Black Swan Inn

Black Swan Inn
Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR
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Andy Irvine

To quote his own song, this legendary Irish singer never tires of the road. Andy has been one of our most consistently popular guests over the years and surely needs no further introduction here. Early booking is strongly advised.

Thu 26 Apr

£14.30 some concessions / 01904 632922

Black Swan Folk Club 40th Anniversary Night

In 1978 a group of music loving students moved their regular folk gathering from the York University campus into town and chose the Black Swan Inn. And so our club was born. Join us to celebrate forty years and well over 2,000 events! Paul Buckley, a professional guitarist now living in Ireland, was one of those students…

Thu 29 Mar

£5.50 / 01904 632922

Charity Folk Evening In Aid Of Seeability

York songwriter Stan Graham, the Black Swan Folk Club's house band "supergroup" Ramshackle and Dorset singer-songwriter Nigel Waite join forces to raise funds for SeeAbility, a 200-year-old registered charity that supports people with sight loss and multiple disabilities, including learning and physical disabilities…

Sun 15 Apr

£5.50 / 01904 632922

Clive Gregson

A happy return for this celebrated guitarist, singer and songwriter whose long career includes Any Trouble, the Richard Thompson band, the sublime Christine Collister duo and work with Eddi Reader, Nanci Griffith et al. Clive continues to write great songs and is always an inspiring live performer so let's welcome him…

Thu 21 Jun

£12.10 some concessions / 01904 632922

Finn Collinson Plus Clarke Camilleri

Our annual "New Roots" double bill of young performers. From East Anglia, Finn Collinson (pictured) has the recorder as his main instrument but he also plays mandolin, cello, bouzouki and guitar and has shared stages with acts such as Bellowhead and The Young'uns. Clarke Camilleri hails from Nottingham and is a…

Thu 22 Mar

£8.80 some concessions / 01904 632922

Hannah James & Claudia Schwab

A Double Headline show, in which award-winning singer and accordion player Hannah (Lady Maisery, Maddy Prior Trio, JigDoll and other projects) is joined by Claudia, an eclectic Austrian-born fiddle player, singer and composer now based in Ireland. We can expect solo sets and some exciting joint numbers.

Thu 24 May

£11 some concessions / 01904 632922

Kitty Macfarlane

Kitty is a young Somerset-based songwriter whose compelling lyrics combine honest snapshots of everyday humanity with the bigger questions that have occupied minds and voices for centuries. A strong singer and an able guitarist, she has picked up lots of favourable notices lately. An outstanding debut said fRoots of her…

Thu 3 May

£8.80 some concessions / 01904 632922

Nancy Kerr

Long celebrated as a skilled interpreter of traditional music and more recently praised as a composer of startlingly original new folk songs, Nancy was BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year in 2015. Armed with fiddle, viola and guitar, she now embarks on her first entirely solo tour of intimate smaller venues like ours. Not…

Thu 14 Jun

£13.20 some concessions / 01904 632922

Rachel Dawick

Dividing her time between New Zealand and UK, Rachel has been an occasional but always welcome visitor to York. She is a lovely singer and a writer of storytelling songs of an almost theatrical bent, as in her Boundary Riders project about NZ's pioneer women or the forthcoming Penny Plain, about the 1840s London poor of…

Thu 12 Apr

£8.80 some concessions / 01904 632922

Roisin Ban

This Yorkshire-based Celtic folk band now comprises Steve Lacey (guitar, mandolin, banjo), Chris Dyson (fiddle), Paddy Heffron (melodeon, sean nos dance) and our old friend Gordon Tyrrall (guitar, flute, vocals). We look forward to a night of beautifully performed mainly traditional songs and tunes from Ireland, Scotland…

Thu 5 Apr

£9.90 some concessions / 01904 632922

Rosie Hood & Cohen Braithwaite-kilcoyne

A Double Header show with two rising young folk stars doing a mix of solo pieces and collaborations. Previously enjoyed in York with the Dovetail Trio, Rosie is a captivating singer whose 2017 debut CD was widely praised, while we already know and admire Cohen's singing and concertina and melodeon playing from the band…

Thu 10 May

£9.90 some concessions / 01904 632922

Student Performers Showcase

Tonight we hand the club over to some of our younger supporters: current York students and recent graduates, together with their musical friends. Amongst the excellent singers and players taking part will be BELLA GAFFNEY & POLLY BOLTON, TOM McKENZIE, MATTHEW MASON, TILLY MOSES and CRISPIN HALCROW. Our club was…

Thu 12 Apr

£8.80 some concessions / 01904 632922

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