Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary

The Young'uns Supported by The Hut People

Sunday 22 October 2017

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

Breabach

Saturday 28th October 2017

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Martyn Joseph

Sunday 5th November 2017

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

Elephant Sessions

Sunday 12th November 2017

The Lounge, CCCU SU, St George's Place, Canterbury

Steeleye Span

Saturday 18th November 2017

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

GIG DIARY ARCHIVE

Albion Christmas Band


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm Tickets  £18 Students £10 Box office 01227 769075 Book Online HERE The Albion Christmas Band Founder of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and The Albion Band, Ashley Hutchings is joined on stage by Kellie While, Simon Care and Simon Nicol, for an even...Read more >>

St Agnes Fountain


Doors 6.45pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £18 online £19.50 offline (cash or cheque  in advance) £21 on the door    01227 831493     Ten years ago we took a chance on a Folky Christmas Show.  Since then ‘The Aggies’ as th...Read more >>

Cara Dillon - Upon a Winter's Night


7.30pm start Tickets  £20 full price £15 12-25 years Box Office:   01227 769075   boxoffice@kent.ac.uk     Book Online HERE Folk in the Barn are pleased to invite the exceptional Cara Dillon back to Canterbury for a  nig...Read more >>

Peggy & AJ


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £12 Online £13 Offline £14 On the Door   £6 Under 18s    An Evening of Mirth and Mischief When musical virtuoso Dave Pegg, sporting decades of experience in bands such as Fairport Convention and Jethro Tull ...Read more >>

Steeleye Span


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm Tickets Full price £25.50 Box Office:   01227 769075   boxoffice@kent.ac.uk    Book Online HERE No self-respecting Folk Rock promoter’s programme would be complete without this legendary band in their line-up.&nbs...Read more >>

Elephant Sessions


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £12 online £13 offline £14 on the door £6 Students Recently nominated as Live Act of the Year at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards 2016, fiery Highland five-piece Elephant Sessions are a musical powerhouse, welding weapons...Read more >>

Martyn Joseph


Doors 6.45pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £16 online £17 offline (cash or cheque in advance) £18 on the door £8 Students  Martyn Joseph is a powerful singer and songwriter gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyri...Read more >>

Breabach


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets Full £15 Students £10 Box Office:   01227 769075    boxoffice@kent.ac.uk     BOOK ONLINE HERE Walking away with the accolades ‘Folk Band of the Year’ and ‘Album of Year&rsquo...Read more >>

The Young'uns Supported by The Hut People


Doors 6.45pm for 7.30pm start Tickets  £15 online £16 offline (cash or cheque in advance) £18 on the door  The Young’uns have proved themselves a unique proposition – writing and performing a cappella or subtly accompanied songs that tell it how i...Read more >>

The Phil Beer Band supported by The Hawthornes


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets Full price £19 Students  £10 Box Office:   01227 769075   boxoffice@kent.ac.uk    BOOK ONLINE HERE Phil Beer, best known for his multi-instrumental wizardry as one half of England’s top acoustic...Read more >>

Charlie Dore & Julian Littman


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Online £13 Offline £14 On the door £15 Under 18s £5 ‘A gift for melody, brave, poignant, entertaining, original' Guardian ★★★★  A very special evening of eclectic, contemporary folk as Charlie Dore, one of the UK&...Read more >>

Martin Simpson supported by James Riley


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets  Full price £15 Students  £7 Box Office  01227 769075   boxoffice@kent.ac.uk     Book Online HERE Martin Simpson – A Master of His Art “Martin Simpson has transcended borders and oceans to quietly...Read more >>

TRADarrr


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets Online £15 Offline £16 Door £17 Full Time Students £7 It’s 45 years since  Liege & Lief  almost single-handedly created the genre folk-rock. Since then, that simple marriage of traditional music and elec...Read more >>

Joe Topping & Scott Poley


Doors 4.30pm for 5pm start Suggested Donation £15 Under 18s half price To Reserve a space 01227 831493 debs@folkinthebarn.co.uk Joe Topping - the best male voice on the Folk Scene – Chris While Joe first realised the power of music when he had his trousers stolen in...Read more >>

Cara with support Emily Watts


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets Full price £15 Students  £10 Box Office:   01227 769075   boxoffice@kent.ac.uk    Book Online Here One of the most sought after bands within Germany, Cara are touring England to promote their latest a...Read more >>

Fairport Convention @50 Spring Tour 2017 - with Support from Luke Jackson


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets Online (Wegottickets) £22.50 Offline (from Fitb at gigs or by post) £24 On the Door £26 Fairport Convention 50th Anniversary Spring Tour 2017 “As much a British Summer Institution as Wimbledon” The Guardian Enjoy a...Read more >>

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets Full price £14 Students  £10 Box Office:   01227 769075   boxoffice@kent.ac.uk Book Online HERE Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have long established themselves as one of the UK folk scene’s most re...Read more >>

Daphne's Flight


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start  Tickets Full price £18 Students  £10 Box Office:   Ring... 01227 769075   Email..  boxoffice@kent.ac.uk  Book Online... www.thegulbenkian.co.uk Daphne’s Flight Christine Collister (Gregson & Collister...Read more >>

Luke Daniels


Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start Tickets £12 online £13 offline (cash or cheque in advance) £14 on the door  Described by Songlines as “a future classic” and by Acoustic Magazine as “an enchanting delight” ★★★★ award-winning singer and compos...Read more >>

The Mighty Doonans


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets Full price £16 Students  £10 Box Office:   01227 769075   boxoffice@kent.ac.uk    www.thegulbenkian.co.uk The Mighty Doonans have a deserved reputation for their imaginative and innovative interpretat...Read more >>

Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start   Tickets £12 online £13 offline £14 on the door  Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar met in 2011. Soon after, the duo were signed to Fellside Records and in July 2012 released their debut album, The Queen’s Lover. Numerous to...Read more >>

Sam Kelly & Friends


THIS EVENT FORMS PART OF CANTERBURY ARTS COUNCIL'S 50th. ANNIVERSARY SHOWCASE www.canterburyartscouncil.org.uk Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start  Tickets Full price £14 Students  £10 BOOK ONLINE HERE EMAIL PHONE 01227 769075 Sam Kelly is a BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winning...Read more >>

Turin Brakes


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets Full Price £20 Students £18 Box Office:   01227 769075   boxoffice@kent.ac.uk     www.thegulbenkian.co.uk TURIN BRAKES: LOST PROPERTY While many of the rest of the class of 2000 seem forever frozen into the faces i...Read more >>

Sally Barker & Vicki Genfan - CANCELLED, SORRY!


