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Three Cane Whale

With support from Eleven Magpies

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An evening of deliciously uncategorisable instrumental music. Bristol’s acoustic multi-instrumental chamber-folk trio Three Cane Whale return to their favourite venue with a panoply of familiar and unusual instruments, and a set of atmospheric landscape-inspired tunes drawn from their four albums, as well as brand new unreleased material. Support is from old friends the delightful Eleven Magpies, a four-piece of stringed instruments led by Wise Children’s Ian Ross, who’ll be unveiling their new album “2 4 Joy”.

Three Cane Whale

Paul Bradley Acoustic guitar, miniature harp
Pete Judge Trumpet, cornet, tenor horn, harmonium, dulcitone, lyre-harp, chimes, glockenspiels
Alex Vann Mandolin, bowed psaltery, zither, bouzouki, tenor banjo, lute-harp

Eleven Magpies

Ian Ross Guitar
James Gow Cello
Alex Vann Mandolin
Elizabeth Westcott – Violin

Expect a collaborative ending to the programme which should prove wholeheartedly that three plus eleven is actually six…


“exquisite, elegant, atmospheric and charmingly quirky….a shifting mosaic of musical textures”(The Guardian)

“…one of the most refreshing albums of instrumental folk you are likely to hear for a long time” (Folk Radio)

Visit Three Cane Whale Website

Visit Eleven Magpies on Bandcamp

Festive Pre-event Food & Drink

Enjoy delicious drinks and seasonal light bites from our Café Bar ahead of the event.

Available to pre-order when booking your tickets, you can choose from a selection of house drinks on arrival, including mulled wine, accompanied by a board of bread, olives and dips and special festive treats (all Vegetarian). Just select which option – for one or two people – you would like, before checkout.

Your pre-ordered food and drink will be available to collect from the Café Bar from 60 minutes before the event. It’s the perfect way to begin your event experience at St George’s!