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Kris Drever

Sunday 5 May – St George’s Bristol

Kris Drever’s voice and guitar form the backbone of today’s contemporary folk scene. Hugely admired as a solo artist, collaborator, and member of folk superstars Lau, Kris is both phenomenal and prolific.

Drever has played alongside Tinariwen, Joan As Police Woman, Shawn Colvin, Rosanne Cash, Roddy Woomble, Eddi Reader, Kate Rusby, Julie Fowlis, Karine Polwart and many more. In 2017 Kris was named BBC Folk Singer of the Year.

Kris Drever headlines Bristol Folk Festival on Sunday 5 May, playing with Cara Dillon for the final concert of the May Day weekend in the beautiful surrounds of St George’s Bristol.

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Friday 3 May –  St Stephen’s Church

Bristol’s own Spiro present an exhilarating take on the swirling, dark side of folk. Mixing traditional tunes charged with the ecstatic influence of the clubbing scene.

“Dazzling instrumental quartet Spiro’s gyroscopic sounds swirl guitar, mandolin, violin and accordion lines… inspired by minimalist classical music and punk as well as folk music.” – Time Out

Hugely popular and critically acclaimed, the band began life in 1993 at the instigation of violinist and composer Jane Harbour. An accomplished quartet of mandolinist Alex Vann, guitarist Jon Hunt, accordion savant Jason Sparkes, Spiro live are a must-see experience.