The Bath City Jubilee Waits are the re-establishment of a musical tradition that had existed in Bath for much of the 18th century. The original City Waits were set up by the City corporation to provide music on civic occasions. The Jubilee Waits have been set up in the jubilee year of 2012 with the patronage of the Mayor of Bath to do the same.

Consisting of non-professional musicians who between them have many years experience playing in the ‘English traditional’ genre, the new Waits are dedicated to the idea that such music should be lively, spontaneous, and enjoyable both to play and to listen to.

Click here to listen to a short interview and performance with the Bath City Waits recorded by BBC Radio Bristol at the Assembly Rooms in Sept 2012.

Click here to find an article about the Bath City Waits published by the Living Tradition magazine in February 2014.

Click here for a link to an ITV local news report at which the Waits were filmed playing for a tea party to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday in April 2016.















Waits at Mayor-Making, June 2017

The above picture shows the Waits playing for the Mayor-Making event in Bath Abbey on June 3, 2017. This is probably the first time that a Waits band has played at Bath Mayor-Making for 250 years!





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