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

Leamington Folk Club

Lighthorne Folk

Nuneaton Folk Club

Nursery Tavern

Rowington Folk Club – no updated link currently available

Ryepiece Barn House Concerts

Sheep Dip Sessions

Stockton Folk Club

Stratford-upon-Avon Folk Club

Temperance, 33 Bath Street, Leamington Spa CV31 3AF. Also home of Leamington Folk Club

Treehouse Bookshop, 4 The Square, Kenilworth CV8 1EB

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)

Hawkesbury Trawlermen Session at the Attleborough Arms, Highfield Rd, Nuneaton CV11 4PL (Third Thursdays of each month)

The Horseshoes, 2 Heath End Road, Nuneaton CV10 7JQ (First Tuesdays of each month – Music and Song Session hosted by KC Jones)

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)

Roots at the Rooms, Upstairs at: The Ale Rooms, 7 Smalley Place, Kenilworth CV8 1QG (First Wednesdays)

The Stopwatch Session, Somerville Arms, Leamington Spa

Tree House Session, Tree House Bookshop, Kenilworth (open mic for performances/readings – monthly, 2nd Saturdays.

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.
No longer running, but check out Michael McEntee’s Facebook page of acoustic videos

FarGo Village, Coventry

FarGo Village, Coventry – The Box

Leamington Assembly

Royal Spa Centre, Leamington

Stratford Playhouse

Temperance Cafe, Leamington – also venue for the Leamington Folk Club (2nd Thursdays)

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

MotoFest – Music and Culture during MotoFest weekend (as well as cars!) 2022 event includes CVFolk stage Sat-Sun 10-11 Sept.

(The) Narrowboat Sessions – acoustic music videos with many hidden gems

Polly Button – the undoing thereof. (Facebook page for the acclaimed folk opera written and performed by Katherine Fear and featuring a cast of local folk luminaries)

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

Abi Rowberry

Acoustic Van

   + link to YouTube page

Amelia Gascoigne Roberts

Andi Wolf

annA rydeR
   + link to ‘Pockets of Fire’ video (and others)

Antonia Kirby

As The Heron
   + link to ‘2021 Narrowboat Sessions’ video – Cruel Sister. See also Lauren South

Away With The Fairies

The B Road
Duo version of Hatstand.

Benji Kirkpatrick
   – site includes links to video recordings solo and with The Excess

Bianco Barbershop Quartet

Bill Bates
   + link to YouTube page

(The) Cellar Tapes

Chessi O’Dowd. See also Facebook.

Chris Tobin
   + link to YouTube page

   – site includes link to page of live video recordings

   + link to YouTube page

Coventry Comhaltas
   + link to Jarlath Mulhern’s YouTube page

Craig Sunderland
   + link to YouTube page
   + click here to see Craig ‘live on stage’.

Daisybell (Katherine Fear’s website)
   + link to YouTube page (original line-up)
   + click here to see Daisybell (current line-up) ‘live on stage’.

Dan Bones
   + link to Facebook video page – includes virtual jam sessions with various artists

Dan Gascoigne (Dr Bennett)
   + link to YouTube page

Dave Fry

Des Patalong
   + link to YouTube page
   + click here to see Des ‘live on stage’ with Thrup’nny Bits

Donnelly & South
Duo collaboration of Keith Donnelly and Lauren South


Finger In The Jar


Floot Street

   + click here to see Greengrass ‘live on stage’. Now disbanded. See Hatstand and Lauren South.

Greenman Rising
   + link to YouTube page

Green Matthews (Chris Green & Sophie Matthews)
   + link to YouTube page including ‘Meet the instruments’ videos

The Hanksters

The Harvesters
   + links to videos here (skip annoying ad at beginning!), here, here, here, and here

   + click here to see Hatstand ‘live on stage’. Duo version now billed as The B Road

Ian Bourne

Izzie Derry

Jack Blackman (including video footage)
   + link to selection of YouTube uploads

Jam & Crumpet Band
   – memorial site includes links to audio recordings

Joe O’Donnell’s Shkayla (including video footage)
   + link to selection of tracks on YouTube – some audio only

KC Jones

Keith Donnelly
   – website includes links to ‘me me me me me tube’ videos
See also Donnelly & South

Kev Dempsey
   + link to Wicked Polly – from the Polly Button folk opera fundraiser, Nuneaton 16/2/20

Kristy Gallacher
   + link to recent YouTube page

Lauren South. See also: As The Heron, Donnelly & South

Lucy Anne Sale

Malc Gurnham & Gill Gilsenan

Maria Barham
   – site includes link to page of video recordings
   – also includes link to The Redhills

Marion Fleetwood
   + link to YouTube page

Matthew Hernandez

Meet On The Ledge
   + link to videos page

Melancholy Brothers

Michael Luntley – Tricaorach

Nunc (& Druncmonkey)
   + click here to see Nunc ‘live on stage’.
Please note that Nunc have now disbanded but band members have launched a new line-up – The Stationary Wilburys.

Nigel Ward
   + click here to see Nigel ‘live on stage’.

Paper Circus (The)
   + click here to see The Paper Circus ‘live on stage’.

Paul & Glen Elliott
   + link to Paul’s YouTube page

The Peas

Peeping Tom Ceilidh Band

Pete Grassby – link includes video recordings

Rack and Ruin
   + links to videos here, here and here

(The) Redhills
   – site includes link to page of video and audio recordings. See also Maria Barham

Rob Halligan
   + link to YouTube page
   + click here to see Rob ‘live on stage’ with Homeward Hie.

Sambassadors of Groove

Sarah Bennett (Dr Bennett)

(The) Silver Wye – video clip. See also Wes Finch

Sly Old Dogs (Currently resting!)

Somerville Gentlemen

Spa Strummers

(The) Stationary Wilburys


Stephen Boyer. Member of Steve 2, Acoustic Van, The Hanksters, Under The Influence

Steve 2

Steve Redshaw. Member of Steve 2

Steven John Birks

   + link to YouTube page

Thom Kirkpatrick – One Man Band
   + link to YouTube page

Thrup’nny Bits
   + link to YouTube page
   + click here to see Thrup’nny Bits ‘live on stage’.


Tyburn (Jan Richardson & Hedley Stone)

Under the Influence – includes links to video

Wes Finch
   + link to YouTube page. See also The Silver Wye

Will Pound
   + link to YouTube page

Willow & Tool Band

Yonderland   + link to Narrowboat sessions video page

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