UNFORTUNATELY A CHANGE OF TRAVEL PLANS HAS MEANT THAT SALLY HAS HAD TO CANCEL THIS DATE. WE HOPE TO RE-ARRANGE SOME OTHER TIME. Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Suggested Donation £14 Reserve your seat HERE Sally Barker -  the Voice that made Sir Tom Jones cry Millions of viewers tun...Read more >>

Fairport Convention at 50


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets  £25 Box Office:   01227 769075   boxoffice@kent.ac.uk     www.thegulbenkian.co.uk Fairport Convention celebrate 50th Anniversary with album and UK winter tour  “Impressive musicians with a great back cat...Read more >>

Sarah Jarosz


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets  Full price £17 Students  £10 Box Office:   01227 769075   boxoffice@kent.ac.uk     Book Online HERE Sarah Jarosz - supported by Sam Brothers Sarah Jarosz, from Austin, Texas, has earned her credibili...Read more >>

Fleetwood Cave


Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start    Tickets  £12 online £13 offline £14 on the door  Fleetwood Cave Marion Fleetwood and Gregg Cave met through new folk supergroup TRADarrr.  They share a love of performing live and for honest, expressive and...Read more >>

Rodney Branigan, with support from Lorraine Lucas


Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start    Tickets  £12 online £13 offline £14 on the door  RODNEY BRANIGAN Texas-raised Londoner Rodney Branigan learned to play in Austin, perform in Los Angeles, craft songs in Nashville, and put it all together in Londo...Read more >>

Mike Silver


Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start    Tickets  £12 online £13 offline £14 on the door  Mike Silver The craft of song writing is not honed overnight. Mike has over 40 years of experience as a writer, singer, guitarist and live performer and has been enjoy...Read more >>

Albion Christmas Band


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm Tickets  £18 Box office Phone 01227 769075 Book Online HERE By Email HERE THE ALBION CHRISTMAS BAND An Albion Christmas is widely regarded as the premier seasonal show, which has been touring for nearly 20 years, and attracts sell-out audiences across the UK...Read more >>

St Agnes Fountain SOLD OUT! waiting list available


Doors 6.45pm for 7.30pm start  Tickets £18 online £19.50 offline  £21 on the door  St Agnes Fountain Live in Concert New Studio Album to be released in December St Agnes Fountain come together for one month a year; the Christmas Tour eac...Read more >>

Cara Dillon - Upon a Winter's Night


7.30pm start Tickets £20 full price £18 concessions Box Office 01227 769075 By Email HERE Book Online HERE Come and join the exceptional Cara Dillon for a night of Christmas songs in what will undoubtedly be a magical and memorable festive experience. Having recorded her high...Read more >>

Martyn Joseph


Doors 6.45pm for 7.30pm start Tickets  £16 online £17 offline  £18 on the door  Martyn Joseph is a performer like no other. He's a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice,...Read more >>

Jim Causley


Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start Tickets  £12 online £13 cash or cheque in advance £14 on the door Jim Causley celebrates over a decade as an acclaimed solo artist and performer with a brand new studio album Forgotten Kingdom, released by Hands On Music on February 19...Read more >>

Chris While & Julie Matthews SOLD OUT!


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets  £13 Online  (follow link below) £14 Offline  (from Debs by post or at other gigs) £15 Door         While & Matthews - Best duo BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2009 -Touring October 2016 New ...Read more >>

Home Service ft John Kirkpatrick


Doors 7pm for 7.45pm start Tickets  Full price £18.50 Box Office  01227 272042 BOOK ONLINE HERE Formed in 1981, Home Service, the ground-breaking, vibrant and quintessentially English 8-piece Rock-Folk band, made a dramatic and award-winning return to prominence in 20...Read more >>

Fotheringay


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets  Full price £22 Box Office:   01227 769075   boxoffice@kent.ac.uk     Book online HERE Since this concert was booked we had the sad news that Jerry Donahue suffered a stroke and is recovering in hospital in the States. ...Read more >>

Richard Digance with annA rydeR to Open


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets  Full price £16 Students  £10 Box Office:   01227 769075   boxoffice@kent.ac.uk   Book online here Richard is a BAFTA Nominated  entertainer and a Gold Award recipient from The British Academy of Composers a...Read more >>

Ric Sanders Trio


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £13 Online £14 Offline £15 Door    Since 1985 Ric Sanders has been the fiddle player in legendary Folk Rock Band Fairport Convention. In the late 70s he played in both Soft Machine and The Albion Band, and it was...Read more >>

Ashley Hutchings MBE - SOLD OUT


Doors 6pm, concert start 6.30pm Tickets £14.50  Online £16  Offline £17  On the door From Psychedelia to Sonnets – a Life in Words and Music – the Remarkable Journey of Ashley Hutchings. For this new show Ashley is joined by tal...Read more >>

Dave Bainbridge & Sally Minnear - An Evening of Iona Music & More


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets  £13 online £14 in advance  £15 on the door     Award winning multi-instrumentalist Dave Bainbridge joins forces with Lord of The Dance vocalist, instrumentalist Sally Minnear to bring a spellbinding evening of...Read more >>

Fairport Convention Spring Tour 2016 - SOLD OUT


Doors 7pm for 7.45pm start Tickets £22.50   Box office 10am – 12noon 01227 272042   or book online  HERE SORRY - SOLD OUT, CONTACT VENUE FOR WAITING LIST / RETURNS Now in their  50th year on the road, Fairport Convention, the originators of Bri...Read more >>

