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ColvinQuarmby at Blackfriars Priory: Saturday, December 8

PUBLISHED: 10:48 03 December 2012 | UPDATED: 22:27 20 February 2013

ColvinQuarmby at Blackfriars Priory: Saturday, December 8

ColvinQuarmby at Blackfriars Priory: Saturday, December 8

No one's quite sure when the walls of the newly re-furbished Blackfriars Priory last rang to the sound of any large scale music event, but it could well date back to its original use as a medieval priory.

ColvinQuarmby at
Blackfriars Priory:
Saturday, December 8



No ones quite sure when the walls of the newly re-furbished Blackfriars Priory last rang to the sound of any large scale music event, but it could well date back to its original use as a medieval priory.


Built in the 13th century on the site of Gloucesters Norman Castle, Blackfriars Priory is the most well preserved medieval Dominican Priory in Britain. It has had many reincarnations from bottling plant to private residence.


In April 2012 Gloucester City Council signed the lease with English Heritage and are operating the site as a cultural centre, available for concerts, meetings and conferences, exhibitions, weddings and other private hires and events.


Councillor Paul James, Leader of Gloucester City Council says, As a new venue open in Gloucester city centre by Gloucester City Council, operated by The Gloucester Guildhall team, its great to see Gloucester Blackfriars schedule filling up with appropriate events and Im delighted to see that a Gloucester based music promoter putting on what looks to be such a great concert.


ColvinQuarmby are one of the premiere bands in the Folk & Roots genre, arguably second only to Cheltenhams Wychwood Music Festival favourites Show of Hands. Phil Beer, of Show of Hands, says, This band is unique and unforgettable. The songs are brilliant. They should be a household name. Go see them.


CQ as they are affectionately known has played every major Folk & Roots festival in the UK including Shrewsbury, Trowbridge, Broadstairs and of course Cropredy. It was in 2010 that ColvinQuarmby won the Best Act of The Year award at the 20,000 person Cropredy Folk Festival beating the household names of Seth Lakeman, Cat Stevens, Stevie Winwood and Nick Kershaw, as well as one of the longest standing UK folk bands, Fairport Convention; who originally started the festival.



ColvinQuarmbys concert will be held at the Blackfriars Priory, Ladybellegate Street, Gloucester, GL1 3PG on Saturday, December 8. Doors at 7pm. Tickets are priced at 13 per person and are available from Gloucester Guildhall, Gloucester Tourist Information Office, or online at www.BWMPromo.com as well as some availability on the door.

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