A One-man Folk Industry

Pete Coe press photo high resolution
Photo: Judith Burrows


IT’S ARRIVED – My new CD   “The man in the red van”   will be launched at The Malthouse in Rishworth HX6 4QB on 10 May, starting at 8 p.m.

Please come along to the launch party where I’ll be performing a few songs from the CD and, believe it or not, signed copies of “The man in the red van” will be available to buy! Friends, musicians, singers and dancers are especially welcome to come along and make the party swing. Look at the invitation HERE…..

You can buy a copy from my DISCOGRAPHY page…


****** Newly discovered – Pete cleans out his attic to find treasure……. READ MORE…..


I’m now in my 46th year as a professional folk musician, and after a bit of a rest over the winter I’m out there playing again, up and down the country.

Click HERE for a summary of my gigs in Spring and Summer 2017, or go to my Tour Dates & Events page. I hope to see you somewhere along the road.


Pete Coe has had more than 50 years of music making on the English folk scene. His contributions include traditional song research, song writing in traditional style, the founding of several seminal bands, plus solo and duo performances, dance calling, recording, field research, local folk activism in Ryburn Three Step and teaching at various levels.

He was the founder member and visionary force behind three particularly ground breaking groups – The New Victory Band, Bandoggs and Red Shift – all of which brought something new to the folk scene.


EFDSS Gold Badge Award – On Wednesday 16 November Pete and Sue Coe received their Gold Badge awards from the English Folk Dance and Song Society (EFDSS) presented by the Chair of the EFDSS Board, Alistair Anderson. READ MORE…….




Click on the festival name for the Youtube Shepley and Cheltenham Folk Festival performances.