 8th June 2018

Sorry, this event is cancelled

Mystery location

Price: £8
Start time: 18:00

Taking a Tune for a Walk

Rock of Eye

Unique musical experience featuring some of our favourite players in the region taking you on a tune-full amble around some of Bath's hidden corners, to end with tonight's performance by new acoustic explorers Rock of Eye.
Come prepared for a walk and for some surprises. You will have time to snatch a bite to eat in Walcot St. before the concert. More info and booking...

Walcot Chapel

Price: £6
Start time: 20:45
Doors open: 20:30

Taking a Tune for a Walk Part 2

Rock of Eye

Rock of eye are Alex Vann (Spiro, Three Cane Whale) with Ron Phelan and Madame Ceski. The name is a tailoring term signifying to be guided by the eye, to do by feel and intuition rather than by precise methods.
They are an extraordinary improvising folk-based acoustic experience.

This show is the conclusion to 'Taking a Tune for a Walk', which precedes it, and participants on the walk will be admitted before additional tickets are sold (see online in the days before the event). More info and booking...

Monday 11th June 2018

St James Wine Vaults - Downstairs

Price: pay what you will
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 19:00

The Medicine Show Radio Revue Presents

Carrington MacDuffie

plus Fraser Anderson

Austin Indie High Priestess includes Bath Fringe on her 50 date European Tour, described as Carol King meets Grace Jones
Fraser Anderson Hailed by Howard Thompson (Former Head of A&R, Elektra Records) as “the best singer-songwriter I’ve heard in a long time”, the BBC’s Bob Harris as a “truly beautiful voice” and by Rolling Stone Magazine as “one to keep an eye on”, Anderson is a “truly remarkable artist” (BBC Radio Wales). Likened to Damien Rice’s emotionality, Glen Hansard’s crafted storytelling, the intensity of Nick Drake and the lively humour of John Martyn, Anderson stands out in his own right.
If you haven’t heard Anderson’s music yet, you are in for a treat. Words fail to prepare you for the delicate warm and comforting tones of his voice More info and booking...

Monday 27th May 2019

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £8 / £7 Concs
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 18:30

Beth Porter and the Bookshop Band

Plus Red Carousel

The Bookshop Band is the offspring of an artistic love-affair between a duo of English folk singer-songwriters, Beth Porter & Ben Please, and a multi-award winning independent bookshop in Bath, Mr B's Emporium of Reading Delights.
More info and booking...

Tuesday 28th May 2019

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £5
Start time: 20:15
Doors open: 19:15

Robert Lane

A musician, songwriter & actor whose charismatic presence on stage, makes every note seem effortless. Northern Sky Magazine described his third album 'Only a Flight Away', as 'Impressive in its scope, and almost a compendium of styles'. More info and booking...

Wednesday 29th May 2019

The Mission Theatre - Upstairs theatre

Price: £8 / £7 concs
Start time: 20:30

Rob Johnston in concert

Rob Johnston is one of the very best acoustic guitar players around. His brilliant playing style covers a huge range of influences from folk, world and classical. “Staggering playing...He is a mighty, mighty fine player.” Phil Jackson, South Live, BBC Southern Counties Radio. More info and booking...

Friday 31st May 2019

Sorry, this event is cancelled

St James Wine Vaults - Downstairs

Price: £10
Start time: 20:30
Doors open: 20:00

Carus Thompson

"Australia's answer to Bruce Springsteen", OZ Folk-rock-roots singer-songwriter Carus Thompson has toured the world with Jack Johnson, John Butler & Dave Mathews. He's toured the UK opening for his good friend Seth Lakeman and plays this exclusive Bath show for the Fringe. Wonderful honest, singer-songwriter, acoustic music that rocks, engages and entertains. More info and booking...

Sunday 2nd June 2019

The Mission Theatre - Main Auditorium

Price: £10
Start time: 20:30
Doors open: 20:00

The Hamoaze Band presents:

Plump Dead Thighs & Pretty Blue Eyes

Songs and tales of murder

A show from S.E. Cornwall's premier folk/acoustic band. Based on the great folk tradition of the murder ballad "a highly engaging, deeply amusing, mix of concert and theatre ... terrific songs ... plenty of off-kilter humour ... surpasses all expectations!"

Extra info: In 2 acts with a 20 minute (approx) interval

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Wednesday 5th June 2019

Chapel Arts Centre

Price: £8.00
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 19:00

Find a Performer Ltd Presents

Geoff Robb - The Music of Trees

Geoff Robb was the winner of the 2018 Brighton Fringe Live Music Award for his solo show. His beautiful meditative compositions blend his classical training and background in healing with his love of Spanish and Celtic music. If you enjoy beautiful acoustic guitar music then don't miss this award-winning show.
More info and booking...

The Moorfields Inn

Price: Free
Start time: 20:00

The Old Town Reclamation String Band together with Bath Songwriters Group present

A Skiffle Sing-Along and Other Stuff - Again

Sing along to skiffle, country, folk and rockabilly classics with The Old Town Reclamation String Band, and listen to original songs from Bath Songwriters Group. Bring your voices and acoustic instruments and join in - or just come and be entertained. More info and booking...

Friday 7th June 2019

The Old Theatre Royal

Price: £10 / £8 Concs
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 18:30

Jelli Records present

Cindy Stratton

Plus Ellie Frank and Rosina Keri

Singer/songwriter Cindy Stratton produces beautiful, timeless music. Fresh from the finals of the Gibraltar song festival, she will be joined by band members Marius Frank, Ali Nourse and Susie Wright. Plus an intimate and soulful performance from up and coming local singer/songwriter Ellie Frank and witty and passionate songs from Rosina Keri. More info and booking...

The Bell - Back bar

Price: £6
Start time: 21:00

First Friday with

Eddie Martin

plus Bluesman Mike Francis

King of the Acoustic Blues in these parts, Mr Martin is doing the thing that he does the best in solo spotlight mode, so you get to hear every twist and turn of his award-winning guitar style and every nuance of the song close up.
More info and booking...

Sunday 9th June 2019

St. Michael's Church

Price: £5 adv / £7 on the door Under 16’s free accompanied by an adult
Start time: 19:30
Doors open: 19:00

BathTub Orchestra

with special guests Bristol Mandolin and Guitar Ensemble

Bath’s newest community orchestra is an informal group of mixed ability musicians who enjoy playing together a wide variety of music. They will be supported by a fretted instrument community orchestra from Bristol with similar tastes. More info and booking...