Your comprehensive guide to folk events in Coventry and Warwickshire.
Coronavirus and folk events – you guessed it, there aren’t any!
Well that’s not quite true. Enterprising and savvy club organisers and artists are turning to the web to set up new alternative platforms. Thus sometimes involves streaming live performances or simply watching video recordings of artists performing in their own homes.
We’ll announce online folk events in the CV postcode area as and when we hear about them.
If you are planning a virtual folk club or a house concert in your kitchen, email the details to us on firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll spread the word on this site and via our social media pages.
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Abbey Theatre Acoustic Acoustic Van Adam Hibberd Adam Wilson Adrian Keefe AFO AFO Conference Afro-Celt Sound System Alan Stocks Albany Albany Theatre Alex Seel Alice Florence and the vines Alkevan All Saints' Church Leamington Allan Richardson Allan Taylor Allen Maslen Alyson Bushell Edwards americana Amit Dattani Andrew Sharpe annA rydeR Anthony John Clarke Arnold Chave Artmagic As The Heron Ashley Hutchings Astley Castle Atherstone Atherstone Folk Club australia Australian folk Away With the Fairies Back To The Roots Band of Rack & Ruin Band of Rack and Ruin Band On The Rum Bang on the Wall Bar Catalan Barby Baskery Bear Pit Theatre Bearded Dragon Becky Mills Bedworth Folk Club beginner Bellowhead Belzebub Ben Clempson Ben Haines Ben Jennings & Veronika Rauchfussov Ben Paley Ben Rowe Ben Williams Benji Kirkpatrick Beworth folk club Bianco Big Comfy Bookshop Bill Bates Bird In The Belly Bity Booker Blues Bob Brooker Bob Fox Bob Morgan Bodhran Bonfire Radicals books bouzouki Brenda Hart Brian Carter Brian Mac Gloinn Brian Phillips Bridge House Theatre Brixton Alley Brooke Friendly Bruce Watson Bulkington Burning Salt Button Accordion Caffrey McGurk Madge cajon Carmelo Luggeri Carols Carrick Carter Dolby Ceilidh Ceilidh Experiment Celtic Chalk Drawings charity Charlie Tophill Charlotte Rich Chris Elliott & Caitlin Jones Chris Green Chris Newman Chris Tye Christmas Christmas Party Christopher Mark Jones Church End Brewery Circle Claude Bourbon Clemency Come all ye Comedy Comic song contemporary contemporary folk contemporary folk duo Contra Contrasaurus Cor Cymraeg Côr Cymraeg Coventry County Coventry Cathedral Coventry Chant Collective 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 Dan Gascoigne Dan Hartland Dana & Susan Robinson Dana Immanuel Danny Azher Daria Kulesh Dark Horses Dave Ellis & Boo Howard Dave Fry Dave Lewis Dave Sampson Dave Walker Dave Webb Daveyfiddler David Faulkner dementia Dempsey's Lot Des & Maggie Redwood Des Patalong Diarmuid Mac Gloinn Dick Miles Dik Cadbury Djana Gabrielle Dobro Dom Prag Dont Call me Ishmael Dr Bennett Dragonhead Drapers Drunc Monkey Drunk Monkey Drunkmonkey Dublin Legends duo Eathorpe Eddie Player Elidh Stell & Mark Neal Ellie Gowers Ellis Gallagher Enda Kenny Evergreen EveryThread Ewan Cameron Fairport Convention Fake Thackray Fee Lock Fiddle Finger In The Jar Fiona Castle Firedaze floor spots Flossie Malavialle Folk Folk at the Larder Folk Dance Folk rock Folk song Folksong Fragile Hearts From This Ground Gary & Vera Aspey Gary Painting Generation Jones Geoff Carr Geoff Higginbottom George Van Ristell Gerry Colvin Gerry Colvin Band Gill Gilsenan Gillian Guest Gilmore & Roberts Gordon Giltrap Granny's Attic Grant Baynham Green Man Rising Green Mathews Green Matthews Greengrass Gren Bartley Grisweld guitar Hadrian's Union Hanksters Hannah Rose Platt Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage Hannah