The Red Lion Folk Club The Red Lion, Vicarage Road Kings Heath, Birmingham
The Urban Fox Folk Club, Birmingham
Monthly Folk Night held at The Yardbird, an established jazz venue, which is situated near the Town Hall, Birmingham
The Tower Of Song Café Bar
107 Pershore Road, South Cotteridge, Birmingham
Acoustic Sessions - Wednesday evening and Sunday afternoon, all welcome.
Gigs most nights – check the website for details.
Painters and writers are also involved, so look out for exhibitions, poetry readings and other events
The Kitchen Garden Cafe, Kings Heath, Birmingham
Hosts regular concerts including a monthly 'Country Cookin’ Acoustic Review' hosted by The Toyhearts.
The Black Diamond Folk Club
Meets every Friday Night (8:30pm) at the Globe, corner of Blews St and Manchester Street, Birmingham
|Bringing the best in international roots music to Birmingham|
Roots and Branches
A useful Roots and Folk site based in the Midlands with listings, reviews etc
Common Folk Club, Pelsall, West Midlands
Meets every Thursday evening
The Woodman Folk Club
"One of the premier live music clubs in the West Midlands, Ashwood Marina, Ashwood Lower Lane, Kingswinford, Nr Dudley"
The Lighthouse Folk Club
Held every Thursday at The Rowley & Blackheath Labour Club, Hawes Lane, Rowley Regis, West Midlands B65 9AL
Henley in Arden Folk and Acoustic Music Club at The White Swan, High Street, Henley in Arden at 8.00pm
Meet on the 3rd Wednesday in every month
The club is organised by Barry and Barbara Jukes
Barry has been around the folk scene for many years and is a member of the well known Traditional Irish Folk Band 'De Kelten' (see website for more information http://www.dekelten.co.uk )
|Green Man Rising|
"'Greenman Rising' Coventry & Warwickshire's latest addition to a memorable roll call of Folk, Folk/Rock & Celtic Bands and Musicians."
"We are two Coventry based musicians who've been playing English traditional music since we grew fingers, and love to play for the dances that people have been enjoying for generations."
A Warwickshire folk group, playing a wide variety of music, the current repertoire includes Irish, English & Scottish folk, Blues, Bluegrass and modern folk tunes.
Birmingham based Bluegrass Combo
|Black Parrot Seaside|
"Chase Mist have quickly gained a reputation on the midlands folk scene as a polished and exciting contemporary acoustic/folk act. With their undoubted ability to spot or write a good tune, they have come up with an eclectic mix of songs. This, coupled with solid musicianship and outstanding vocal ability makes them an act not to be missed!"
"A multi-instrumental and vocal trio made up of Sandra and Tim Robinson on guitar, mandolin, accordion, bodhran and flute plus Bryan Widdowson on bass and acoustic guitar and percussion. Playing a diverse mix of folk/Celt/roots, hints of jazz, and original material with a difference!"
Also see myspace/clarettheband
Ken Appleby is an acoustic fingerstyle guitarist. Catherine Kinsey is a singer and songwriter. Together they play traditional, contemporary and original folk songs, often influenced by jazz styles.
The Cat's Whiskers|
One of the country's most popular and experienced Barn Dance bands, play for ceilidhs, hoe-downs and barn dances at weddings, parties and clubs - from village hops to numerous guest appearances at all the major English folk festivals. The band's wide repertoire of exciting dance music is drawn from the English, Scottish, Irish and American traditions..... perform mainly around the West Midlands (Birmingham, Gloucestershire, Herefordshire, Leicestershire, Oxfordshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Warwickshire, Worcestershire), and occasionally further afield
Slippery Hill Boys|
The Slippery Hill Boys are the perfect band for any hoedown, hog roast, Wild West party or wedding barn dance. From soulful, close harmony songs to blisteringly fast bluegrass classics this band is a must for all lovers of Americana.
These good ole boys will take you on a journey to the southern states of America with musical purity and enthusiasm that is so sadly lacking from much of today's music.
"Belzebub is a group of talented and experienced musicians, who specialise in the music of England, Scotland, Ireland and America."
The Shirley Red Lion Folk Club, Solihull, West Midlands
Held on Thursday evenings with regular guests
Taylor John's House, Coventry Canal Basin
Regular Folk Concerts.
