Calendar

Your comprehensive guide to folk events in Coventry and Warwickshire.

Coronavirus and folk events – you guessed it, there aren’t any!

Well that’s not quite true. Enterprising and savvy club organisers and artists are turning to the web to set up new alternative platforms. Thus sometimes involves streaming live performances or simply watching video recordings of artists performing in their own homes.

We’ll announce online folk events in the CV postcode area as and when we hear about them.

If you are planning a virtual folk club or a house concert in your kitchen, email the details to us on culture@cvfolk.com and we’ll spread the word on this site and via our social media pages.

Follow this link for online folk events currently listed.

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For regular music sessions, check our links page

Are you a folk event organiser, host or performer? If you would like your events to be listed on the CVFolk Calendar, please email all information to culture@cvfolk.com

Mar
30
Mon
The very unimportant 50th anniversary of Norman’s 1st folk club performance with a cast of several @ Warwick Folk Club
Mar 30 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
Mar
31
Tue
Irish Instrument lessons and Sessions. @ The Hearsall Inn
Mar 31 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Sam Schemmel & Fragile Hearts @ Wurzel Bush Folk Club
Mar 31 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Free admission – jug collection

Hosted by Dave Sampson

Residents: Eddie Player, Craig Sunderland, Crybb

Apr
1
Wed
Bill Bates & Keith Donnelly @ Nuneaton Folk Club
Apr 1 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1449373878681978/

Apr
2
Thu
Cancelled – Judy Cook (USA) @ Tump Folk Club
Apr 2 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Judy brings a powerful voice, a great-unaccompanied style and a deep respect for tradition to her performances of a huge repertoire of (mostly) American songs and ballads.

Judy’s singing is marked by a command of narrative that pulls the audience in to really understand what the song is about. Her style and presentation are “a credit to the sources”. Folks come away from a Judy Cook concert with fresh insight into old songs and the warm feeling of having joined with others in plenty of choruses and harmonies. They take with them musical memories: the flirtatious charm of a young maid’s teasing love song, the gripping story of a classic ballad, the exhilaration of a rousing gospel, the silly delight of an animal song, and many more.

Judy lifts the spirit and entertains us with programs drawn from her vast and varied repertoire of traditional songs and ballads from the English speaking world – American songs from North Carolina’s Outer Banks to the Southern Appalachian Mountains; from the Ozarks up to New Hampshire, Maine and eastern Canada; and across the Atlantic to songs from England and Scotland. These she presents along with her personal memories and research in a straight-forward unaccompanied style.

Judy’s command of narrative style and deep respect for traditions have earned admiration on both sides of the Atlantic. We find ourselves captured by the timelessness of these old songs; delighted with Judy’s ability to discover the best of them, and her skillful use of phrasing and understanding to take us inside the songs, sharing the joys, sorrows, concerns and delights of the unknown poets who wrote them so many years ago and the real people who have been singing them since. You can’t help but have a wonderful time.

Apr
5
Sun
Rob Halligan @ Willow & Tool's Music Parlour
Apr 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Part of Rob’s ‘Always Heading Home’ tour – http://robhalligan.co.uk/main/

Rob Halligan – photo by Pete Willow

Support slot by Hatstand

Your hosts: Willow & Tool Band.

Jug collection – please give generously.

Apr
7
Tue
Irish Instrument lessons and Sessions. @ The Hearsall Inn
Apr 7 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm
Shep Woolley @ Wurzel Bush Folk Club
Apr 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Free admission – jug collection

Hosted by Dave Sampson

Residents: Eddie Player, Craig Sunderland, Crybb

Apr
8
Wed
Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer @ Bedworth Folk Club
Apr 8 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

So, what is it that makes this internationally touring duo so irresistible? Could it be Karens German accent tinged with an oatcake-induced North Staffordshire dialect? Or Pauls besotted gaze whenever she takes to the microphone? Or is it simply the exquisitely performed music and the happy, warm feeling everyone seems to get at their shows…

With their unique onstage-chemistry and their widely praised harmonies, the Anglo-German duo Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer entertain and engage their audiences – in a very likable, humorous style. Combining their own beautifully written songs with a fine choice of folk favourites, Pauls vocal and individual guitar style blended with Karens voice, clear and yet so powerful, leaves audiences mesmerised:

I have never seen our audience so spellbound! – exclaimed a promoter recently. Karen adds with alto and tenor recorders, Irish flute and whistle – and not to mention the odd German joke – to this fantastically entertaining night.

A memorable evening of great music and fun awaits. Definitely a night not to be missed!

Apr
9
Thu
Cancelled – Christopher Mark Jones (USA) @ Tump Folk Club
Apr 9 @ 8:00 pm – 10:45 pm