3 Cane Whale Saturday 18 February

Three Cane Whale

Saturday 18 February 2017. Tickets: £12 or £27 with dinner

Dinner from 6.30pm. Performance from 8pm

Phone 01308 459511 to book now!

A multi-instrumental acoustic trio based in Bristol, UK, featuring members of Spiro, Get The Blessing and Scottish Dance Theatre. As intricate as a team of watchmakers, as spare as a mountain stream, the music encompasses both a cinematic sweep and an intimate delicacy, in which “the aroma of muddy leaves and old nettles is almost tangible” (The Observer)


‘Their delicate acoustic constructions combine ancient folk and contemporary classical ideas to weave an entirely original new musical tradition’

‘Unutterably lovely’ Venue (More reviews below)

Preceded by a delicious dinner cooked by Jacqueline Spendlow, the acclaimed head chef at Sladers Yard Café, the £15 dinner ticket price includes a choice from a short menu of wonderful seafood, meat and vegetarian main courses. Starters, desserts, cheese, delicious wines and liqueurs can be added as desired.

Three Cane Whale


Paul Bradley – acoustic guitar, miniature harp

Pete Judge – trumpet, cornet, dulcitone, harmonium, lyre, glockenspiel, tenor horn

Alex Vann – mandolin, bowed psaltery, bouzouki, zither, banjo, dulcimer

Their eponymous debut album was chosen by Cerys Matthews as one of her Top Five Modern Folk Albums; second album Holts And Hovers was fRoots Editor’s Choice Album of 2013, one of The Observer’s “Hidden Gems Of 2013”, and one of Acoustic Guitarist magazine’s 20 Essential Folk Albums.

whale-logo-brownThe band’s third album, Palimpsest, was recorded at Real World Studios in Wiltshire, produced by Adrian Utley, and released on January 15th 2016, with artwork specially designed by Dorset’s Little Toller press, and accompanied by a UK-wide, Arts Council supported, album launch tour. Palimpsest was chosen by The Telegraph as one of the ‘Best Folk Music Albums Of 2016″, by fRoots as one of its 5-star Playlist Albums, and by The Guardian for its Folk World Music Playlist.

On October 3rd 2016, the band released a live recording made in The Old Barn on Kelston Roundhill in Somerset, the inaugural release for new independent label Kelston Records.

Music from Three Cane Whale’s first and second albums forms the soundtrack to the independent feature film “Brown Willy” (a Malabar Film Unit / o-region co-production), named after and filmed on Cornwall’s highest peak. The film is released in April 2016, and the soundtrack is available now from Three Cane Whale’s Bandcamp site.

Three Cane Whale are represented by Fancourt Music Agency (http://www.fancourtmusic.co.uk/).

3cw‘Wonderful’ fRoots

‘Impressively original’ The Guardian

‘Mesmerising’ Q

‘A magical journey’ Songlines

‘Simply beautiful’ R2

‘their delicate acoustic constructions combine ancient folk and contemporary classical ideas to weave an entirely original new musical tradition‘ (Bristol 24/7)

‘Perfect. A glorious adventure into new folk’ (Cerys Matthews)

‘Quietly, utterly enchanting’ Songlines                        

‘Delightfully eccentric & beautiful’ The Irish Times

‘Unutterably lovely’ Venue

‘Eccentric, uplifting and spellbinding’ Time Out

‘Mesmerising’ Q

Watch Three Cane Whale playing in St Catherine’s Chapel, Abbotsbury.

More about Three Cane Whale.


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