The Red Lion, Vicarage Road Kings Heath,

Birmingham B14 7LY.

 

Wednesday 7.45 pm. Doors open 7.15 pm.

Red Lion Folk Club

Autumn 2019

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Dec 18th

The Mad Jocks and Englishmens’ Christmas Extravaganza

 

£13

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It wouldn’t be Christmas without the Mad Jocks! As on previous Christmas occasions Nick, Andy and George will be joined tonight by loyal friends who contribute enormously to the richness of the evening. You will need to buy your tickets well in advance!

 

Jan 8th

Cosmotheka

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£12

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Dave and Al Sealey performed the songs of the Music Halls and became among the finest interpreters of the genre. Al sadly died in 1999 but Dave is now accompanied by his son Dan with pianist Adam Barry  and they continue to create ’a lot of old songs, with a new twist’.

Jan 15th

Mike Silver

Plus Geoff, Chris & Kim

 

£12

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A highly respected musician for the initiated, and a rewarding surprise for new listeners, Mike has amassed a loyal fan base over the years which ensures that every gig is a treasure to behold and is lovingly attended by his friends, both old and young, ‘old hands’ and the recently converted!

Jan 22nd

John Ward Trio

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£12

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John Ward’s music is perhaps best described as ‘folk rock’ and together with Lynne Ward and Les Woodley he presents a wide repertoire of traditional and contemporary songs and tunes, particularly songs suited to chorus singing.

Jan 29th

Chris Elliott & Caitlin Jones

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£12

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Previously part of Bric-a-Brac, Chris and Caitlin are now making a name for themselves as a duo. They bring a mix of traditional and self-penned ballads about place and identity, old and new. 

Feb 5th

Miranda Sykes

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£13

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Miranda requires no introduction. She has been part of the much-loved group Show of Hands, with Phil Beer and Steve Knightley, since 2004. She has always been in huge demand and we are delighted to welcome her back to the club.

Feb 12th

Granny’s Attic

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£13

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All this group studied music at university (Leeds and Southampton) and played in the Albert Hall in 2014. They are exceptional musicians and fine singers who play English traditional and original music—Jon Boden writes of them ‘Great tunes, great energy, great arrangements, great stuff!’.

Feb 19th

John Kirkpatrick

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£13

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John has been a member of the Albion Country Band, Magic Lantern, The Richard Thompson Band, Umps and Dumps, Steeleye Span, Brass Monkey, Tran-Europe Diatonique, and the Band oh Hope, and numerous ceilidh bands. As songwriter, composer, choreographer, and musical director, he has contributed to over sixty plays in the theatre and radio. Tonight he will be performing his own special ‘Tunes from the Trenches’, commemorating the two World Wars.

Feb 26th

Roving Crows

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£12

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A much–loved group from Colwall with numerous International awards. They play with genuine passion, energy and soul, wowing festival audiences from Cambridge and Trowbridge to Cheltenham. They are vital and vibrant, a must-see act!

Mar 4th

Ben Walker

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£12

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Ben has been hailed as ‘one of the best acoustic guitarists in the world right now’. A versatile composer as well as a celebrated instrumentalist, his passion is putting old jewels in new settings. Those who saw Ben at the club last  year will not forget his delightful and entertaining commentary between pieces.

Mar 11th

The Lost Notes

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£12

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This local  5-piece group are always a real treat! They sing songs about things that really 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 .

Mar 18th

Strawbs David Cousins Stories and Songs

Plus Paul Handyside

 

£13

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This is a rare 50th Anniversary Solo show of classic songs and stories of the road and touring around the world. Dave is the lead singer in The Strawbs and a brilliant and original songwriter in his own right. He has many stories to tell

Mar 25th

Kerr Fagan

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£13

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Nancy and James are a much-loved couple who play traditional and original music. Nancy is one of England’s best-known folk fiddle players and in 2015 won BBC Radio 2’s ‘Folk Singer of the Year’ Award. James is a multi-instrumentalist and singer, specialising in bouzouki, guitar and mandolin. We are extremely lucky to be able to bring you this very special and sought-after event.

Apr 1st

The Rosellys

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£12

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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 a fine line between Celtic and Americana.

Apr 8th

The Jigantics

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£12

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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. Expect a fusion of great songs, stunning harmonies and fine musicianship, ensuring that a good time is had by all.

Apr 15th

Bob Fox & Billy Mitchell

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£14

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Two of the UK’s best known and loved singers are taking the road again for this Spring 2020 tour. Their last tour as a duo was back in 2010 when their sold-out performances earned glowing reviews. What a treat we can expect as they present their favourite songs.

Apr 22nd

Catrin O’Neill & Chris Knowles /

Karen Pfeiffer & Paul Walker

 

£12

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Two of our favourite artistes from Wales meet another popular pair from Eccleshall in Staffordshire. Chris is a very talented harpist who regularly played in Caernarfon Castle. Catrin loves to tell a story, have a giggle, sing the odd tragic tale and promote Welsh folk music. Karen’s German accent tinged with a north Staffordshire dialect adds another twist to the tale. Their beautifully written songs plus  Paul’s vocal style blended with Karen’s voice provides a memorable experience.

Apr 29th

Bonfire Radicals

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£12

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Birmingham based, this is one of the most exciting and eclectic groups on the folk scene today. With a highly spirited stage presence, a fresh approach to traditional tunes and a host of new material their own enthusiasm for their music is undeniable. 

May 6th

Edwina Hayes

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£12

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May 13th

Sally Barker: Joni, Sandy & Me

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£12

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Sally Barker made her mark in television by becoming a finalist in the BBC talent contest ‘The Voice’ and duetting with Tom Jones. Sally’s voice just gets better with age and now she has a new show doing Joni Mitchell and Sandy Denny songs alongside some of her own.

May 20th

TBA

 

 

 

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 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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