The Red Lion, Vicarage Road Kings Heath,

Birmingham B14 7LY.

 

Wednesday 7.45 pm. Doors open 7.15 pm.

Red Lion Folk Club

Autumn 2022

Oct 5th

The Lost Notes

Plus Gasoline & Matches

£12

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This local  5-piece group are , misery and glee abound. It makes for a great night out! They sing songs about things that matter. Like the perils of one night stands and plastic surgery, the plight of bankers, greaseballs, snakes, Greco-Roman health and safety failings, mules, mermaids and the downright miserable. So be ready for a fabulous evening of fun, dance and music.

Oct 12th

Kim Lowings & the Greenwood

Plus Geoff  Kim & Chris

£12

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With a fresh approach to traditional folksong, Kim Lowings and The Greenwood have firmly rooted themselves into the British folk scene. Their sound is “punchy and authentic” (Mike Harding) and cleverly combines original songs with familiar traditional tales highlighting the continued relevance of tradition today. “Stourbridge’s finest music export since the Mitre-fuelled heady days of late 80s indie-rock.”

Oct 19th

Scuppered

Plus John & Carol Hoare

£12

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3 Mates who have played music & enjoyed each others company for 20 years.

Their extensive repertoire is gathered from many sources with the emphasis on traditional/contemporary folk song.  Wonderful vocal harmonies and a unique treatment and adaptation of well known songs.

You will leave with a smile on your face.

Oct 26th

Harbottle & Jonas

Plus The B Road

£12

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Partners in life and music, this dynamic Devon based folk duo are one of the most exciting acts on the UK circuit today, combining a love of the richness of traditional folk with their own original and powerful songwriting. Dave and Freya have developed a distinct and compelling signature sound, blending concertina, harmonium, cittern, stomp box, acoustic guitar and banjo with their beautiful and closely intertwined vocal harmonies.

Nov 2nd

Chris Fox & the Running Man (John Parker)

Plus

£12

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A genre defying Folk troubadour Chris utilises a variety of styles across the roots lexicon of traditional & contemporary folk, Americana, Country and Blues with complex guitar playing and loop pedal alchemy. Chris is humorous and thought provoking in equal measures. His naturally laid back, unostentatious style creates the perfect ambience for an intimate and inclusive live experience drawing listeners in with tales of both the everyday and the unexpected.

Nov 9th

David Fisher & Evan C Ritchie

Plus Yonderland

£12

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By now you will know David Fisher, the talented singer and musician from Birmingham who graduated from the University of Birmingham but has chosen to spend the last few years busking around Europe (in every country in the EU) and beyond (featured in the Guardian, BBC News and Indian national television). Tonight he appears with Evan but, since he is currently busking somewhere in Europe, we have no further details.

Nov 16th

Merry Hell

Plus Craig Sunderland

£14

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A brilliant group and one of the club’s favourites who you will not want to miss! With a nucleus of former Tansads members, including the Kettle family John, Bob, Andrew and Virginia, they do indeed raise ‘Merry Hell’. This is music made by the people and shared by the people - new words and music forged from their own experiences, from the lows and loves of their lives, all embellished by a wry sense of humour. 

Nov 23rd

Coracle

Plus

£14

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Coracle are Paul Hutchinson, Karen Wimhurst and Anna Tam

Coracle brings together the talents, imagination and creativity of three artists with vastly different backgrounds, who have come together through their love of traditional music cut through with experimentation, boldness, humour and risk.

Nov 30th

Tayz & the Drolls

Plus the Fragile Hearts

£12

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Well what can I say about this band, one word - fantastic! Their original songs are well penned and their arrangement of covers are first class. One of the best bands I had the privilege of seeing.” 

Dec 7th

Karen Pfeiffer & Paul Walker

Plus Joe Bayliss

£12

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Whilst Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer are acclaimed for their image provoking song-writing, expressive vocals and authentic musicianship, they are frequently recalled for their warmth, humour and their remarkable ability to engage with their audience. Karen’s natural theatricality and life affirming playful energy compliments charmingly with Paul’s calm geniality and combined they magically turn a great performance into a real event.

Dec 14th

The Twiddlers

Plus

£12

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The Twiddlers came to the club this spring and we were absolutely enchanted by them. What can we say?  The next folk super-group? - a lockdown project gone wild? Expect beautiful vocal harmonies, multi-instrumental carnage and traditional songs and tunes given a new lease of life with a lively and raucous performance. If you’ve heard them before you’ll be at the club. If not don’t miss this opportunity!

Dec 21st

Mad Jocks Christmas Extravaganza

£12

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We end the autumn programme with the traditional Mad Jock’s Christmas Extravaganza. As always we have no idea what to expect except a wonderful evening to end the year. Their music includes a blend  of  contemporary music, bluegrass and country with a generous helping of (politically incorrect) humour. Essential preparation for the rigours of a family Christmas.

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.

 

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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