Tobin Hannah Woof Hansel Brothers Harborough Magna Harbottle & Jonas Harbottle & Jonas Big Band Harbury Harbury Folk Club Choir harmonies harmony Harriet Harvester Hatstand Hatstand Band Hawkesbury Trawlermen Helen Willoughby Cooper Hicks & Goulbourn Hilary James Hod Carrier Hodcarrier House concerts Humber Humour Ian Bourne Ian Robb Ian Sherwood icons Independent venue Iota Isabel Horner & Taylor-Louise Izzie Derry Jabbet's Ash Jack Blackman Jacqui McShee Jake Leg Jug Band Jake Wood Jamie Francis Jamie Hill & Anne Janelle Jan Richardson Jane Moss Jen Morgan Jenny Biddle Jess Arrowsmith Jim Moray Jim Sutton Jo Maher Jody Kruskal Joe Broughton Joe O'Donnell Joe O'Donnell's Shkayla John & Elaine Meechan John Buckley John Emil John Kearney John Kirkpatrick John Mosedale John Oswin John Parker John Richards John Spiers Jon Betmead Jon Beynon Jon Boden and the Remnant Kings Jon Harrington Jon Taylor Jools Street Joshua Rowe Jude Rees Judy Cook Julie Felix Julie July Julie July Band Kadence Music Kath Tait Katherine Fear Kathryn Roberts Katie & Richfield Katrin Gilbert KCJones Keith Christmas Keith Donnelly Keith Fabrique Kenneth J Nash Kevin Dempsey Kieron Means Kiki Dee Kilsby Open Music Kineton Sports & Social Centre Kitty Macfarlane Kristy Gallacher Lady Maisery Laetitia Sadier Laura Kisby Laurel McIntosh Lauren South Leamington Assembly legends Leon Rosselson Les Barker Lighthorne Folk Little Mountain Live and Local Live music Looma Lucy Grubb Lucy Huzzard Lucy Kitchem Lucy May Walker Lucy Ward Luke Jackson Lynn Goulbourn Maggie Coleman Maire ni Chathasaigh Malc and Gill Malc Gurham & Gill Gilsenan Malc Gurnham & Gil Gilesan Malc Gurnham & Gill Gilsenan Man The Lifeboats Mandolin Maria Barham Marion Fleetwood Mark Chadwick Mark Morriss Martin Hainsworth Martyn Oram Martyn Trewinnard Martyn Wyndham-Read Massey Ferguson Social Club Matt Creer Maudslay Hotel Max Wright Mechanicals Meet on the Ledge Melancholy Brothers Merry Hell Mesa Michael Luntley Michelle Holding & Bonz Mick Bisiker Mike Absalom Mike Carter-Jones Mike Piggott Mike Reinstein Mike Silver Mike Wilson Morris Oxford Moses & The Ref MOTL Motofest music hall Music Parlour Music session Musician Naomi Beth Napton Village Hall Neal Pointon Newbold Nick Dewhurst Nick Dow Nick Evans Nick Parker & The False Alarms Nigel Ward Nina Bailey Ninebarrow Noah's Cape Noble Jacks Norman Wheatley Notts Alliance Nowhere Club Nunc Nunc. Lesley Wilson Nuneaton Folk Club Nursery Tavern Oak House Odette Michell Odette Mitchell Oh Carole! Oka Vanga Old Grammar School Olga Dermott-Bond Ollie Lawrence One Trick Pony Open Mic Open Music Night Owen street Paper Circus Pat Cooksey Paul & Glen Elliott Paul Monks Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer 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 Mason Phil Bassindale Phil Hare Pilgrim's Way pipe Poacher's Pocket Poetry Polly Button Polly Button Folk Opera Pop Queens Hall Quicksilver Ragged Bear Festival Ragmamarag Ralph McTell Reg Meuross Ric Ric Sanders Trio Richard Arrowsmith Richard Babbington Richard Digance Richard Grainger Richard Thompson Rik Middleton Risky Business Rob Halligan Rodger Webb Roots Rosie Hood Ross Grant Roswell Rowington Folk Club Rowington Mummers RSC Rude Mechanicals Rugby Library Rugby Tap Sadie & Jay Sally Barker Sally Ironmonger Sam Kelly Sam Lyons Sam Schemmel & Fragile Hearts Sanders Sara Sara Grey Sarah McQuaid Scarecrow Sean Cannon Sean Lakeman Second Sunday self penned Sensible Shoes session Shackleton Trio Sheep Dip Sessions Shep Woolley Shkayla Showcase Si Barron Sibby Silvington Simon Lapworth Simon Mayor Simon Roberts Singaround singaroung Singer-songwriter Singers