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 any event listed here will also appear in their own events listing.

annA rydeR @ Temperance Café
Jun 6 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

annA rydeR is a musical dynamo; an original and inventive singer-songwriter whose exuberant humour and joyful presentation is matched only by her outstanding musicianship. Her songs are simultaneously thought-provoking, poignant and humorous.

Her stage is adorned with a spectrum of instruments from piano to trumpet, guitar to accordion and she sometimes plays them more than one at a time.

An evening with annA is always rich and uplifting.


annA is a musician’s musician who has played with and for many different artists including Fairport Convention, Eddi Reader and Julianne Regan (All about Eve).

Fairport Convention recorded and perform her songs ‘Bring Me Back My Feathers’, ‘Sailing Boat’ and ‘The Crowd’.

In 2019 annA performed at Cropredy Convention as part of the unique 11-piece ‘Fairport Extension’ for which she arranged the brass parts and played keyboard, accordion, trumpet and French horn.

annA has made several albums, including Paper Girl, Pockets On Fire and The Art Of Making Faces, of original ‘songs that demonstrate a rare originality’ (MOJO) which often feature such musicians as Dave Pegg, Gerry Conway, Rabbit Bundrick (The Who keyboards), Simon Nicol and Clive Bunker (ex-Jethro Tull).

A cartoonist as well, annA was specially commissioned to make the sleeve cover cartoons on Fairport’s album ‘What We Did On Our Saturday’.

2017 saw annA get together with talented singers and musicians Sally Barker and Marion Fleetwood to create IOTA. This trio combine to make original songs which are poignant, quirky, thought-provoking and humorous with sublime harmonies and top class musicianship – described by Julie Matthews as “Three brilliant musicians, singers and writers exuding an infectious joy of music. A force to be reckoned with.”

With touring dates for annA solo, with her new songs and films show FAT CHANCE SHOW, IOTA, and The Sandy Denny Project (6-piece band with Sally and Marion as well as PJ Wright and others), she is a busy musician appearing in venues all over the UK and beyond.

annA continues to write songs, record and, with artist Nicky Cure, make films for her songs resulting in her new show which has dedicated handmade films of interesting art, stop-motion, cartoons and live-recorded action making for a truly unique, multi-sensual experience,“Quite simply, unforgettable” called FAT CHANCE SHOW which toured during March then October/November 2022 with another tour happening in 2023.

annA rydeR’s Fat Chance Show with Nicky Cure @ CVFolk's 2nd Sunday
Oct 8 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Songs AND films. With Nicky Cure‘s amazing artistic talent.

Tickets – from Box Office tba