Black Swan Inn

Black Swan Inn
Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR
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Blonde On Bob's Xmas Bash 2018

4 piece band BLONDE on BOB present their annual Xmas celebration of the music of Bob Dylan with special guests Freewheelin'(Graham Hodge, Billy Bills. Geoff Earp)

Fri 28 Dec

£9.90 / 01904 632922

The Churchfitters

This is a madcap multi-instrumental folk band like no other, one of the most exuberant, energetic and entertaining acts we host. Witness a bass guitar made out of a frying pan, or heart wrenching vocals accompanied by musical saw, or foot-stompingly fast fiddle mixed with funk-rock bouzouki. Shows by this Anglo-French…

Thu 7 Mar 2019

£13.20 some concessions / 01904 632922

Dan Walsh & Alistair Anderson

This exciting cross-generational partnership gave us a truly memorable performance five years ago and we are delighted to bring them back. Alistair is of course a celebrated Northumbrian piper, concertina player and composer, while Dan is one of the finest young banjo players in Britain, as well as a superb singer and…

Thu 21 Feb 2019

£13.20 some concessions / 01904 632922

Dave Burland & The Awkward Squad

For our end-of-year special, who better than one of our all-time favourite singers? Dave's rich and mellow vocal tones and his distinctive guitar style are augmented tonight by Dave Fisher on vocals, keyboards, lap steel and pedal steel guitars and Bryan Ledgard on vocals and percussion. Together they perform a collection…

Thu 13 Dec

£12.10 some concessions / 01904 632922

Duncan Mcfarlane & Anne Brivonese

With a well justified reputation for exuberant live performance (as regularly enjoyed with his full band at our Folk Weekends) Duncan is always a popular guest. He writes great songs in the folk idiom and mixes them with choice traditional and modern covers. A stylish guitarist, he is joined by regular foil Anne on fiddle…

Thu 14 Feb 2019

£8.80 some concessions / 01904 632922

Grace Petrie

Folk music from the Leicester based singer-songwriter and guitarist.

Thu 9 May 2019

£11 some concessions / 01904 632922

The Jenny Sturgeon Trio

Making an auspicious York debut, this Shetland-based singer writes songs rich with imagery, inspired by folklore, history and the natural world. She brings together the old and new with a rare skill" said one review. Jenny also plays in the critically acclaimed alt-folk band Salt House, while in her own trio she is joined…

Thu 21 Mar 2019

£11 some concessions / 01904 632922

Jez Lowe

Jez is an outstanding songwriter and performer in the folk world, and a leading musical ambassador for his native North East England. His ceaseless touring has brought him to our club room many times over the last 40 years and it is always a pleasure to welcome him back. Early booking advised!

Thu 10 Jan 2019

£12.10 some concessions / 01904 632922

The Jon Palmer Acoustic Band

This Otley-based folk, roots and rock & roll combo gave us a great debut show in 2016, so we had no hesitation in inviting them back for a re-match. The line-up is guitars, mandolin, double bass, violin and percussion, with Jon Palmer their songwriter and lead singer, joined by Nick Settle, Wendy Ross, Roy Whyke…

Thu 17 Jan 2019

£9.90 some concessions / 01904 632922

The Local Honeys

Kentucky singers Linda Jean Stokley (fiddle) and Montana Hobbs (banjo) fuse Appalachian and blue-grass folk traditions and are dedicated to the preservation of old songs and tunes, alongside creating new music within those traditions. They can certainly tear into hard driving fiddle tunes, sing the high lonesome sound…

Thu 24 Jan 2019

£9.90 some concessions / 01904 632922

Mairearad Green & Anna Massie

Let's welcome back these great Scottish singers and players. Mairearad (Poozies, King Creosote) on accordion and bagpipes and Anna (Blazin' Fiddles, RANT) on guitar, banjo and fiddle make up a captivating duo, their high energy performances displaying an almost telepathic interplay, tempered by a warm and friendly stage…

Thu 11 Apr 2019

£12.10 some concessions / 01904 632922

Nidd Plus Don't Feed The Peacocks

This Young Bands Double Bill features an array of super talented musicians from northern England who met through the National Youth Folk Ensemble. Nidd comprise Kerran Cotterell on guitar, Owen Spafford on fiddle and Ellen McGovern on flute and Uilleann pipes, while Owen is also in Don't Feed The Peacocks (pictured)…

Thu 4 Apr 2019

£8.80 some concessions / 01904 632922


Award-winning Dorset duo Jon Whitley and Jay La Bouchardiere are impressing audiences across England with their innovative take on the folk tradition. Combining skilled musicianship with breathtaking vocal harmonies, they deliver great original songs inspired by landscape and history, alongside distinctively reworked…

Thu 7 Feb 2019

£11 some concessions / 01904 632922

Pilgrims' Way

With influences from early music through Playford and Morris to prog rock, soul, and pop, this band feeds folk music through their unique steam driven sound-mincing engine! Ed Beasant (melodeon), Tom Kitching (fiddle) and multi-instrumentalist Jon Loomes are joined by Jude Rees, ex Isambarde (oboe, vocals) and Heather…

Thu 23 May 2019

£11 some concessions / 01904 632922

Rosie Hodgson & Rowan Piggott

Rosie is a singer, guitarist and songwriter from Sussex who grew up surrounded by traditional music and is a former BBC Young Folk Award finalist, while fiddle-singer Rowan grew up likewise on the west coast of Ireland, where his father is a member of De Dannan. He now lives in England and amongst many other projects…

Thu 2 May 2019

£9.90 some concessions / 01904 632922

Songs From The Heart - Ray Cooper And White Sail

A very special evening of music with beautiful and original songs from legendary singer-songwriter Ray Cooper and alt-folk trio White Sail. Both Ray and White Sail will be playing material from their new albums in the candle-lit Wolfe Room in York's historic Black Swan. Tickets £10 or £12 on the door.

Wed 13 Feb 2019

£11 / 01904 632922


This young man's guitar playing has been hailed as superb, brilliant, intricate and faultless and his singing is also top notch. He certainly impressed us on his previous visit, in 2014, when he had barely turned twenty. Sunjay's repertoire spans blues, folk and pop material plus originals, and he is a natural performer…

Thu 25 Apr 2019

£9.90 some concessions / 01904 632922

Yan Tan Tether

One of several great folk acts from lively Otley, Rosie Knighton, Tess Leslie and Lynne O'Malley have built a glowing reputation around Yorkshire. While they do play instruments such as banjo, guitar and fiddle, their hallmark is beautiful acapella arrangements of traditional and modern folk songs, with spine-tingling…

Thu 14 Mar 2019

£8.80 some concessions / 01904 632922

Ye Vagabonds

Brothers Brían and Diarmuid Mac Gloinn create beautiful harmony rich folk music, influenced by Irish traditional music, Appalachian singing, and the 1960's folk revival. Raised in Carlow and now resident in Dublin, they have become a staple of the vibrant live music and session scene in Ireland, playing their own original…

Thu 30 May 2019

£9.90 some concessions / 01904 632922

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