Beacon Folk, The Beacon Centre, Central Avenue, Nuneaton CV11 5BB
Folk at The Beacon every month on the 1st Wednesday
Atherstone Folk Club, Nuneaton, Warwickshire
Held on the third Wednesday of the month...
Acoustic Lounge at The Albany Club, Earlsdon, Coventry, Warwickshire
Held on the first Tuesday of the Month
"Come on mate, Celebrate, Enunciate, Postulate or Articulate, at any rate......If you have something to sing about, tell us about, just want to express yourself or would like to play a musical instrument that doesn't require a hundred watts of noise, we'd love you to join us for our "Acoustic Lounge" on Tuesday night around 8:30pm. Everybody welcome, especially our friends from the Earlsdon Folk Club. A free drink for the first ten artistes on stage. A first class PA and mics provided."
Warwick Folk Club
Every Monday evening at Warwick Arms Hotel, High Street, Warwick
Rugby Roots, Rugby
Organise regular concerts in Rugby.
The Tump Folk Music Club
Meets every Thursday at The Humber, Humber Road, Coventry, West Midlands, CV3 1BA
Bedworth Folk Club, Bedworth, Warwickshire
Meets second wednesday of the month with guests.
Harbury Folk Club, Harbury, Leamington Spa, Warwickshire
Meets on the first thursday of the month
|Mr Red's Mid West cresby.com
List of clubs & sessions in the area: Exeter to Shrewsbury & Cardiff to Oxford.
Royal Oak Folk Club, The Royal Oak, School Road, Tettenhall, Wolverhampton,
Singers night every Tuesday, all year round, no admission fee. Starts 8:30pm
Sandpiper Folk Club, Wolverhampton
Meets every fortnight on Wednesdays at the Pigot Arms, High Street, Pattingham
Newhampton Folk, Wolverhampton
Guest nights held on alternate saturdays.
Folk Plus, The White Lion, Sandwell St, Walsall
Held every Tuesday with regular guests.
Bookmark Bloxwich, Bloxwich, Walsall, West Midlands
Hosts a Monthly Open Mic and a monthly youth open mic night, and regular acoustic concerts.
Song Writers, Roots, Irish, Folk & Blues and regular sessions at this excellant venue in Wollaston, Stourbridge
Crystal Folk Club
Weekly singaround for all performers of acoustic music in Stourbridge
The Lighthouse Folk Club, Halesowen, West Midlands
Meets every Thursday evening.
Gleanings Rural Study Centre
Set in the beautiful South Shropshire Hills the centre runs courses in folk music, art and traditional crafts. Contact: 01743 891412 - email: email@example.com
The Ironworks, Oswestry, Shropshire
Regular folk and more concerts at this Oswestry Music Bar.
Bridgnorth Folk Club @ The White Lion
3 West Castle Street (Hightown), Bridgnorth, WV16 4AB Tel: 01746 763962
Folk Club meets on the first Tuesday of the month, everyone welcome.
Regular folk gigs and open mic sessions
for more information visit www.whitelionbridgnorth.co.uk and visit the “What’s on” section
The Sun Inn, Clun, Shropshire
Regular gigs and sessions.
Oswestry and District Folk Club
The Oswestry and District Folk Club meets regularly on the second Friday of every month at "The Royal Hill" near Melverley. The Pub is a classic old Style Pub and the format for the club evenings is Open Mic/ Sing Around. The Club also meets at other venues from time to time and will also be bringing in Popular Artists from the Folk Genre from time to time. For information contact:
Sandy Mowat 01691682233
North Shropshire Folk
Organise concerts around four times a year in North East Shropshire
Singers and Musicians Acoustic Session at The Bell Inn, Newport Road, Tong Shropshire (01952 850210 for details)
Held on 2nd Sunday every month commencing 14th February 2010 between 12 noon and 4PM.
The event is to be held in our function room on the 1st floor, (accessible by stairs) Food is available all day from 12 noon, Carvery etc between 12 noon and 3PM, full menu and specials there after until 9.30pm.
Open Fires lit throughout the winter months.
Genevieve Tudor's Sunday Folk
A weekly Radio Shropshire show, although the programmes arent archived (so you will have to tune in!), the website is also a useful resource for whats going on in the midlands from the smallest session to the larger concert halls.
