The Red Lion, Vicarage Road Kings Heath,

Birmingham B14 7LY.


Wednesday 7.45 pm. Doors open 7.15 pm.

Red Lion Folk Club

Spring 2019

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Feb 27th

Daria Kulesh & Jonny Dyer

Plus Chris Irving



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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

Roving Crows

Plus (some) Lost Notes



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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

Plus Helena & Steve Rosewell



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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



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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 Hoskin



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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

Plus Ralph Pellymounter



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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

Plus Carys



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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. Praised for the diversity of their material and influences, The Trials of Cato  “invariably stuns audience wherever they play.”  They receive repeated national airplay on both BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music

Apr 17th

The Shee

Plus David Fisher



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Cross-Border folk multi-instrumentalists and festival favourites, the Shee, are an exceptional all-female band boasting powerful and emotional vocal performances and instrumental prowess.

They will be joined by Scottish-Icelandic percussionist and drummer Signy Jakobsdottir. Expect slow airs, Gaelic ballads, original songs, high energy tunes, hypnotic riffs, and, of course...clog dancing!

Apr 24th

Closed for Easter




May 1st

Jason Wilson with Marcus Ali

Plus Sonny



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Dr. Jason Wilson, a two-time Juno-Awards nominee, Canadian Reggae Music Award winner and bestselling Canadian historian has performed and recorded with UB40, Jackie Mittoo, Alanis Morissette, Pee Wee Ellis, Dick Gaughan, Martin Carthy, Ron Sexsmith and Dave Swarbrick. He will be joined by the amazing Marcus Ali,  one of Canada’s pre-eminent saxophonists, .

Expect a sublime blend of English and Scottish folk music, Canadian global roots and reggae.    

May 8th

The Bonfire Radicals



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Birmingham based Bonfire Radicals have emerged from the folk/world scene with a fresh approach to traditional tunes and a host of creative original material. Known for their highly-spirited stage presence, their enthusiasm is infectious. 

May 15th

Ben Walker /

The Dovetail Trio



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Ben Walker was recently hailed as one of 'the best acoustic guitarists in the world right now’. He has a passion for putting old jewels in new settings, for bringing together traditional and contemporary music and for playing it like no-one else.

Presenting England's traditional songs with a bold and fresh approach, The Dovetail Trio explores familiar narratives with infectious energy and a passion for musical heritage.

May 22nd

Kim Lowings & the Greenwood

Plus Geoff Frost



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With a fresh approach to traditional folksong, Kim Lowings and The Greenwood have firmly rooted themselves into the British folk scene. Their sound is “punchy and authentic” (Mike Harding) and cleverly combines original songs with familiar traditional tales highlighting the continued relevance of tradition today.

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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