The Red Lion, Vicarage Road Kings Heath,

Birmingham B14 7LY.

Wednesday 7.45 pm. Doors open 7.15 pm.

Finish around 10.30 pm.

Red Lion Folk Club

Spring 2023

April 5th

The Jigantics

Plus Harry & Sean




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These talented musicians offer a refreshing and varied blend of up tempo songs and beautifully arranged ballads. Their fabulous fusion of blues, rock, folk and Americana blows the socks off an audience. They are part of a growing group of contemporary artists who appeal to a wide range of music followers—presenting a fusion of great songs, stunning harmonies and fine musicianship, ensuring that a good time is had by all.

April 12th

Closed for Easter




April 19th

Ray Cooper

Plus Hazjak



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Many of you will remember Ray as Chopper in the Oysterband but in 2013 he decided to go solo and has never looked back. He moved to Sweden in 2000 to a small red wooden house close to the forest and the wild beasts. The love of winter, the Swedish fiddle tunes and the love of a woman took him there. ‘There is a melancholy to the music—it’s the blues of the north. It is home.’

This is folk but it’s never quite folk, with the inclusion of several trad tunes and songs  as the listener is taken on a journey from the English countryside, to Flanders, Venice, Beirut, and even to the moon. You will not forget this evening!

April 26th

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman

Plus Every Thread



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Two of the British folk scenes most accomplished performers, Kathryn and Sean have graced stages the world over in a number of guises. However, the intimacy and strength of passion shown as a duo, combined with an eclectic repertoire ensures a rare treat for any listener. The Dartmoor-based husband and wife have twice won the coveted ‘best duo’ title at the BBC Radio 2 folk awards (2016 & 2013). Over two decades of performance they have never been trapped in a groove – always bold and innovative, mixing traditional song arrangements with their self-penned material which reels from the bitter to the sweet, the wry to the sad, the political to the passive.

May 3rd

Rob Peters & the Slapdash Cowboys

Plus Layla Tutt



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Born in Edgbaston and living in Kings Heath, Rob has been singing and playing the guitar for many years, forming the bands Dangerous Girls in the 1970s and Well Always Have Paris in the 1990s.

With his newly formed trio, Rob will be playing a host of favourites from his previous albums,

Support comes from the skilled songstress Layla Tutt.

May 10th

Kings Heathens

Plus Chris Irving & Geoff Frost



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David Fisher walked into Evan C Ritchie’s barber shop for a haircut carrying the implements of his busking trade.

Conversation revealed a mutual love of the traditional music of the ocean and the land, and the visit ended with a rousing rendition of Leave Her, Johnny and a promise to have a jam soon. Kings Heathens was formed, and the rest is history. 

Hailing from Milton Keynes and Texas respectively, adopted Brummies Fisher & Ritchie share a passion for Celtic and transatlantic folk, shanties and ballads. Expect rousing choruses, close harmonies and homages to Stan Rogers.

May 17th

Truck Stop Trixies

Plus Connie Gordon



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Truck Stop Trixies are a cabal of Malvern musicians who play together at random times throughout the year. At the heart of the group is the partnership between Tyler Massey, originally from West Virginia—his 2017  ‘American Njghtmare’ is absolutely enchanting—and Vo Fletcher—a member of The Ric Sanders Trio, together with the other players as featured soloists.

Mainly choosing to play Classic Americana from Gram Parsons, Bob Dylan, Gillian Welch, Lowell George and others. When we heard them at Westfest we could not stop dancing.

May 24th

Edwina Hayes

Plus Nick Vulture



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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.

Prices are for non-members. Members - £2 less except * prices. Membership costs only £8 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.

Students £5. Again, if booking on-line purchase a full price ticket and we will give you a refund on the door.

Non-members are always most 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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