Live at Lunchtime- a new series of family-friendly concerts announced by Downend Folk & Roots

Downend Folk & Roots have revealed the first in a new series of events which are designed to be family-friendly. The Carrivick Sisters will be the guests at the first Live at Lunchtime concert on Saturday 2 March.

These events are family-friendly and under-18s go free (accompanied by a paying adult). There will be a very relaxed atmosphere, and if children make some noise, that’s fine! There will be activity/colouring sheets for younger children and a break-out room at the back for anyone that needs it, where there will be toys and a bit of space, with the audio of the gig piped into the room.

The Carrivick Sisters are one of the UK’s top bluegrass and folk acts. Twins Laura and Charlotte perform their original songs and instrumentals along with a few carefully chosen covers on guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, and clawhammer banjo. They are building a reputation for engaging live performances with tight vocal harmonies and multi-instrumental virtuosity. Having grown up in Devon, much of their original material is inspired by their local surroundings and history.

The concert itself is not specifically aimed at children, although is very family-friendly. These events are aimed at people who perhaps cannot make the usual Friday evening events, as well as our regular audience. And season ticket holders for Spring/Summer 2024 get this one for free!

The concert will be shorter than normal (just over  an hour with a short break halfway though) and there is no support. Doors open at midday and the music starts at 12.30pm. It will finish at around 1.45pm. The event takes place Christ Church Downend, tickets are £10 per adult (plus booking fees) and are available from, or, as usual, from Melanie’s Kitchen in Downend (cash only).

Tea, coffee and soft drinks and cakes are available to purchase, with free squash for children. No alcoholic drinks.