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

Ramshackle and Soundsphere
This concert has been POSTPONED.
2nd April 2020
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
The Paperboys
This concert has been CANCELLED.
5th April 2020
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
Singers and Musicians
This concert has been POSTPONED.
9th April 2020
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
ELIZA CARTHY Restitute Live at the Crescent Club new date 24 Jan 2021
This concert has been POSTPONED.
10th April 2020
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
Brooks Williams
This concert has been POSTPONED.
16th April 2020
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
(NCEM Concert) Sean Lakeman and Kathryn Roberts new date 17 November 2020
This concert has been POSTPONED.
22nd April 2020
National Centre for Early Music, Walmgate, YO1 9TL
This concert takes place at the National Centre for Early Music, Walmgate, YO1 9TL.
Singers and Musicians
This concert has been POSTPONED.
23rd April 2020
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
Other Roads
This concert has been POSTPONED.
30th April 2020
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
Invitation Singer's Night
This concert has been POSTPONED.
7th May 2020
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
Roisin Ban
This concert has been POSTPONED.
14th May 2020
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
GRACE PETRIE at The Crescent Club YORK YO24 1AW new date 3 Nov 2020
This concert has been POSTPONED.
18th May 2020
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
John Ward Trio
This concert has been POSTPONED.
21st May 2020
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
Katy Moffatt
This concert has been POSTPONED.
28th May 2020
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
City of York Folk Weekend(Roland Walls Weekend)
This concert has been POSTPONED.
5th June 2020
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
Scheduled to take place 5 to 7 June 2020 suspended for the time being.
Chris and Kellie While
This concert has been POSTPONED.
18th June 2020
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
Chris Cleverley
25th June 2020
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Guest Photo
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
With a visceral lyrical style, akin to the American greats Elliott Smith and Paul Simon, Chris shines a light on diverse, arresting themes from deteriorating anxious minds, via damaging gender constructs, to mystical tales of the occult. With “Haunting” lyricism (The Sunday Times) and an “Impressive” guitar technique (The Telegraph), it is no wonder Folk Radio UK have described him as “one of the most vital voices of today’s folk generation”. FATEA Male Artist Of The Year 2019 (This concert in association with Broken Record Events.)
30th July 2020
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
6th August 2020
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
Ramshackle and Broadband
This concert has been POSTPONED.
13th August 2020
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
Kenny Speirs
This concert has been POSTPONED.
20th August 2020
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
DREVER, McCUSKER, WOOMBLE at The Crescent Club YORK YO24 1AW
24th August 2020
£17.60 inc booking fee
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Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
As the old adage goes, if you want something done, ask someone busy. And if you want to hear some of the freshest, savviest, sweetest and most original songwriting around, look no further than three of the busiest musicians in Scotland, now in cahoots as a trio: Kris Drever, John McCusker and Roddy Woomble. With their respectively distinguished pedigrees ranging freely across the folk and rock spectrum – and overlapping via several previous projects – each brings a wealth of diverse experience to the table, in a collaboration impelled primarily by that most magical of musical catalysts: pure enthusiasm.
Buy Tickets: www.ents24.com
Singers and Musicians
This concert has been POSTPONED.
27th August 2020
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
MAZ O'CONNOR at City Screen Basement Bar YORK YO1 9QL
9th September 2020
£12
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
English singer and songwriter Maz O’Connor has been described by The Guardian as ‘one of folk’s brightest young talents’. Though she grew up in the wild Lake District of the Romantic Poets, her roots are in Ireland, and these shine through her music. She spent her teenage years singing in folk clubs, studied literature at Cambridge and has since settled in East London: these diverse influences work together to make Maz’s songwriting something unique. After the release of her acclaimed album ‘The Longing Kind’ in 2016, Maz has been writing and collaborating extensively, as well as touring the U.K. and Europe, opening for such acts as David Gray, Thomas Dybdahl and Rosanne Cash. She’s been commissioned to write songs for the UK Parliament and The Royal Shakespeare Company. She is now working on her own piece of music theatre. 'Maz O'Connor's ace, apart from her remarkable songwriting talent, is her captivating voice ****' (Q Magazine) 'There is an inquiring intelligence as well as an emotional sensibility at work here…she plays and sings beautifully *****' (Songlines) 'The perfect mix of youthfulness and gravitas ****' (The Guardian)
Anthony John Clarke
10th September 2020
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
Christine Collister and Michael Fix
18th September 2020
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
Sam Kelly and Jamie Francis
8th October 2020
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
Sam Carter
22nd October 2020
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
GRACE PETRIE at the Crescent Club YORK YO24 1AW
3rd November 2020
£14 adv
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Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
A folk singer, songwriter and activist from Leicester, UK, she has been writing, recording and touring relentlessly for ten years. Her unique takes on life, love and politics, and the warmth and wit with which they are delivered, have won over audiences everywhere, across the alternative, folk, political and comedy scenes.
(NCEM Concert) KATHRYN ROBERTS and SEAN LAKEMAN
17th November 2020
£17 and £15 concessions
National Centre for Early Music, Walmgate, YO1 9TL
This concert takes place at the National Centre for Early Music, Walmgate, YO1 9TL.
2020 marks 25 years of making music together for this popular wife and husband duo. Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene’s most rewardingly enduring partnerships. To celebrate and acknowledge this milestone, the couple will revisit and reinterpret songs which span their career. From the early days of folk supergroup ‘Equation’ through to the current release ‘Personae’ with a nod or two along the way to their extracurricular musical adventures, the evening promises a whistle stop tour through their artistic journey to date. ‘It’s folk music for the modern age.’ The Telegraph
Buy Tickets: www.ncem.co.uk
Charlie Dore and Julian Litmann
19th November 2020
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
MARTIN CARTHY
3rd December 2020
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Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
ELIZA CARTHY and RESTITUTE LIVE at The Crescent Club YORK YO24 1AW
24th January 2021
£22.50
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
Eliza Carthy MBE should need no introduction. A multi-award winning singer, songwriter and musician from a formidable English music dynasty. Describing herself simply as a “modern English musician”, Eliza Carthy is one of the most recognisable faces of the English folk revival. Her first “solo” album of traditional music in 14 years, Restitute is literally a homely affair, recorded at Eliza’s home in the picturesque Robin Hood’s Bay, North Yorkshire. The band for the Restitute tour comprises Eliza Carthy, Ben Seal, Ben Somers, Willy Molleson and David Delarre with a support slot and special guest appearance from Saul Rose. In addition to the Restitute material, the band will perform songs from brand new recordings of original songs by Eliza Carthy & Ben Seal – taken from their forthcoming album Through that Sound my Secret was Made Known.
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