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lets meet and listen to folk music at the Red Lion in Shirley

This is a great hidden gem in the folk scene, this months its The John Richards Band

Support - Carrick, Simon Coverdale

John Richards has been one of the Folk Scene’s most successful singer-songwriters since Robin Dransfield covered Did you like the Battle Sir? in 1973. Fairport Convention, Show of Hands, Damien Barber, Bill Caddick, Paul Downes , Michael Black, Bram Taylor and a long list of folk club artists have been performing his songs on the clubs and festival scene. In 2004 John formed the new John Richards Band. They have as their foundation songs, created by John, which move the heart with their beauty and the mind with their tremendous lyrics. The arrangements are stunning and they feature a wide range of instruments together with great singing and lovely harmonies. For a preview have a look at

Support will be provided by the excellent duo Carrick and club favourite Simon Coverdale.

Tickets are £5 each (if you havent already purchased them at the previous gig) you can reserve tickets by email to [masked]. Any unsold tickets will be available on the door but advance reservation is strongly recommended as the capacity of the room is limited.

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  • Mike N.

    Great band and great company.

    1 · April 20, 2013

  • Nysrat

    Hi Debbie did come at 7, waited until 7:25 and then left, just got home to read this message..... :(

    April 19, 2013

    • debbie a.

      I am sorry. ...we must have just missed you. We arrived about 7.25. A couple of members were at the red lion a lot earlier than 7.25 but you may not have known them. Once again sorry x

      April 19, 2013

    • Nysrat

      Not to worry Debbie, am in my PJ's now..... Next time, see you guys soon and enjoy x

      April 19, 2013

  • Mike N.

    See there at about 7.

    April 19, 2013

  • debbie a.

    I am sorry David and I are running late...we will aim to be there for 7.30

    April 19, 2013

  • David R.

    Hi everyone. It's probably best if we meet in the back room where the show will be. That gives us a better chance of getting seats. Debbie and I will aim to get there nice and early, so look out for us.

    April 17, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Planning to attend. Will be getting train to Solihull and probably taxi to the pub if anyone wants to share taxi there or back.

    April 13, 2013

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