The Garret Sessions

A series of folk, roots & acoustic music dinner concerts

The dinner concerts are a unique opportunity for those who appreciate live music, with good food and wine, in the comfort of a traditional English country pub. The performances will include highly acclaimed national & international musicians and singer songwriters from the world of folk & roots music.

The artistes will cover a diverse range of genres including Folk, Gypsy Jazz, Celtic & Traditional, performing Polkas, Jigs, Reels and Ballads a plenty, with tunes, songs and stories from around the world. The venue for the concerts is The Garret, a very intimate and ambient room with excellent acoustics and a “living room” feeling that is perfect for the Sessions.

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The Queens Head, Fyfield, Essex, CM5 0RY. Tel: 01277 899231


Upcoming Garret Sessions:

Wednesday June 10th – The Railsplitters (USA)

“A musically hip, new acoustic, lyrical, and catchy band that has a new fan.” -Frank Solivan, Frank Solivan and Dirty Kitchen

“The Railsplitters are one of the most exciting bands to come on the scene in a long time. The complexity of their arrangements, the beauty of their vocals, and excitement in their performance should put them right in the center of your radar. Catch the Railsplitters, you’ll dig ‘em!” -Stephen Mougin, Sam Bush Band

“The Railsplitters embody two of my favorite musical elements: high quality musicianship and great original songs. They use both to make them, without a doubt, one of the best bluegrass bands to emerge in the last few years.” -Andy Hall, The Infamous Stringdusters

“That high, lonesome sound has rarely sounded better.” -Jeff Burger, No Depression

“A fresh, modern take on bluegrass.” -Bluegrass Today

“An outstanding debut from this young Colorado band, winners of the 2013 Rockygrass Band competition. Great vocals and instrumentation, strong songwriting and some creative covers.” -Front Porch Bluegrass Show

“The Railsplitters are talented, with well-written songs and spot-on instrumentation. This album is a nice addition to the ever-growing progressive bluegrass field.” -John Goad, Bluegrass Today

“This is an amazing album! Newgrass and conventional Bluegrass combine to make this the best new project I’ve heard all year. It’s all very accessible, and pleasant for the ears. Everyone needs to hear The Railsplitters!” -Dan and Audrey, CKWR

“I like this CD. I recorded my January 5 show this weekend and made their CD my Indie Spotlight.”  -Doug Dick, WVGN

“A particular strength is the remarkable, jazz-tinged mandolin playing of Peter Sharpe. Lauren Stovall, lead vocalist on most of the cuts, is as much a jazz singer as anything else. The banjo playing of Dusty Rider — accompanying notes insist that’s his real name — draws from the same well. The band’s urbanity and sophistication are what impress, sufficient to cause the listener to forget initial expectations of rustic notes. It’s almost shocking when one comes upon a cut (“Lonesome Feeling,” for example) that’s pure, straight-ahead bluegrass. And the Railsplitters do that pretty impressively, too.” -Jerome Clark, (full review here:


Ross Ainslie