Folk links

Exploring the Coventry and Warwickshire folk scene?  Here are a few links that may be of interest.

Folk Clubs and Venues

Atherstone Folk Club
Bedworth Folk Club
Harbury Folk Club
Lighthorne Folk
Nuneaton Folk Club
Nursery Tavern
Rowington Folk Club – no updated link currently available
Sheep Dip Sessions (house concerts)
Stockton Folk Club
Stratford-upon-Avon Folk Club
Tump Folk Club
Warwick Folk Club
Willow & Tool’s Music Parlour
Wurzel Bush Folk Club

Folk Music Sessions

Baginton Oak (3rd Thursdays)
Coventry Comhaltas – Hearsall Inn (Tuesdays)  More info
CovTrad Session, Humber Hotel, Coventry (Mondays)
Denbigh Arms, Monks Kirby (3rd Sundays – singaround and session)
Folk at the Lion, Atherstone (1st Wednesdays – afternoons)
Fox Inn, Attleborough, Nuneaton (Mondays ‘Acoustic Nights’- singaround and session)
The Malt Shovel, Lower End, Bubbenhall (4th Fridays)
Odds Bodkins English session, Virgins & Castle. Kenilworth (2nd Thursdays)
The Old Fourpenny Shop Hotel, Warwick (Thursdays)
Quigleys, Albert Street, Rugby (Mondays)
Somerville Arms, Leamington Spa (folk, Irish, bluegrass, blues sessions – see website for details)

Folk Festivals

Warwick Folk Festival

Ragged Bear Festival

Moseley Folk and Arts Festival

Folk Media

Anker Folk – twice monthly radio show
Gentlefolk2 – Monthly programme by Norman Wheatley
Hobo Folk Blog (Trev Teasdale)
MacAwe on Tour Blog (Geoff Veasey)

Music Venues

The Albany Theatre, Coventry
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry
The Bear Pit Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon
The Big Comfy Bookshop, Coventry
FarGo Village, Coventry
FarGo Village, Coventry – The Box
Leamington Assembly
Royal Spa Centre, Leamington
The Tin Music and Arts, Coventry
Tree House Bookshop, Kenilworth
Warwick Arts Centre

Projects of considerable interest!

Coventry Music Museum
Coventry Singer-Songwriters
Dancing Folk (Warwickshire and West Midlands)
Folk21 – supporting folk clubs in the 21st century
Live & Local (Warwick branch) – promoting/supporting local event venues
Songs From The Caravan – Terry Helyar’s video collection of songs and tunes from his travels
    to folk clubs and festivals
(includes recordings of several CVFolk artists)
The Traditional Arts Team
Warwick University Folk Society

Local Acts Online

Alkevan
   + link to YouTube page
Amelia Gascoigne Roberts
annA rydeR
   + link to ‘Pockets of Fire’ video (and others)
As The Heron
   + link to ‘2021 Narrowboat Sessions’ video – Cruel Sister
Bill Bates
Chris Green & Sophie Matthews
Chris Tobin
Contrasaurus
Coventry Comhaltas
Craig Sunderland
Daisybell (Katherine Fear)
Dan Gascoigne (Dr Bennett)
Dave Fry
Des Patalong
   + link to YouTube page
Dragonhead
Finger In The Jar
Floot Street
Greengrass
Greenman Rising
The Harvesters
Hatstand
Ian Bourne
Izzie Derry
Jabbet’s Ash
Jack Blackman (including video footage)
   + link to selection of YouTube uploads
Jam & Crumpet Band
Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla (including video footage)
   + link to selection of tracks on YouTube – some audio only
KC Jones
Keith Donnelly
Kev Dempsey
   + link to Wicked Polly – from the Polly Button folk opera fundraiser, Nuneaton 16/2/20
Kristy Britten (née Gallacher)
Lucy Anne Sale
Malc Gurnham & Gill Gilsenan
Maria Barham
Marian Fleetwood
Matthew Hernandez
Michael Luntley – Tricaorach
Nunc (& Druncmonkey)
Nigel Ward
Paper Circus (The)
Paul & Glen Elliott
The Peas
Peeping Tom Ceilidh Band
Pete Grassby – link includes video recordings
Rack and Ruin
   + links to videos here, here and here
Rob Halligan
Sarah Bennett (Dr Bennett)
Sly Old Dogs
Somerville Gentlemen
Spa Strummers
Steamchicken
Steven John Birks
Stylusboy
Thrup’nny Bits
   + link to YouTube page
Wes Finch
Will Pound
Willow & Tool Band

Local Dance & Performance Teams Online

Anker Morris Men
Chinewrde Morris
Coventry Morris Men
Coventry Mummers
Coventry Zesty Playford
Earlsdon Morris Men
Hereburgh Morris
Milverton Folk Dance Group
Plum Jerkum Border Morris