Victorian Farmer’s Year at Tithe Barn...

PUBLISHED: 10:03 26 September 2012

Tithe Barn, Nailsea

Tithe Barn, Nailsea


AS PART of Nailsea’s harvest celebrations Nailsea Folk Club is hosting a special performance at the Tithe Barn on Sunday.

John Kirkpatrick will be putting on a show entitled a Victorian Farmer’s Year in the Church Lane venue at 8pm.

John was named musician of the year at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in 2010 and is a virtuoso melodeon player and a fine singer.

He joined the Hammersmith Morris Men when he was just 12 and while with the group he took up the melodeon, the button accordion and the anglo concertina and became hooked on traditional folk songs.

John has gone on to become one of the most prolific figures on the English folk scene, performing solo, in duos, acoustic groups and electric bands, and has established an enviable reputation as an instrumental virtuoso and session musician, as well as a leading interpreter of English folk music.

John has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Umps and Dumps, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey, Trans-Europe Diatonique, and Band of Hope, as well as numerous ceilidh bands.

As songwriter, composer, choreographer, and musical director, he has contributed to over 60 plays in the theatre and on radio. And as featured artiste, band member, or session player, his music can be heard on over 200 different commercial recordings.

Tickets for the performance are £10. To find out more visit

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