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.

Folk Opera: The Undoing of Polly Button @ Albany Theatre
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Polly Button Banner

Polly Button, a weaver with five children, was murdered in 1832 by her married lover while she was heavily pregnant with his child.  John Danks was convicted and executed for this infamous crime which horrified the whole country.  However, the newspapers saw Polly as a “victim of her own gross immorality”, considering her at least partly responsible for her own demise.

At the heart of this story which has been worked into a poignant musical retelling, there is a battle for women’s rights, a mystery which may never be fully solved, and a lesson of resilience and unbelievable courage in the face of adversity.  Watch and listen as the ghost of Polly teaches a young writer to “weave another world”.

Belzebub plus Daisybell, Brian Phillips, Finger In The Jar @ Atherstone Folk Club
Jun 21 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Free admission – paper money Jug collection