The Red Lion, Vicarage Road Kings Heath,

Birmingham B14 7LY.


Wednesday 7.45 pm. Doors open 7.15 pm.

Red Lion Folk Club

Spring 2020

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Feb 19th

John Kirkpatrick

Plus Keith Judson



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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

Plus John Richards & Jim Sutton



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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

Plus Immy & the Boatman



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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

Plus R. John Webb



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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



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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

Plus John Hoare



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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

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 a fine line between Celtic and Americana.

Apr 8th

The Jigantics

Plus Olivia Rose Dean



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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

Plus Geoff



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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



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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

Plus Rob Peters



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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

Plus The Untidy Gardeners



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Edwina’s 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 everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to The Royal Albert Hall.

May 13th

Sally Barker: Joni, Sandy & Me




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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

The Truck-stop Trixies

Plus Don Mac



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You can’t say we don't offer a wide variety of folk music! This fabulous group were collected at Malvern’s famous Westfest and you will already have met one of its leading members - Tyler Massey, originally from West Virginia—his 2017  ‘American Njghtmare’ is absolutely enchanting; also Vo Fletcher, a member of The Ric Sanders Trio. When I heard them I could not stop dancing.

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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