The Phil Beer Band


Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets  £17 online £18 cash or cheque in advance £19 on the door  Here at Folk in the Barn we have wanted to book this great band for many years. This year the planets aligned and they're on their way.   We're so excite...Read more >>

Peatbog Faeries


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets Full price £16 Students  £10 Box Office:   01227 769075   boxoffice@kent.ac.uk    BOOK ONLINE HERE CELEBRATING 25 YEARS IN 2016 We are Folk in the Barn are very very excited about this bookin...Read more >>

Phillip Henry & Hannah Martin


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start **PLEASE NOTE EARLIER START TIME THAN USUAL Tickets  Online £13 Offline £14 On the door £15 2014 BBC FOLK AWARDS – BEST DUO 2013 SPIRAL AWARDS – BEST DUO 2012 SOUTH WEST MUSIC AWARDS – BEST ACT Recently describe...Read more >>

Show of Hands Duo Tour - The Long Way Home


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets  Full price £22 Box Office   01227 769075   boxoffice@kent.ac.uk     Book Online Here After nearly two years of solo touring the lanes and byways, shores and tideways of England ‘Show of Hands’ now revisit thei...Read more >>

John McCusker 25th Anniversary Tour


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets  Full price £16 Students  £8 Book Online Here Box Office:   01227 769075   boxoffice@kent.ac.uk     “One of the UK’s most gifted and versatile musicians in any genre, John McCusker is equally...Read more >>

Luke Jackson, Greg Russell, Ciaran Algar


Doors 7.15pm for 8pm Tickets £12 online (plus booking fee) £13 offline £14 on the door £5 Students Bringing together 3 of the hottest young folk, roots and acoustic artists for the first time, for a night of inspiring songs and dazzling musicianship. GREG ...Read more >>

Kris Drever, with support from Siobhan Wilson


Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets  £13 online £14 in advance  £15 on the door  Kris Drever celebrates his first decade as an acclaimed solo artist and songwriter with a new studio album and tour “If Wishes Were Horses” released by Reveal R...Read more >>

The Poozies - 25th Anniversary Tour


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets  Full price £15 Students  £7.50 Box Office  01227 769075   boxoffice@kent.ac.uk     www.thegulbenkian.co.uk Celebrating their 25th year on the road, The Poozies are one of the longest-standing UK folk groups, ...Read more >>

Fairport Convention Wintour 2016


Doors 7pm Concert starts 7.30pm Tickets £22  Box office  The Gulbenkian Theatre 01227 769075  Book Online HERE Folk in the Barn in association with Gulbenkian are pleased to be welcoming back to Canterbury one of the best loved folk rock bands in the world, and ...Read more >>

Steve Knightley - All At Sea Tour 2016


Doors 7pm for 7.45pm start Tickets £17  Box office 10am – 12noon 01227 272042   or book online HERE In early 2014 Steve Knightley set out on his 160 date ‘Grow your own Gig’ tour of rural village halls. Once described by the Times as the “gr...Read more >>

The Watergrain Band TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR


Doors 6pm Concert starts 6.30pm Tickets £10 online £11 offline £12 on the door The Watergrain Band is a new touring three piece inspired by the album of the same name, comprising local musicians Ben Paley and Pip Ives together with Faversham songwriter Martin Y...Read more >>

Flossie Malavialle SOLD OUT


Doors 6pm, Concert starts 6.30pm  Tickets £12 Online £13 Offline £14 On the door   Flossie is a charming and popular French singer who started getting involved on the UK folk scene in 2001 while she was on a teachers' exchange in the North East of England...Read more >>

Gilmore & Roberts SOLD OUT


Pub open for meals from 5pm,  Doors 6pm, concert start 6.30pm  Tickets £12 online £13 offline £14 on the door BBC Radio 2 Folk Award 2013 nominees for best duo, Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts (brother of Kathryn) , combine astounding lap-tapping gui...Read more >>

Albion Christmas Band SOLD OUT!


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm Tickets  £18 Box Office 01227 769075 Book Online HERE WAITING LIST FOR RETURNS... The Albion Christmas Show is now into its 17th year and has attracted sell-out audiences across the UK. Founder of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and The Albion Band, Ash...Read more >>

St Agnes Fountain


Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets £18 online £19.50 cash or cheque in advance £21 on the door    THE opening bars of the first song in a St Agnes Fountain concert send a tingle down the spine, declaring Christmas is here – the festivities have begun...Read more >>

'Hark Hark' Coope Simpson Fraser & Freya


Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets  £12 online £13 in advance  £14 on the door     Hark Hark – a festive feast to send you into Christmas with a feelgood factor. A rich mixture of old and new with a firm foundation of traditional Yorkshire...Read more >>

The Rails


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £15 full price £10 Students Box Office 01227 769075 Or book online HERE The Rails have been called folk, folk rock and folk pop by music writers. Winners of this year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards – Horizon Award for best new...Read more >>

Oysters 3 SOLD OUT!


SOLD OUT, WAITING LIST FOR RETURNS..... Doors 7pm for 8pm start Tickets  £14 online £15 cash or cheque in advance £16 on the door  OYSTERS 3   Oysterband as you don’t know them...   Up close and personal:  John Jones, Alan Prosser ...Read more >>

Treacherous Orchestra


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start. Tickets £15 full price £10 Students Book Here Or ring  01227 769075 2015 may have brought the last days of the mighty Bellowhead - but don't be too because the just as mighty Treacherous Orchestra are on the rise.    On stage Treac...Read more >>

Martyn Joseph


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £17 full price £10 Students Book Here www.thegulbenkian.co.uk Box Office 01227 769075 Martyn Joseph is as performer like no other. He's a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerfu...Read more >>

Chris Leslie


Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets  £15 online £16 in advance  £17 on the door   Chris Leslie is gifted well beyond his years with fabulous skills on fiddle, mandolin and vocal chords!  Primarily known for the past eighteen years for his outstanding...Read more >>

