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.

Sep
13
Tue
Annie Dressner, plus Wes Finch @ Temperance Café
Sep 13 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

Since moving from her hometown of New York City to the UK ten years ago, Annie Dressner has garnered rave reviews for her recordings and live performances. Her music has drawn comparisons to Mazzy Star, Jenny Lewis, and Phoebe Bridgers, whilst receiving airplay from BBC Radio 1, 2, & 6Music.

From her 2011 debut album ‘Strangers Who Knew Each Other’ through her second full-length ‘Broken Into Pieces’ to 2020’s lockdown release ‘Coffee At The Corner Bar’, Annie has gone from strength to strength. Her straightforward lyrical style, sharp ear for wordplay, and crisp, lilting vocals offer listeners a front row seat to her stories.

Coventry based Wes Finch also writes and records under the monikers The Rude Mechanicals Band and The Silver Wye and will be bringing a selection of those pop, folk, story and poetry-inspired songs to his live set at this event.

Tickets just £7.50 in advance – £10 on the door.

 

Oct
13
Thu
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 nickdraycottartist@gmail.com if you’d like to perform
  • Doors 7pm. Prompt start 7:15pm. Finish 10pm.

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