Black Swan Inn

Black Swan Inn
Peasholme Green, York, YO1 7PR

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Allan Taylor

One of the last of the travelling troubadours of the 1960s, Allan ranks amongst our most literate and accomplished of acoustic songsmiths. His compositions are faultlessly constructed and flawlessly performed, his smooth, dark voice is instantly recognisable and his guitar playing is intricate yet full-sounding. Always a…

Thu 9 Feb 2017

£11 some concessions / 01904 632922

Blonde On Bob's Xmas Bash 2016

4 piece band BLONDE ON BOB present their annual celebration of the music of the legendary singer-songwriter. Also on the bill FREEWHEELIN' plus festive fun. 'Nothin' But Dylan'.

Thu 29 Dec

Brooks Williams

Lauded as one of the top acoustic guitarists of all time, this UK-based American musician makes his third solo visit to the Black Swan. Brooks wows audiences worldwide with his silky voice, hook-laden songs, and rollicking acoustic and resonator slide guitars, delivering deep and intense interpretations of classic blues…

Thu 8 Dec

£13.20 some concessions / 01904 632922

The Churchfitters

This is a madcap multi-instrumental folk band like no other, quite simply one of the most exuberant, energetic and entertaining acts we regularly 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. If…

Thu 2 Mar 2017

£13.20 some concessions / 01904 632922

Debra Cowan

This excellent New England singer blends Celtic and Appalachian influences on a wide repertoire of traditional and contemporary folk songs, some acapella, others with guitar. Debra always impresses with her vocal clarity, warmth and agility, and her respect for the words and melodies she offers, alongside a friendly and…

Thu 6 Apr 2017

£8.80 some concessions / 01904 632922

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Double Bill - Yan Tan Tether Plus Bric-a-brac

A Double Bill Easter holiday treat for you! Bric-a-Brac are an adventurous young folk quartet in which York student and occasional Black Swan floor singer/guitarist Bella Gaffney is joined by fiddle, mandolin, whistle and bass, while Yan Ten Tether are a delightful female acapella trio, based in Otley but also counting a…

Thu 13 Apr 2017

£8.80 some concessions / 01904 632922

Flossie Malavialle

This French-born singer now living in NE England has become a much loved performer at clubs and festivals across Britain, including ours. Her wide repertoire (old folk songs to jazz standards, blues numbers to Piaf and Brel classics), her powerful yet sensitive singing and her exuberant stage banter combine to give us…

Thu 26 Jan 2017

£9.90 some concessions / 01904 632922

Geoff Lakeman

Geoff is a Devonian singer and duet concertina player and the father of folk stars Sean, Sam and Seth. He plays an intriguing mix of folk song, Americana and 20s jazz and we happily booked him after an impressive Singers Night spot last year.

Thu 16 Feb 2017

£8.80 some concessions / 01904 632922

Gilmore & Roberts

Katriona (fiddle, mandolin) and Jamie (guitar) combine astounding musicianship with strong song-writing and trademark harmonies to create a powerful wall of sound. They have done great things since first playing here as students all of 10 years ago three BBC Folk Award nominations, touring with Fairport and much, much more.

Thu 20 Apr 2017

£11 some concessions / 01904 632922

Jackie Oates With Mike Cosgrave

This singer and fiddle player has won multiple awards and accolades over the last fifteen years, with her unique treatments of English ballads and her pure, haunting singing style establishing her at the forefront of the new folk revival. With a young family limiting her ability to tour, we were delighted that Jackie…

Thu 15 Dec

£13.20 some concessions / 01904 632922

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Jackie Oates With Tristan Seume

This singer and fiddle player has won multiple awards and accolades over the last fifteen years, with her unique treatments of English ballads and her pure, haunting singing style establishing her at the forefront of the new folk revival. With a young family limiting her ability to tour, we were delighted that Jackie…

