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 email@example.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.
Following a particular act? Or just checking out one venue? Choose from the tags to refine your search of local events.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Kath Tait is a singer songwriter from New Zealand, living in London. She writes about her life as a carer, a hippy, an itinerant bard and a wholefood freak. Described as ‘wonky and eccentric’ she is an empathetic and intelligent lyricist. Her new songbook, ‘An Odd Number of Songs’ comprising both lyrics and chords is available from her bandcamp site.
The finest Rock songwriter after Dylan and the best electric guitarist since Hendrix’ – Los Angeles Times
In 2017, Ivor Novello Award-winning and GRAMMY Award-nominated legend Richard Thompson gave himself up to the music itself. Picking up a guitar, emotions echoed through his deft fleet-fingered fretwork, poetic songwriting, impassioned picking. Those transmissions comprise his nineteenth solo album and return to New West Records, 13 Rivers.
Thompson’s influence can’t be overstated. Everybody from Robert Plant, Don Henley, and Elvis Costello to REM, Sleater-Kinney and David Byrne has covered his music. Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy jumped at the chance to produce 2015’s Still—which earned plaudits from Pitchfork, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, and more. Meanwhile, Werner Herzog tapped him for the soundtrack to Grizzly Man. He launched his career by co-founding trailblazing rock outfit Fairport Convention responsible for igniting a British Folk Rock movement.