Black Swan Folk Club

Club Programme

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Tickets for guest nights at the Black Swan are available from www.wegottickets.com. Search under venue "York Black Swan" or click on the links in the listings below. WeGotTickets charge a simple 10% booking fee on top of face value and email you a booking reference rather than posting a ticket, meaning you can book until 6pm on the day. Bring the booking reference number with you but do not bother to print out the whole booking confirmation.

Early booking is advised for very popular artists - we do sometimes sell out in advance!

Special concessionary rates (half the normal price on guest nights) are available for under-18s and full-time students.

All tickets are slightly cheaper if pre-booked at www.wegottickets.com compared to prices on the door.

Early Music Centre concert tickets are handled by the NCEM Box Office, either online or on 01904 658338.

Singers Nights are "pay-on-the-door" only events.

Doors open at 7:45pm each Thursday, 7pm at the NCEM

Singers & Musicians Night
21st November 2019
£3 on door / Students £2 / Performers £1
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
All acoustic performers are made welcome, and listeners besides, at our popular Open House session. The more the merrier, so do come along.
(NCEM Concert) The Kitty Macfarlane Band
25th November 2019
£14 / Concessions £12
Guest Photo
National Centre for Early Music, Walmgate, YO1 9TL
This concert takes place at the National Centre for Early Music, Walmgate, YO1 9TL.
Kitty Macfarlane is a songwriter and guitarist from Somerset, whose music is rich with visual imagery and written with an eco-eye. Her lyrics touch on climate change and migration, woman’s age-old relationship with textiles and the land, and the changing face of the natural world. Her debut album Namer Of Clouds was one of The Guardian's Best Folk Albums in 2018 and has received a great deal of national airplay. She will be accompanied by her exciting new band line-up which includes acclaimed young folk musicians Sam Kelly, Jamie Francis and Jim Molyneux. Support on this evening is from The Bronze.
Allan Taylor
28th November 2019
£11 in advance / £12.50 on door
Guest Photo
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
For more than fifty years Allan Taylor has travelled the world performing at festivals, concert halls and clubs. He is considered to be one of the foremost singer-songwriters and guitarists in his genre, with more than one hundred recorded versions of his songs by artists in ten different languages. One song in particular, “It’s Good to See You” was a hit in many countries, and to date, there are eighty cover versions of this song.
The Trials of Cato
5th December 2019
£11 in advance / £12.50 on door
Guest Photo
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
One of our most eagerly anticipated nights of the year, The Trials of Cato who arrived fully formed and functioning from Beirut in the winter of 2016, have since torn a shape very much their own into the canvas of the UK folk scene. Hailed as “one of the real discoveries on the folk circuit in recent times” by BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe, their live show “invariably stuns audience wherever they play” (FATEA Magazine).The Trials of Cato have the wind behind them. Early booking for this one is recommended.
Flossie Malavialle
12th December 2019
£10 in advance / £11 on door
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Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
Flossie is a French born singer who has been based in the North East of England since 2002 and has played the Black Swan Folk Club on several occasions. Since her first York gig she’s gone on to play throughout the UK and far beyond. Singing and playing a wide variety of songs in French, English and Spanish interspersed with a touch of humorous Geordie-French banter which gives her performances a certain "je ne sais quoi"... fun and emotion guaranteed! From established folk songs to jazz standards, from blues numbers to Edith Piaf and Jacques Brel classics, her wide répertoire appeals to all.
(NCEM Concert) A Winter Union
16th December 2019
£16 / Concessions £14
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National Centre for Early Music, Walmgate, YO1 9TL
This concert takes place at the National Centre for Early Music, Walmgate, YO1 9TL.
A Winter Union is a festive folk band like no other. Five leading lights of the British Roots scene. Soaring vocals, exquisite musicianship and a delightful repertoire of folk songs from across Yuletide traditions. Featuring Katriona Gilmore, Jamie Roberts, Jade Rhiannon, Ben Savage and Hannah Sanders.
Christmas Party
19th December 2019
Free
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
Club Closed
26th December 2019
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York