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.

Jun
25
Tue
Songwriting Workshop – with either Ellie Gowers, Stylusboy, or Lauren South @ Warwick Arts Centre - Creative Learning Space
Jun 25 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SONGWRITINGWORKSHOPS

Every Tue during term

times 8pm – 10pm

Warwickshire based songwriter, Ellie Gowers returns for 23/24 along with Steve Jones (aka Stylusboy) and Lauren South to deliver a series of workshops across the year. Whether you’re just starting your songwriting journey or are looking to refine your craft then these free sessions are for you. Helen Martin Studio FREE

Jun
27
Thu
Songwriting Showcase w/Lauren South, Stylusboy, Ellie Gowers @ Warwick Arts Centre - Studio
Jun 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:00 pm

An evening showcasing performances by this year’s songwriters and resident workshop leaders here at Warwick Arts.

Join Ellie GowersStylusboy (Steve Jones), Lauren South and writers from the workshops and enjoy an evening sharing some of their new material.

Are you interested in writing songs?

Our weekly workshops will be running from October 2024 – come and join us!

Sep
29
Sun
Eddi Reader @ Warwick Arts Centre (Theatre)
Sep 29 @ 10:15 pm – Sep 30 @ 12:45 am

Eddi Reader has effortlessly developed into one of popular music’s most thrilling and affecting performers.

What sets Eddi apart is the depth and quality of the emotional performance and ability to not only move the listener, but connect her experience to that of her audience. No two performances are ever the same.

Though first brought into the limelight as front woman for Fairground Attraction, who’s #1 single, Perfect and parent album, First of a Million Kisses, both topped the British charts, it was Eddi’s subsequent solo albums that signaled her ability to assimilate different musical styles and make them very much her own.

Notably, The Songs of Robert Burns (2003) is a timeless interpretation showcasing the poems of Scotland’s national bard and gained her an MBE for outstanding contributions to the Arts.

From the traditional to the contemporary, Eddi Reader extinguishes the preordained boundaries of genre, bringing joyous life to all forms of song.

Her rare blend of meltingly true vocals and towering romanticism combine with an astute and pragmatic nature to make her a unique and powerful figure in contemporary British music.

With 10 critically acclaimed solo albums, 3 BRIT awards, a #1 single and an MBE in tow, Eddi continues to delight audiences worldwide.

2022 proved to be one of her busiest touring years yet, playing sell out shows as part of her ‘40 Years Live Tour’ in addition to appearing as special guest with the Jools Holland’s Rhythm & Blues Orchestra for an extensive UK tour.

Box Office: ticketing@warwick.ac.uk

Web: www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

Oct
1
Tue
Songwriting Workshop – with either Ellie Gowers, Stylusboy, or Lauren South @ Warwick Arts Centre - Helen Martin Studio
Oct 1 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SONGWRITINGWORKSHOPS

Every Tue during term

times 8pm – 10pm

Warwickshire based songwriter, Ellie Gowers returns  with Steve Jones (aka Stylusboy) and Lauren South to deliver a series of workshops across the year. Whether you’re just starting your songwriting journey or are looking to refine your craft then these free sessions are for you. Helen Martin Studio FREE

Oct
3
Thu
Cara Dillon @ Warwick Arts Centre (Theatre)
Oct 3 @ 7:45 pm – 9:45 pm

Cara Dillon introduces Coming Home. In the world of music, few luminaries shine as brightly as Cara Dillon.

Known for her captivating live performances, this Irish singer seldom fails to leave audiences spellbound with her breathtaking voice and emotional delivery.

Paired with her long-standing collaborator, Sam Lakeman, they have remained at the very pinnacle of the folk genre for an impressive two decades.

The response to Cara’s first new material in over six years was nothing short of overwhelming. Including a seminal, sold-out appearance at the Grand Opera House in Belfast, where Cara headlined the prestigious International Arts Festival.

Born from a collection of poems penned during a time of precious inner peace, this acclaimed live production sees Cara skilfully interweave her new material with a carefully curated selection of her beloved classics.

