Coffin folk

Award-winning Birmingham museum to showcase local folk artists.

For the first time, the award-winning Coffin Works museum, Birmingham’s newest heritage attraction, will welcome four talented folk and roots performers for a live music event.

On 23rd July, from 6pm, as part of the Jewellery Quarter Festival, the Coffin Works will throw open its courtyard to welcome Mike Weaver, Leon Gormley, Ashland and Dominic Crane, most of whom hail from the city itself.

Tonia Collett, Operations Manager for the Coffin Works, said: “We’re so pleased to be welcoming these amazing artists to the Coffin Works for our first ever folk evening! Birmingham has such a lively and exciting music scene; it’s a great thing for us to form even a tiny part of it. And it will be a pleasure to hear the performers in our wonderful courtyard setting.”

Mike Weaver is a singer/songwriter who writes and performs his own music, organises folk music events and runs the highly successful Armandaleg music website, promoting folk gigs throughout the Midlands and South West. He has worked with Ange Hardy and supported Irish folk legends Tir na nOg and Steve Ashley, among others.

Birmingham-based Ashland, formed in 2015, are made up of Kathryn Marsh (vocals) and David Sutherland (guitar/vocals) and have supported the highly-acclaimed Ange Hardy and folk legend Steve Tilston since then.

Leon Gormley can often be found performing in and around Birmingham. He has previously supported BBC Folk Award winner Emily Portman.

Closing the night will be Dominic Crane, a Moseley Folk regular. He has been compared to the likes of John Lennon and Neil Finn, and will be joining as part of his current #SoNouveauRetro season.

Tickets are priced at £5 per person, available via the Coffin Works or via for £5.50. For more information, visit the Coffin Works website or email Tonia via