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

Sept 25th

Sam Carter

Plus Claire Boswell



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Best Newcomer at the 2010 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Sam has been described as ‘the finest English-style finger-picking guitarist of his generation’, Sam is a fervently admired singer, songwriter and guitarist.

Oct 2nd




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Malfunction have been playing together for some 42 years, experiencing the heyday of folk music in the 70s and 80s. Their entertaining music on guitar and mandolin, singing with panache and style accompanied by jocular patter will delight .

Oct 9th

Greengrass / David Fisher



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Greengrass are a midland group who are already making a name for themselves. They are performing at Warwick Folk Festival this summer.

David Fisher, the talented singer and musician has spent the last few years busking around Europe (in every country in the EU).

Oct 16th

The John Richards Band

Plus John Hoare



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After a long career as a well-respected musician and songwriter, producing a rich and influential output of truly original work John Richards decided in 2014 to focus on his song writing. We are immensely lucky that he has agreed to come back to us.

Oct 23rd

Si Barron / The Lost Notes (Trio Set)



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Si is an exquisite guitarist and with his crystal-clear voice he is a fine interpreter of traditional and contemporary folk songs —exciting, moving and relevant music that never gets old.

Lost Notes need no introduction and here Ben, Lucy and Oli bring their foot-stomping  head-nodding music concerning things that really matter (?bankers), some downright miserable but all immensely enjoyable!

Oct 30th

Blackbeard’s Tea Party

Plus Rob Peters



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The 10-year Anniversary Tour for a group that have played at festivals such as Glastonbury, Cambridge and many others. Traditional songs and tunes with a heavy rock edge plus earth-shattering riffs, playful arrangements and driving dance rhythms. We promise you a lively and thoroughly enjoyable evening.

Nov 6th


Plus Paul O’Neil




Nov 13th

Jim Moray



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Jim Moray is one of the most consistently inventive musicians working today—a pivotal influence on a new generation of folk musicians while still in his 20s. He has played at the Glastonbury Festival and the Cambridge Folk Festival, winning the BBC2 Horizon Award in 2004. Jim also wrote the music for the new Dr Who series.

Nov 20th

The Trials of Cato



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We can guarantee that everyone who saw this group last April will be here again tonight! As they will be playing mainly festivals next year we have been extremely fortunate to have been able to book them. ’One of the real discoveries on the folk circuit in recent times’,

Nov 27th

Belshazzar’s Feast

Plus Steve & Helena



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We are delighted to bring back these two. They are quite unlike anyone else you’ve ever heard. ‘Their music is breathtaking and wickedly inventive and the between-tunes interchange as intelligent and hilarious as the music. 

Dec 4th

A Causley Christmas



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An ever-welcome performer at the club. From Devon, Jim specializes in the traditional songs and music of the West Country but with his unique voice and persona the music is for everyone. After six nominations for BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards he won Spiral Earth award as Singer of the Year in 2014.

Dec 11th

Merry Hell

Plus Will Killeen



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A brilliant group and one of the club’s favourites they do indeed raise ‘Merry Hell’. This is music made by the people and shared by the people.

They will be supported tonight by that superb musician Will Killeen.

Dec 18th

The Mad Jocks and Englishmens’ Christmas Extravaganza



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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!

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 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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