Night Skinner & Twitch Sly Old Dogs solo Somerville Arms Somerville Gentlemen Somerville Gentlemen's Band Somerville Gents Sophie Matthews Spa Strummers St.Andrews Church Rugby St.Barbara's Church St.Chad's St.John's Church St.Marys Church St.Patrick's Day Stained Glass Bluegrass Band Stanley Accrington Starley Road Steampunk Ceilidh Stephen Bennett Stephen Boyer Steve & Julie Wigley Steve Boyer Steve Hicks Steve Turner Stockton Folk Club Stone Bear Stoned Cherries Stoneleigh Stout Gentlemen Stratford Stripped Back Stylusboy Sue Jeffries Sue Stevens Suede Sunjay swan hotel tabor Taylor-Louise Techno contra Temperance Terry & Jan Wisdom Terry St.Clair thats life The Arrowmiths The Barn The Bear Pit The big comfy bookshop The Bluetones The Boys of Ball Hill The Brandy Thieves The Brewer's Daughter The Churchfitters The Endings The George The Hanksters The Harvesters The Humber The JPs The Katies The Laners The Lost Notes The Magpies The Mechanicals The Muse The Oddsods The Other Place The Paper Circus The Redhills The Ryders + Cousin Pete The Tin The Tindalls The Unthanks The Wurzels theatre thrash morris Thrup'nny Bits Tildon Krautz Tile Hill Billy Tilly Moses Band Tim Dalling Tin Whistle Tir Na Nog Tom Chapman Tom Ling Tom O'Donnell Tom Young Tom Young & Sons of Men Trad traditional Traditional Irish Music traditonal Tree House Bookshop Trials of Cato Tricaorach trio Trish Collier Tristan Seume Truckstop Honeymoon Tump Tump folk Tyburn Under The Influence Unplugged Uplifting Velvet Engine Vera van Heerigen Vic Smith Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer Vo Fletcher Warwick Arts Centre Warwick Brassoc Warwick Folk Warwick Folk Club Warwick University Warwick Village Band Weny Grattan Wes Finch Wes Hall Whale whistle Wildwood Jack Will Finn & Rosie Calvert Will Pound Willow & Tool Band Winter Wilson Witty ditties Wurzel Bush Wurzel Bush folk Wurzel bush folk club Ye Vagabonds Zoe Wren
Judy brings a powerful voice, a great-unaccompanied style and a deep respect for tradition to her performances of a huge repertoire of (mostly) American songs and ballads.
Judy’s singing is marked by a command of narrative that pulls the audience in to really understand what the song is about. Her style and presentation are “a credit to the sources”. Folks come away from a Judy Cook concert with fresh insight into old songs and the warm feeling of having joined with others in plenty of choruses and harmonies. They take with them musical memories: the flirtatious charm of a young maid’s teasing love song, the gripping story of a classic ballad, the exhilaration of a rousing gospel, the silly delight of an animal song, and many more.
Judy lifts the spirit and entertains us with programs drawn from her vast and varied repertoire of traditional songs and ballads from the English speaking world – American songs from North Carolina’s Outer Banks to the Southern Appalachian Mountains; from the Ozarks up to New Hampshire, Maine and eastern Canada; and across the Atlantic to songs from England and Scotland. These she presents along with her personal memories and research in a straight-forward unaccompanied style.
Judy’s command of narrative style and deep respect for traditions have earned admiration on both sides of the Atlantic. We find ourselves captured by the timelessness of these old songs; delighted with Judy’s ability to discover the best of them, and her skillful use of phrasing and understanding to take us inside the songs, sharing the joys, sorrows, concerns and delights of the unknown poets who wrote them so many years ago and the real people who have been singing them since. You can’t help but have a wonderful time.