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:
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- Artists/performers appearing
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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 Aardvark Ceilidh Band Aaron Catlow Abbey Theatre Abi Rowberry Abz Winter Acoustic Acoustic Van Acoustic Vsn Adam Cooney Adam Hibberd Adam Piggott Adam Wilson Adrian Keefe Adrian Mealing AFO AFO Conference Afro-Celt Sound System Aiden & Dashwood Aiden O'Hare AK Patterson Alan Stocks Alban Theatre Albany Albany Theatre Alcester Alcester Contra Dance Ale Rooms Alex Garden 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 Andi Wolf Andrew McLatchie Andrew Sharpe Andy Cutting Andy Cuttung Andy Flynn annA rydeR Anne Lister Antelope Antelope Inn Anthony John Clarke Antonia Kirby Anya Fay Archaedium Arches Arngeir Hauksson 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 Baddesley Ensor Baginton Band of Rack & Ruin Band of Rack and Ruin Band On The Rum Bang on the Wall Bar Catalan Barbara Wyatt Barby Barney Kenny baroque Baskery Bear Pit Theatre Bearded Dragon Beccy Bernamont Becky Mills Bedford Street Bedlam Bedworth Folk Club beginner Bella Gaffney Bellowhead Belzebub Ben Clempson Ben Haimes Ben Haines Ben Jennings Ben Jennings & Veronika Rauchfussov Ben Paley Ben Parker Ben Rowe Ben Williams Benji Kirkpatrick Benn Hall Berber Music Bernard Hoskins Bess Atwell Beth (Swaps) Beworth folk club Bianco Bianco Barbershop Big Comfy Bookshop Bill Bates Binley Bird In The Belly Bisiker & Romanov Bity Booker Blair Dunlop Blues Blues Dues Band Bob and Leslie Robson Bob Brooker Bob Clucas Bob Fox Bob Lee Bob Morgan Bob Phillips Bob Powell Bob Wilkinson Bodhran Bohdan Piasecki Bonfire Radicals Boo Howard books Boss Acoustic bouzouki Brenda Hart Brian Carter Brian Mac Gloinn Brian Phillips Bridge House Theatre Brixton Alley Brooke Friendly Brothers Gillespie Bruce Watson Bubbenhall Bulkington Burning Salt Button Accordion Caffrey McGurk Madge Cahalen Morrison Caitlin Jones cajon Campfire Club Canal Basin Cara Dillon Carmelo Luggeri Carol Lee Sampson Carol Whitworth Carols Carrick Carter Dolby Catherine Mohan Ceilidh Ceilidh Experiment Cellar Tapes Celtic Chalk Drawings charity charity concert Charlie Blackwood Charlie Tophill Charlotte Rich Chessi O'Dowd Chris Elliot Chris Elliott & Caitlin Jones Chris Green Chris Hunt Chris Newman Chris Pemberton Chris Roberts Chris Tobin Chris Tye Chris Wood Christmas Christmas Concert Christmas Party Christopher Mark Jones Church End Brewery Circle Claude Bourbon Clemency Clive Ryder Coal Vaults Cohen Braithewaite-Kilcoyne Colin Squire Come all ye Comedy Comharsa Comic song contemporary contemporary folk contemporary folk duo Contra Contrasaurus Cor Cymraeg Côr Cymraeg Coventry Corinne Lucy Corinne Stratton Cosmo Sheldrake Cotswold Morris country blues County Courtyard Courtyard. Abbey Theatre Coventry Coventry Cathedral Coventry Chant Collective Coventry City of Culture Coventry Comhaltas 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 Dan Sealey Dan Webster Dana & Susan Robinson Dana Immanuel Daniel Murphy Danny Ansell Danny Azher Daria Kulesh Dark Horses Dave Broadfield Dave Ellis Dave Ellis & Boo Howard Dave Fry Dave Lewis Dave Sampson Dave Taylor Dave Walker Dave Webb Dave Wilson Daveyfiddler David Berkeley David Faulkner Debbie Bee 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 Donnelly & South Dont Call me Ishmael Dora Stoddard Doug Armstrong Dr Bennett Dragonhead Drapers Drapers Hall Dream Factory Drunc Monkey Drunk Monkey Drunkmonkey Dublin Legends Dubliners dulcimer duo Earlsdon Library Eathorpe Edd Donovan Eddie Player Elaine Meechan Elidh Stell & Mark Neal Ellie Gowers Ellis Gallagher Emily Baines Emily Lawler Emmy the Great Enda Kenny Evergreen EveryThread Ewan Cameron Facebook Fairport Convention Fake Thackray Fargo Village Fee Lock Fiddle Filkin's