Music at the Buildings

We host House concerts in part of an 18th Century barn in West Sussex. We aim to put on professional quality concerts of music we want to listen to ourselves – this tends to be Bluegrass, Old Time and the broader string band and folk tradition from North America. Frequently the artists we choose are from USA touring the UK.

The Barn room can seat up to about 70 people. All shows are basically acoustic and only amplified to ensure total clarity for artists and audience. There is no heating in the barn (dress appropriately!) – so we only run concerts during the summer months.

Bring a Picnic! we open the ‘doors’ 2 hours before showtime and encourage people to bring a picnic and eat in our garden. There is some garden furniture, but you are welcome to bring your own rugs chairs etc.

There is a pay Bar serving wines, bottled beer and soft drinks. Profits from the bar help us cover some of our expenses. However you are welcome to bring your own bottle with a picnic.

After two years in the dark we’re really excited to present a new season of concerts for 2022 beginning in May – it’s great to be back!

See the Up-coming Shows pages for details. Please contact us to be kept informed of future shows and any changes to the planned programme.

For information on Sweet Sunny South American Old Time Music Festival – see below.

Sweet Sunny South


8th – 10th September 2023

More info HERE

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