Frank Fairfield is a sensation: a banjo picker, guitarist and fiddler like no other. His soaring ballads, ranging from rambling hillbilly melodies to dark, murderous folklore, are delivered in his distinctive reedy tenor with an utterly irresistible American Primitive quality.
Having taken a break from the international touring scene, we are honoured to see Frank return to the UK with a unique new show alongside the Scottish folk singer and gifted collaborator Alasdair Roberts. These two deeply rooted musicians bring to life murder ballads and epic journeys, tracing the mythic through the songs of their native lands.
This unique and specially curated show is not to be missed.
“Fairfield’s music seems inexorably real and entirely necessary” – Pitchfork
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.