We're very delighted to welcome back superb jazz and blues saxophonist and songwriter Patsy Gamble to the Ale House after too long an absence. She will be playing an acoustic set with guitarists Muddy Manninen and Keith Thompson.
Patsy Gamble is a much in demand session saxophonist, vocalist, composer, performer and British Blues Award finalist in 2011 and 2012.
She has performed and recorded all over the UK and in France, Spain, Portugal, Belgium, Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Poland and in the Middle East with many different artists including Steve Winwood, Mick Jagger, Mick Taylor, Mike D’Abo, Chris Farlowe, Ruby Turner, Jasper Carrott, Grand Drive, Dick Heckstall-Smith, The Firebirds, Eugene ‘Hideaway’ Bridges, Paddy Milner, Eddie Martin, Keith Thompson, Dolly James, Muddy Manninen (Wishbone Ash), Jenny Darren and supported artists such as John Mayall, Peter Green, The Gypsy Kings, Gloria Gaynor and Sister Sledge.
“I’ve worked with Patsy for nearly 30 years and know her as the ultimate professional. She is so easy to work with as an empathetic accompanist, great soloist, and her own compositions are great too!”
Eddie Martin – 2018 European Blues Best Solo Artist
The Ale House
The Ale House is a delightful and intimate concert venue, with warm acoustics.
Despite its name, there are no bar facilities at The Ale House and events there do not normally make alcoholic drinks available for sale. Most events, however, are bring-your-own. Wine glasses are made available.
The absence of a bar also has the highly desirable effect of ensuring the ‘pindrop’ atmosphere is maintained, with audiences intent only on the music.
In the 16th Century The Ale House was a place to serve ale to the parishioners of Colwall after church services. Nowadays, while having all modern facilities, it retains its ancient charm, with oak beams and leaded windows.
It is situated adjacent to St James the Great Church in Colwall. From the main B4218 going through the main part of Colwall, turn down Mill Lane, which is just north of the railway bridge. Go past Colwall Village Hall and the church is about half a mile further down the lane.
Park in the large car park next to the church and walk through the churchyard to the Ale House.
For reasons of safety parking is not allowed immediately adjacent to the building.
The Ale House is fully equipped for wheelchair access.
There is a pull-in space by the main door at the south end of the building (shown in the picture) for drop-off.