Show of Hands


Starts 7.30pm Tickets £25 , £23 (Marlowe booking fees apply) BOOK HERE Folk in the Barn  originally came  about because of this wonderful band, and this will be the tenth time in 13 years we've been involved in bringing them to the area. This is a co-promotion with the b...Read more >>

Megson


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start NOTE EARLIER START TIME THAN USUAL Tickets  £12.50 online £13.50 in advance  £14 on the door     Stu Hanna & Debbie Hanna are the husband & wife duo Megson. Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards...Read more >>

Harpeth Rising


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start   (NOTE LATER THAN USUAL START FOR THE BLACK ROBIN GIGS) Tickets  £12 online £13 cash or cheque in advance £14 on the door  Check out their fabulous new album here...... HARPETH RISING chose to name themselves after a r...Read more >>

John Doyle - Celtic Guitar Workshop


Workshop Doors 1.15pm for 1.30pm start Finishes 3.50pm Workshop £25, on the door £28 TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR Calling all guitar players – or non-players just interested in watching and learning from a Master.  Here’s a rare and fantastic chance to lear...Read more >>

John Doyle - Concert. Supported by Toby Shaer


Doors 7.30pm for 8pm start Tickets  £13 online £14 offline £15 on the door TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR TONIGHT  Concert and Celtic Guitar Workshop (see separate page) Born in Dublin, John Doyle is a Grammy nominee, has performed for Pre...Read more >>

Home Service


Doors 7pm for 7,30pm start Tickets  £18 full price £12 students Book Here... **Breaking news... this will be John Tams last ever gig with the Home Service** Message from John..... "A combination of circumstance not least and most recently an 8-part television drama seri...Read more >>

Chris Wood - RESCHEDULED DATE


Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets  £15 online (plus bkg fee) £16 offline (in advance from gigs or chq by post) £17 on the door £5 Full time students Chris Wood is our very own home grown Folk super star, though he probably wouldn’t like to be called ...Read more >>

Dougie MacLean supported by Toby Shaer & Ciaran Algar


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets  Full price £20 Students  £10 BOOK ONLINE HERE Or ring the Gulbenkian Box Office 01227 769075 Dougie is another of our favourite and most inspirational artists at Folk in the Barn.  We usually have to wait three or four years be...Read more >>

Alan Prosser


Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start Tickets  £12 online £13 cash or cheque in advance £14 on the door  Alan Prosser is the Canterbury based guitarist (and multi-instrumentalist) singer, songwriter and founding member of one of the greatest British Folk-Rock bands - Th...Read more >>

Simpson, Cutting & Kerr


Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets  £16 online (plus bkg fee) £17.50 £18 on the door £10 Full time students Martin Simpson, Andy Cutting and Nancy Kerr Comprising three of Britain’s finest musicians and interpreters of songs and tunes, each member ...Read more >>

Fairport Convention - Spring Tour 2015


Doors 7pm for 8pm start Tickets Online £20 (plus 10% booking fee) In advance from FitB £22 (cash, cheque, by post or at gigs or Hobgoblin Canterbury) On the Door £23 Yes it's true.  Not only is Canterbury lucky enough to have Fairport include us on their r...Read more >>

Mawkin supported by Arcelia


Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets Online £13 (plus 10% booking fee) In advance from FitB 14 On the Door £15 Mawkin... ...are back at Folk in the Barn as part of their fantastic new album (The Ties That Bind) launch tour.  Have a listen below.... Since their for...Read more >>

The Demon Barbers XL 'Disco at the Tavern' Tour


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets  Full price £16 Box Office:   01227 769075  Or Book Online HERE Winners of ‘Best Live Act’ @ BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2009 Renowned for their no holds barred approach to their live shows The Demon Barbers return to the ...Read more >>

Luke Jackson Trio - EP Launch Concert SOLD OUT!


Tickets £11 online wegottickets, £12 by post in advance £13 on the door Doors 7.15pm for 8pm Luke needs no introduction to the Folk in the Barn audience having virtually grown up on stage in front of them over the past seven years.  At the end of  last year L...Read more >>

Phil Beer


Doors 7pm for 7.45pm start Tickets £14   Box office 10am – 12noon 01227 272042   or book online HERE Phil Beer is the multi-instrumental half of the west countryʼs award winning acoustic duo, Show of Hands. With a professional career of over 36 years, playing in too man...Read more >>

Cara Dillon - supported by Radigun


Performance Starts 7.30pm Tickets £20 Full Price £18 Concession Book Online Here Or ring the The Gulbenkian Theatre Box Office 01227 769075  County Derry born Cara has risen to become one of the finest exponents of traditional Irish song anywhere in the world.  ...Read more >>

Nick Harper


Tickets £12 online £13 cash or cheque  in advance   £14 on the door £5 students Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Unreserved seating   "Nick Harper! - Wow!  WE should be supporting HIM"  Turin Brakes 2014 We've been banging on about Ni...Read more >>

O'Hooley & Tidow


Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets £13 online £14 in advance £15 on the door  With a personal invite from Billy Bragg to play Glastonbury, sessions on BBC 6 Music and Radio 2, a five star live review and feature in The Guardian, culminating in a MOJO Folk ...Read more >>

Gerry Colvin


Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets  £13 online (plus booking fee) £14 cash or cheque in advance from FitB £15 on the door  £5 students Folk in the Barn attendees from 2003 to 2009 will remember our regular visits from folk pop rock band ColvinQuarmby wit...Read more >>

David Hughes spt Robin Falcon


Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start Tickets  £12 online £13 cash or cheque in advance £14 on the door  David Hughes is an acoustic guitarist, songwriter, author and playwright. His six albums include, ACTIVE IN THE PARISH, which, in 1997 was named by Q magazine as one...Read more >>

Fairport Convention UK Wintour 2015


7.30pm Start Tickets  Full price £22 Concessions £20   Book Online HERE Or ring the box office 01227 769075  Folk in the Barn in association with Gulbenkian are pleased to be welcoming back to Canterbury one of the best loved folk rock bands in the world. ...Read more >>

