More information about the group

The Bristol Folk Singers are a friendly choir coming together to sing English Folk Songs in traditional harmony. We sing for the joy of singing but have also have performed in many venues and at the Priddy and Bristol Folk Festivals . One of the highlights of our year is our Christmas concert where we perfom traditional carols at Horfield Baptist church, then sing them again in various pubs on Gloucester road. To join this group of singers you don't need to audition and you don't need to be able to read music. All songs are taught by ear with music provided. The group is lead by Matt Norman

Joining the Choir

The choir rehearses at The Horfield Quaker Meeting House. We rehearse 5 times each half term and the 5 sessions cost £35. Rehearsal dates are below. The best time to join the choir is September or January but please contact me at any time to enquire.

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Matt Norman

Matt is a very experienced choir leader, conductor and arranger. He trained with Wren Music in Devon as a community musican and has worked on hundreds of projects with people of all ages. He creates a relaxed, fun atmosphere but also gets high quality performances from his groups. All of the choir's repertoire has been arranged by Matt and he has published two books of arrangements of traditional songs for choirs.
Matt is also a multi-instrumentalist specialising playing English folk music on mandolin and fiddle. For more infomation click the link below for his website.

Matt's Website

Rehearsal Schedule

Rehearsals are held at Horfield Quaker Meeting House, 300 Gloucester Rd, BS7 8PD on Monday evenings 7:30-9:30pm


September 18, 25
October 2, 9, 16
Half Term
November 6, 13, 20, 27
December 4


January 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th
February 5th
Half Term
February 19th, 26th
March 4th, 11th, 18th,
Easter Holiday
April 15th, 22nd, 29th
May 13th, 20th
Half Term
June 10th, 17th, 24th
July 1st, 8th
Summer Holiday
September 16th, 23rd, 30th
October 7th, 14th
Half Term
November 11th, 18th, 25th,
December 2nd, 9th

Contact: bristolfs@mattnorman.org