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

Lucy Ward
28th June 2018
£10 in advance / £11 on the door / Students half price
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Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
A former BBC Horizon award winner (and in 2014 the youngest-ever nominee as BBC Folk Singer of the Year), Lucy is a delightful performer whose breath-taking voice enchants audiences everywhere. Her songwriting is expressive and unflinching but with a well-rooted sense of belonging, and her warm personality positively radiates off the stage.
Singers & Musicians Night
5th July 2018
£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.
Vikki Clayton
12th July 2018
£9 in advance / £10 on the door / Students half price
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Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
Making her first full-scale British tour since moving to New Zealand a decade ago, Vikki is a great entertainer who was once a regular and popular guest at the Black Swan and many other venues. Celebrated as both a solo artist and for her folk-rock work with Fairport Convention and others, she is a truly superb vocalist with a rich repertoire of originals, covers and traditional English songs. We are delighted to see her back in England.
Pete Morton
19th July 2018
£9 in advance / £10 on the door / Students half price
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Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
Pete is one of Britain’s most distinctive songwriters and a skilled interpreter of a diverse range of other songs. We’ve admired his work ever since his debut over thirty years ago: performances which are dynamic and intense yet approachable and amiable, delivering songs that speak of the human condition from a unique perspective. Highly recommended!
Karin Grandal-Park & Karl Robins
26th July 2018
£8 in advance / £9 on the door / Students half price
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Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
Cumbria-based Karin worked in jazz and blues for many years before becoming enthralled with folk music, starting to attend folk sessions and beginning to write songs in a modern folk style. Now teamed with Karl Robins, a multi-instrumentalist, singer and writer from Northumberland, she has performed at several of the fantastic Costa Del Folk events and at festivals and clubs across Britain.
Singers & Musicians Night
2nd August 2018
£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.
Edwina Hayes
9th August 2018
£9 in advance / £10 on the door / Students half price
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Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
With her international reputation for beautifully written songs, choice covers, charming stage presence and angelic vocals Edwina is a local lass made very good. She has toured with artists as diverse as Van Morrison, Gretchen Peters and Nanci Griffith (who said “the sweetest voice in England”) but her gentle folk-Americana is at its best in an intimate venue like ours
Crookes Folk Club Special
16th August 2018
£5 advance / £6 on the door
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Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
Four of our Black Swan resident singers have been invited to perform at the well-established Crookes Folk Club in Sheffield in June. This reciprocal visit brings to York the South Yorkshire trio Dogwood Rose (Michael Richards, Judy Clifford, Kiri Smith: pictured) and soloists Julia Waldron, Paul Pearson and Welsh Geoff. Come along and give them a listen.
The Heathen Kings
23rd August 2018
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Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
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Singers & Musicians Night
30th August 2018
£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.
Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar
6th September 2018
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Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
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Billy Mitchell
13th September 2018
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Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
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The Askew Sisters
20th September 2018
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Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
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Singers & Musicians Night
27th September 2018
£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.
Sherburn, Bartley & Sanders
4th October 2018
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Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
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(NCEM Concert) Jon Boden
8th October 2018
National Centre for Early Music, Walmgate, YO1 9TL
This concert takes place at the National Centre for Early Music, Walmgate, YO1 9TL.
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Rachel Newton
11th October 2018
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Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
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Jack Rutter
18th October 2018
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Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
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(NCEM Concert) Talisk
23rd October 2018
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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.
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Singers & Musicians Night
25th October 2018
£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.
Jim Moray
1st November 2018
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Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
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(NCEM Concert) Daoiri Farrell
6th November 2018
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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.
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Kim Lowings & The Greenwood
8th November 2018
www.kimlowings.com
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Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
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Ange Hardy
15th November 2018
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Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
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(NCEM Concert) Siobhan Miller
19th November 2018
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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.
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Singers & Musicians Night
22nd November 2018
£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.
Steve Tilston
29th November 2018
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Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
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Tim Edey
6th December 2018
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Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
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Dave Burland & The Awkward Squad
13th December 2018
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Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York
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(NCEM Concert) Emily Smith's Songs For Christmas
18th December 2018
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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.
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Folk Club Christmas Party
20th December 2018
Free
Black Swan, Peasholme Green, York