Black Swan Folk Club
The Black Swan Inn

Covid-19 Update

The folk club at The Black Swan remains closed for the time being due to the current health crisis but we are starting to put a few things together which are the start of our journey back to regular live music. First off on Thursday October 15 th Chris While and Julie Matthews are doing a special on-line concert exclusively for the Black Swan Folk Club. You can buy your tickets from this link
On Tuesday November 17th Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman are performing 2 'live' concerts for us at the National Centre for Early Music in York at 6pm and 8-30pm. There will of course be limited seating and it really helps if bookings are made in groups of 4 wherever possible. Tickets at
More events are being planned.
Please don't forget the Black Swan 'Virtual' Folk Club available on our YouTube channel (Black Swan Folk Club York UK) continues with a new club session posted every Thurs evening. Go to the Playlist for the date that you want to watch. If you haven't visited our 'virtual' club it features performances from familiar faces who regularly fill the guest spot at the club as well as clips from resident singers and performers. It really helps us if you subscribe to our channel when you're watching. More updates will follow. Meanwhile stay safe ,a few metres apart, keep washing your hands and where appropriate wear a mask.

While the club's closed we're organising a Black Swan Virtual Folk Club on YouTube. The club nights are being uploaded as a series of Playlists with a new one every Thursday.
Go to the Playlists section in our You Tube channel, or our Virtual Folk Club Page


22nd October 2020 - Virtual Folk Club: Sam Kelly and Jamie Francis

Sam Kelly and Jamie Francis were scheduled to be guests at the Black Swan Folk Club at the beginning of this month, but the gig of course didn't happen. Never mind we have 6 clips of them performing songs for our 'Virtual' Club this evening. Starting off the club tonight are Pilgrim's Way who last performed live for us in May 2019. Hopefully we'll be seeing both them and Sam and Jamie in person at the club in the not too distant future. Following Pilgrim's Way is Sharon Garner with a fine version of 'First Cut is the Deepest'.

Coming up this week...