Folk Music in Birmingham
Like a dabble in the local woodland on a crisp Autumn evening, Folk music is really rather grand. Boasting a fluttering of melodies and community spirit, there are plenty of places in the city to check our local folk names and chart sensations alike, be you in a mahogany clad local boozer or a booming Birmingham music venue. Check out our recommendations for the best places to find folk music in Birmingham, nab your ukulele and get on down to a night of foot stompin' sounds and good ol' fashioned fun.
Last updated on 15th May 2016
Home to some pretty hefty folk names, The Institute is a music venue in the city that has the sound system to match even the most generous of electronic washboards and ukulele's. Whilst folk is not the sole aim of their musical game, be sure to keep an eye on event proceedings as The Institute invite some of the biggest names in the folk business for booming jolly's of awesome proportions. Prepare to dosey do you're funky little folk heart out.
Whilst many music venues in Birmingham boast a plethora of styles and genres, it's at ORT where you're sure to find soothing folk melodies nearly every night of the week. With their laid-back coffee shop cool and barrage of lyrical local names and songwriters lining up to play those wholesome yet intimate venue, it's just the time to grab a cheeky late night bevvie and enjoy the haze of local folk musicians.
Okay, we get it, a comedy club in Birmingham probably isn't the first place you're going to look for a folk gig in the city, but give Glee a chance now will you? A more intimate gig space with no more that 200 seated at a push, Glee Club is an inviting and premium gig space that have seen a cool selection of folk musicians stream through their doors.
A jammy little music venue in the heart of Kings Heath, The Hare and Hounds is a historic little hot spot in Birmingham where some truly grand folk musicians have taken to their fun and intimate gig space. Boasting folk nights that will leave you dripping and giddy, The Hare and Hounds is a fun time pub where laid back party people make the effort to enjoy great live music.
Head down to The Prince of Wales in Moseley on any given night and you won't be hard pushed to find a selection of tousled tache's and guitars strapped to backs. Known for their improvised folk sessions, booming local bands and fun time folk feel, The Prince of Wales boast the very best of what folk music has to offer, from hearty party spirits to dreamy Sunday afternoons where a ukulele takes the centre stage in their wholly unique beer garden.