The Cov & Warks Folk Diary

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 any event listed here will also appear in their own events listing.

Oct
6
Thu
Harbury Folk Club @ Harbury Village Hall
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
  • We always have loads of performers so a packed and varied night is guaranteed, with more than a little humour.

  • Entry is always free (but contributions to a charity raffle are warmly encouraged).

  • Anyone can have a go – songs, tunes, dances, readings or any other performance in reasonably good taste – and there is often a theme for the evening.

  • Mega-stars are always welcome, but so are complete novices, and all performers get the same fee (£0).

  • A team of seven individuals or couples take it in turns to compere the sessions in their own individual styles.

  • For more information, please e-mail Peter at: HarburyFolkClub@gmail.com

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HarburyFolkClub/

Check website for each month’s theme.

Music session @ The Old Fourpenny Shop Hotel
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Regulars include Keith Eardley, Mike Cox

Singaround @ Tump Folk
Oct 6 @ 8:00 pm – 10:45 pm
Oct
7
Fri
Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal @ Sheep Dip Sessions - Harbury Village Hall
Oct 7 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Book seats by email: michael.luntley@gmail.com – pay cash on arrival

“Eilidh Steel & Mark Neal are leading lights of the folk/roots movement. Their charm on stage is as effortless and accomplished as their musicianship” – Masham Town Hall, 2018

“Traditional and contemporary Celtic music genuinely doesn’t get any better than the work of Eilidh Steel and Mark Neal. Simply put, they are players of astonishing quality, the length of their combined and separate CVs alone would be enough to impress the most jaded of critics. This will be one of the greatest gigs
of the entire year” – Leith Folk Club, 2018

Oct
8
Sat
Earlsdon Morris Tour @ Earlsdon and Chapelfields
Oct 8 @ 10:30 am – 6:00 pm
Quigleys Music Session @ Quigleys
Oct 8 @ 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.

Tree House Session @ Tree House Bookshop
Oct 8 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
A monthly open mic for music and spoken word.
8pm start, doors 7.30pm
Performers and listeners equally welcome! To secure a performance slot, please email John Watson: johnwatson250@hotmail.com
Bring your own refreshments. Tea/coffee may be available
Oct
9
Sun
Hairy Folkers Session in the Round @ The Old Windmill,
Oct 9 @ 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.

Kristy Gallacher, plus: Paul Gibson, John Oswin, Stephen Boyer @ CVFolk 2nd Sunday
Oct 9 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Free admission – please give generously to our ‘caddy collection’.

Oct
10
Mon
Geoff Lakeman and Rob Murch @ Temperance Cafe
Oct 10 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

THE “ Titan of Twang “ and the “ Concertina Crooner” team up in a dynamic new folk/acoustic duo .

GEOFF LAKEMAN,patriarch of a folk dynasty – as dad of Seth, Sean and Sam and father-in-law of Cara Dillon and Kathryn Roberts – teases English and Irish folk, Americana and jazz songs out of his vintage duet concertina.

ROB MURCH brings the wow factor to the banjo, with his unique,punchy fingerstyle playing.

Both live on Dartmoor, so it was inevitable they’d gang-up musically. Expect self-written and West Country songs, rattling folk tunes and foot-stomping ragtime and cakewalk riffs.

Rob’s percussive finger-ballet up and down the fret board of his 100 year-old instrument is mesmerising.He’s revered throughout the UK for his long-time work with the renowned Dartmoor Pixie Band and The Watch trio.

After 50 years as a journalist music-loving Geoff recorded his debut CD ,”After All These Years” at the age of 69, which garnered four and five-star reviews and national radio airplay.He’s acclaimed for his “ masterful” playing of the rare Crane duet concertina and his “ rich, melodic voice.”

The duo’s relaxed yet sparkling stage presence together is bubbling with the “feel -good” factor.

Between them Geoff and Rob have performed at festivals all over the UK and abroad, theatres, arts centres and folk clubs. They are equally at ease in venues large or small. This will be a fabulous evening.