Slide guitar legend Martin Simpson is taking the spotlight at The Lantern to showcase his iconic skill and captivating style of folk. For a solo artist, Martin sure knows how to fill a room with music. His long-awaited, country-drenched 20th solo album Trails & Tribulations was released this September and met with wide praise from the folk community. …

Bristol based Sheelanagig raised the roof at the Lantern, Coslton Hall last weekend, kicking off their autumn tour with a bang. Describing their sound as ‘original, jumping European folk music’, they’re something of a south west institution and it’s easy to see why. Formed in 2005, Sheelanagig are made up charismatic frontman Aaron Catlow on …

Patrons of Gloucester Road’s cosy music hive the Gallimaufry will already be well aware how soul and R&B collective The Bristol Sessions can easily rival the Bloody Mary for the crown of best Sunday hangover cure. For the past couple years, the Sessions have been a staple of the local jazz scene, with regular shows …

A gentle rumble of anticipation shivered into the corners of the tiny Lantern room as the awaiting audience prepared themselves for an evening of African rhythms and dancing. Set against the effervescent ambience of The Lantern’s famous lighting backline, the eager attendees settled themselves on the floor for a quick drink and chat in the …

Tuesday // Elephant Sessions, The Lantern Alt-folk from the award-winning highland five-piece Elephant Sessions at The Lantern. Full info, tickets and more… Friday // Mr Eazi, The Fleece A rare chance to see West Africa’s newest superstar Mr Eazi in the UK. He’s bringing his new album to The Fleece this Thursday. Full info, tickets …

Recently nominated as Live Act of the Year at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, fiery highland five-piece Elephant Sessions are a fearsome alt-folk talent to look out for, welding weapons grade grooves and guitar attack with quicksilver fiddle/mandolin melodies. 6 June // 8pm – late // £11.82 inc.bf // The Lantern LINKS: Facebook event // …

American psych-pop songwriter BC Camplight has returned after years of artistic hibernation. Having relocated to Manchester, he found a few local musicians and released a third album How To Die In The North, featuring his eloquent songwriting and lyrical introspection. 19 April // 7.30pm – Late // £13.44 inc.bf // The Lantern LINKS: Facebook event // tickets