In Our Ears : The Lantern Edition

In case you haven’t heard already, The Lantern is Colston Hall’s ‘venue-within-a-venue’ (formerly known as Hall 2). We program an eclectic mix of Jazz, Blues, World and Folk as well as upcoming comedians and original theatre productions in the oldest space in Colston Hall, at only a 250-350 capacity.  

We have some really interesting shows coming up over the next couple of months, and wanted to bring your attention to a selection of perhaps the lesser known artists coming to grace the intimate Lantern stage . This is the first installment of In Our Ears playlists from us, we hope you enjoy the selection.

To see the full Lantern listings please click here

Owiny Sigoma Band


Nairobi meets London with this beautiful afro jazz fusion of traditional Kenya nyatiti and Luo music with Western songwriting and production techniques.

This show is supported by Fofoulah

Weds 6 Nov – The Lantern 

Nick Harper


The son of ’70s troubadour Roy Harper, and former member of Squeeze.

Fri 1 Nov – The Lantern

Zara McFarlane


Awesome jazz vocalist, previewing her hot new album If You Knew Her  on Gilles Petersons’ record label, Brownswood.

Sat 8 Feb – The Lantern 

Radical Face

Indie – Folk

Beautiful indie-folk musician from Florida, you may have heard the track below on the I Am Nikon advert, incredible chance to see this artist in such an intimate space. Only a handful of tickets left.

Sat 9 Nov – The Lantern

Hidden Orchestra


The fabulous Hidden Orchestra on Rob Louis TruThoughts Recordings will be joined by visual artist Lumen AV. Check the video below for an idea of what to expect!

Fri 29 Nov – The Lantern

Slow Club


Anti-Folk duo bring their sweet harmonies to The Lantern

Monday 25 Nov – The Lantern

Gary Lucas

Rock & Pop

Grammy nominated singer songwriter who has worked with everyone from Jeff Buckley to the late great Lou Reed. This performance will feature tracks created with Buckley.

Weds 20 Nov – The Lantern

Ballake Sissoko


Kora playing Malian musician is joined by French cellist Vincent Segal as part of the Making Tracks series.

Tues 26 Nov – The Lantern

Robyn Hitchcock

Rock & Pop

This singer-songwriter and guitarist has worked with everyone from KT Tunstall, Jarvis Cocker and Peter Buck of R.E.M.

Fri 8 Nov – The Lantern

Cass McCombs


We love this video from nomadic American folk artist Cass McCombs.

Weds 8 Jan – The Lantern

John Smith & William Adamson


Another Brownswood booking from us, this show is a double header from folk artists John Smith & William Adamson

We are running a competition to win William Adamson’s Under an East Coast Moon on 12″ vinyl, CD as well as a pair of tickets… simply click the image below to enter

Weds 20 Nov – The Lantern


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On Wednesday 23 September 2020 Colston Hall changed its name to Bristol Beacon.

Our new name is just the first step, it is about more than the sign above our door. Click below to find out more about how we’re changing, watch our name announcement, and discover how we want everyone to share in the joy of live music.

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