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.

Jul
5
Tue
Stopwatch Session @ Somerville Arms
Jul 5 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The first Tuesday of each month. The idea is everyone gets a timed slot to do whatever they want. 15 minutes if time will allow. There’s no p.a

Hosted by Graham Weston, Phil Parker and John Colenso.

Jul
14
Thu
The Quiet Men – Irish session @ Temperance Cafe
Jul 14 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Every second Thursday of every month, the Quiet Men transform Temperance into a Cork bar. Mainly Irish music. Bring an instrument, everyone welcome!

Jul
26
Tue
Winter Wilson @ Temperance Café
Jul 26 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Live at Temperance | Winter Wilson

One of the UK’s premier folk duos will be playing a one-off intimate set at Temperance

Singing out for the underdog in glorious harmony. Original songs packed with punch and emotion that will get beneath your skin, and all delivered with great humour. Pre-Covid, Winter Wilson had completed tours of Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and most of Western Europe, in addition to the UK. Their eight studio albums had all received rave reviews, and 2019’s “Live & Unconventional” (recorded on tour with folk-rock icons Fairport Convention and on stage at Cropredy Festival) was no different.

Back in Lincolnshire throughout the pandemic, the pair streamed “Live from the Lounge” for 60 consecutive weeks and also wrote and recorded “The Passing of the Storm”, their tenth album, adding further to their reputation as superb writers, singers and musicians, and great all-round entertainers. Now performing stunning new songs alongside old favourites, Kip Winter and Dave Wilson are thrilled to be back on the road.

Tickets · £11.37 from Eventbrite or £15 on the door

Jul
29
Fri
Mark Harrison @ Temperance Café
Jul 29 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm

Live at Temperance | Mark Harrison

MARK HARRISON (National + 12-string guitars/vocals)

There is no one in music quite like Mark Harrison. He is widely considered one of the most original and interesting artists around. His highly individual, all-original music has taken him to some of the top venues and festivals in the UK, attracting acclaim wherever he goes. Recent appearances on BBC Radio 2, as guest on Cerys Matthews’s show and on the Pick Of The Week show, have further added to his growing reputation.

Described at BBC Radio 2 as ‘quirky’ and an artist who ‘makes you think afresh’, Mark is a totally original songwriter, a stunning guitarist, and a master storyteller. Mark’s live shows are well-known not only for the music but also for his introductions and explanations of the songs, delivered in a manner often described as ‘wry’ and ‘dry’.

Mark is a songster, and his songs cover all manner of non-standard subjects. With catchy tunes, lyrics than intrigue and engage, and striking rhythms, they make you smile, think and move. He takes elements of roots music, including folk, blues and gospel, to create something new that is very much his own genre. Each song is a snapshot of life or has a story to tell, like a 3-minute film or novel.

A thrilling, rhythmic, finger-picker and slide player, with a very distinctive style, Mark tours extensively. He has released six albums which have been unanimously acclaimed across a wide range of areas of the music world, receiving a very great deal of airplay and highly enthusiastic reviews in the UK, Europe and the US, the latest being the double album THE ROAD TO LIBERTY.

Aug
2
Tue
Stopwatch Session @ Somerville Arms
Aug 2 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The first Tuesday of each month. The idea is everyone gets a timed slot to do whatever they want. 15 minutes if time will allow. There’s no p.a

Hosted by Graham Weston, Phil Parker and John Colenso.

Aug
11
Thu
The Quiet Men – Irish session @ Temperance Cafe
Aug 11 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Every second Thursday of every month, the Quiet Men transform Temperance into a Cork bar. Mainly Irish music. Bring an instrument, everyone welcome!

Sep
6
Tue
Stopwatch Session @ Somerville Arms
Sep 6 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The first Tuesday of each month. The idea is everyone gets a timed slot to do whatever they want. 15 minutes if time will allow. There’s no p.a

Hosted by Graham Weston, Phil Parker and John Colenso.

Sep
8
Thu
The Quiet Men – Irish session @ Temperance Cafe
Sep 8 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Every second Thursday of every month, the Quiet Men transform Temperance into a Cork bar. Mainly Irish music. Bring an instrument, everyone welcome!

Oct
4
Tue
Stopwatch Session @ Somerville Arms
Oct 4 @ 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The first Tuesday of each month. The idea is everyone gets a timed slot to do whatever they want. 15 minutes if time will allow. There’s no p.a

Hosted by Graham Weston, Phil Parker and John Colenso.

Oct
13
Thu
The Quiet Men – Irish session @ Temperance Cafe
Oct 13 @ 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Every second Thursday of every month, the Quiet Men transform Temperance into a Cork bar. Mainly Irish music. Bring an instrument, everyone welcome!