Nov 19


Countdown to the festival!

Nov 18

Free Entertainment!

We have a TOWN CENTRE STAGE set-up and there will be a continuous show of folk song and dance totally free (a collection is available if you wish to contribute!) also all events in THE OLD BLACK BANK PUB are free (again a voluntary collection and raffle will help to raise money to support the festival in future years)



Nov 17


We are delighted to say we have had a fantastic response to this years festival and now only have a couple of spaces (for campervans only) left on the Caravan and Campervan parking area.  There is a nearby campsite (Wolvey Caravan and Camping Site) that you can use link is HERE

UPDATE – As we have already had a number of questions about how far away the Wolvey campsite is here is a link to The AA route – it is 4.3 miles and 11 minutes away HERE IS THE LINK TO THE AA PAGE

Week-end and day tickets still available

Nov 11

Waterfall re-union @ Bedworth Folk Festival

A rare opportunity to see a reunion of the fantastic duo of Keith Donnelly and Martin Oram as “WATERFALL” in the Saturday evening concert at Bedworth Folk Festival.

“Waterfall – The Flight Of The Day (UK 1977).
Waterfall were an English acoustic folk duo and this album, recorded in 1977 was a perfect showcase for their talents. Traditional and original melodic folk music, played on guitars, violins and mandolins that captures that rustic atmosphere perfectly”

Waterfall – And For You

Nov 11

Anthony John Clarke & Dave Pegg

Anthony John Clarke & Dave Pegg will be doing the very last spot of the festival this year in the Arts Centre Sunday evening, also in the same concert will be the inimitable KEITH DONNELLY and fantastic local act CAROLE PALMER & MARIA BARHAM

Sunday full day tickets just £16 for a full day of music AND this excellent concert!

Link to tickets

Nov 10

Welcome to our Dance Sides!

Some video of this years dance sides – FOLLOW THIS LINK!

Nov 09

Outline Programme now available

The outline programme can now be viewed on the web site – there may be changes by the time the festival comes round, and a full printed programme will be available, to get an idea of what is happening follow the links.




Nov 08

Check out our facebook page!

Nov 08

Folk stars Steve Hicks and Lynn Goulbourn warm up for Bedworth Folk Festival

From Coventry Evening Telegraph:-

Steve Hicks and Lynn Goulbourn, who will be playing Bedworth Folk Festival

Folk stars Steve Hicks and Lynn Goulbourn will be warming up for this month’s Bedworth Folk Festival when they play the town’s folk cub on Wednesday.

Much in demand across the UK, Germany and the US, fingerstyle guitar virtuoso Steve Hicks and singer-songwriter Lynn Goulbourn first met at a gig in 2007.

They quickly discovered a mutual love of folk, roots and acoustic genres despite very different musical influences.

Lynn developed her pure and powerful vocal style while immersed in the harmonies of West Coast rock, Motown and the folk performances of Steeleye Span, June Tabor and Joni Mitchell. In contrast, Steve’s blistering guitar work reflects his love of instrumental music and the influences of Moondog, Dusan Bogdanovic, Eric Dolphy and Kronos Quartet.

He started playing classical guitar at 13 before moving on to fingerstyle jazz guitar under the guidance of Duck Baker. Now Steve is renowned for his stunning arrangements of classic ragtime, swing jazz, blues, Celtic and early and modern classical pieces.

The club meets in The Old Black Bank, Coventry Road, Bedworth and the music starts at 8.30pm – details from 07760 190309.

Now in its 39th year, the Bedworth Folk Festival takes place on the weekend of November 28-30 with its broad selection of concerts, dance displays, music sessions, singarounds, ‘meet the artist’ events and workshops in the town’s Civic Hall, Arts Centre, Rugby Club and many other venues.

Alongside Hicks and Goulbourn, guests include Jon Harvison, Hamish Currie, Geoff Higginbottom, and Anthony John Clarke with Fairport Convention’s Dave Pegg.

Local attractions include Scarecrow, Thrup’nny Bits plus Maria Barham and Carole Palmer. You can also catch a long overdue reunion gig by the original 1970s line-up of Waterfall featuring Keith Donnelly and Martyn Oram.

For details and tickets, visit the festival website on

Nov 07


As it now tradition – there will be the annual Mudgather as part of the Festival, it is scheduled for 2:30 – 5pm on Saturday 29th November at The Old Black Bank and will be hosted by Hilary Ward (My Guru Always Said) make it a date!
The Mudcat Cafe

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