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.
Unfortunately after much consideration we decided not to go ahead with our planned Christmas event at the National Centre for Early Music and we have now moved both the Eliza Carthy and Restitute Band and Grace Petrie concerts, due to take place at the Crescent Club in York, to later in the New Year. Eliza Carthy to September 8th 2021 and Grace Petrie to October 25th 2021.
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The last Black Swan 'Virtual' Folk Club for 2020 was uploaded onto our You Tube channel with links from this website last Thursday (December 17th) and that will be the last 'Virtual' club for this year. We're taking a couple of Thursdays off now but will resume with the Black Swan 'Virtual' Folk Club on Thursday January 7th 2021. All the 'virtual' clubs that we've posted in 2020 are still available via this website or by going directly to our YouTube channel Black Swan Folk Club York UK. The 'Virtual' folk clubs feature 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.
Hopefully, early in 2021, we'll have some positive news about more upcoming 'live' events.
Until then have a Happy Christmas and let's all look forward to a better New Year.
Stay safe, a few metres apart, keep washing your hands and where appropriate please wear a mask.


21st January 2021 - Virtual Folk Club: Burns Night

We have quite a laid back selection tonight on the 'Virtual' club with a mix of local and National artists. It's Burns Night in a few days so we've included a few performers from North of the Border, Kris Drever, Jamie McClennan who performs twice, with his compatriot in the James Brothers, James Fagan and with Emily Smith. We also have songs from Cottingham Not So Live, Paul Culkin, Sharon Garner and Stan Graham, plus a lovely song from another high profile duo Hilary James and Simon Mayor.

Coming up this week...

Concert at the Crescent - ELIZA CARTHY new date Wed September 8th 2021
Sunday 24th January 2021
ELIZA CARTHY new date Wed September 8th 2021 Photo