Warwick Folk Club - The best in acoustic music: contemporary and traditional folk, country, blues, comedy, jazz and standards
Sorry we're still closed but there are plans to re-open at The Racehorse, Stratford Road, Warwick CV34 6AS
What's Warwick Folk Club all about?
We’re not the kind of club you need to be a member of - you can just come along on any Monday night we’re open and enjoy the music, which is wider than the word “folk” suggests - we enjoy all kinds of acoustic music.

We hold Performers' Nights when we are hosts to anyone who wants to sing, play or even recite. On these nights, we don’t use PA - it’s a good room to sing in and we've trained the audience well - they listen! We welcome first timers and old hands alike - everyone will enjoy the same warm, supportive reception and of course, you're very welcome to come and listen. There's more about Performer's Nights lower down this page.

On Guest nights we have top local artists who play  two half hour sets and also other local performers who will open each half.

On Concert Nights, we have the best contemporary, traditional and comic performers such as Steve Tilston, John Kirkpatrick and Les Barker.

There's easy parking but use the rear car park as the club’s held in the back room. There's even room for tables! Do come and try it - just check the Programme page of the web site. You'll hear high quality, varied music for a small outlay and you can be sure of a friendly welcome.
The Warwick Folk Club Team
There isn't a committee - just a group of people who all have different things they do to help the club run every other Monday.

Meet the team: (From top left and going clockwise)
Norman - Organiser: books the guests and hosts most evenings
Viv - head of tablecloths, loyalty cards and mailing list
Rob - Treasurer: he takes your money and pays it to the guests
Mandy - head of raffle tickets (the really important job)
Don - (not pictured) mans the P.A. when guests require a bit of extra volume
Performers' Nights
Everyone is welcome to come along and sing and play on a Performers' Night. If you're travelling a fair distance, it might be best to send an email first but otherwise it's the first eleven people who'll get on the list. Anyone arriving before 8.00 p.m. is fairly sure of a spot of ten minutes (normally two songs, unless those songs are “Matty Groves” and “Tam Lin”...)

There aren’t many rules apart from
1) Please try not to overrun the ten minutes
2) Only one original per two song set, if you would. Oh and we have a strict limit of only one performance of "Caledonia" per year... The only other thing we ask is that if you ask for a spot to be reserved and find you can’t come for any reason, please let us know. Whatever style of music you perform, please don’t ever feel the need to apologise, saying “Well, this isn’t really a folk song...” We think anything can be a folk song.

Of course, these nights are not just for performers! They’re popular with the audience too because they know there’ll be a good standard with a wide range of styles and music. Either way it’s only £2 and about the cheapest night’s entertainment you could find anywhere.
How To Get Tickets
You're very welcome to buy tickets for guest nights in advance from the club or reserve them by sending an email (the address is on the Contact page) and pay on the night. Please remember to include a contact phone number if you do reserve tickets so that we can get in touch if there are any late changes to the programme.
If you're looking for a booking
We would dearly love to be able to offer bookings to singers and groups we like the sound of and hope that they can hold an audience, interact with them and perform in a live situation but sadly you can’t get a feel for this from a CD or video.

We have a policy of only booking acts who we have seen perform
live - at our club, a festival or another venue. We appreciate this makes it difficult to break out of the local area in which you usually perform. Many acts who have taken the trouble to come and play live on a Performers’ Night have gone on to get a booking at a later date because people in the audience have said: “Hey, they’re good - you should book them!”

If it fits in with your travelling arrangements, we would love to see - and hear - you
on a Performers’ Night (the dates are listed well in advance on the Programme section of this web site.) Give us as much notice as you can and we will guarantee you a spot and depending on numbers on the night in question, we can often  make sure you play for more than the statutory ten minute spot.

We hope you understand the need to say this and that you will find a way to come
and see us at Warwick Folk Club before long. You’ll get a warm welcome when you do!