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.

Aug
11
Thu
Performers Night @ Leamington Folk Club
Aug 11 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Featuring The Paper Circus, Benji Kirkpatrick, Kevin Dempsey, Cathy Beech, Mary Lomas, Andi Wolf, Clemency, Alkevan, Nik Draycott

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

  • It will be MC’d by Nik Draycott
  • 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 nickdraycottartist@gmail.com if you’d like to perform
  • Doors 7pm. Prompt start 7:15pm. Finish 10pm.

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

Aug
19
Fri
Benji Kirkpatrick & the Excess, plus Liam Vincent and the Odd Foxes @ Temperance Café
Aug 19 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Benji Kirkpatrick and The Excess

Benji formed The Excess in 2017, drafting in fellow Bellowhead member Pete Flood on drums and Jackie Oates and Megan Henwood collaborator Pete Thomas on bass. Benji became confused that he wasn’t called Pete at this stage. This line up toured in 2018 and 2019, when the band released their debut album GOLD HAS WORN AWAY on Westpark Music, to critical acclaim – “A dynamic and powerful roots rock album for our age” according to FATEA Records Magazine.

With festival appearances at FolkEast, Beardy Folk, Shrewsbury Folk Festival and a live session for Tom Robinson on Radio 6 Music, they began to stir up a storm; with Benji leading on bouzoukis – electric and acoustic – and guitar they stoke up rhythm’s, riffs and uproarious, soaring melodies; at times stark and raw, at times sensitive, always powerful.

NEW LINE UP!

In 2022 Pete Flood has to move on to pastures new, so the remaining Pete (Thomas) and Benji bring in Joelle Barker to take the drum seat. Joelle has an impressive CV; freelance percussionist for the RSC, drummer and percussionist with The Edwin Starr Band, TG Collective, Del Camino and she brings a new and exciting energy to the music. Joelle and Pete T played together in The Worry Dolls and Pete has an equally impressive and diverse CV, playing with The Vanguards, Philip Murray Warson, The London Django Collective and more. With this triumvirate in place and a stack of new material the band are ready to embark upon a new era of touring, festivals and recording!

 

Liam Vincent and The Odd Foxes formed in 2020, drawn together around songs about the modern world – what we are doing to it, and what it is doing to us. The philosophy of the band is built on believing in humanity and kindness, and not turning a blind eye to injustice.

After releasing an acoustic EP, Pierson v Post, during lockdown, the band is now up to full strength, and the recent single Watching You reflects the energy of the live sound.

The songs have folk, indie and rock influences, and while the music and melody are just as important as the message, each track aims to say something either by whispering in your ear or rattling your ribcage.

The line-up is Liam Stuchbury: guitar and lead vocals, Rebecca Mileham: violin and vocals, Gregg Cave: electric guitar and vocals, Matt Berry: bass and vocals, Paul Disley on drums.

Feb
6
Mon
Benji Kirkpatrick @ Lighthorne Folk Club
Feb 6 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm