What’s On

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 many of the events listed here are shared in their own events listing.

The Silver Wye (Album release) + Stylusboy @ Temperance
May 25 @ 7:00 pm – 11:00 pm

The Silver Wye is a band named after a moth, a river and a device for changing track.

The group is a collaborative project featuring a core of Midlands based musicians Ben Haines (drums & percussion), John Parker (double bass & electric bass) and Wes Finch (guitar and vocals) who are joined with various friends when circumstances allow.

It is a space for this group of musical friends to step a little outside of the realms of folk and Americana music into more electric, experimental and electronic places.

You can find their first EP on streaming sites and John & Wes’ LIVE@Temperance album at The Silver Wye‘s Bandcamp page. Search ‘Wes Finch The Silver Wye‘ on Youtube for visuals too.

‘The Last Waltz’ feat. WLDFLWRS + Paul Gibson + Urban Fox @ Lighthorne Folk Club
Jun 3 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Street Arts Project Stratford presents “The Last Waltz” celebrating the music of The Band and their incredible final performance which took place in San Francisco in 1976.
Jack Blackman, Wes Finch and Jono Wright have all performed separately at Lighthorne before, but this time they are bringing together a group of 7 musicians, WLDFWRS, to perform this iconic music. Also joining us will be Urban Fox with twin fiddle and country blues, and local musician Paul Gibson who will be playing original songs from his new album. Probably in the tent at the Antelope, Lighthorne, 7 – 10 pm, free admission with a banknote collection for the artists.
Banknote jug collection – please bring cash!
Further details: lighthornefolk@gmail.com
WLDFLWRS @ Temperance
Jun 16 @ 2:00 pm – 5:00 pm

WLDFLWRS are a collective of songwriting friends with a love of West Coast Americana music, strong melodies, vocal harmonies and a good song. Featuring local musicians Katherine Abbott, Jack Blackman, Jono Wright and Wes Finch, you can expect some choice covers and some collaboratively crafted original songs.

Having met whilst working alongside each other at Stratford-based charity The Street Arts Project they were thrown together as a band to perform the songs written in group sessions there and promote the album they helped produce with the organisation. The experience was such fun they decided to start getting together regularly to play, write, drink tea and eat Jono’s cakes.

Temperance’s December 2023 Blues Night saw their first performance as a 4 piece which was well received by all and this early 2024 will feature the full 5 members and some new material in an extended set. We hope you can make it.