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John Francis Flynn

Plus Amy Mae Ellis

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John Francis Flynn wearing a brown vest, sandals and holding a metal lunchbox at a bus stop

A founding member of Skipper’s Alley, John Francis Flynn is “hotly tipped for folk stardom” (Hot Press).

A supremely talented singer and multi-instrumentalist, the Dubliner draws on the folk traditions of his Irish homeland, intertwining this with his singularly haunting and enchanting instrumental arrangements and vocal delivery.

After touring with Lankum in 2019, Flynn signed to Rough Trade’s folk imprint River Lea and released his acclaimed “extraordinary debut” (The Guardian) ‘I Would Not Live Always’ earlier this year.

Presented by Bristol Beacon

Standing event

Age: 16+ (Under 18s to be accompanied by an adult)

Doors: 19.30
Start Time: 20.00
Finish:  22.30

“He has a voice like old leather, blunt yet sincere, holding his notes like bagpipe drones, resisting all weathers”

The Guardian

Support from

Amy May Ellis

Amy May Ellis grew up in the middle of the North York Moors, the start of her musical career saw her guesting for artists such as Micheal Chapman, Alessi’s Ark, Hiss Golden Messenger, Tiny Ruins, Ryley Walker, and Willy Mason. By the age of 16, Amy moved to York and quickly established a reputation for her captivating and moving performances. Having honed her craft during 2020’s lockdowns, Amy May Ellis finally returns with a collection of songs that seek stillness in turbulent times.

The venue

Rough Trade Bristol

Covid-19 Safety Measures at Rough Trade Bristol

If you have Covid-19 symptoms or have been asked to self-isolate you should not attend this event.

Strongly encouraged

  Take a lateral flow test

Register with NHS Test and Trace app

Wear a face covering

Follow one-way signage

Card payment only, contactless preferred

Be respectful of other people’s personal space

Getting There

Address: 3 New Bridewell, Nelson St, Bristol BS1 2QD

Rough Trade is located near Broadmead shopping center, 400m from city centre bus stops and directly opposite The Lanes on Nelson Street.

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