Drfit Fillongley Village Hall Fillongleyfest Finger In The Jar Finnegan's Revival Fiona Castle Firedaze Flats and Sharps floor spots Flossie Malavialle Folk Folk and beer festival Folk at the Larder Folk at the Lion Folk Dance Folk rock Folk song Folksong Folly at Napton Folly Brothers Fotheringay Fragile Hearts Frank Richards French dance From This Ground Gareth Wyatt Garfield Major Garrington Jones Gary & Vera Aspey Gary Painting Generation Jones Geoff Carr Geoff Higginbottom George Hinchliffe George Van Ristell Georgia Lewis Gerry Colvin Gerry Colvin Band Gerry O'Connor Gigspanner Gill Gilsenan Gillian Guest Gilmore & Roberts Glyn Finch Gordon Giltrap Graeme Knights Graham Weston Granny's Attic Grant Baynham Green Man Rising Green Mathews Green Matthews Greengrass GreenMatthews Greg Brice Greg Cave Gren Bartley Grisweld guitar Hadrian's Union Hairy Folkers Half Deaf Clatch Hand to Mouth Theatre Hanksters Hannah Martin Hannah Rose Platt Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage Hannah Tobin Hannah Woof Hansel Brothers Harborough Magna Harbottle & Jonas Harbottle & Jonas Big Band Harbury Harbury Church Harbury Folk Club 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 Homeward Hie Homity House House Concert House concerts Humber Humour Ian Bourne Ian Robb Ian Sherwood icons Independent venue Inlay Intarsia Iota Irish Irish Set dancing Isabel Horner & Taylor-Louise Ivy Leaf Band Izzie Derry Izzy Derry Jabbet's Ash Jack Blackman Jack Shuttleworth Jacob and Drinkwater Jacqui McShee Jake Leg Jug Band Jake Wood James Fagan James Gillespie James Knight Jamie Francis Jamie Hill & Anne Janelle Jan Richardson Jane Moss Janice Burns Janice Burns & Jon Doran Jason Duffill Jayne Freeman Jen Morgan Jen Waghorn Jenn |Butterworth Jennian King Jenny Biddle Jess Arrowsmith Jez Lowe Jill Davis Jim Moray Jim Sutton Jo Maher Jo May Jody Kruskal Joe Broughton Joe Heckles Joe O'Donnell Joe O'Donnell's Shkayla John & Elaine Meechan John Brunsdon John Buckley John Colenso John Colenson John Denton John Emil John Grant John Kearney John Kirkpatrick John McIntosh John Meechan John Mosedale John Oswin John Owen John Parker John Richards John Richards Band John Spiers John Watson Jon Betmead Jon Beynon Jon Boden Jon Boden and the Remnant Kings Jon Boden and the Remnant Strings Jon Doran Jon Harrington Jon Taylor Jon Wilks Jools Street Joshua Prestidge Joshua Rowe Jude Rees Judy Cook Julie Felix Julie July Julie July Band Junk Yard Angels Justin Adams Kadence Music Karen Killeen-Jones Kate Vassalos Kath Tait Katherine Abbott Katherine Fear Kathryn Roberts Katie & Richfield Katie Spencer Katrin Gilbert KC Jones KCJones Keith Christmas Keith Donnelly Keith Donnolly Keith Eardley Keith Fabrique Keith Nickless Kenilworth Kenneth J Nash Kevin Dempsey Kevin Dempsey Trio Kiera Battersby Kieron Farrow Kieron Means Kiki Dee Kilsby Open Music Kim Lowings Kineton Sports & Social Centre Kip Winter Kit Hawes Kitty Macfarlane Knight and Spiers Kris Chambers Kristy Gallacher Lady Maisery Laetitia Sadier Last Inklings Laura Kisby Laurel McIntosh Lauren South Leamington Leamington Assembly Leamington Folk Club Leatherat Lebedek legends Leon Rosselson Les Barker Leveret Levi Washington Lighthorne Lighthorne Folk Lighthorne Folk Club Lighthorne Village Hall Linda Moylan Litten Tree Little Mountain Live & Local Live and Local Live music LocTup Together Long Itchington Looma Lost Notes Lou Skiffington Louisa Dowden LTB Showrooms Lucy Anne Sale Lucy Dowden Lucy Farrell Lucy Grubb Lucy Huzzard Lucy Kitchem Lucy May Walker Lucy Ward Lukas Drinkwater Luke Jackson Lynn Goulberg Lynn Goulbourn Maddy Prior Maggie Coleman Magic Maire ni Chathasaigh Malc & Gill Malc & Gill. Malc Gurnham Malc and Gill Malc Gurham & Gill Gilsenan Malc Gurnham Malc Gurnham & Gil Gilesan Malc Gurnham & Gill Gilsenan Mama's Broke Man The Lifeboats Man the Liferboats Mandolin Maria Barham Marion