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.
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
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- 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.
2nd Sunday 3 Daft Monkeys Aaron Catlow Abbey Theatre Acoustic Acoustic Van Adam Hibberd Adam Wilson Adrian Keefe AFO AFO Conference Afro-Celt Sound System Aiden O'Hare Al Romanov Alan Stocks Alban Theatre Albany Albany Theatre Alcester Alcester Contra Dance Alex Rex Alex Seel Alice Florence and the vines Alkevan All Saints' Church Leamington Allan Richardson Allan Taylor Allen Dawson Allen Maslen Almahata Alyson Bushell Edwards americana Amit Dattani Andrew Sharpe annA rydeR Antelope Antelope Inn Anthony John Clarke Antonia Kirby Arches Arnold Chave Artmagic As The Heron Ashley Hutchings Ashow Assembly Festival Garden Astley Castle Atherstone Atherstone Folk Club australia Australian folk Away With the Fairies Back To The Roots Baginton Band of Rack & Ruin Band of Rack and Ruin Band On The Rum Bang on the Wall Bar Catalan Barbara Wyatt Barby Baskery Bear Pit Theatre Bearded Dragon Becky Mills Bedworth Folk Club beginner Bellowhead Belzebub Ben Clempson Ben Haimes Ben Haines Ben Jennings & Veronika Rauchfussov Ben Paley Ben Rowe Ben Williams Benji Kirkpatrick Benn Hall Berber Music Bernard Hoskins Bess Atwell Beworth folk club Bianco Big Comfy Bookshop Bill Bates Binley Bird In The Belly Bisiker & Romanov Bity Booker Blair Dunlop Blues Bob Brooker Bob Fox Bob Morgan Bob Wilkinson Bodhran Bonfire Radicals books bouzouki Brenda Hart Brian Carter Brian Mac Gloinn Brian Phillips Bridge House Theatre Brixton Alley Brooke Friendly Bruce Watson Bubbenhall Bulkington Burning Salt Button Accordion Caffrey McGurk Madge cajon Canal Basin Carmelo Luggeri Carol Lee Sampson Carols Carrick Carter Dolby Ceilidh Ceilidh Experiment Celtic Chalk Drawings charity Charlie Tophill Charlotte Rich Chessi O'Dowd Chris Elliott & Caitlin Jones Chris Green Chris Hunt Chris Newman Chris Pemberton Chris Tye Christmas Christmas Concert Christmas Party Christopher Mark Jones Church End Brewery Circle Claude Bourbon Clemency Coal Vaults Colin Squire Come all ye Comedy Comharsa Comic song contemporary contemporary folk contemporary folk duo Contra Contrasaurus Cor Cymraeg Côr Cymraeg Coventry Corinne Stratton Cosmo Sheldrake Cotswold Morris County Coventry Cathedral Coventry Chant Collective Coventry City of Culture 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 Damien Clarke Dan Evans Dan Gascoigne Dan Hartland Dana & Susan Robinson Dana Immanuel Daniel Murphy Danny Azher Daria Kulesh Dark Horses Dave Ellis & Boo Howard Dave Fry Dave Lewis Dave Sampson Dave Taylor Dave Walker Dave Webb Daveyfiddler David Faulkner dementia Dempsey's Lot Denbigh Arms Des & Maggie Redwood Des Patalong Diarmuid Mac Gloinn Dick Miles Dik Cadbury Djana Gabrielle Dobro Dom Martin Dom Prag Don Arthurson Dont Call me Ishmael Dr Bennett Dragonhead Drapers Drapers Hall Dream Factory Drunc Monkey Drunk Monkey Drunkmonkey Dublin Legends Dubliners dulcimer duo Eathorpe Eddie Player Elaine Meechan Elidh Stell & Mark Neal Ellie Gowers Ellis Gallagher Emmy the Great Enda Kenny Evergreen EveryThread Ewan Cameron Facebook Fairport Convention Fake Thackray Fargo Village Fee Lock Fiddle Finger In The Jar Fiona Castle Firedaze floor spots Flossie Malavialle Folk Folk at the Larder Folk at the Lion Folk Dance Folk rock Folk song Folksong Fotheringay Fragile Hearts From This Ground Gareth Wyatt Garrington Jones Gary & Vera Aspey Gary Painting Generation Jones Geoff Carr Geoff Higginbottom George Hinchliffe George Van Ristell Gerry Colvin Gerry Colvin Band Gerry O'Connor Gigspanner Gill Gilsenan Gillian Guest Gilmore & Roberts Glyn Finch Gordon Giltrap Granny's Attic Grant Baynham Green Man Rising Green Mathews Green Matthews Greengrass GreenMatthews Greg Cave Gren Bartley Grisweld guitar Hadrian's Union Hairy Folkers 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 Harbury Village Hall harmonies harmony Harriet Harvester Hatstand Hatstand Band Hatton Arms Hawes & Catlow Hawkesbury Trawlermen Helen Willoughby Cooper Hicks & Goulbourn Hilary James Hod Carrier Hodcarrier House House concerts Humber Humour Ian Bourne Ian Robb Ian Sherwood icons Independent venue Iota Irish Isabel Horner & Taylor-Louise Izzie Derry Jabbet's Ash Jack Blackman Jack Shuttleworth Jacqui McShee Jake Leg Jug Band Jake Wood Jamie Francis Jamie Hill & Anne Janelle Jan Richardson Jane Moss Jason Duffill Jen Morgan Jenny Biddle Jess Arrowsmith Jez Lowe Jim Moray Jim Sutton Jo Maher Jody Kruskal Joe Broughton Joe O'Donnell Joe O'Donnell's Shkayla John & Elaine Meechan John Brunsdon John Buckley John Colenso John Emil John Grant John Kearney John Kirkpatrick John Meechan John Mosedale John Neal John Oswin John Owen John Parker John Richards John Richards Band John Spiers Jon Betmead Jon Beynon Jon Boden Jon Boden and the Remnant Kings Jon Boden and the Remnant Strings Jon Harrington Jon Taylor Jon Wilks 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 KC Jones KCJones Keith Christmas Keith Donnelly Keith Fabrique Keith Nickless Kenilworth Kenneth J Nash Kevin Dempsey Kiera Battersby Kieron Means Kiki Dee Kilsby Open Music Kim Lowings Kineton Sports & Social Centre Kit Hawes Kitty Macfarlane Knight and Spiers Kristy Britten Kristy Gallacher Kristy Gallagher Lady Maisery Laetitia Sadier Last Inklings Laura Kisby Laurel McIntosh Lauren South Leamington Leamington Assembly Leatherat legends Leon Rosselson Les Barker Lighthorne Lighthorne Folk Lighthorne Folk Club Lighthorne Village Hall Linde Nijland Little Mountain Live & Local Live and Local Live music LocTup Together Long Itchington Looma Lost Notes Louisa Dowden Lucy Anne Sale Lucy Dowden Lucy Grubb Lucy Huzzard Lucy Kitchem Lucy May Walker Lucy Ward Luke Jackson Lynn Goulbourn Maddy Prior Maggie Coleman Magic Maire ni Chathasaigh Malc and Gill Malc Gurham & Gill Gilsenan Malc Gurnham Malc Gurnham & Gil Gilesan Malc Gurnham & Gill Gilsenan Man The Lifeboats Man the Liferboats Mandolin Maria Barham Marion Fleetwood Mark Chadwick Mark Harrison Mark Morriss Martin Hainsworth Marton Martyn Oram Martyn Trewinnard Martyn Wyndham-Read Mary Mohan Massey Ferguson Social Club Matt Creer Maudslay Hotel Max Wright Mechanicals Medieval music Meet on the Ledge Melancholy Brothers Merry Hell Merrymaker Mesa Mia Treehugger Michael Luntley Michelle Holding & Bonz Mick Bisiker Mick Candler Midnight Skyracer Mike Absalom Mike Carter-Jones Mike Courthold Mike Piggott Mike Reinstein Mike Silver Mike Wilson Mishra Monks Kirby Village Hall Morris Morris Oxford Moses & The Ref MOTL Motofest music hall Music Parlour Music session Musician Naomi Beth Napton Village Hall Nathan Bell Neal Pointon Newbold Nick Dewhurst Nick Dow Nick Evans Nick Parker & The False Alarms Nigel Clark Nigel Ward Nina Bailey Ninebarrow Noah Seleno Noah's Cape Noble Jacks Norman Wheatley Notts Alliance Nowhere Club Nunc Nunc. Lesley Wilson Nuneaton Nuneaton Folk Club Nursery Tavern Oak Oak House Oak House Social Club Odette Michell Odette Mitchell Oh Carole! Oka Vanga Old Fourpenny Shop Old Grammar School Old Windmill Olga Dermott-Bond Ollie Austin Ollie Lawrence One Trick Pony online Online event Open Mic Open Music Night Otis Gibbs Owen street Paper Circus Pat Cooksey Paul & Glen Elliott Paul Monks Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer Paul Watchorn Pauline Black 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 Knight's Gigspanner Peter Mason Peter Reynolds Phil Bassindale Phil Benson Phil Hare Pilgrim's Way pipe Poacher's Pocket Poetry Polly Button Polly Button Folk Opera Pop Queens Hall Quicksilver Rack & Ruin Ragged Bear Festival Ragged Bear online Ragmamarag Ralph Allin Ralph McTell Rebecca Hallworth Red Lion Red Shoes Reg Meuross Renaissance music Rheingans Sisters Ric Ric Sanders Trio Richard Arrowsmith Richard Babbington Richard Digance Richard Grainger Richard Thompson Rik Middleton Risky Business Roaring Girl Rob Halligan Robert Cooper Robin Kaye Rodger Webb Roll Moveent Roots Rosie Hood Ross Grant Rosso Roswell Roving Crows Rowington Folk Club Rowington Mummers Royal Oak Royal Pug Royal Spa Centre RSC Ruby Colley Rude Mechanicals Rugby Rugby Library Rugby Tap Sadie & Jay Sally Barker Sally Ironmonger Sam Kelly Sam Lyons Sam Schemmel & Fragile Hearts Sam Shemmell Sanders Sandra Godley Sandy Denny Sara Sara Grey Sarah McQuaid Scarecrow Scratchy Beard Sean Cannon Sean Lakeman Second Sunday self penned Sensible Shoes session Shackleton Trio Shakespeare Morris Shay Kavanagh Sheep Dip Sessions Shellac Stories Club Shep Woolley Shkayla Showcase Si Barron Sibby Silver Wye Silvington Simon Lapworth Simon Mayor Simon Roberts Singaround singaroung Singer-songwriter Singers Night Sister Sarah Skinner & Twitch Sly Old Dogs Sofa Session solo Somerville Arms Somerville Gentlemen Somerville Gentlemen's Band Somerville Gents Song session Sophie Matthews Spa Strummers Squirrel Inn St Lawrence Church Ansley St.Andrews Church Rugby St.Barbara's Church St.Bartholomew's Church St.Bartholomew's Church Hall St.Chad's St.John's Church St.Marys Church St.Patrick's Day Stained Glass Bluegrass Band Stanley Accrington Starley Road Steampunk Ceilidh Steeleye Span Stephen Bennett Stephen Boyer Steve & Julie Wigley Steve 2 Steve Boyer Steve Hicks Steve Redshaw Steve Turner Steven John Birks Stockton Folk Club Stoke Golding Stone Bear Stoned Cherries Stoneleigh Stout Gentlemen Stratford Stratford Playhouse Stripped Back Stylusboy Sue Jeffries Sue Stevens Suede Sunjay swan hotel tabor Taylor-Louise Techno contra Teddy Thompson Temperance Temperance Cafe Terry & Jan Wisdom Terry St.Clair thats life The Arrowmiths The Barn The Bear Pit The big comfy bookshop The Bluetones The Box The Boys of Ball Hill The Brandy Thieves The Brewer's Daughter The Churchfitters The Endings The Fureys The George The Hanksters The Harvesters The Humber The Jigantics The JPs The Katies The Keys The Laners The Longest Johns The Lost Notes The Magpies The Mechanicals The Muse The Oddsods The Other Place The Paper Circus The Redhills The Roaring Girl The Ryders + Cousin Pete The Tin The Tindalls The Unthanks The Whipjacks The Wurzels theatre Thom Kirkpatrick thrash morris Thrup'nny Bits Thup'nny Bits Tildon Krautz Tile Hill Billy Tilly Moses Band Tilt Tim Dalling Tin Whistle Tir Na Nog Tiwkilin Tom Chapman Tom Ling Tom O'Donnell Tom Robinson Tom Young Tom Young & Sons of Men Track Dogs Trad traditional Traditional Irish Music traditonal Tree House Bookshop Trials of Cato Tricaorach trio Trish Collier Tristan Seume Truckstop Honeymoon Tu-Kay & Ryan Tump Tump folk Tyburn Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Under The Influence Unplugged Uplifting Urban Fox Velvet Engine Vera van Heerigen Vic Smith Vici Lowrence-Rudkin Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer Victor Herrero Vo Fletcher Warwick 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 William Barry William Bishop Willow & Tool Band Winter Wilson Witty ditties Wroxall Wurzel Bush Wurzel Bush folk Wurzel bush folk club Ye Vagabonds York Waits Zoe Wren zoom
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’.
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. 2021 sees the release of Mark’s much awaited new album, THE ROAD TO LIBERTY.
Here are a few of the things that have been said about Mark and his music:
he takes very real things that happen in life and makes you think afresh about them (Paul Jones, BBC Radio 2)
a bit different and kinda groovy too (Cerys Matthews, BBC Radio 2)
the more I listen to Mark Harrison, the more I admire the man. He’s a fantastic musician, he’s got a great voice and what a songwriter! He’s kind of reinvented the blues in this country. What a glorious sound he makes (Frank Hennessey, BBC Radio 2)
singular lyrics …an original take on song writing (Blues in Britain)
breezy folk-blues vibe belies barbed lyrics (Classic Rock magazine)
great stage presence … innovative …… if Top Of The Pops was still around, he might well be on it’ (Jazz FM)
Mark Harrison has been creating something of a stir … bringing a modern outlook to a traditional style, he is building a loyal and wide fan base (Blues Matters)
fresh and stimulating … one of our most gifted talents (RnR magazine)
songs that are relevant and modern, with the feel of classics (Music News)
he has a wonderful ability to take unexpected subjects, twist and tune them up with humour, innovation and downright originality (Cashbox Canada/Elmore Magazine US)
Film of the single Toolmaker’s Blues:
Film of Mark solo:
Film of one of the songs, showcased at the Cannes Film Festival: