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ss Great Britain Saturday


Head west along the Harbourside to Brunel’s SS Great Britain for a family weekend of drumming, dancing, singing and celebration.

Make your way to the historic Brunel Square and hear sounds from around the world, from a stomping samba band to folk rock and Celtic melodies. With an amazing science show from Mr. Brunel and a traditional performance about the great man, there’ll be musical fun and family-friendly theatre all weekend.

12noon: Nine Lives of Brunel (Gavin Skinner) Rag Morris Mummers present The Nine Lives of Isambard Kingdom Brunel. An epic retelling of the death-defying engineer’s greatest achievements in the form of a traditional folk play; featuring rhyming couplets, bad puns and dramatic reconstructions.

1pm: Ceili (Nick Cocking) The Ceili are a Bristol born & bred three-piece band, playing a lively mix of traditional Irish/Celtic acoustic music and folky arrangements of popular songs. Featuring Vocals, Guitar, Mandolin, Tenor Banjo, Melodica and Percussion, they promise nothing but great music and a great time.

Highlghts of their career so far include headline performances at the England v Ireland ODI Cricket, Bristol Harbour Festival, the International Balloon Fiesta, Folkfest and the occasional whistle stop tour of Europe.

2pm: Ketibu Folky, fun ukulele ditties, telling intergalactic and worldly tales of adventure, love and woe. Stripped back, bare and honest music from a little ukulele lady.

3pm: Atlantic (Simon Cooper) Atlantic are a four piece original pop/rock band hailing from Bristol. Blending a variety of pop, rock and soul influences, they bring a fresh and exhilarating new sound to the UK music scene.

The band lineup consists of Simon Cooper (Vocals & Keys), Tim Davies (Guitar), Liam Prince (Bass) and Simon Davies (Drums).

4pm Vanessa Melody Vanessa is a singer-songwriter taking her talents to the next level. Bringing a deeply inspirational and unique spin on soul and reggae with accapella sounds ingrained in gospel music.

5pm: Hannah and the Heartbreak A band that Bristol has to 'share' with London, Hannah and the Heartbreak's work is centred around the prolific songwriting talent of Hannah Bristow.