The result is a tapestry that seamlessly blends storytelling, poetry, and song. Effortlessly blurring the lines between them and offering a rare and evocative glimpse into Cara’s world, where she breathes life into personal memories and stories inspired by her native Co. Derry and the people, places, and customs she holds closest to her heart.

Following the official release of the album and the publication of her book of the same name in early 2024, Cara will be bringing Coming Home to life once again.

She’ll be accompanied by an incredible band led by Sam and featuring his sensitive arrangements, which help to make this her most compelling live show yet.

Cara’s breadth of appeal stems from a remarkable career that continually places her home and culture at the very heart of her music.

Her career began with her singing with the likes of De Dannan and Óige as a teenager and being signed to legendary indie record label Rough Trade.

She’s also provided the title track and narration for a Disney film, appeared with Symphony Orchestras in England, Scotland, Ireland and beyond.

All of this leads to contemporary superstars such as Ed Sheeran, Ellie Goulding, and Sam Smith citing her as an influence.

And yet her most successful record to date comprises traditional Irish folk songs released on her own label.

Box Office: ticketing@warwick.ac.uk

Web: www.warwickartscentre.co.uk

Oct
8
Tue
Songwriting Workshop – with either Ellie Gowers, Stylusboy, or Lauren South @ Warwick Arts Centre - Helen Martin Studio
Oct 8 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SONGWRITINGWORKSHOPS

Every Tue during term

times 8pm – 10pm

Warwickshire based songwriter, Ellie Gowers returns  with Steve Jones (aka Stylusboy) and Lauren South to deliver a series of workshops across the year. Whether you’re just starting your songwriting journey or are looking to refine your craft then these free sessions are for you. Helen Martin Studio FREE

Oct
15
Tue
Songwriting Workshop – with either Ellie Gowers, Stylusboy, or Lauren South @ Warwick Arts Centre - Helen Martin Studio
Oct 15 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SONGWRITINGWORKSHOPS

Every Tue during term

times 8pm – 10pm

Warwickshire based songwriter, Ellie Gowers returns  with Steve Jones (aka Stylusboy) and Lauren South to deliver a series of workshops across the year. Whether you’re just starting your songwriting journey or are looking to refine your craft then these free sessions are for you. Helen Martin Studio FREE

Oct
22
Tue
Songwriting Workshop – with either Ellie Gowers, Stylusboy, or Lauren South @ Warwick Arts Centre - Helen Martin Studio
Oct 22 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SONGWRITINGWORKSHOPS

Every Tue during term

times 8pm – 10pm

Warwickshire based songwriter, Ellie Gowers returns  with Steve Jones (aka Stylusboy) and Lauren South to deliver a series of workshops across the year. Whether you’re just starting your songwriting journey or are looking to refine your craft then these free sessions are for you. Helen Martin Studio FREE

Nov
5
Tue
Songwriting Workshop – with either Ellie Gowers, Stylusboy, or Lauren South @ Warwick Arts Centre - Helen Martin Studio
Nov 5 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SONGWRITINGWORKSHOPS

Every Tue during term

times 8pm – 10pm

Warwickshire based songwriter, Ellie Gowers returns  with Steve Jones (aka Stylusboy) and Lauren South to deliver a series of workshops across the year. Whether you’re just starting your songwriting journey or are looking to refine your craft then these free sessions are for you. Helen Martin Studio FREE

Nov
12
Tue
Songwriting Workshop – with either Ellie Gowers, Stylusboy, or Lauren South @ Warwick Arts Centre - Helen Martin Studio
Nov 12 @ 8:00 pm – 10:00 pm

SONGWRITINGWORKSHOPS

Every Tue during term

times 8pm – 10pm

Warwickshire based songwriter, Ellie Gowers returns  with Steve Jones (aka Stylusboy) and Lauren South to deliver a series of workshops across the year. Whether you’re just starting your songwriting journey or are looking to refine your craft then these free sessions are for you. Helen Martin Studio FREE