McGoldrick McCusker Doyle


Performance starts 7.30pm Tickets Full Price £16 Students £14 Numbered Seating Book Tickets Here Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle, three members of the BBC acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions return to The Gulbenkian after their incredible spellbinding concert her...Read more >>

Edwina Hayes - SOLD OUT


Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start Tickets  £12 online £13 cash or cheque in advance £14 on the door  Edwina’s beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-Americana. ...Read more >>

Chris Wood - SOLD OUT


Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start Tickets  £15 online    £16 cash or cheque in advance £17 on the door  SOLD OUT - SORRY! EMAIL TO GO ON WAITING LIST Every January we have our winter season of ‘Even Cosier’ gigs held at the very cosy Black R...Read more >>

The Albion Christmas Band


Doors 6.45pm for 7.30pm start  (Note earlier start than usual) Tickets  £16 online or from Ashford outlets* (booking fee applies) £18 cash or cheque in advance from Folk in the Barn £19.50 on the door  TICKET UPDATE... FULL PRICE NOW SOLD OUT.  BALCONY - ...Read more >>

The Luke Jackson Trio


Doors 7.15pm for 8pm Tickets £10 online £11 by post in advance £12 on the door £5 students Come and join us for a rare concert  from Canterbury’s home grown  folk superstar Luke Jackson with his Trio – Connor Downs and Andy Sharps on Percu...Read more >>

St Agnes Fountain - SOLD OUT! email us to go on the waiting list for returns


SOLD OUT email us to go on waiting list for returns.... or come and see the Albion Christmas Band instead.... Doors 7pm for 8pm start  Tickets £16 online £18 cash or cheque  in advance £19.50 on the door  St Agnes Fountain will be embarking on their 1...Read more >>

Andy Cutting - SOLD OUT!


Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start Tickets  £12 online £13 cash or cheque in advance £14 on the door  Andy Cutting Nominated Musician of the Year 2012 Musician of the Year 2011 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards  Andy Cutting is a rarity. A musician's musician (BBC ...Read more >>

Martyn Joseph SOLD OUT, taking names for waiting list


Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets  £16 online £17 cash or cheque in advance £18 on the door  Martyn Joseph is as performer like no other. He has been called “The Welsh Springsteen”,  also shades of John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Ma...Read more >>

Luka Bloom


Doors 7pm for 8pm start Tickets  £15 online £16 cash or cheque in advance £17 on the door  With a poet’s heart and a rocker’s soul, Luka Bloom is regarded as one of Ireland’s best-respected contemporary folk artists.  Producing 20 album...Read more >>

Terry & Gerry


Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets  £10 online £11 cash or cheque in advance £12 on the door  Terry & Gerry Reunion after 30 years! Gerry Colvin needs no introduction to Folk in the Barn audiences.  The energetic, eccentric and likeable front man ...Read more >>

Bridie Jackson & the Arbour


Doors 7pm for 7.45pm start Tickets Full price £13 Students £10 Book tickets HERE “Bridie Jackson & The Arbour are refreshingly unpretentious and movingly soulful” Daily Telegraph              &nbs...Read more >>

Kieran Goss


Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets £13 online £14 cash or cheque in advance £15 on the door We are thrilled to invite Kieran Goss back to Folk in the Barn.  Kieran and his wife Annie who sometimes sings with him, are two of the loveliest people we have ever met,...Read more >>

The Open Mikers - featuring CJ & Nick, The Reckless Sleepers ft Phil Garvey, The Acoustic Architects - SOLD OUT!


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start  (note - earlier than usual) Tickets £8 online £9 cash or cheque in advance £10 on the door SOLD OUT!  RING OR TEXT FOR RETURNS 07799790738 Something different.  We are  blessed here in Canterbury to have a strong, vi...Read more >>

Turin Brakes with Nick Harper


7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets £20 full price £18 students   Book Here Turin Brakes In Autumn 2014, London based folk-pop-indy band Turin Brakes will tour their new album We Were Here.  “If the Optimist was the soul of a heartbroken twenty one year old...Read more >>

Sally Barker with Special Guest Vicki Genfan


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start Tickets  £15 Gulbenkian University of Kent Canterbury Kent CT2 7NB Tel: 01227 769075 Book Here Sally Barker -  the Voice that made Sir Tom Jones cry      Sally Barker's voice has the ability to lift the words off the page an...Read more >>

Albert Lee & Hogan's Heroes


Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets £20 online £22 cash or cheque in advance from FitB £23 on the door Tickets also available to purchase from Ashford Tourist Information Centre and Right Track Music Shop - info HERE ALBERT LEE Albert Lee, by common consent o...Read more >>

Steve Knightley


Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start  Tickets  Online booking available Monday £16 in advance  (online and by post) £10 Students £18 on the door Steve Knightley is the songwriting force behind Show of Hands, widely acclaimed as the finest acoustic roots duo in ...Read more >>

Dougie MacLean


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start   Tickets Full price £19 Students £17 Box Office:   01227 769075    email boxoffice@kent.ac.uk    Book Online HERE “Dougie MacLean is Scotland's pre-eminent singer-songwriter and a national mu...Read more >>

Chris & Kellie While


Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets £13 online £14 cash or cheque in advance £15 on the door TICKETS AVAILABLE TONIGHT ON THE DOOR :) Two generations of great singers come together. A mother and daughter relationship is rarely ever like this. The world class...Read more >>

Home Service


Doors 7pm for 8pm start Tickets £17 online   £18.50 cash or cheque in advance £19.50 on the door "It's been a while since I've been that blown away by a band. Utterly astonishingly fantastic!!!" (Gareth Turner, Little Johnny England & Phil Beer band) ...Read more >>

Phil Beer


Tickets £12 online £13 in advance £14 on the door    £10 students Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Phil is one of the most popular ambassadors for acoustic roots music. A dazzling instrumentalist, he is perhaps best known as a top flight fiddler and the ...Read more >>

Breabach


Tickets £14 full price £12 students Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start BOOK HERE Breabach – Best Band Nominee – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014 Folk in the Barn in association with the Gulbenkian are pleased to present Breabach – the next in their series of top folk ...Read more >>

Megson


Tickets £12 online £13 cash or cheque in advance £14 on the door Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Stu Hanna & Debbie Hanna are the husband & wife duo Megson. Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the 2011 Spiral Earth Awards they dra...Read more >>

Tim Edey


Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets £12 online £13 cash/chq in advance  £14 on the door Unreserved seating Tim Edey - Collective Band - 'Sailing over the 2nd String' Tour As an extra special treat - Tim has announced he is bringing his band with him to this ...Read more >>

Luke Jackson supported by Phoebe Warden SOLD OUT!


SOLD OUT - message us to go on the waiting list Doors 7.15pm for 8pm Tickets £12 online - wegottickets £13 by post in advance £14 on the door Luke is a 19 year old Roots singer/songwriter from Canterbury, Kent.  2013 saw him nominated for both the BBC Radio 2 ...Read more >>

Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston


Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets £13 in advance £15 on the door    In the space of 2 short years, Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston have emerged to become one of the most sought after duos on the English folk & roots scene. The striking combination of the flame h...Read more >>

The Lock In


Performance starts 7.30pm Tickets Full price £19 Concessions £17 Numbered seating Book Tickets Here Folk in the Barn in association with the Gulbenkian Theatre are thrilled to present the return to Canterbury of… The Lock In    ….Dance Extravagan...Read more >>

Fairport Convention - Sold Out - contact Gulbenkian for waiting list


Performance starts 7.30pm Tickets  Full price £22 Concessions £20   Gulbenkian Box Office 01227 769075 Book Here Folk in the Barn, in association with The Gulbenkian Theatre presents Fairport Convention Folk in the Barn are thrilled to be working with the Gulbenkian...Read more >>

Brooks Williams Concert & Workshop


PLEASE NOTE - DUE TO THE UNFORESEEN CLOSURE OF THE BLACK ROBIN FOR CHANGE OF MANAGEMENT, THIS CONCERT WILL NOW BE HELD AT THE KINGSTON BARN, JUST AROUND THE CORNER FROM THE ROBIN. TIMINGS TO REMAIN THE SAME... NO BAR FACILITIES DUE TO THE SHORT NOTICE ONLY TEAS AND COFFEES SO BRING A BOTTLE IF Y...Read more >>

The Ric Sanders Trio - SOLD OUT - email for returns


Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start Tickets £12 in advance  £14 on the door Students 50%    Unreserved seating The second in our 2014 'Even Cosier' Series is one of my personal favourite musicians - and people - the awesome Ric Sanders with his Trio.   Sin...Read more >>

The Liz Simcock Trio


Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start Tickets £12 in advance £14 on the door    Students 50%  unreserved seating We're back with our winter series of 'Even Cosier' gigs at the cosy Black Robin Inn.  - Like a concert in your own sitting room! and proud to present the ...Read more >>

St Agnes Fountain


Tickets in advance £16  full price £14 concessions   £2 extra on the door Unreserved Seating Doors 7pm for 8pm start FEW RETURNS AVAILABLE... St Agnes Fountain will be embarking on their 13th consecutive sell-out Christmas tour. Since their first get to...Read more >>

Martyn Joseph


Doors 7.15pm 8pm start   Tickets - in advance £16 full price £14 concessions   £2 extra on the door   Students £8  Unreserved Seating    UNFORTUNATELY - DUE TO UNFORESEEN DIFFICULT PERSONAL CIRCUMSTANCES BALSAMO-DEIGHTON WON'T B...Read more >>

Lau supported by Haiku Salut


TICKETS AVAILABLE ON THE DOOR TONIGHT £17 - CASH PLEASE Doors 7pm for 8pm start Tickets £15 in advance £17 on door Unreserved seating Winner of ‘Best Group’ in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2013 This generation’s most inventive ...Read more >>

James Hickman & Dan Cassidy


Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start Tickets £12 in advance £13.50 on the door Unreserved Seating James Hickman and Dan Cassidy A transatlantic duo inspired by the traditions of America and Britain Hickman’s emotive, soaring vocals and driving guitar is complemented by Cassi...Read more >>

Blair Dunlop Trio - spt Aimee


Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets £13 in advance £15 on the door Unreserved seating BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award Winner 2013 Blair Dunlop is a 21-year old captivating vocalist, phenomenal guitarist and over the past year has emerged as one of the U.K’s finest sing...Read more >>

Coope Boyes & Simpson - spt Arcelia


Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets £12 in advance £13.50 on the door Unreserved seating Described as “quite simply the best purveyors of acappella song on these Islands", English trio Coope Boyes & Simpson combine unique reworkings of traditional material and well-...Read more >>

Police Dog Hogan


Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets  £12 in advance  £13.50 on the door  Unreserved seating So excited about this one, we’re very lucky to be considered ‘select’ enough to receive this booking.  These guys are from the same 'stable' that ...Read more >>

Jamie Smith's Mabon - spt Rudy Warman


Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets  £13 in advance  £14.50 on the door  Students £10 Unreserved seating October through to the beginning of November brings a very exciting series of  new concerts at the Kingston Barn. All very different, and all of...Read more >>

Iona


Tickets £15  Full price £13 Concessions £10 students £2 extra on the door Unreserved seating Doors 7.15pm 8pm start Formed in 1989, IONA take their name from the small island off the west coast of Scotland. From the beginning, their aim has been to wr...Read more >>

Kris Dollimore


Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start Tickets £12 in advance  £13.50 on the door Unreserved seating    During a career in music, spanning more than four decades, Kris Dollimore has graced some of the world’s greatest stages and has played with many international b...Read more >>

Alister Atkin & The Ghost Line Carnival * & * Arlet


Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets  In advance £11 On the door £13 Students £5 Unreserved seating We are opening our exciting Autumn programme with a feast of local talent.. A double header concert from two popular home grown ensembles, at a brand new venue f...Read more >>

Peter Knight's Gigspanner with special guest Marion Fleetwood


Tickets £15 Students £10 Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start £2 extra on the door Peter Knight’s Gigspanner has been hailed by Songlines magazine as  "another milestone in folk’s rebirth of cool" (Andy Letcher), but those in the know will tell you that there is...Read more >>

Elbow Jane - Rescheduled


doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets £13 pd in advance £14 on the door This is the rescheduled date. Tickets from the 25th can be re-used.  If you can't use the tickets let me know and I'll refund the money less a small handling charge as per the T&C stated on the websi...Read more >>

Rodney Branigan


Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start Tickets £12 in advance £13 on the door     Book a table in the Restaurant from 5pm - 10% off food. Artists are often described as having “a unique talent”; few epitomise this more than virtuosic guitarist Rodney Branigan. In fact, Tex...Read more >>

The Chris Wood Trio


Doors 7pm for 8pm start Tickets £14  £2 extra on the door We are thrilled to say that two years on from his first sell-out show for us - we have mesmerising local singer song writer Chris Wood coming back to play at one of our most stunning venues the beautiful Canterbu...Read more >>

Show of Hands - SOLD OUT! email us name and number to go on waiting list


WE'RE SOLD OUT NOW, SORRY !  PLEASE EMAIL YOUR NAME AND NUMBER IF YOU'D LIKE TO GO ON THE WAITING LIST - IT OFTEN PAYS OFF! Doors 7pm for 8pm start Ticket prices in advance Full price £18 Concessions £16  £2 extra on the door We couldn't celebrate our tenth...Read more >>

Tenth Anniversary Party with special guests Arlet, Brendan Power, Alister Atkin and.... ? SOLD OUT!


Tickets £10  (to cover costs only) TO CELEBRATE TEN YEARS OF FOLK IN THE BARN APRIL  2003 – 2013 You are all invited to come and help us celebrate the first ten years of Folk in the Barn. What started out as a crazy idea, to put on one band has turned into something extr...Read more >>

Lucy Ward - SOLD OUT!


Tickets £12 in advance £13 on the door Doors 6pm, Concert starts 6.30pm Meals in the restaurant can be booked from 5pm. 10% discount off the food bill if attending the concert. Lucy Ward is an award winning 23 year old acoustic artist from Derby. She plays guitar, ukulele and conc...Read more >>

Joe Topping


Tickets £12 in advance  £13 on the door Doors 6pm, Concert starts 6.30pm Meals in the restaurant can be booked from 5pm. 10% discount off the food bill if attending the concert. She Moved Through The Fair (Live) Joe Topping is a singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist ...Read more >>

O'Hooley & Tidow


Tickets all £12 in advance £13 on the door Doors 6.30pm for 7pm start (note slightly later than usual due to anticipated Mothers Day demand)   Tables can be booked in the restaurant from 5.30pm 10% off the food bill for concert goers. ‘BEST DUO’ Nominees BBC RADIO...Read more >>

Luke Jackson - RE-ARRANGED FROM 20TH JAN - STILL SOLD OUT!!


This is the re-arranged date from the postponed 20th January concert.  Tickets will stand for the new date - if however you are unable to use them please let me know and send a SAE for a full refund of the ticket cost. Restaurant open 5pm, venue 6pm, concert 6.30pm Tickets £10 in adva...Read more >>

Phil Beer


Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets £13  in advance - £14 on the door   £5 students Phil Beer is the multi-instrumental half of the west countryʼs award winning acoustic duo, Show of Hands. With a professional career of over 36 years, playing in too many bands and line...Read more >>

Kan


Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Tickets £14  in advance - £15 on the door   £5 students Kan is a union of four of the finest, most influential, award-winning, in demand artists of the 21st century traditional music world. Kan is one member of Lau, one member of Floo...Read more >>

Huw Williams & Maart Allcock


Restaurant open 5pm, venue 6pm, concert 6.30pm  Tickets £11 in advance - £12 on the door   Songwriter Huw and multi-instrumentalist Maartin first met on a Fairport Convention tour bus in 1995. Huw went on to conquer the British folk scene with singing partner Tony William...Read more >>

Huw Williams & Maart Allcock


Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start Tickets £11 in advance - £12 on the door  Songwriter Huw and multi-instrumentalist Maartin first met on a Fairport Convention tour bus in 1995. Huw went on to conquer the British folk scene with singing partner Tony Williams until calling it a day in...Read more >>

Flossie Malavialle S0LD OUT!


Pub open for meals from 5pm, doors 6pm, concert start 6.30pm  Tickets £11 in advance - £12 on the door   Flossie is a charming and popular French singer who started getting involved on the UK folk scene in 2001 while she was on a teachers' exchange in the North East of Engl...Read more >>

St Agnes Fountain SOLD OUT!


Tickets  £16 full price £14 concessions  £1 extra on the door Doors 7pm for 8pm start  ST AGNES FOUNTAIN is the labour of love of four of modern acoustic music's brightest (Christmas) lights - singer/songwriter David Hughes, Fairport Convention's Chris Lesli...Read more >>

Martyn Joseph with guest Luke Jackson


Tickets £16 full price £14 usual concessions    CCCU Full time students £8    all tickets £1 extra on the door  Doors 7.15pm 8pm start  Martyn Joseph is as performer like no other. Touring in support of a brand new studio album “S...Read more >>

Ralph McTell


We at Folk in the Barn are very happy to present to you one of  our and the nation's favourite singer song writers.... Ralph McTell  -  ‘An English Heartbeat’ Tickets £19 full price £17 concessions £2 extra on the door   Doors 7pm for 8pm B...Read more >>

Urban Folk Quartet


Tickets £13 in advance  £14 on the door Doors 7.15pm for 8pm Joe Broughton, Paloma Trigás, Frank Moon and Tom Chapman are The Urban Folk Quartet. Four highly accomplished musicians, a dozen instruments and four voices coming together to craft a knockout show of globally&...Read more >>

Gregory Alan Isakov SOLD OUT ! with support from Chris Pureka


Tickets £13  in advance £14 on the door Doors 7.15pm for 8pm You don’t come across people like Gregory too often. Someone described his music as “making you feel like you're in a woodland cabin with a glass of red wine, a snowstorm outside and your special someone a...Read more >>

While & Matthews


Tickets £14  in advance - £15 on the door   Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Chris While & Julie Matthews are breathtaking singers, songwriters, musicians and performers whose energy and commitment to their craft and their audience is boundless. They have been hailed the best...Read more >>

Steve Knightley - SOLD OUT !!


