The Red Lion, Vicarage Road Kings Heath,

Birmingham B14 7LY.


Wednesday 7.45 pm. Doors open 7.15 pm.

Red Lion Folk Club

Autumn 2021

Sept 29th

Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman

Plus The Mad Jocks



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In 2015 Kathryn was asked to join the iconic 70’s folk rock band Fotheringay thus stepping into the shoes of the late great Sandy Denny. Whether on stage or in the recording studio Sean Lakeman is a tour-de-force of modern folk music.

Together they are Stunning.

Oct 6th

The Rosellys

Plus Fragile Hearts



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A fresh approach for us—the Rosellys capture the essence of country, with folk ingredients baked into a transatlantic fusion. Well-pitched bass, feisty drum beats and stunning pedal steel and fiddle combine to create a sound that walks the fine line between Celtic and Americana.

Oct 13th

Ben Walker and Kirsty Merryn



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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.’ 

Oct 20th

The Lost Notes

Plus The People Versus



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This local  5-piece 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!

Oct 27th

Roving Crows

Plus Rob Peters



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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!

Nov 3rd

Edwina Hayes

Plus Chris Fox



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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.

Nov 10th

Karen Pfeiffer & Paul Walker



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Paul Walker & Karen Pfeiffer are acclaimed for their image provoking songwriting, expressive vocals and authentic musicianship. However, they are also noted 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.

Nov 17th

Truck Stop Trixies



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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, 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.

Nov 24th

John Richards Band

Plus Gren Bartley



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John Richards has been writing, and people have covered his songs, for nearly fifty years now. The line up has the wonderful vocals of John’s daughter Emma, the excellent fiddle and vocals of Emily Sanders and the outstanding musicianship of Jim Sutton. John released a new CD not long before lockdown and finally has the chance to share some of the new songs. Expect a collection of John’s songs old and new that you will probably be humming for days after the gig.

Dec 1st

Merry Hell




Dec 8th





Dec 15th

Belshazzar’s Feast



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We are delighted to bring back these two, Paul Hutchinson (accordion) and Paul Sartin ‘Their music is breathtaking and wickedly inventive and the between-tunes interchange as intelligent and hilarious as the music, with which we fully agree.

Dec 22nd

Mad Jocks and Englishmen’s Christmas Extravaganza



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What better way to prepare for the rigours of a family Christmas. Always great fun—expect anything!

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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