The St Petroc’s Sessions are a series of live gigs offering a rare opportunity to enjoy live music and entertainment in the atmospheric setting of Cornwall’s largest church, St Petroc’s in Bodmin, which dates from the 15th Century. Expect big-name headliners and a platform for local talent. 

Organised by intoBodmin and Devon-based promoters Cabaret Voltaire, the St Petroc’s Sessions launched in September 2017 at the inaugural Celebrate Bodmin Festival. They have so far featured acts such as Sam Lee, Hollie McNish, This is The Kit, Fairport Convention and The Cuban Brothers.

featuring talent both home-grown to Bodmin, and from across the South West – there’s big names and the best emerging local talent.

Presented by intoBodmin & Cabaret Voltaire South West

ST PETROC'S SESSIONS: ELIZA CARTHY & THE RESTITUTION

 

St Petroc's Church

New date: 

Friday 10th September 2021 | Doors 7pm

Describing herself simply as a “modern English musician”, Eliza Carthy is one of the most recognisable faces of the English folk revival. 

 

The band for the Restitute tour comprises Eliza Carthy, Ben Seal, Ben Somers, Willy Molleson and David Delarre.

 

With support from Saul Rose. Winner of two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards with ‘folk royalty’ Waterson:Carthy, Saul has also been the long-time right-hand-man and go-to collaborator of Eliza Carthy for almost 30 years. Together they were nominated for a Mercury Prize in 1998 with album Red Rice. Vocals/Melodeon


The St Petroc’s Sessions are a series of concerts offering the rare opportunity to experience headline acts alongside the best local talent, right here in Bodmin.

Tickets:

£20

Presented by intoBodmin & Cabaret Voltaire South West

ST PETROC'S SESSIONS: BENJAMIN FRANCIS LEFTWICH

 

St Petroc's Church

New date:

Friday 4th February 2022 | Doors 8pm

Benjamin Francis Leftwich has announced an intimate UK tour for February and March 2020, which will see him play in venues he hasn't before around the country. We’re thrilled to announce that he’ll be performing in Bodmin as one of our St Petrocs Sessions, organised by intobodmin and Cabaret Voltaire.

The St Petroc’s Sessions are a series of concerts offering a rare opportunity to enjoy live music and entertainment in the beautiful setting of Cornwall’s largest church, St Petroc’s in Bodmin, which dates from the 15th Century. Expect big-name headliners and a platform for local talent.

Tickets:

£13

Presented by intoBodmin & Cabaret Voltaire South West

ST PETROC'S SESSIONS: LAU

 
St Petroc's Church

NB: New date

Saturday 19th February 2022 | Doors 7pm 

For the first time in over a decade, Lau present an entirely acoustic tour, as part of their ‘Unplugged’ Concert Tour 2020.

The pioneering Scottish folk trio have been acknowledged as phenomenal live performers (‘the UK's best live band’ – the Guardian), and now their Unplugged concert tour sees traditional music’s most celebrated innovators strip away their banks of electronics, loops and wild effects. In brash and polarised political times, here is the poetry of real instruments and considerate music making.

 

The St Petroc’s Sessions offer a rare opportunity to enjoy live music from big-name headliners and emerging local talent. 

Tickets:

£18.50

General FAQs

Once you've got your tickets, here is some useful information about the events:

  1. Tickets: The name of the ticket buyer will be on the door, so give us your name and if it’s on the list, then we'll let you in. Please bring some proof of ID.

  2. Food and drink: You can't bring your own drinks and food into the venue. There will be a bar, serving ale, lager, cider, wine, G&Ts and soft drinks! If you want to grab some food beforehand, just over the road is Honey Street, wher you can eat at The Weaver’s pub and the excellent tapas bar No.4. There's a Wetherspoons up Fore Street, The Viraj Indian restaurant on Higher Bore Street and various other takeaways within walking distance.

  3. Parking: There is no parking at the Church, but there are three car parks within a two or three minute walk. They are all free after 4pm. Priory Car Park is the closest.

  4. Usual Timings: We usually open the church at 7pm, and the gig will usually finish by 11:30pm. 

  5. Access: If you have difficulty with steps, please get in touch. There is level access to the venue, but it would be handy if we know in advance.

  6. Anything else: St Petroc’s is a large 15th Century Church. It’s a beautiful venue, but it can be a bit chilly, so dress appropriately. There are no pews, if a seated event the chairs are cushioned, if standing chairs are available. Please note there are pillars. While you'll always be able to stand at the sides and back for a better view, if you want to make sure you have good sight lines from a seated position, we advise arriving promptly.

If you have any other questions, emailus@intobodmin.co.uk or message via our social media channels @intoBodmin.