The Cov & Warks Folk Diary

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.

Jul
2
Sat
Quigleys Music Session @ Quigleys
Jul 2 @ 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.

Jul
3
Sun
KC Jones and friends @ The Courtyard at the Abbey
Jul 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Jul
4
Mon
Andy Cutting @ Temperance Cafe
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Andy Cutting is a rarity. A musician’s musician (BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Winner Best Musician 2009): a soulful and technically outstanding melodeon practitioner with an ear for a fine tune. Many of his tunes have been purloined along the way: some considered contemporary classics on the folk scene. But then, Andy is also a warm and emotive performer, modestly engaging his audiences with his self-deprecating wit and then flooring them with downright staggering musicianship. There are few melodeon players who put so much feeling into their playing, whether it is a set of dance tunes, or accompaniment to a slow English ballad.

Andy has been consistent musical force since he came swiftly to prominence with the innovative Blowzabella. As well as a thorough grounding in the English tradition, Andy’s influences extend way beyond these isles, particularly to the music of Central France and to the storming Quebecois tradition. These influences will be well-known to all those familiar with Andy’s duo with English fiddle player, guitarist and singer, Chris Wood. Wood & Cutting became one of the most influential, and enduring, duos on the scene; paving the way for the explosion of many of today’s thrusting young newcomers.

Andy’s commitment to, and sense of pride in traditional music, as well as his sensitivity and understanding of the form, has made him one of the folk scene’s most wanted, playing with Kate Rusby, John McCusker and Under One Sky to name but a few. There is also a growing demand for him to play outside this genre (having recorded with Sting, John Illsley (Dire Straits) but most recently being asked to join The Who for an acoustic concert in aid of the Teenage Cancer Trust.

As well as his ongoing work with Blowzabella, Andy currently tours with his trio Leveret (Andy Cutting, Sam Sweeney, Rob Harbron) and with Anglo-French acoustic dance band, Topette. He is also working on a new duo with Belgian diatonic accordion player Anne Niepold.

Daisybell plus Andi Wolf, Corinne Lucy @ Lighthorne Folk Club
Jul 4 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Quigleys Music Session @ Quigleys
Jul 4 @ 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.

Jul
5
Tue
Stopwatch Session @ Somerville Arms
Jul 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The first Tuesday of each month. The idea is everyone gets a timed slot to do whatever they want. 15 minutes if time will allow. There’s no p.a

Hosted by Graham Weston, Phil Parker and John Colenso.

Jul
6
Wed
Folk at the Lion @ Atherstone Red Lion Hotel,
Jul 6 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Monthly sessions in the Library, first right after entering the hotel from Long Street. 01827 713156. Starts 2pm but turn up early for a coffee or a beer. Bring your nearly ready songs and give them a go. No need to book, really, just come and join the fun.

https://www.facebook.com/AtherstoneRedLionHotel/

http://www.atherstoneredlion.co.uk/

Acoustic Roots Music Jam @ The Ale Rooms
Jul 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Roots at the Rooms 

Join Keith and Bob on the first Wednesday of every month for an acoustic roots music jam upstairs at the excellent Ale Rooms in Kenilworth – folk, blues, country.

First Wednesday of every month

Kristy Gallacher, Craig Sunderland @ Nuneaton Folk Club
Jul 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Free admission – jug collection

Jul
7
Thu
Daisybell @ Tump Folk
Jul 7 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm