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.
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:
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- Artists/performers appearing
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- 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.
2nd Sunday 3 Daft Monkeys Aaron Catlow Abbey Theatre Abi Rowberry Abz Winter Acoustic Acoustic Van Adam Hibberd Adam Wilson Adrian Keefe AFO AFO Conference Afro-Celt Sound System Aiden & Dashwood Aiden O'Hare AK Patterson Alan Stocks Alban Theatre Albany Albany Theatre Alcester Alcester Contra Dance Alex Garden Alex Rex Alex Seel Alice Florence and the vines Alkevan All Saints' Church Leamington Allan Richardson Allan Taylor Allen Dawson Allen Maslen Almahata Alyson Bushell Edwards americana Amit Dattani Andi Wolf Andrew Sharpe Andy Cutting Andy Cuttung Andy Flynn annA rydeR Antelope Antelope Inn Anthony John Clarke Antonia Kirby Anya Fay Archaedium Arches Arnold Chave Artmagic As The Heron Ashley Hutchings Ashow Assembly Festival Garden Astley Castle Atherstone Atherstone Folk Club australia Australian folk Away With the Fairies Back To The Roots Baginton Band of Rack & Ruin Band of Rack and Ruin Band On The Rum Bang on the Wall Bar Catalan Barbara Wyatt Barby Barney Kenny Baskery Bear Pit Theatre Bearded Dragon Becky Mills Bedford Street Bedworth Folk Club beginner Bella Gaffney Bellowhead Belzebub Ben Clempson Ben Haimes Ben Haines Ben Jennings Ben Jennings & Veronika Rauchfussov Ben Paley Ben Rowe Ben Williams Benji Kirkpatrick Benn Hall Berber Music Bernard Hoskins Bess Atwell Beth (Swaps) Beworth folk club Bianco Big Comfy Bookshop Bill Bates Binley Bird In The Belly Bisiker & Romanov Bity Booker Blair Dunlop Blues Bob Brooker Bob Fox Bob Morgan Bob Wilkinson Bodhran Bohdan Piasecki Bonfire Radicals books Boss Acoustic bouzouki Brenda Hart Brian Carter Brian Mac Gloinn Brian Phillips Bridge House Theatre Brixton Alley Brooke Friendly Bruce Watson Bubbenhall Bulkington Burning Salt Button Accordion Caffrey McGurk Madge cajon Canal Basin Cara Dillon Carmelo Luggeri Carol Lee Sampson Carol Whitworth Carols Carrick Carter Dolby Catherine Mohan Ceilidh Ceilidh Experiment Cellar Tapes Celtic Chalk Drawings charity Charlie Blackwood Charlie Tophill Charlotte Rich Chessi O'Dowd Chris Elliott & Caitlin Jones Chris Green Chris Hunt Chris Newman Chris Pemberton Chris Tye Chris Wood Christmas Christmas Concert Christmas Party Christopher Mark Jones Church End Brewery Circle Claude Bourbon Clemency Coal Vaults Colin Squire Come all ye Comedy Comharsa Comic song contemporary contemporary folk contemporary folk duo Contra Contrasaurus Cor Cymraeg Côr Cymraeg Coventry Corinne Stratton Cosmo Sheldrake Cotswold Morris County Coventry Cathedral Coventry Chant Collective Coventry City of Culture Coventry Mummers Coventry Singer-Songwriters Coventry Zesty Coventry Zesty Playford Craig Sunderland Cross the border Crybb Crybb Folk Cut Throat Francis CVFolk Cymanfa Codi'r Tô Daisybell Damien Barber Damien Clarke Dan Evans Dan Gascoigne Dan Hartland Dan Sealey Dan Webster Dana & Susan Robinson Dana Immanuel Daniel Murphy Danny Ansell Danny Azher Daria Kulesh Dark Horses Dave Ellis & Boo Howard Dave Fry Dave Lewis Dave Sampson Dave Taylor Dave Walker Dave Webb Daveyfiddler David Faulkner dementia Dempsey's Lot Denbigh Arms Des & Maggie Redwood Des Patalong Diarmuid Mac Gloinn Dick Miles Dik Cadbury Djana Gabrielle Dobro Dom Martin Dom Prag Don Arthurson Dont Call me Ishmael Doug Armstrong Dr Bennett Dragonhead Drapers Drapers Hall Dream Factory Drunc Monkey Drunk Monkey Drunkmonkey Dublin Legends Dubliners dulcimer duo Eathorpe Eddie Player Elaine Meechan Elidh Stell & Mark Neal Ellie Gowers Ellis Gallagher Emily Lawler Emmy the Great Enda Kenny Evergreen EveryThread Ewan Cameron Facebook Fairport Convention Fake Thackray Fargo Village Fee Lock Fiddle Finger In The Jar Fiona Castle Firedaze floor spots Flossie Malavialle Folk Folk at the Larder Folk at the Lion Folk Dance Folk rock Folk song Folksong Folly at Napton Folly Brothers Fotheringay Fragile Hearts From This Ground Gareth Wyatt Garfield Major Garrington Jones Gary & Vera Aspey Gary Painting Generation Jones Geoff Carr Geoff Higginbottom George Hinchliffe George Van Ristell Gerry Colvin Gerry Colvin Band Gerry O'Connor Gigspanner Gill Gilsenan Gillian Guest Gilmore & Roberts Glyn Finch Gordon Giltrap Granny's Attic Grant Baynham Green Man Rising Green Mathews Green Matthews Greengrass GreenMatthews Greg Cave Gren Bartley Grisweld guitar Hadrian's Union Hairy Folkers Hanksters Hannah Martin Hannah Rose Platt Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage Hannah Tobin Hannah Woof Hansel Brothers Harborough Magna Harbottle & Jonas Harbottle & Jonas Big Band Harbury Harbury Church Harbury Folk Club Choir Harbury Village Hall harmonies harmony Harriet Harvester Hatstand Hatstand Band Hatton Arms Hawes & Catlow Hawkesbury Trawlermen Helen Willoughby Cooper Hicks & Goulbourn Hilary James Hod Carrier Hodcarrier House House concerts Humber Humour Ian Bourne Ian Robb Ian Sherwood icons Independent venue Intarsia Iota Irish Isabel Horner & Taylor-Louise Izzie Derry Izzy Derry Jabbet's Ash Jack Blackman Jack Shuttleworth Jacob and Drinkwater Jacqui McShee Jake Leg Jug Band Jake Wood Jamie Francis Jamie Hill & Anne Janelle Jan Richardson Jane Moss Janice Burns & Jon Doran Jason Duffill Jen Morgan Jenn |Butterworth Jennian King Jenny Biddle Jess Arrowsmith Jez Lowe Jill Davis Jim Moray Jim Sutton Jo Maher Jo May Jody Kruskal Joe Broughton Joe O'Donnell Joe O'Donnell's Shkayla John & Elaine Meechan John Brunsdon John Buckley John Colenso John Emil John Grant John Kearney John Kirkpatrick John Meechan John Mosedale John Oswin John Owen John Parker John Richards John Richards Band John Spiers Jon Betmead Jon Beynon Jon Boden Jon Boden and the Remnant Kings Jon Boden and the Remnant Strings Jon Harrington Jon Taylor Jon Wilks Jools Street Joshua Rowe Jude Rees Judy Cook Julie Felix Julie July Julie July Band Justin Adams Kadence Music Kath Tait Katherine Fear Kathryn Roberts Katie & Richfield Katrin Gilbert KC Jones KCJones Keith Christmas Keith Donnelly Keith Fabrique Keith Nickless Kenilworth Kenneth J Nash Kevin Dempsey Kiera Battersby Kieron Means Kiki Dee Kilsby Open Music Kim Lowings Kineton Sports & Social Centre Kit Hawes Kitty Macfarlane Knight and Spiers Kris Chambers Kristy Britten Kristy Gallacher Kristy Gallagher Lady Maisery Laetitia Sadier Last Inklings Laura Kisby Laurel McIntosh Lauren South Leamington Leamington Assembly Leamington Folk Club Leatherat legends Leon Rosselson Les Barker Leveret Lighthorne Lighthorne Folk Lighthorne Folk Club Lighthorne Village Hall Linde Nijland Litten Tree Little Mountain Live & Local Live and Local Live music LocTup Together Long Itchington Looma Lost Notes Louisa Dowden LTB Showrooms Lucy Anne Sale Lucy Dowden Lucy Grubb Lucy Huzzard Lucy Kitchem Lucy May Walker Lucy Ward Lukas Drinkwater Luke Jackson Lynn Goulbourn Maddy Prior Maggie Coleman Magic Maire ni Chathasaigh Malc and Gill Malc Gurham & Gill Gilsenan Malc Gurnham Malc Gurnham & Gil Gilesan Malc Gurnham & Gill Gilsenan Mama's Broke Man The Lifeboats Man the Liferboats Mandolin Maria Barham Marion Fleetwood Mark Chadwick Mark Harrison Mark Morriss Martin Carthy Martin Hainsworth Martin Simpson Marton Martyn Oram Martyn Trewinnard Martyn Wyndham-Read Mary Mohan Massey Ferguson Social Club Matt Creer Maudslay Hotel Mauro Durrante Max Wright Mechanicals Medieval music Meet on the Ledge Melancholy Brothers Merlin Walter Merry Hell Merrymaker Mesa Mia Treehugger Michael Luntley Michelle Holding & Bonz Mick Bisiker Mick Candler Midnight Skyracer Mike Absalom Mike Carter-Jones Mike Courthold Mike Piggott Mike Reinstein Mike Silver Mike Wilson Mishra Monks Kirby Village Hall Morris Morris Oxford Moses & The Ref MOTL Motofest music hall Music Parlour Music session Musician Naomi Beth Napton Village Hall Nathan Bell Neal Pointon Newbold Nick Dewhurst Nick Dow Nick Evans Nick Parker & The False Alarms Nigel Clark Nigel Ward Nik Draycott Nina Bailey Ninebarrow Noah Dobbie Noah Seleno Noah's Cape Noble Jacks Norman Wheatley Notts Alliance Nowhere Club Nunc Nunc. Lesley Wilson Nuneaton Nuneaton Folk Club Nursery Tavern Oak Oak House Oak House Social Club Odette Michell Odette Mitchell Oh Carole! Oka Vanga Old Fourpenny Shop Old Grammar School Old Windmill Olga Dermott-Bond Ollie Austin Ollie Lawrence One Man Band One Trick Pony online Online event Open Mic Open Music Night OSCA Centre Otis Gibbs Owen street Pa8nted Sky Paper Circus Pat Cooksey Patsy Reid Paul & Glen Elliott Paul McCormack Paul Monks Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer Paul Watchorn Pauline Black Peeping Tom Peg Leg Jug Band Performers Night PerKelt Pete Flood Pete Grassby Pete Jackson Pete Mc Parland Pete McParland Pete Thomas Pete Willow Peter Knight Peter Knight's Gigspanner Peter Mason Peter McDonald Peter Reynolds Phil Bassindale Phil Benson Phil Hare Phillip Henry Pilgrim's Way pipe Poacher's Pocket Poetry Polly Button Polly Button Folk Opera Pop Queens Hall Quicksilver Rachel Williams Rack & Ruin Ragged Bear Festival Ragged Bear online Ragmamarag Ralph Allin Ralph McTell Rebecca Hallworth Red Lion Red Shoes Reg Meuross Renaissance music Rheingans Sisters Ric Ric Sanders Trio Richard Arrowsmith Richard Babbington Richard Digance Richard Grainger Richard Thompson Rik Middleton Risky Business Roaring Girl Rob Halligan Rob Harbron Robert Cooper Robin Kaye Rodger Webb Roll Moveent Roots Rose Lawrence Rosie Hood Ross Grant Rosso Roswell Roving Crows Rowington Folk Club Rowington Mummers Royal Oak Royal Pug Royal Spa Centre RSC Ruby Colley Rude Mechanicals Rugby Rugby Library Rugby Tap Sadie & Jay Sally Barker Sally Ironmonger Sam Kelly Sam Lyons Sam Schemmel & Fragile Hearts Sam Shemmell Sam Sweeney Sanders Sandra Godley Sandy Denny Sara Sara Grey Sarah Matthews Sarah McQuaid Saraj Nagar Scarecrow Scratchy Beard Sean Cannon Sean Lakeman Second Sunday self penned Sensible Shoes session Shackleton Trio Shakespeare Morris Shay Kavanagh Sheep Dip Sessions Shellac Stories Club Shep Woolley Shkayla Showcase Si Barron Sibby Silver Wye Silvington Simon Lapworth Simon Mayor Simon Roberts Singaround singaroung Singer-songwriter Singers Night Sister Sarah Skinner & Twitch Sly Old Dogs Sofa Session solo Somerville Arms Somerville Gentlemen Somerville Gentlemen's Band Somerville Gents Song session Sophie Matthews Spa Strummers Squirrel Inn St Lawrence Church Ansley St.Andrews Church Rugby St.Barbara's Church St.Bartholomew's Church St.Bartholomew's Church Hall St.Chad's St.John's Church St.Marys Church St.Patrick's Day Stained Glass Bluegrass Band Stanley Accrington Starley Road Steampunk Ceilidh Steeleye Span Stephen Bennett Stephen Boyer Steve & Julie Wigley Steve 2 Steve Bowyer Steve Boyer Steve Hicks Steve Knightley Steve Redshaw Steve Turner Steven John Birks Stockton Folk Club Stoke Golding Stone Bear Stoned Cherries Stoneleigh Stout Gentlemen Stratford Stratford Playhouse Street Arts Project Stripped Back Stuart McKissock Stylusboy Sue Jeffries Sue Stevens Suede Sunjay swan hotel tabor Taylor-Louise Techno contra Teddy Thompson Temperance Temperance Cafe Terry & Jan Wisdom Terry St.Clair thats life The Arrowmiths The Barn The Bear Pit The big comfy bookshop The Bluetones The Box The Boys of Ball Hill The Brandy Thieves The Brewer's Daughter The Churchfitters The Endings The Fureys The George The Hanksters The Harvesters The Humber The Jigantics The JPs The Katies The Keys The Laners The Longest Johns The Lost Notes The Magpies The Mechanicals The Muse The Oddsods The Other Place The Paper Circus The Redhills The Roaring Girl The Ryders + Cousin Pete The Silver Wye The Tin The Tindalls The Tump The Unthanks The Whipjacks The Wurzels theatre Thom Kirkpatrick thrash morris Thrup'nny Bits Thup'nny Bits Tildon Krautz Tile Hill Billy Tilly Moses Band Tilt Tim Dalling Tin Whistle Tir Na Nog Tiwkilin Tobias be Jacob Tom Chapman Tom Ling Tom O'Donnell Tom Robinson Tom Young Tom Young & Sons of Men Track Dogs Trad traditional Traditional Irish Music traditonal Tree House Bookshop Trials of Cato Tricaorach trio Trish Collier Tristan Seume Truckstop Honeymoon Tu-Kay & Ryan Tukay and Ryan Tump Tump folk Tyburn Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Under The Influence Undoing of Polly Button Unplugged Uplifting Urban Fox Velvet Engine Vera van Heerigen Vic Smith Vici Lowrence-Rudkin Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer Victor Herrero Vo Fletcher Warwick Warwick Arts Centre Warwick Brassoc Warwick Folk Warwick Folk Club Warwick University Warwick Village Band Warwickshire Singers Weny Grattan Wes Finch Wes Hall Whale whistle Wildwood Jack Will Finn & Rosie Calvert Will Pound William Barry William Bishop Willow & Tool Band Winter Wilson Witty ditties Wroxall Wurzel Bush Wurzel Bush folk Wurzel bush folk club Ye Vagabonds York Waits Zoe Wren zoom
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.