Herefords Arts Centre with a healthy Music schedule including a monthly folk club with guests.
Session at the legendary Sun Inn at Leintwardine, Herefordshire 8pm - 10.30pm
The session is hosted in the famous parlour pub area and is a turns session, open to anyone who would like to play acoustically. Not limited to traditional folk. Beginners welcome.
Second Sunday of the month - Jill or Mark at firstname.lastname@example.org for details..
Acoustic Bluegrass Session at The Priory, Priory Lane, Stretton Sugwas, Hereford
1st Wednesday of the month totally acoustic session, in a fabulous old Victorian hotel
For more information email: email@example.com or phone Martin on (01432) 342018
|Huntingdon Hall, Worcester|
Bright Side Music Promotions, Rowney Green Village Hall, Alvechurch, Worcestershire
Regular concerts at this village hall.
Bromsgrove Folk Club
meets on the Second and Last Thursday of every month at.... “The Ladybird”, Aston Fields, Bromsgrove
Shining Friends, Lickey, Bromsgrove
Organises 6 concerts a year with an impressive guest list.
"We are a five piece ceilidh band based in the west midlands. Our style is based around English folk tunes fused with an eclectic mix of world beats."
The Marrs Bar, 12 Pierpoint Street, Worcester
Holds Acoustic Nights every Sunday - check their guide to see whos playing.
Mr Red's Mid West Guide
Music sessions, Clubs, SAR etc lists and dance dates for Gloucestershire and near (++) counties
“Breathing new life into the English Folk Tradition through a unique blend of the contemporary and the traditional, the vocal and the instrumental.”
Three piece acoustic roots band based in the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire
The Priory Inn, Tetbury, Gloucestershire
Regular Folk and Acoustic gigs at this Gloucestershire pub
Gloucester Folk Club, Gloucester
Music, Song and Storytelling session held every other Monday at The Dick Whittington Pub in Westgate Street, Gloucester.
Cheltenham Folk Club, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
Meets the second and fourth Friday of the month with regular guests.
"Peter Cole is a barn dance and ceilidh caller. He calls dances for audiences of all types, but particularly enjoys working with those who have little or no previous experience of folk dancing. Expect an evening of fun whatever your level of expertise!"
|Big Stone Gap|
Big Stone Gap was formed in 2008, near Uttoxeter, England. A fusion of styles, ranging from blues, folk, country and bluegrass comes together through guitars, vocals, fiddle, banjo and bass.
The Unicorn Folk Club, Bradford Arms Ivetsey Bank, Near Wheaton Aston, Staffordshire
Meets every Friday evening with regular guest nights.
Lichfield Arts, Lichfield, Staffordshire
Regular concerts at the Lichfield Guildhall.
Brewood Acoustic Music Club, Brewood, Staffordshire
Meets every Thursdays of the month with regular guests.
The National Brewery Centre, Horninglow St, Burton on Trent, East Staffordshire
Held on the 2nd Friday of every month
Acoustic Music club night
A great evening of acoustic music in The Worthington Suite in association with Terry Wood
Red Box Sound Studios, South Staffordshire
"With a mix of vintage analogue and cutting edge digital, Redbox offers a first class professional recording facility for discerning musicians. You've probably spent years ( and no doubt a small fortune!! ) achieving your sound. Our speciality is capturing that sound - at a very affordable price."
The Chequemates Folk and Acoustic Roots Club
Meets every Thursday evening at The Coton & Hopwas Social Club, School Lane, Hopwas, Staffordshire
Tamworth Folk Club, Bolehall Manor Club, Amington Road, Bolehall, Tamworth, Staffs B77 3LH
With regular guests.
The Chase Folk Club, Burntwood, Staffordshire Held every Friday evening
The Newcastle and Potteries Folk Song Club
"The Potteries Folk Club traces its origins back to 1962. As the longest established folk club in the area, it has been organizing folk song, music and dance events in North Staffordshire for Forty years. "
Meets at The Red Lion,Cheadle Rd, Cheddleton on the 2nd Friday of the month
Biddulph Up In Arms , Biddulph, Staffordshire
Regular Concerts, usually on the second Wed of the month
North Staffordshire Folk Diary
Provides a list of what clubs meet on what days and where in the North Staffs area