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.

Concert for Jenni with Kevin Dempsey, Acoustic Chemistry, Brian Phillips + support @ Red Lion
Nov 30 @ 7:30 pm – 11:00 pm

Some of you will know that Jennifer Kilburn has quite poorly recently. Jennifer is a great supporter of live music throughout the Warwickshire county, and she has recently spent a number of weeks in hospital, and hopefully will soon be able to leave hospital with a care package in place, and in order to help her get about we are hoping to raise money for a mobility scooter, and to support her with any other needs. With this aim we have set up this fund raising concert, we must thank The Red Lion for letting us have the room free and all the performers taking part who are also performing free, this will ensure we can raise the maximum amount of money possible!

Performers taking part include guitar maestro Kevin Dempsey, one of Jennis’ favourite acts Acoustic Chemistry, local favourite Brian Phillips, the residents from the three local folk clubs, Finger in the Jar, Geoff Veasey, and Malc & Gill, plus a few surprises on the night. Admission will be £10 (Cash at the door) and there will a raffle as well. Please come along and give this worthy cause your support!

Performers Night @ Leamington Folk Club
Dec 8 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Featuring Kevin Dempsey, Ace Ambrose, Ben Jennings, Hatstand, Jill Davis, Alkevan, Emily Curtis, Noah Dobbie.

The Leamington Folk Club meets at Temperance m on the second Thursday of every month

  • It will be MC’d by Andi Wolf
  • Performers will be announced in advance
  • There will be a mix of established and up and coming musicians
  • Each will play up to 15 minutes
  • Originals only
  • We will provide PA, mics/stands, digital mixer and lighting
  • Food (pizzas), soft drinks and full bar available
  • Limited capacity so £3 advance booking (+bf) preferred
  • Contact if you’d like to perform
  • Doors 7pm. Prompt start 7:15pm. Finish 10pm.

Everyone is most welcome to attend, whether performing or not!

Kevin Dempsey + support @ Nuneaton Folk Club
Jan 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Free admission – jug collection