Live on stage – CVFolk showcase

Meet the musicians and singers on the CVFolk circuit

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CVFolk is delighted to present this ‘showcase’ page in association with photographer and video cameraman John B.Smith.

John is the man responsible for many of the excellent images of the Coventry and Warwickshire folk club circuit that are destined to become vital resources for future cultural historians – and wonderful memories for those of us embedded in the rich talent of the local folk scene!

John has kindly granted us access to his impressive store of video recordings from local folk clubs, that he’s been building up since 2019. This has given us a wonderful opportunity to present to you a taste of the high standard of music played by home-grown artists. See and hear for yourself why CVFolk is all about celebrating the fantastic talent to be found here in the heart of England.

We’ll be adding videos regularly. Many – but not all – will be sourced from John’s collection. Just click on the links listed below to enjoy live performances by artistes who are the lifeblood of folk music in the CV postcode area. And if you have the equipment, view these via the YouTube link to cast the recordings to enjoy them on your own smart TV screen.

Bob Brooker – I Never Knew My Grandad

Nuneaton Folk Club, Feb.2019.  Recorded by John B. Smith


Boys of Ball Hill – As I Roved Out / Dennis Murphy’s / John Ryan’s

Wurzel Bush Folk Club, Feb.2019.  Recorded by John B. Smith


Craig Sunderland – Hard Times Of Old England

Wurzel Bush Folk Club, Sept.2021.  Recorded by John B. Smith

Craig Sunderland – The Galway Shawl

Wurzel Bush Folk Club, Feb.2019.  Recorded by John B. Smith

Click here for Craig’s YouTube page.



Daisybell – My Young Man

Wurzel Bush Folk Club, Sept.2021.  Recorded by John B. Smith

Click here for Daiybell’s YouTube page (original line-up).



Greengrass – Sweet Nightingale

Wurzel Bush Folk Club – Sept 2021 – recorded by John B. Smith


Hatstand – Set My Soul On Fire

Lighthorne Folk Club, Sept.2021.  Recorded by John B. Smith


Nigel Ward – The Hare, Chasing the Hare and two jigs

Nuneaton Folk Club, Aug 2021 – recorded by John B. Smith


Nunc – Don’t Worry / Wild Rover

Nuneaton Folk Club, Sept.2021.  Recorded by John B. Smith


The Paper Circus – Wild Mountain Thyme

Bedworth Folk Club, Sept 2021 – recorded by John B. Smith


Rob Halligan & Homeward  Hie – Bring ’em All In

Lighthorne Folk Folk Club,  Sept 2021 – recorded by John B. Smith

Click here for Rob’s YouTube page.



Sly Old Dogs with Simon Lapworth – Johnny Jump Up

The Barn, Willey, Feb 2019 – recorded by John B.


Thrup’nny Bits – The Song of the Salvation Army

Nuneaton Folk Club, Sept 2021 – recorded by John B. Smith

Click here for Thrup’nny Bits’s YouTube page.

Click here for Des Patalong’s YouTube page.

Other video links

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