What a wonderful night!
Five bands competing for the Isambard Folk Award at Colston Hall in Bristol as part of the Bristol Folk Festival and sponsored by two of Somerset’s leading music operations –the cult recording studio, Songs from the Shed and Folk Radio UK - the 2012 Isambard Folk Award is a nod to Isambard Kingdom Brunel, the famous British engineer who designed the city’s Clifton Suspension Bridge and SS Great Britain.

Five completely different styles of band...
Each representing the best up and coming talent from across the UK.

If this had been a festival stage, then we would all have been telling each other what a fantastic evening of music we had been privileged to see. But they were all unknown bands playing to an intimate audience, competing for the chance to break into the big-time! It was amazing!

And there was a real kick out of seeing the reaction of the winners when we took them into the main theatre at Colston Hall. They told us they thought Colston 2 was a big venue; the main stage has ten times the capacity!

Visit their website where you can listen to their albums (for free); they are great. Really looking forward to seeing them play at Bristol Folk Festival.
- http://www.josienneclarke.co.uk/#music

A big thank you to all the bands for taking part and making it such a wonderful evening: Common Tongues, Evening Chorus, Mishaped Pearls, Solarference

http://www.bristolfolkfestival.com/isambard_folk_award_38.html

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