What’s On

Your guide to folk events in Coventry and Warwickshire.

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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 many of the events listed here are shared in their own events listing.

Jul
11
Thu
Jon Doran and the Northern Assembly @ The Folk Club - Stratford Play House,
Jul 11 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Folk Club

Stratford Playhouse

Jon Doran is a Newcastle-based folk singer and multi-instrumentalist from Gloucestershire. He was a 2019 finalist on BBC Radio 2’s Young Folk Awards and a recent winner of Bromyard Folk Festival’s ‘Future of Folk’ competition.

​Jon’s sensitive approach to arranging and performing traditional songs on guitar and Irish bouzouki is often said to draw a likeness with revivalists Nic Jones and Andy Irvine. He has a powerful and intricate accompaniment style but never fails to place the narrative at the forefront of his arrangements. His stories focus on all human experience throughout history, whether that be humorous tales, or woeful retellings of tragic events, Jon never fails to capture the beauty and excitement that lies within traditional music.

Sep
19
Thu
Jenny Wren and Her Borrowed Wings @ The Folk Club - Stratford Play House,
Sep 19 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Oct
17
Thu
Robin and Bina Williamson @ The Folk Club - Stratford Play House,
Oct 17 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Folk Club

Stratford Playhouse

 

Nov
16
Sat
The Gerry Colvin Orchestra @ Stratford PlayHouse
Nov 16 @ 8:00 pm – 10:30 pm

CURTAIN UP FOR THE GERRY COLVIN BIG FOLK ORCHESTRA
STRATFORD PLAYHOUSE THEATRE SATURDAY 16 TH NOVEMEBER 2024

‘’This man is unique and unforgettable. He should be a household name. Go see him.”
Phil Beer, Show of Hands
‘’Gerry Colvin is a remarkable Talent. I am a fan.’’ Simon Nicol, Fairport Convention

From intimate sold out club gigs to both playing and compering Glastonbury and being given a standing ovation at Fairport Convention’s 50th anniversary Cropredy Festival, the irrepressibly exuberant Gerry Colvin is not just a folk-pop legend, he’s one of this country’s finest songwriters and a sensational live performer with more energy than your average power station.
Capable of bringing a tear to your eye or stoking a fire in your heart, his thoughtful, playful, insightful, compassionate and inevitably melodically infectious songs speak to anyone who’s ever felt the passion and pain of love, to those enraged by the injustices of today’s society and to those who’ve ever wished they owned Johnny Cash’s shirt.
And now Gerry and his band, along with a clutch of special guests, are headlining what is guaranteed to be a show to remember at the Stratford Playhouse, to celebrate his fifth decade of making music.

Gerry started out with Birmingham-based 70s indie jazz outfit The Man Upstairs before co-founding skiffle-cowpunk indie outfit Terry & Gerry in the early 80s, championed by John Peel, appearing on The Old Grey Whistle Test, The Tube, and seeing all of their five singles and debut album top the indie charts.

Returning from a stint as professional songwriter in Nashville in the early 90s, he collaborated with Alison Moyet, had huge success with The Gerry Colvin’s Inexperience and The Atlantics before, in 1995, joining forces with Nick Quarmby to form ColvinQuarmby, going on to release six critically acclaimed albums, be voted best band at the 2009 Cropredy Festival and, in 2010 win the Hancock Award for Best Live Folk Act.

Now fronting the four-piece Gerry Colvin Band, featuring Jerome Davies on double bass, accordionist Trish Power and Lyndon Webb on guitar Gerry continues to write and perform in the UK, Europe and the USA. The band have released five albums of original Colvin songs while Gerry also has a solo jazz album to his name: in addition to his huge ten album back catalogue.

Not only that, he’s also kept busy touring with the much in demand reformed Terry and Gerry, who toured with Status Quo in 2015, and has still found time along the way to write his first novel, ‘The Rabbits of Zakynthos’,  serve as patron of Stratford Upon Avon-based Welcombe Radio, Banbury Folk Club and Banbury Folk Festival, write three musicals, two film scores, write and present for Radio 2, contribute a ukulele version of Revolution to a Beatles tribute album and even performed as a comedy double act with Detectorists co-star Mackenzie Crook.

For the Playhouse concert The Gerry Colvin Band will be joined by very special guest Marion Fleetwood, The GCB Folk choir, five string players, a top horn section and Paul Johnston on drums. Twelve people on stage to create a wonderful night not to be missed.

Nov
21
Thu
Luke Jackson Trio @ The Folk Club - Stratford Play House,
Nov 21 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Folk Club

Stratford Playhouse