Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary

Le Vent du Nord - BOOKING OPEN NOW!

Tuesday 19th October 2021

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Show of Hands - The Best One Yet

Thursday 28th October 2021

St Mary's Arts Centre, Sandwich

Declan O'Rourke

Friday 12th November

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican

Saturday 20th November 2021

Colyer-Fergusson Room, Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Usher's Island

Sunday 28th November 2021

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Please see the Show of Hands diary page for an update re the forthcoming tour. 

Folk in the Barn - Gulbenkian - Covid Requirements

Seating will be back to normal levels.
Gulbenkian will be bringing in COVID Pass checks for all audience members attending indoor events at our venue. We’ll also be asking visiting companies to show COVID passes on arrival. This is to keep audiences, staff and visiting companies safe.
A Covid Pass involves showing proof of one of the following:
1. Proof of negative lateral flow (test must be taken within 24 prior to the event)
or 2. Proof of full vaccination (2nd dose to have been received no less than 14 days prior to event) via NHS Passport
or 3. Proof of immunity via PCR test

For more information including how to get a COVID pass please visit the NHS website: "
If you don't have the NHS app Covid pass, if you bring your proof of vaccination card, that will suffice. 
The reception will be open early (for food from 5pm) and there is plenty of seating outside now too. It might be a good idea to allow a bit of extra time to arrive in good time before the show. 

Mask wearing is not compulsory but strongly advised (unless eating and drinking obvs).  Venue staff will be wearing masks (as will we).  I realise the risks now are vastly reduced, and that the local data is looking very good, but I want to be extra sure that every person in attendance is as safe from harm as possible, especially the artists, who haven't been able to work for so long and rely on touring to make a living.  Up on stage facing the audience, they are in potentially the most vulnerable position of all. 

Folk in the Barn – you’re what we artists call ‘Blue Chip’ promoters – Chris Wood

We all really enjoyed the gig and feel well and truly privileged to have worked with such a professional and friendly team. Joe's B and B was superb too! -  Elbow Jane

I can't imagine life without Folk in the Barn now! It has provided a lovely focus for hearing new music and performers, in beautiful settings. I can honestly say I have enjoyed each gig I have been to and now have a great collection of cd's to prove it. Angela Barnes

A vital part of preserving the rich heritage of traditional music in Britain is enabling people to see and hear that music played live, and so be inspired to learn more about the music and play it themselves. Folk in the Barn is an outstanding example of the courage and commitment required to ensure that our unique musical heritage not only survives but can grow and continue to develop. Chris Shilling

Huge congratulations to ALL concerned with FITB. Truly the best thing regarding original live music to have happened to Kent for many a year. Thank you so much for bringing us such wonderful artists, time and time again Arcelia

Big thanks to Folk in the Barn for continuing to hunt out and lure to the depths of East Kent, exciting and inspiring performers. Gregory Alan Isakov, his band and the support artist he brought with him were all amazing!!  Danni