What’s On

Your guide to folk events in Coventry and Warwickshire.

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Cov & Warks Folk Events Listing

If you are planning any folk event in the CV postcode area – big concert, back-room singaround, online performance, dance display, or whatever, click here to email us, providing the following details:

  • Date, start-time and end-time
  • Name of venue
  • Type of event
  • Artists/performers appearing
  • Location including postcode
  • Description – including how to book tickets, web links, etc
Please note that information on this page is based on advertising and public announcements by the venues and/or events organisers.
While every effort is made to ensure that details provided here are correct, CVFolk cannot guarantee its accuracy which is why we include contact information for each event so that you can check and confirm if necessary,

CVFolk is working in partnership with Folk21 Midlands region and any event listed here will also appear in their own events listing.

Hairy Folkers Session in the Round @ The Old Windmill,
Sep 24 @ 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm

An afternoon of song, music and spoken word in the round. Eclectic session of folk and folk related stuff. No PA.

Toby Walker + Jamie Scott @ Temperance Café
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Bluesman Toby Walker from the USA plays acoustic guitar with the virtuosity that captivates audiences and along the way, he includes some amusing songs and great stories, making for a great evening of entertainment with a capital E.

Internationally and nationally acclaimed Toby Walker has been hailed as an award winning, roots music fingerstyle guitar virtuoso and songwriter who has toured the US, the UK, Canada and Europe. Blending the styles of blues, ragtime, country, bluegrass, old-time jazz and rock, Walker has developed his own style and as such, received numerous awards, including being the 1st place recipient of the International Blues Challenge Award in Memphis and the New York Music Award for best instrumental CD. Toby Walker has also been inducted into the New York Blues Hall Of Fame.


‘CovTrad’ traditional music session @ Humber Hotel
Sep 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Free casual music session focused on traditional tunes from Britain and Ireland with bits of Americana, Skandi, etc.

If you are a beginner with only a few tunes, let us know and we’ll join in at a speed that works for you.

Bruce Watson + KC Jones @ Warwick Folk Club
Sep 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Major Australian Songwriter and Performer in the folk tradition

MC Maggie Coleman

Guest Night admission £10

To reserve a seat on Guest/Special nights please email us at folkclub.warwick@gmail.com and pay at door on night  – opens 7,30pm

Fox Acoustic Sessions @ Fox Inn
Sep 25 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Fox Acoustic is an intimate singaround.   Music of any style on any instrument.

Quigleys Music Session @ Quigleys
Sep 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Monday and Saturday night sessions have been going on now for 30 years Featuring Eric, Bob and Leslie Robson, Phil Gregg, Robin, Joe Heckles, Terry Mc Hugh, and Trevor from the famous Daventry Boyz. Occasionally Dave Broadfield.

Shakespeare Morris – recruitment open evening/workshop @ The Village Hall
Sep 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Joe Martin + Alex Hart @ Temperance Café
Sep 26 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

As described in his own words, Joe Martin is an independent singer songwriter and modern day troubadour…

As a youngster, listening to a wide range of genres from the 60s pop of the Beatles and Beach Boys to American folk artists like Simon and Garfunkel and Bob Dylan, Joe knew that he wanted to recreate that magic feeling of a captivating story through songwriting.

Now, the comment he receives most from his live audience is; ‘your songs sound beyond your years’. His descriptive lyrics capture the stories of people and encounters picked up on the road. Tales of friends and strangers blend seamlessly with Joe’s own experiences into masterfully crafted songs that paint a picture with every verse and the magic of his live performance lies is in his ability to connect a room of people with the emotions of a life they have not lived.

The Lancashire born singer-songwriter is deservedly gaining attention on both sides of the Atlantic seeing him play shows around the UK, Europe and legendary venues in Nashville, Tennessee. He grew up listening to the greats and has been influenced by artists from Bob Dylan, James Taylor and Townes Van Zandt to Jason Isbell and Kacey Musgraves which is evident his sound and lyrical style.

Before his solo venture, Joe fronted a country band whilst living in Leeds and studying at university. The band played original songs and toured the UK opening for artists like the Shires and appearing at festivals such as Country to Country. But in more recent years Joe has found himself performing further afield in Europe and Stateside. 

Devon born singer/ songwriter Alex Hart is proving to be an important addition to the UK’s current crop of classy country and roots artists. After mastering the guitar and songwriting skills at the tender age of 14 with her biggest influences being Sheryl Crow & Norah Jones it was no surprise that when Alex Hart started sharing her voice and songs at live gigs in her hometown she was instantly noticed and discovered by some of the music industry’s most influential producers and record labels.

Following the success of Alex’s debut album On This Day, her voice and musicianship caught the eye of legendary Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre, who asked Alex to be a part of his band as a musician and vocalist for their European and international tour dates. Alex has performed and toured all over the UK/Europe with the band and has embarked on many international US tours.

Alex also collaborates and performs alongside, the critically acclaimed Devon born folk singer Seth Lakeman, Alex’s voice as well her multi-instrumental playing features heavily on his brand-new album. The single “Higher We Aspire” received huge BBC Radio 2 support, and Alex performed the song live on BBC Breakfast TV. Alex is currently touring with Seth on a sold-out UK tour.

Coventry Comhaltas – Irish instrument lessons plus Sessions. @ The Hearsall Inn
Sep 26 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

The Coventry Branch of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann is a creative community nurturing Irish culture. We are dedicated to promoting Irish music, dance and language.

We hold music classes for a range of traditional instruments, including fiddle, banjo, tin whistle, button accordion, mandolin and bodhran, every Tuesday evening commencing at 7.00 pm for tin whistle and 7.30 pm for all other instruments. Lessons are £2 per week with the first taster lesson absolutely free. Details on https://coventrycomhaltas.wordpress.com/about/

Classes are followed by a session in which musicians of all abilities are welcome to come along and join in. If you do not play an instrument but enjoy listening to Irish music you are also more than welcome to join us.