The Red Lion, Vicarage Road Kings Heath,

Birmingham B14 7LY.


Wednesday 7.45 pm. Doors open 7.15 pm.

Red Lion Folk Club

Autumn 2018

Oct 17th

An Evening with Jim Causley

Plus Melanie Crew & Ross Palmer



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More than simply a folk-singer, multi-award winning singer-songwriter, musician and proud Devonian, Jim Causley is an all-round entertainer and during the past decade he has been nominated no less than six times for a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award.

Oct 24th

Jimmy Lee - The ‘Runaway Show’

Plus Kate Gee Trio



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Jimmy Lee’s incredible life story has inspired this collection of songs and narrative told in lyrics woven with beautiful melodies.

This man has packed more into his life than most—do look him up on the web ( and don’t  miss what promises to be a fascinating evening.

Oct 31st

Fil Campbell & Tom McFarlane

Plus The Stoned Cherries



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This delightful husband and wife team from Belfast (where Tom has a recording studio) play a combination of vocals, guitar and percussion and a mixture of original, contemporary and traditional Irish music that has gained them a loyal following for their fun approach to both new and old songs.

Nov 7th

Rowan Godel, Benji Kirkpatrick

& Tim Cotterell

Plus Amit Dattani



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Rowan Godel has been described as an underground folk superstar - one of  British folk music's best-kept secrets. Benji Kirkpatrick (Bellowhead, Faustus, Steeleye Span) and Tim Cotterell (Martha Tilston Band) will be accompanying her tonight.

Nov 14th


Plus TBC



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Material lifted from ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s folk and country music—great original songs from stalwarts of  the folk scene who they have performed with over the years—anything that can be  played on two guitars with an occasional bit of mandolin thrown in and that features two great voices. classics!

Nov 21st

Ray Cooper

Plus TBA



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Ray moved to Sweden in 2000 to a small red wooden house close to the forest and the wild beasts. The love of winter, the Swedish fiddle tunes and the love of a woman took him there. ‘There is a melancholy to the music—it’s the blues of the north. It is home.’

Nov 28th

Karen Pfeiffer & Paul Walker

/ Jake Wilson



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This Anglo-German duo are already firm favourites at the club, combining  their original material with a fine choice of folk favourites.

Jake is a folk-rock guitarist and songwriter in the Richard Thompson mould although he trained as a classical violinist and piano player and went to India to study the sitar. Subsequently he was to focus his attention upon the guitar. He played with Dave Swarbrick as a duo over the last years who described him as ‘one of the best guitarists and songwriters around today’ .

Dec 5th


Plus Claire Boswell



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They are based in Brittany, touring widely in France and across the Continent. Their sound is unique and unmistakable but the evening is always also enormous fun and they are back this year by popular demand.

Dec 12th




Vicki Swan & Jonny Dyer


Plus Chris Irving



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Vicki and Jonny will undoubtedly bring something special to their Christmas show. They effortlessly blend traditional material with contemporary sounds. Their performances showcase new interpretations of old songs alongside original self-penned tunes and new contemporary songs that are entirely at home in the tradition.

Dec 19th

Mad Jocks & Englishmen’s Christmas Extravaganza



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What better way to prepare for the rigours of a family Christmas. Always great fun—expect anything!

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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