The Coal Porters embark on sixth tour

PUBLISHED: 20:00 26 September 2017

The Coal Porters. Picture: Chico Vaughn

The Coal Porters. Picture: Chico Vaughn


The Coal Porters are embarking on their sixth British tour with an all-new line-up, and will be stopping in Somerset next month.

Paul Fitzgerald and Kerenza Peacock will join the band in wowing audiences across the country on their new tour.

The Coal Porters started playing acoustic music in 2002 when ex-Long Ryder Sid Griffin decided to step away from electric music.

Since then the band’s combination of folk, indie, bluegrass and Celtic music has showcased the power of a fiddle, mandolin, banjo, doghouse bass and acoustic guitar.

The band is made up of Sid, his co-founder Neil Robert Herd, Andrew Stafford, Paul and Kerenza, who has performed in superstar Adele’s band.

The Coal Porters will be at the Bridgwater Arts Centre, in Castle Street, at 8pm on October 14.

Tickets, priced £13-14, are available from 01278 422700 or online at

More from Weston Mercury

23 minutes ago

A man required 30 stitches after sustaining a serious injury in an assault while waiting for a taxi in Weston-super-Mare town centre.

Read more

Cheddar are the early leaders of the Western League and have also beaten Bridgwater Town in the extra preliminary round of the FA Cup.

Read more

Worle recorded an emphatic 7-1 victory over Shirehampton in their first match in nearly 20 years in the Somerset County Premier Division.

Read more

Weston Women defeated Purnell Ladies 10-0 in a friendly encounter on the 3G pitch at Woodspring Stadium.

Read more

Weston Mendip recorded a pre-season victory over Welsh University side Cardiff Mets.

Read more

Redevelopment of the Highbridge Hotel after ‘10 years of hiccups’ is set to be underway imminently after a construction contract was signed.

Read more

Speeding measures and an island to help pedestrians cross could be installed near a busy junction on the A370 near the entrance to Weston.

Read more

A project encouraging people to become more healthy and active has launched.

Read more

One of the lifeboats used by Weston-super-Mare RNLI’s team has been retired as it is no longer in good enough condition to use on rescue missions.

Read more

Time restrictions could be put in place to change access to a public footpath.

Read more

Most Read Entertainment

Read Online

Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather



max temp: 18°C

min temp: 17°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists