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.

Feb
12
Sun
Donnelly & South + Poacher’s Pocket + Paul Gibson @ CVFolk's 2nd Sunday
Feb 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Tickets are now bookable from the Albany Theatre Box  Office. Details on flyer below

 

 

Feb
25
Sat
Folk Opera: The Undoing of Polly Button @ Albany Theatre
Feb 25 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Polly Button Banner

Polly Button, a weaver with five children, was murdered in 1832 by her married lover while she was heavily pregnant with his child.  John Danks was convicted and executed for this infamous crime which horrified the whole country.  However, the newspapers saw Polly as a “victim of her own gross immorality”, considering her at least partly responsible for her own demise.

At the heart of this story which has been worked into a poignant musical retelling, there is a battle for women’s rights, a mystery which may never be fully solved, and a lesson of resilience and unbelievable courage in the face of adversity.  Watch and listen as the ghost of Polly teaches a young writer to “weave another world”.

Mar
12
Sun
CVFolk Performers’ Night @ CVFolk's 2nd Sunday
Mar 12 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

Free admission but please give generously to our caddy collection. Doesn’t matter what sort of cash you throw in as long as it’s sterling and as long as it folds neatly! 😉

Email culture@cvfolk.com or phone Pete Willow on 07887 552896 if you’re interested in booking a slot.

Mar
29
Wed
The Fureys @ Albany Theatre
Mar 29 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

The Fureys take to the stage where they will treat their audience to one of popular music’s richest legacies.

They are one of Ireland’s all-time most acclaimed and influential middle of the road, folk and traditional bands. Fureys classics like I Will Love You, When You Were Sweet 16, Red Rose Café, Leaving Nancy, The Old Man, From Clare to Here and The Green Fields of France have become the soundtrack to the lives of fans all over the world.

The Fureys’ indelible musical footprint is rivalled only by their vast collection of personal stories of their musical experiences and friendships, gathered by Eddie and George Furey along an amazing 45-year journey which shows no signs of reaching a final destination.

The Fureys will be performing all of their best loved songs, fans can rest assured they will be treated to one or two entertaining tales on the night for good measure!