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.

Performers Night @ Leamington Folk Club
Oct 13 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Featuring Wes Finch, annA rydeR, Lauren South, Michael Luntley, Katherine Abbott, Krokodile Tears, Hannah Woof, Edd Donovan, 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 if you’d like to perform
  • Doors 7pm. Prompt start 7:15pm. Finish 10pm.

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

annA rydeR’s Music and Moving Picture Show @ Temperance Cafe
Oct 25 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

annA rydeR’s Music & Moving Picture Tour ( 2022)

A music and moving imagery show – annA rydeR sings her songs with the exciting extra dimension of moving pictures : entertaining and atmospheric films made over the last two years in collaboration with artist Nicky Cure.

A mix of stop-motion, annA’s hand-drawn cartoons, Nicky’s art and real-life images and films – this will reflect annA’s diverse styles in her variety of songs. Some relate directly to the songs and others are atmospheric or curious or just there.


“Such a brilliant show, so immersive, emotive but quirky, the films were absolutely awesome and made it so different to anything I’ve seen before, they really pull you in, there’s so much captured in the moving images and it is honest, and deeply moving, but still light-hearted, silly and fun, in all my years and travels, I’ve never seen anything quite like it! I haven’t stopped talking about it!”

Ric Sanders and Vo Fletcher with guest annA rydeR @ Temperance Café
Nov 9 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Fairport Convention’s Ric Sanders is one of England’s most versatile fiddle players, whilst guitarist and vocalist Vo Fletcher has composed, performed and recorded a wide variety of musical styles with artistes as diverse as Nigel Kennedy, Touch & Go, Catherine Howe, Rik Mayall & Fairport Convention.

Ric has also worked in a diverse range of musical genres. He played experimental rock with Stomu Yamash’ta and the Red Buddha Theatre and Soft Machine. His interests in British folk music were strengthened during a stint with Ashley Hutching’s Albion Band, a group that also included several musicians who had played with Fairport Convention.

Ric joined the Fairport line-up in 1985 and 35 years later he remains an integral part of Fairport’s evolving sound.

Over the last few years they’ve taken a different direction, reconnecting with the music closest to their hearts. It’s music firmly rooted in the blues. They love playing it, and audience feedback from their recent performances have shown just how much people love hearing it.