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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 were set up in the jubilee year of 2012 with the patronage of the Mayor of Bath to do the same.

Consisting of 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.

The Waits have Public Liability Insurance with cover up to £5m.

Waits at Bath Mayor Making
Here are the Waits playing at the Bath Mayor Making in 2017 in the Abbey. It is believed to be the first time for about 250 years that the Waits played at this event.