The Conservatoire Folk Ensemble

RBC Musicians

Date and time
21 Jun 2024 (8:00pm - 10:00pm)

The Bradshaw Hall, Royal Birmingham Conservatoire

Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, 200 Jennens Road, B4 7XR


£10 Over 60s, under 18s

Booking Information

Wheelchair users are entitled to concessionary priced tickets with a complimentary companion seat.

Guide dogs are welcome at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire venues. If you wish to bring a guide dog or wheelchair, please let the Events Office know by calling 0121 331 5909.

Folk Ensemble in the Bradshaw Hall

Global Traditions - The Conservatoire Folk Ensemble

The UK's biggest folk band, The Conservatoire Folk Ensemble, stage their legendary annual show in home venue – Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.

"Truly the most joyous noise I have ever heard and re-affirming my faith in the potential of the human race." Jon Bens

Formed in 1997 at Birmingham’s prestigious Conservatoire by fiddle player and arranger Joe Broughton (The Urban Folk Quartet, The Albion Band, Joss Stone), the Conservatoire Folk Ensemble have established a reputation for creating energetic and powerful shows, everywhere from the Royal Albert Hall to New Street Railway Station. Their increasingly popular live appearances - especially at such festivals as Cropredy, Towersey, Shambala and Kendal Calling - have left audiences ecstatic and even (at Towersey) moved to tears.

This 27th year sees them tour throughout the UK and into Germany and the Netherlands.

Still based at Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, the personal influences of each member shapes the set-list, as traditional English and Celtic reels slide into full-on rock grooves, funk, jazz, hip-hop, ska and reggae. Eastern European and Asian flourishes can also be heard, reflecting the rich cultural heritage of the group.

This is very much 21st century folk.

This is ‘Power Folk’.

"Varied and brilliant… one massive sound” Frank Hennessy, BBC Radio

“There’s subtlety, poignancy, variety and more than a soupçon of talent. You’ll like this, like it lots I know you will.” fRoots

“Relentless!” Songlines “This album is utterly mind-blowing.” Mick Tems - Folk Wales Online Magazine


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