Black Swan Folk Club
The Black Swan Inn

Covid-19 Update

The folk club at The Black Swan continues to remain closed for the time being due to the current health crisis.
There's been a lot of postponing, rescheduling and postponing again on the gig front, but at the moment we do have some live folk music dates to look forward to later this year, with Jon Boden, Della Mae(USA), Eliza Carthy. John Smith, Grace Petrie, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman among them. For updates check out the club programme on this website, keep your eyes on our Facebook and Twitter pages, and sign up to our mailing list by dropping us a line to .
Meanwhile the Black Swan 'Virtual' Folk Club continues with a new playlist every Thursday from 7pm. Watch from this website or from our You Tube channel Black Swan Folk Club York UK.
Stay safe and keep well. Hoping to see you all again soon
-The Black Swan Folk Club


4th March 2021 - Virtual Folk Club: Carrivick Sisters and John Smith

Black Swan Folk Club founder Paul Buckley. now living in Ireland, starts off Black Swan Folk Club this week. Paul last guested at the club in March 2018 for our 40th anniversary celebrations. On this clip Paul is accompanied by the late Johnny Dickinson, sadly missed and guest of the club on several occasions plus another old friend Clive Carroll who'll be entertaining us again in 2022. Still with 2018 we have a clip of club resident Toni Bunnell performing one of her own songs at that year's Folk Weekend . We haven't seen the Carrivick Sisters at the club since 2018 either. Here we have Charlotte with a couple of fine instrumentals before being joined by sister Laura for a version of Katy Dear. Singer-songwriter John Smith finishes off with 3 songs. We are presenting John in concert at the National Centre for Early Music in York on September 29th.

Coming up this week...