What’s On

Your guide to folk events in Coventry and Warwickshire.

We’ve linked to a new calendar format which should make more local folk events accessible and easy to update. Just click on the maroon lettering below – or scroll down for individual listing of forthcoming events.

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 many of the events listed here are shared in their own events listing.

May
18
Sat
Rob Halligan and band @ St. Margaret's Church, Whitnash
May 18 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
May
19
Sun
Singing for Joy with Jill Davis @ Temperance
May 19 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

 

** YOU ARE INVITED TO JOIN US FOR A GOOD OLD COMMUNITY SING-SONG **
“I don’t sing because I’m happy. I’m happy because I sing.”
Singing is really good for you. It improves your mood and gives you a feeling of energy. But singing as part of a group is even better! It helps bring communities together and improves mental health and happiness.
You are invited to join us for tea and cake on a Sunday morning and a good old-fashioned sing-song. Everyone welcome and no experience necessary.
Jill Davis will lead the group through a gentle warm up and teach you some beautiful songs so you can enjoy your voice in harmony with others.
Do come if you can – it would be great to get a full house in. This will be a wonderful and inspiring way to spend a Sunday morning. Spaces are limited, so please do book in advance.
Hairy Folkers Session @ The Old Windmill,
May 19 @ 2:00 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.

Dark Side of the Ledge (Meet on the Ledge play Pink Floyd) @ Albany Theatre Studio
May 19 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm

Featuring Meet On The Ledge founder members, Allen Maslen and Ron Holmes, the folk-rock favourites appear as a 5-piece band to perform songs of Pink Floyd. The line-up includes keyboards-player Steve Bird, drummer Bo Davies and Craig Sunderland on bass.

They’ll be playing songs from The Dark Side of the Moon plus selections from Pink Floyd’s extensive back catalogue including Arnold LayneComfortably NumbAnother Brick In The WallWish You Were Here and many more.

Sarah McQuaid – Live & Local @ Pailton Village Hall
May 19 @ 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Singer and musician Sarah McQuaid presents a varied, eclectic programme, playing keyboard and drum as well as acoustic and electric guitars. A performer who will remind you of Carole King, Joni Mitchell and Karen Carpenter and whose 90-minute show flies by!

Sarah McQuaid’s lush, chocolatey voice combined with her engaging personality, ‘subtle mastery onstage’ (Huffington Post) and ‘brilliant musicianship’ (fRoots) to create a truly immersive experience.

Born in Spain, raised in Chicago, holding dual Irish and American citizenship and now settled in rural England, she brings the eclecticism of her background to her ‘captivating, unorthodox songwriting’ (PopMatters) and choice of material, spanning genres and defying categorisation.

A must for music lovers with the opportunity for interaction that will bring a warm glow to listeners of all ages.

Folk in the Lounge – music and song session @ Denbigh Arms
May 19 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm
May
20
Mon
‘CovTrad’ traditional music session @ Humber Hotel
May 20 @ 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.

Fox Acoustic Sessions @ Fox Inn
May 20 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

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

Performers Night with MC Sally Crompton @ Warwick Folk Club
May 20 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm
MC Sally Crompton. 8pm -10.30pm (Doors open 7.30pm). Entry £3
Quigleys Music Session @ Quigleys
May 20 @ 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.