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. Due to the new 'lockdown' we unfortunately have had to cancel our November concerts with Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman at the National Centre for Early Music in York. Ticket refunds are available from the NCEM box office. We're hoping to put a new date in for Kathryn and Sean during autumn next year.
Meanwhile we're hoping to have a Christmas event and more dates are still being planned for 2021. Updates will appear on this website, on our Facebook and Twitter pages and in our regular mail out. If you want to be on the mailing list send an email to
Please don't forget the Black Swan 'Virtual' Folk Club available on our YouTube channel (Black Swan Folk Club York UK) which 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.
Meanwhile stay safe, a few metres apart, keep washing your hands and where appropriate wear a mask.


26th November 2020 - Virtual Folk Club: Dave Gunning

Canadian singer-songwriter Dave Gunning played in concert for us a few years ago and we were due a return visit this month, which unfortunately was not to be. Dave will be with us we're sure sometime next year. Meanwhile here he is with 4 of his own songs for the 'Virtual' club. Already postponed from last April we've had to once again move the upcoming Eliza Carthy and Restitute concert scheduled for January onto September 8th next year. To compensate for the longer wait here's some powerful footage of Eliza with the Wayward Band. Beginning this week's 'Virtual' club are club residents Steve and Dee Marshall with a Julie Matthew's song Crane Driver.

Coming up this week...

Thursday 3rd December 2020