The Red Lion, Vicarage Road Kings Heath,

Birmingham B14 7LY.

 

Wednesday 7.45 pm. Doors open 7.15 pm.

Red Lion Folk Club

Spring 2022

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Jan 19th

Reg Meuross

Plus Katy Rose Bennett

 

£12

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Reg’s has been described as a “Master Storyteller” and “one of the finest singer-songwriters this country has produced”. He has that rare gift of being able to touch people, through his songs and performance, on a really human level. His words and music paint pictures that remain with the listener long after the song has been sung.

Jan 26th

Pete Kelly

Plus Emma Langford

 

£12

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A wonderful singer-songwriter from the Black Country, Pete thrilled the audience when he stood in for Edwina Hayes when her car broke down last November. Who will forget his songs about Barmouth and Arizona?

Tonight he will be bringing along his friend Emma Langford from Tipton as his support. Expect a really enjoyable evening.

Feb 2nd

Local Talent1

Adam Cooney

The Twiddlers

TBA

 

£12

An exciting opportunity to hear some new and upcoming local groups. 

Feb 9th

Local Talent2

Tayz & the Drolls

TBA

TBA

 

£12

An exciting opportunity to hear some new and upcoming local groups. 

Feb 16th

The Lost Notes

Plus TBA

 

£12

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This local group are always a real treat! They are based in Moseley where politics, drunkenness, misery and glee abound. It makes for a great night out!

Feb 23rd

Jez Lowe

Plus Karen Pfeiffer & Paul Walker

 

£14

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A double nomination in the 2015 BBC Folk Awards – for best singer and best new song – was a timely reminder of Jez Lowe’s standing in the UK folk and acoustic music scene. Not only he is one of the busiest live performers in the country, but his songs are among the most widely sung by other performers.

Mar 2nd

Findlay Napier

Plus TBA

 

£14

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One of Scotland’s finest singer-songwriters, Findlay Napier has been described as Michael Marra meets Elvis Costello, a Caledonian Loudon Wainwright III or a Scottish James Taylor. His songs are full of earthy humour, hopeless love and biting satire.

Mar 9th

Jack Blackman & Chessi O’Dowd

Plus TBA

 

£12

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A collaboration between two of the most accomplished and exciting young performers on the scene today.

Jack’s guitar playing has been described as 'exceptional' by Whispering Bob Harris while Chessi O'Dowd is a Warwickshire, based singer songwriter who’s most recent single 'The Pines' has received critical acclaim.

Individually they are brilliant: together stunning.

Mar 16th

Ben Walker & Kirsty Merryn

Plus Thorpe & Morrison

 

£12

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BBC Folk Award winner Ben Walker joins forces with highly acclaimed singer and pianist Kirsty Merryn to create a fresh take on a tradition ripe for rediscovery.

‘This project was born over a pint in the pub last September. We both wanted to explore how people have sung about their relationship with the seasons, with work, and with each other.’ 

Mar 23rd

Roving Crows

Plus TBA

 

£12

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A much–loved group from Colwall in Herefordshire who have been carving out their niche in the UK folk music scene since early 2009, They play with genuine passion, energy and soul, wowing festival audiences from Cambridge and Trowbridge to Cheltenham Jazz festival

a must-see act!

Mar 30th

Miranda Sykes

Plus TBA

 

£14

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Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with ‘Show of Hands’ is returning to her roots. After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, she is touring as she started out: one woman, one bass, and one guitar.

Apr 6th

TBA

Plus TBA

 

£12

 

Apr 13th

Edwina Hayes

Plus Chris Fox

 

£12

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We are absolutely delighted that Edwina has agreed to come to the Club. Her beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-Americana.

She has opened numerous shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison as well as her own gigs playing stages from Glastonbury to the Royal Albert Hall.

Apr 20th

Closed for Easter

 

 

 

Apr 27th

Rob Peters and the Slapdash Cowboys

Plus Hannah Brown

 

£12

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Born in Edgbaston and living in Kings Heath, Rob has been singing and playing the guitar for many years. With his newly formed trio, Rob will be playing his new album "The Moon That Thought It Was The Sun" plus a host of other favourites.

Support comes from Hannah Brown, who has attracted a loyal following enchanted by her dulcet vocals and candid accounts of love, sorrow and integrity.

May 4th

TBA

Plus TBA

 

 

 

May 11th

Paul Handyside

Plus TBA

 

£12

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Paul Handyside has developed his own brand of folk-tinged americana. Tide, Timber & Grain released in 2016 has elements of traditional British folk and sixties protest songs merging with his well established and diverse musical palette.

Loveless Town released in 2021 has an even stronger resonance with country and americana, the counterpoint to which is “Hartley Pit Catastrophe”, a true story from his native North East with its English folk sensibilities.

May 18th

TBA

Plus TBA

 

 

 

May 25th

John Ward Trio

Plus TBA

 

£12

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The Trio draws on its wide repertoire of traditional and contemporary songs and tunes, particularly songs suited to chorus singing. All self-taught musicians who are no strangers to busking, the Trio’s performances are authentic and from the heart. Their choice of material, variety of instruments, versatility and engaging humour, not to mention John’s blistering bodhran solos, blend to delight and entertain.

Prices are for non-members. Members - £2 less except * prices. Membership costs only £5 and lasts for a year. Please note, if you book online there will be an additional 10% booking fee.  For on-line sales we can only sell tickets at the non-members price. If you are a member please purchase a full price ticket and we will give you a refund on the door.

 

Non-members are always very welcome.

 

Tickets are available on the door. Advance tickets may be purchased from the club during any performance or online via this page.

 

For most concerts we have enough seats for all. However, for a few events latecomers will have to stand. Please note a ticket guarantees admission, not a seat.

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