Fleetwood Mark Chadwick Mark Harrison Mark Morriss Martin Carthy Martin Hainsworth Martin Simpson Marton Martyn Oram Martyn Trewinnard Martyn Wyndham-Read Mary Mohan Massey Ferguson Social Club Mat Ryder Matt Creer Maudslay Hotel Mauro Durrante Max Wright Mechanicals Medieval music Meet on the Ledge Melancholy Brothers Merlin Walter Merry Hell Merrymaker Mesa MG Boulter 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 Nancy Kerr Naomi Beth Napton Village Hall Nathan Bell Neal Pointon Nest Collective Newbold Nick Dewhurst Nick Dow Nick Evans Nick Hart Nick Parker & The False Alarms Nick Welsh Nigel Clark Nigel Ward Nik Draycott Nina Bailey Ninebarrow Noah Dobbie 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 Baginton Oak House Oak House Social Club Odette Michel Odette Michell Odette Mitchell Oh Carole! Oka Vanga Old Fourpenny Shop Old Grammar School Old Post Office Old Windmill Olga Dermott-Bond Ollie Austin Ollie Lawrence One Man Band One Trick Pony online Online event Open Mic Open Music Night OSCA Centre Otis Gibbs Owen street Pa8nted Sky Pailton Paper Circus Pat Cooksey Patsy Reid Paul & Glen Elliott Paul Handyside Paul McCormack Paul Monks Paul Sanders Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer Paul Watchorn Pauline Black Peeping Tom Peg Leg Jug Band Performers Night PerKelt Pete Flood Pete Grassby Pete Jackson Pete Kelly Pete Mc Parland Pete McParland Pete Thomas Pete Willow Peter Knight Peter Knight's Gigspanner Peter Mason Peter McDonald Peter Reynolds Phil & Denise Underwood Phil Bassindale Phil Benson Phil Gregg Phil Hare Phil Parker Phillip Henry Pilgrim's Way pipe Poacher's Pocket Pod Café Poetry Polly Button Polly Button Folk Opera Pop Queens Hall Quicksilver Quigleys Rachel Williams Rack & Ruin Ragged Bear Festival Ragged Bear online Ragmamarag Ralph Allin Ralph McTell Rebecca Hallworth Red Lion Red Shoes Reg Meuross Relentless 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 Rob Harbron Rob Tickell Robert Cooper Robin Kaye Rodger Webb Roll Moveent Roots Roots at the Rooms Rose Lawrence Rosie Hood Rosie Hood Band 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 Ruth Kelly Ryepiece Barn Sacred Heart Hall Sadie & Jay Sally Barker Sally Ironmonger Sam Gillespie Sam Kelly Sam Lyons Sam Schemmel & Fragile Hearts Sam Shemmell Sam Sweeney Sanders Sandra Godley Sandy Denny Sandy Denny Experience Sara Sara Grey Sarah Allington Clench Sarah Matthews Sarah McQuaid Saraj Nagar Scarecrow Scratchy Beard Sean Cannon Sean Lakeman Sean Quigley Second Sunday self penned Sensible Shoes session Seth Bye Seth Lakeman Shackleton Trio Shakespeare Morris Shanade Shay Kavanagh Sheep Dip Sessions Shellac Stories Club Shep Woolley Shkayla Show of Hands 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 Son of Town Hall Song session Songwriting Sophie Matthews Spa Strummers Spiers & Boden 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 St.Patrick's Night Stacey McNeill & Jonathan Smith Stained Glass Bluegrass Band Stanley Accrington Starley Road Steampunk Ceilidh Steeleye Span Stephen Bennett Stephen Boyer Stephen John Birks Steve & Julie Wigley Steve 2 Steve Boyer Steve Hicks Steve Jones Steve Knightley Steve Redshaw Steve Turner Steven John Birks Stockton Folk Club Stoke Golding Stone Bear Stoned Cherries Stoneleigh Stopwatch Session Stout Gentlemen Stratford Stratford Playhouse Street Arts Project Stripped Back Stuart McKissock Stylusboy Sue Jeffries Sue Stevens Suede Sunjay swan hotel tabor Taylor-Louise Techno contra Teddy Thompson Temperance Temperance Cafe Terry & Jan Wisdom Terry Mc Hugh Terry St.Clair thats life The Arrowmiths The B Road 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 Brothers Gillespie The Churchfitters The Endings The Finn Collison Band The Folk Club 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 Quiet Men The Redhills The Roaring Girl The Ryders The Ryders + Cousin Pete