top of page

HAVE YOUR          SAY.....

Whether you agree or disagree with our critics, we welcome  your comments and will try to include them at the end of the review. 

Please use our contact form 

CV Folk take over the Temperence on Thursday

Local folk music promoters, CVFolk are to present this month’s line-up of guests for the popular Leamington Folk Club, on Thursday, 10 August in the Temperance in Leamington town centre.

Covering a range of folk music from unaccompanied harmony singing to up-tempo traditional Americana and blues, with lots of top-quality original material thrown in, the line-up of nine home-grown artists will each be playing a set of three numbers in the cosy and atmospheric cellar venue.

Guest acts are:

The Stationary Wilburys – a trio version of the Coventry and Nuneaton band that has been making an big impact over the last 12 months, fronted by powerful and expressive singer Flossy McDougal.

Flossy McDougal of Stationary Wilburys - photo by Pete Willow.

Yonderland – featuring singer-songwriters Paul Monks and Jane Moss winning great reception for the recent release of their debut album Midnight Train.

Bob Wilkinson – excellent singer, guitarist and writer of songs who, like Yonderland, is a member of the innovative Coventry Singer Songwriters group.

Jan Richardson – the voice of popular duo, Tyburn singing a gripping selection of original and well-arranged traditional songs.

Thrup’nny Bits – a first (we think) for the Temperance of three unaccompanied singers – Des Patterson, and Gareth and Barbara Wyatt - harmonising songs that go back centuries, some in old English and some with Coventry connections. They also do some more modern comic material and almost made it to the main stage of this year’s Godiva Festival under the ‘pop/alternative’ heading!

John Oswin. Photo by Pete Willow.

John Oswin – host of the lively Joey’s Bar sessions in Upton on the Warks/Leics border and performing his unique brand of ‘post-apocalyptic gospblues’ music!

Urban Fox, Photo by Pete Willow.

Urban Fox – the recently formed Coventry trio of Nigel Ward, Louisa Dowden and Allan Dawson armed with fiddles and guitars and playing powerful arrangements of Nigel’s’ own traditional-style songs.

Poachers Pocket. Photo by Pete Willow.

Poacher’s Pocket – another popular trio comprising guitarists Colin Squire, Carole Gillespie and multi-instrumentalist Campbell Perry singing everything from English trad to Americana.

And Leamington Folk Club’s popular host, Andi Wolf, acclaimed as a writer of thought-provoking songs, beautifully sung and arranged on guitar.

CVFolk organiser, Pete Willow says, “Most of our shows happen in our home base, Coventry’s Albany Theatre but it’s good to spread our wings. We had a fabulous night of music at the Temperance last February featuring resident acts and organisers of nearly all the local folk clubs in the region. CVFolk aims to celebrate local folk music and we’ll certainly be doing that on Thursday.”

Doors open at 7pm at the Bath Street venue and admission is a mere £3. Advance tickets are selling well so it’s worth booking on the Club’s Eventbrite site to ensure a seat -


bottom of page