CVFolk @ the Albany Theatre

‘CVFolk 2nd Sundays’ – a monthly celebration of folk music and dance in a superb studio venue in the heart of Coventry

Second Sunday of each month
The Albany Theatre, Albany Road, Coventry, CV5 6JQ
Most events – free admission with jug banknote collection
Click here and here for the Albany Theatre website

Click here for CVFolk 2nd Sunday archive

Forthcoming events…

Sunday Nov 14th:    7pm-9.30pm: Meet On The Ledge (ticketed event – follow this link to book) . Support and MC: Dave Fry

Sunday Dec 12th:    7pm-9.30pm: Nunc, Steven John Birks, KC Jones (free admission; caddy collection) 

Sunday Jan 9th:    7pm-9.30pm: Coventry Singer Songwriters + feature spot from Daisybell (Songs from Polly Button) (free admission; caddy collection) 

Background…

Dave Walker & Ross Grant in superb action in the Albany Theatre Studio

First opened in 1935, the Albany Theatre in Coventry started out as a lecture theatre for Coventry Technical College. You’ll find it on The Butts, just north of the Earlsdon district of Coventry and less than a mile from the city centre.It found a new lease of life recently after the College closed and the Albany Theatre Trust was established in 2013 to resurrect and reopen the Theatre as a multi-purpose arts centre. The main Art-Deco theatre has already played host to concerts by top-line acts such as Fairport Convention, Lindisfarne and Ralph McTell.

A conversation between Albany Theatre Director, David Meredith and CVFolk’s Pete Willow quickly established a shared view by both organisations that music is an expression of community identity and the informality of folk can reach out to – and involve – a wide range of people. David agreed for the Theatre to host CVFolk’s initial public consultation event in June 2018, which was attended by over 60 people including many local and national musicians, club and event organisers and CVFolk’s Patron Pauline Black. One outcome of this was an offer by the Theatre to host and make resources available for a monthly CVFolk event.

CVFolk Presents…‘, later renamed as ‘CVFolk 2nd Sunday’ takes place on the second Sunday of each month, usually in the early evening (from 7pm to around 9.30pm). It aims to provide performance space and a friendly environment where Coventry people can enjoy and become familiar with all forms of folk music and dance, with particular emphasis on local performers and organisations.

Click here for CVFolk 2nd Sunday archive

CVFolk 2nd Sundays aims to present more than a folk club or concert venue, but a regular showcase for the full range of folk-related activities that take place in Coventry and Warwickshire.

Located in the heart of the city, our message is clear: Folk is very much part of the Culture of Coventry and at the heart of the community.

Come and see for yourselves.