The Red Lion, Vicarage Road Kings Heath,

Birmingham B14 7LY.

 

Wednesday 7.45 pm. Doors open 7.15 pm.

Red Lion Folk Club

Autumn 2018

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Dec 12th

Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer

 

Plus Chris Irving

 

£12

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Vicki and Jonny will undoubtedly bring something special to their Christmas show. They effortlessly blend traditional material with contemporary sounds. Their performances showcase new interpretations of old songs alongside original self-penned tunes and new contemporary songs that are entirely at home in the tradition.

Dec 19th

Mad Jocks & Englishmen’s Christmas Extravaganza

 

£12

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Yes—three grown men, who reaIly should know better, are still at it!

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

Jan 9th

Becky Mills & Ruth Angell

Plus David Fisher

 

£12

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Two great singer-songwriters both with roots in the English uplands (Yorkshire & Derbyshire) with backgrounds in both classical, contemporary and folk music.  This will be a very special evening.

Jan 16th

Ninebarrow

 

£12

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Engaging, charismatic and humorous - Ninebarrow are winning new fans wherever they go. See them and you’ll quickly understand why.

Jan 23rd

Jez Lowe

 

£12

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Jez really needs no introduction—he has been delighting the Folk world with songs from his native North-East for years and is an established favourite at the club. We are delighted to see him return to the Red Lion—don’t miss what will be a tremendous evening.

Jan30th

Tyler Massey Trio

 

£12

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The Tyler Massey Trio is a dynamic new group founded on the evocative songs that American-born guitarist/songwriter Tyler Massey wrote for his "American Nightmare EP". They have a spontaneous style and great natural energy.

Feb 6th

The Black Feathers

 

£12

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The Black Feathers have an ability to write songs that are both modern and ancient—a rare thing. They weave in traditional influences so thoroughly that they become the warp and weft of fresh creations.

Feb 13th

The Lost Notes

 

£12

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The Lost Notes are a band born and based in the creatively fertile blaglands of Moseley. They write 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.

Feb 20th

Glymjack

 

£12

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Glymjack are an acoustic trio delivering a high energy, harmony-rich set of hard-hitting originals, English folk songs and fiddle tunes. As good as contemporary folk comes, virtually every song is a tour-de-force

Feb 27th

Daria Kulesh & Johny Dyer

 

£12

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Daria's ‘truly extraordinary voice’ and rich stories told in song, combine with Jonny's spectacular instrumental skills, composing and arranging talent. A match made in musical heaven. 

Mar 6th

The Roving Crows

 

£12

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The Roving Crows have cultivated an arresting, singular sound that pushes the boundaries of the Celtic Folk genre. The band play with genuine passion, energy and soul. Vital and vibrant, a must see live act who showcase a mix of fiery, Celtic-inspired fiddle, conscious, intelligent lyrics, backed by pounding tribal rhythms and electronica infused dance grooves.

Mar 13th

Belinda O’Hooley & Heidi Tidow

 

£12

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Belinda and Heidi’s boundless songwriting has been described by The Guardian as ‘exceptional’ and The Independent as ‘defiant, robust, northern, poetical, political folk music for the times we live in’. They explore, consider and connect subjects and stories in a distinctive, inventive and memorable way.

Mar 20th

Merry Hell

 

£13

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The sound of dreams realised, joy unconfined, your favourite yesterdays returning and the promise of tomorrow. Merry Hell are all this and more.

They are festival favourites and have an enviable reputation for the quality of their song writing and live performances.

Mar 27th

Julie Felix

Plus Bernard Hoskins

 

£12

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'Britain's First Lady of Folk', Julie came to the UK in 1956 and became an icon of folk music, rising to fame in the late 1960s and early 1970s; the first folksinger to fill the Royal Albert Hall.

Apr 3rd

Keston Cobblers Club

 

£14

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Keston Cobbler’s Club are a contemporary folk-pop collective known for their invigorating use of organic instruments and feel-good summer melodies. Their music combines the quintet’s passion for traditional folk music, with contemporary pop melodies and harmonies. They are receiving rave reviews.

Apr 10th

The Trials of Cato

 

£12

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The Trials Of Cato arrived fully formed and functioning from Beirut in the winter of 2016. They have since torn a shape very much their own into the canvas of the UK folk scene. Their sound is a hybrid of many traditional influences that intrigued Lebanese audiences in that country’s biggest venues.

They invariably stun audience wherever they play.

Apr 17th

The Shee

 

£14

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The Shee are an exceptional all-female band showcasing powerful vocals and instrumental prowess. Described as 'flirtatiously funky' by The Scotsman, as well as 'boasting some of folk music's cutting-edge instrumentalists and singers', their music features original compositions alongside a wealth of traditional material. Expect an adventurous brew of Scottish folk, Gaelic song, and bluegrass.

Apr 24th

Closed for Easter

 

 

 

May 1st

Jason Wilson Band

 

£14

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The music has been described as ‘Folk-Reggae’ or ‘Global-Roots’. While neither of these quite covers it, Wilson's art is truly unique; it is a sound where the reggae portion is freely brushed allowing space on the canvas for wildly divergent inspirations such as Bach, Scottish Pibroch, folk-rock and bebop to peek through. Most of Wilson's songs are based on Canadiana and/or actual events in Canadian history.

Even if you hate reggae you’ll love this!!!

May 8th

TBA

 

 

 

May 15th

Ben Walker /

 

 

 

Prices are for non-members. Members - £2 less. Membership costs only £5 and lasts for a year. Please note, if you Book online there will be an additional 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 from 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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