Warwick Folk Club - The best in acoustic music: contemporary and traditional folk, country, blues, comedy, jazz and standards
Every other Monday (closed in July) 8.00 pm. - 10.30 pm. at The Racehorse, Stratford Road, Warwick CV34 6AS
Tickets
Tickets for all guest nights can be reserved in advance: just send an email to the address on the Contact page and then pay on the night. Please include a contact phone number.
2020 Part One
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February 17th - Stanley Accrington plus Dave Fry - £5
March       2nd - Performers’ Night - £2
                 16th - Sunjay plus Paper Circus - £10
                 30th - The very unimportant 50th anniversary of  Norman's 1st folk club performance
                            
with a cast of several
April        13th - Easter Monday Performers’ Night - £2
                 27th - Martyn Oram plus Laura Kisby - £5
May         11th - Bob Fox plus Maria Barham - £10
                 25th - Bank Holiday Performers’ Night - £2
June          8th - Odette Michell plus Bianco - £5
                22nd - End of season Charity Performers’ Night - £2
July - closed
August - December lower down
February 2020
February 10th - Informal Singaround - Free admission

February 17th - Stanley Accrington
plus Dave Fry - £5
Mr. Accrington has been terrorising the cultural world since the late 1970's. He’s written old-style songs on current happenings and modern style songs on ancient events. There are poems, pastiches, parodies, and possibly anything. Apart from the silly and very silly material, Stanley writes serious songs to confuse the situation further. The pigeon-hole to put this stuff in is "miscellaneous-ish". Don’t be fooled by the photo that he looks almost normal: the men in white coats with the tranquilising darts are standing ready and waiting out of shot, just in case. Here's a short excerpt of a Stanley Accrington song called "Vera"

March 2020
March 2nd - Performers' Night - £2

March 9th - Informal Singaround - Free admission

March 16th - Sunjay plus Paper Circus - £10
Drawing on a varied musical and cultural background, Sunjay drifts between folk and blues and he plays both with obvious flair. He’s had numerous award nominations including the final selection for the BBC’s 2012 Young Folk Award. His guitar playing has been described as “superb, brilliant, experienced, intricate & faultless”. He’s opened for the likes of Steeleye Span and Martin Simpson and with five albums already to his name he has the natural approach of someone who picked up the guitar when he was just four years old and hasn’t put it down since.
Here's an extract from a recently recorded song by Sunjay called "Johnny & The Devil"



March 30th - Norman's 50th anniversary - £5
The date that's only interesting to the man himself: it's fifty years to the day since he first sang in a folk club. With a cast of several which includes The Melancholy Brothers, Sensible Shoes, Chele Willow and Chris Tobin, there'll be the first three songs he sang that day plus quite a few new numbers never performed live before. Music, mayhem and merriment - well, he'll enjoy it.
April 2020
April 13th - Easter Monday Performers’ Night - £2
              
April 20th - Informal Singaround - Free admission

April 27th - Martyn Oram
plus Laura Kisby - £5
Martyn has a very long and varied musical CV. He learned fiddle tunes from Fairport albums, formed the duo Waterfall (later a trio) with Keith Donnelly (but don’t hold that against him). After they split up Martyn played with numerous musicians with other spellings of his name, Martin Bell and Maartin Allcock. He’s played in the USA and Finland with The Chas McDevitt Skiffle Group and at ex-BBC Controller, Greg Dyke's 60th Birthday Party to an audience which included Melvyn Bragg who later said to him "Well Done - you were very good!"
Here's an extract of one of Martyn's songs called, appropriately, "The Fiddler"

May 2020
May 11th - Bob Fox plus Maria Barham - £10
Bob Fox has one of the great folk voices, dark brown and tinged with his unmistakable North-East accent. He’s sung with so many duos and groups, toured with Richard Thompson and Ralph McTell and specialises in songs from his part of the country, including some by fellow North-East writers like Jez Lowe and Jimmy Nail. For the last several years he’s been playing the part of Songman in the stage production of “Warhorse”. He’s always a favourite at Warwick Folk Club so don’t miss this chance to see this fine folk performer.
Here's part of a song that Bob sings by Jimmy Nail called "Big River"


May 25th - Bank Holiday Performers’ Night - £2
June 2020
June 8th - Odette Michell plus Bianco - £5
Odette was born in Yorkshire with an Irish heritage and grew up in a musical household. She started playing guitar at fifteen and began writing her own songs a year later. Her first appearance at Cambridge Folk Festival was when she was 22. Odette is now based on an 18th century Hertfordshire dairy farm and draws on these influences and experiences when she's writing her songs. She also includes her versions of traditional songs in her repertoire. In January this year, Odette won Female Artist Of The Year at the FATEA Awards.
Here's Odette singing part of the traditional song "True Lovers Farewell"



June 22nd - End of season Charity Performers’ Night - £2
2020 Part Two
August     3rd, 17th & 31st - Singarounds
Sept        14th - Performers’ Night - £2
                28th - The Chris Cleverley Trio - £5
October  12th
- Performers’ Night Top 20 Theme - £2
                26th - The Georgia Lewis Trio - £10
Nov           9th - Performers' Night
- £2
                 23rd - Arcelia - £10
Dec            7th
- Performers’ Night - £2
                 21st - The
Swan & Dyer Victorian Music Hall Festive Show - £10