The Shackleton Trio The Silver Wye The Stationary Wilburys The Tin The Tindalls The Tump The Unthanks The Ver4y Grimm Brothers The Welcome Centre The Whipjacks The Wilderness Yet The Wurzels The Young 'Uns theatre Thom Kirkpatrick Thorpe & Morrison thrash morris Thrup'nny Bits Thup'nny Bits Tildon Krautz Tile Hill Billies Tile Hill Billy Tilly Moses Band Tilt Tim Dalling Tin Whistle Tir Na Nog Tiwkilin Tobias be Jacob 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 Tree House Session Trevor Babajack Steger Trials of Cato Tricaorach trio Trish Collier Tristan Seume Truckstop Honeymoon Tu-Kay & Ryan Tukay and Ryan Tump Tump folk Tyburn Ukraine Ukulele Orchestra of Great Britain Under The Influence Undoing of Polly Button Unplugged Uplifting Urban Fox Velvet Engine Vera van Heerigen Vertical Expression 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 Folk Festival Warwick University Warwick Village Band Warwickshire Singers Weny Grattan Wes Finch Wes Hall Whale Whapweasel 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 Yonder;and Yonderland York Waits Zach Johnson Zoe Wren zoom
The remarkable intimate solo performances Martin gives go from strength to strength – every gig is a masterclass. He travels the length and breadth of the UK and beyond, giving rapt audiences passion, sorrow, love, beauty, tragedy and majesty through his playing.
“What’s it like being the best guitar player in the world…?” Martin’s modesty and grace prevented him from answering this BBC Radio 4 interviewer’s question recently, but the facts speak for themselves.
40 years after he recorded his first album, Golden Vanity, in 1976, Martin is known as a guitarist of formidable talent. Equally at home playing English traditional folk, American folk and blues and his own compositions, he is consistently named as one of the very finest fingerstyle guitar players in the world.
He is listed in Gibson Guitars’ Top 30 Acoustic Guitarists of all time, and Acoustic Guitar readers voted him number 12 guitarist in the world in 2005.
Universally acclaimed as one of the finest ever acoustic and slide guitar players, and a fine banjo-picker to boot, his solo shows bear witness to an artist at the very top of his game. Whether interpreting material from tradition or singing his own potent self-penned songs, Simpson is a remarkable storyteller: captivating and profoundly moving. His own songwriting produced the poignant ‘Never Any Good’, from Prodigal Son, 2007’s Folk Album of the Year.
Martin continues to collaborate with a dazzling array of people from across the musical spectrum: Jackson Browne, Martin Taylor, June Tabor, Richard Hawley, Bonnie Raitt, Danny Thompson, David Hidalgo, Danú, Richard Thompson and Dom Flemons are among the great musicians he has worked with.
In recent years, he has been a lynchpin in the award-winning Full English, The Elizabethan Sessions and, in 2015, recorded Murmurs, an exciting new album with Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr. Martin’s latest solo album entitled Trails and Tribulations was released in September 2017 on Topic Records. Album guests include Andy Cutting, Kathryn Tickell, Nancy Kerr and John Smith. In September 2019 Topic Records will release Martin’s new album ‘Rooted’, a mixture of Simpson originals and traditional songs and tunes with guest appearances from friends old and new. As ever Martin is pushing in new directions, expect exquisite ensemble playing and solo magic.
He has had the most nominations of any performer in the 18 years of the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, an astonishing 32 times, 13 of those as Musician of the Year, winning that particular accolade twice.
A virtuoso player without question, but above all Martin Simpson conveys his diverse treasure trove of material from the heart, performing with rare subtlety, intensity and honesty. A true master of his art.