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American Museum in Britain Music in 2014

17th January 2014

Categories: News

Mariachi Tequila

Sunday 23 March, 2pm

London-based Mariachi Tequila specialises in traditional Mexican popular music with a repertoire including boleros, corridos, rancheros, and jarabes. American musical forms in their own right, these genres have influenced music-making across the United States. 

Included with gardens only admission.

Duck Baker

Sunday 13 April, 2pm

Duck Baker is one of the most highly regarded fingerstyle guitarists of his generation, with a repertoire ranging from traditional Irish music, through old-time mountain music and bluegrass to blues, gospel, ragtime, and swing. Join him for a cross-continental musical journey.

Included with gardens only admission.

Harpeth Rising

Sunday 11 May, 2pm

Named for the small but powerful river in Tennessee, Harpeth Rising is a group of classically trained musicians with a passion for folk music, Americana, blues, bluegrass, and all things acoustic. They return to the Museum for another high-energy performance brimming with enthusiasm.

Included with gardens only admission.

Paul Hill

Sunday 15 June, 2pm

A well-known figure on the UK’s bluegrass scene, Paul has a love of music that has driven him to become an accomplished guitarist and banjo player.

Included with gardens only admission.

Bryan Thomas

Sunday 27 July, 2pm

Albany-NY singer-songwriter Bryan Thomas skilfully blends acoustic rock with funk and R&B. With influences ranging from Prince to Joni Mitchell and Lenny Kravitz, Thomas lays soulful vocals over guitar, moving fluidly through textures and genres.

Included with gardens only admission.

Sarah McQuaid

Sunday 17 August, 2pm

Born in Spain and raised in Chicago, Sarah McQuaid touches on a broad range of folk traditions in her work. With a voice that has been likened to malt whiskey and melted chocolate, she is a captivating performer who seduces her audience with stories from the road and stunning musicianship.

Included with gardens only admission.

The Alan Lewis Rarebits

Sunday 28 September, 2pm

Hailing from North Devon, the Alan Lewis Rarebits is a small combo with a big sound, creating a unique fusion of jazz and swing. Join them as they continue in their quest to bring Dixieland jazz to the West Country.

Included with gardens only admission.

Pee Wee Ellis

Sunday 19 October, 2pm

With a career that boasts legendary collaborations with James Brown, Van Morrison, and Fred Wesley, Pee Wee Ellis and his saxophone have been heard around the world. Following the huge success of his 2013 performance, we are delighted to welcome him back to the Museum to conclude our music series this year.

Included with gardens only admission.

All events begin at 2pm in the Stables performance space and are included with gardens only admission (unless otherwise stated). For more information go to

The Music Series is programmed on behalf of the American Museum by the University of Bath, ICIA.        

Opening Times

22 March – 2 November 2014

Tuesday – Sunday, 12noon – 5pm

Closed Mondays except during August and Bank Holidays


Museum, Exhibition, & Gardens: Adults £9, Over 60s & students £8, Children (5-16 years) £5, Families £25.

Gardens Only: Adults £5.50, Over 60s & students £4.50, Children (5-16 years) £3.50

Gift Aid rates available.

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