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.

Boss Acoustic, Jack Blackman, Kris Chambers @ Stratford Play House,
Jan 29 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

Kris Chambers
Southern rock, Bluegrass and country

Jack Blackman
Blues and Roots

Boss Acoustic
Classic Rock, Americana and Springsteen

Doors Open at 7:30PM
Starts at 8:00PM

Martin Carthy + Jack Blackman @ The Folk Club
Feb 17 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Martin Carthy

Lifetime Achievement Award – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014
For more than 50 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music’s greatest
innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly
controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him
many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it.
Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave
Swarbrick and his award-winning wife (Norma Waterson) and daughter Eliza Carthy
have resulted in more than 40 albums, but Martin has only recorded 10 solo
albums, of which the much anticipated Waiting for Angels (Topic TSCD527) was the
latest. Whether in the folk clubs (which he continues to champion), on the concert
stage or making TV appearances (he was the subject of the acclaimed `Originals;
music documentary strand on BBC 2) – there are few roles that Martin Carthy hasn’t

He’s a ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic and electric-guitarist and an
authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. He always prefers to follow
an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position.
Perhaps, most significant of all, are his settings of traditional songs with guitar,
which have influenced a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon,
on both sides of the Atlantic.