Thu 15 Dec

£13.20 some concessions / 01904 632922

Jim Causley

An acclaimed singer for over a decade and nominated no fewer than five times in BBC Folk Awards, Jim finally makes a York solo debut. Expect a rich baritone voice and a wide repertoire of traditional songs, many from his native West Country, plus originals and settings of poems by relative Charles Causley, mainly…

Thu 16 Mar 2017

£9.90 some concessions / 01904 632922

Jimmy Aldridge & Sid Goldsmith

These debut visitors are building a solid reputation on the folk scene for their arresting and moving performances. The songs, both traditional and original, are always given centre stage, brought to life with sensitive arrangements (mostly for guitar and banjo) and stunning vocals. Above all, there is an integrity that…

Thu 11 May 2017

£9.90 some concessions / 01904 632922

The Kaela Rowan Band

A SUNDAY NIGHT SCOTTISH FOLK SPECIAL. Named Gaelic Singer of the Year in 2016, Kaela was the lead vocalist in Mouth Music and has worked with artists like Eliza Carthy, Karen Matheson and Shooglenifty. Singing in both Gaelic and English, she is joined tonight by Shoogles' guitarist Ewan MacPherson and percussionist James…

Sun 12 Feb 2017

£12.10 / 01904 632922

Kieran Halpin

Kieran is one of our perennial favourites this will be something like his 14th solo appearance! He is an exceptional songwriter, widely covered by other artists, and a dynamic performer, his skills honed by 35 years on the road across Europe and beyond. Powerful, passionate, intimate and intense, Kieran lives every song…

Thu 23 Mar 2017

£11 some concessions / 01904 632922

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Martin Carthy (thursday Performance)

The doyen of English folk singers surely needs little introduction here. Martin somehow remains intensely active well into his sixth decade as a performer. Enjoy him on the second of two nights here, at his solo best, in the intimate folk club setting which he has championed throughout his long and illustrious career.

Thu 12 Jan 2017

£15.40 some concessions / 01904 632922

Martin Carthy (wednesday Performance)

The doyen of English folk singers surely needs little introduction here. Martin somehow remains intensely active well into his sixth decade as a performer. Enjoy him on the first of two nights here, at his solo best, in the intimate folk club setting which he has championed throughout his long and illustrious career.

Wed 11 Jan 2017

£15.40 some concessions / 01904 632922

Tania Opland & Mike Freeman

Tania (Alaska) and Mike (England) tour the world with an eclectic mix of songs in several languages and music played on a vast array of instruments: hammered dulcimer, guitar, recorders, violin, flute, cittern, hurdy-gurdy, percussion, etc. All is presented with wit and style and for the musically open-minded a great…

Thu 27 Apr 2017

£9.90 some concessions / 01904 632922

Two's Company Plus Jack Patchett

This year our New Roots young performers showcase features two Yorkshire-based acts. Jack is a 21 year old singer-songwriter from Holmfirth whose songs and performance style are rich and complex at the same time as being engaging and emotionally touching, while Two's Company are Alice Baillie and David Jenkinson from…

Thu 19 Jan 2017

£8.80 some concessions / 01904 632922

Vin Garbutt (friday Performance)

This legendary singer and entertainer could easily fill our larger concert venue but prefers to return for two nights to the intimacy of our small club room. These should be magical and memorable evenings!

Fri 19 May 2017

£14.30 some concessions / 01904 632922

Vin Garbutt (thursday Performance)

This legendary singer and entertainer could easily fill our larger concert venue but prefers to return for two nights to the intimacy of our small club room. These should be magical and memorable evenings!

Thu 18 May 2017

£14.30 some concessions / 01904 632922

Worry Dolls

London-based Zoe Nicol and Rosie Jones form this brilliantly quirky alt-Americana / country duo, touring to promote their first full album of co-written songs, recorded recently in Nashville. They play guitar, banjo and ukulele and both sing, offering what R2 Magazine has described as "great harmonies and stirring…

Thu 23 Feb 2017

£9.90 some concessions / 01904 632922

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