What’s On

Your guide to folk events in Coventry and Warwickshire.

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Cov & Warks Folk Events Listing

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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.

Blown out on the Trail – The Songs of Bob Dylan: Isabel Inkcap & Tobias ben Jacob @ Temperance Café
Feb 3 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Tobias : I’ve been a Dylan fan since my teens and the first songs I learned to play on the guitar were some of Dylan’s timeless classics. Fast forward to 2021 and I was invited to play a set of Dylan songs at a German Ambassador’s party in Berlin and since then the idea slow- burned in my imagination to offer that set as a gig here in the UK. I met Isabel at Sidmouth FolkWeek and was instantly struck by the range and emotional depth of her singing. I was thrilled when she agreed to collaborate on a night celebrating these songs and this amazing, still growing legacy.

Acoustic solo and duet performances taking in a range of songs from across Dylan’s 60 year career. Includes well known hits plus some bootlegs and rarities.

Isabel Inkcap is a young songwriter and folk artist who is ‘quickly cementing her presence as one of the more emotive and heartfelt names emerging this year’ (Luna Collective)

Tobias ben Jacob is a compelling singer – songwriter whose gigs are brimming with connection, humanity, lyrical depth and humour. He is widely known as one half of UK duo Jacob & Drinkwater.

Jacob & Drinkwater @ United Reformed Church
May 17 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

South-west based duo Jacob & Drinkwater have been called “stand out new folk” by BBC6 Music with their live show described as “intense and spellbinding” by Folk Radio UK.

The duo formed in 2014 playing their first gig together at the iconic Glastonbury festival. The duo’s dynamic and emotionally charged live show with all its energy, musical chemistry and spontaneity has drawn comparisons with the virtuosic pairing of John Martyn and Danny Thompson.

Jacob’s sweeping vocals never fail to captivate, delivering many a spine-tingling moment; the fluidity and precision of his finger-picking underpinned by Drinkwater’s nimbly rhythmic double bass; at times sweetly soaring, haunting, percussive and driving, the layers of depth a perfect counterfoil. The added complement of stirring vocal harmonies nicely rounds off the mix.

Singer-songwriter Tobias ben Jacob first received wider acclaim as part of the roots union with BBC Folk Award winners Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin (Edgelarks) including playing live for the BBC at Maida Vale Studios and recording in Nashville, Tennessee. He has toured extensively and had several releases including the 2017 album ‘A Polyphonic Life’ Tobias’ songs have been featured in the documentary film Beating the Bomb and in the feature film Tomorrow.

Lukas Drinkwater is rightly referred to as “one of busiest musicians in the UK.” In demand as a producer, performer and session player in the worlds of folk and jazz he has featured on many acclaimed albums. Recently he’s been touring with ‘AMA UK artist of the year’ Emily Barker, Albert Jones, Ange Hardy, and the People’s String Foundation. He has also worked with Seth Lakeman, 3 Daft Monkeys, Jim Causley, Lack of Afro, Lucy Ward, Tankus the Henge, Sam Kelly, The Little Unsaid and many more.

7pm for a 7.30pm start.