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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Mar 20th

Merry Hell



Cancelled due to illness.


If you bought tickets on the web, WeGotTickets will arrange a refund.


If you bought advance tickets at the club we will refund you, or you can use them when Merry Hell come in the Autumn.

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

Edwina Hayes

Plus Sonny



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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. Edwina is a favourite at the Club and we are delighted to welcome her back.

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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