Tickets £16 in advance £17 on the door Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Steve Knightley is the songwriting force behind Show of Hands, widely acclaimed as the finest acoustic roots duo in England and with three Royal Albert Hall sell-outs to their name. The Exeter-based singer-songwr...Read more >>

Alister Atkin


Tickets £10 in advance £11 on the door  Students £5 Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Popular and successful local luthier Alister Atkin – inspired by the beauty of the instruments he crafts - now reveals his passion for writing and performing with a collection of thoughtfu...Read more >>

Benji Kirkpatrick


Tickets £11 booked and paid for in advance £12 on the door Doors 6pm - performance start time 6.30pm Pub open for food from 5pm, or book a table for after the concert. Multi-instrumentalist Benji Kirkpatrick is best known as a key member of folk big band Bellowhead, who p...Read more >>

Chris & Kellie While


Whenever you hear two superb vocalists sing together, it's a great experience, but when they are related it's becomes something else. Here we have Mother (Chris While) and Daughter (Kellie While) two of Britain's finest Singer / Songwriters / Guitarists. Firm favourites with our audience - sell...Read more >>

Girlyman


We can now confirm plans and details for Girlyman.  We fell for them hook line and sinker last time they came back in October 2010.  It was shortly after their return to the US that Doris was diagnosed with Leukaemia and we were very concerned.  The good news is she has made a full re...Read more >>

Fairport Acoustic Convention - 4 TICKETS LEFT !


Tickets £18 full price £16 concessions paid in advance.  £1 extra on the door. Unreserved seating doors 7pm for 8pm start Fairport Convention is one of best loved live bands on today’s concert circuit. Their sell-out gigs attract critical acclaim and delight audie...Read more >>

State of the Union - Boo Hewerdine & Brookes Williams


Tickets £12  paid in advance, £1 extra on the door £8 Students Unreserved seating Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start   State Of The Union is Boo Hewerdine and Brooks Williams.  Hewerdine is an English songwriter and lead singer of indie legends the Bible. ...Read more >>

Beatles, Blues & Blue Violin


Tickets £13  in advance     £1 extra on the door Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Former ELO and ELO II stars and current members of The Orchestra Phil Bates & Mik Kaminski with Tina McBain from The Eleanor Rigby Experience One of the most famous violin play...Read more >>

Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman


Tickets £12  paid in advance     £1 extra on the door Unreserved seating Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start This event is part of the Canterbury Arts Council Showcase, a month-long celebration of local grass roots arts events. For further information on the showca...Read more >>

Phil Beer supported by The Scarlet Jacks


Tickets £13   Box office 10am – 12noon 01227 272042 or book online www.playhousewhitstable.co.uk Doors 7pm for 7.45pm start One half of the UK’s foremost acoustic duo Show of Hands, Phil is one of the most popular ambassadors for acoustic roots music. A dazzling in...Read more >>

ahab supported by Ben Folke Thomas


Tickets £12 in advance,  £1 extra on the door ,  £8 students. Doors 7.15pm 8pm start Band tipped by ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris, to return to Folk in the Barn Canterbury music lovers are in for a treat when ahab, a young band tipped for the top by Bob Har...Read more >>

Reg Meuross


DOORS 6PM FOR 6.30PM TICKETS £11    £1 EXTRA ON THE DOOR Folk in the Barn is known for producing cosy intimate concerts with the UK’s best Folk /Roots and Acoustic performers, in the most beautiful and atmospheric local venues.  This new venture sees us goin...Read more >>

Martyn Joseph supported by Luke Jackson A FEW RETURNS AVAILABLE TO RE-SELL


Just when you think you’ve got a handle on singer songwriters, along comes Martyn Joseph to blow the myth away..... An acoustic artist with an electrifying spontaneity, this colossally gifted and gracious Welshman has five Top 50 hits to his name (including Dolphins Make Me Cry and Plea...Read more >>

St Agnes Fountain


ST AGNES FOUNTAIN is the labour of love of four of modern acoustic music's brightest (Christmas) lights - singer/songwriter David Hughes, Fairport Convention's Chris Leslie and respected female duo Chris While and Julie Matthews. The St Agnes Fountain oak grew from the acorn of a limited edition...Read more >>

Lau SOLD OUT!


SOLD OUT Winner of ‘Best Group’ in BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2008, 2009 & 2010 Winner of ‘BEST LIVE ACT’ Scots Trad Music Awards 2009 This generation’s most inventive folk band return with new tours and energetic performances for 2011 'Quite frankly, the bes...Read more >>

Philip Henry & Hannah Martin sptd by The Scarlet Jacks


Recently described as, “Authentic, haunting roots music from a first class duo” (Seth Lakeman), Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin are two musicians with a growing following on the folk and roots scene. Fast becoming recognised as one of the finest slide guitarists the UK has produced, ...Read more >>

Nick Harper spt by Alister Atkin


Son of the legendary UK singer-songwriter Roy Harper, Nick was born in London and raised in Wiltshire. Having played the guitar from the age of 10 and surrounded by the likes of Keith Moon, Jimmy Page, Robert Plant and Dave Gilmour as he grew up, it was no surprise when Nick made his recording debut...Read more >>

Turin Brakes spt by Blair Dunlop


Turin Brakes are urban folk pop duo - guitarist/vocalist Ollie Knights and multi-instrumentalist Gale Paridjanian. Ollie and Gale grew up as friends in Balham, South London. Both members of their local church choir,  in 1989 they sang in front of the Queen at the memorial service for the Ma...Read more >>

John Williams & John Etheridge SOLD OUT !


SOLD OUT - EMAIL debs@folkinthebarn.co.uk to go on waiting list - please include phone number and number of tickets you'd like. Something a bit different - but very very special.... Folk in the Barn in association with St Mary’s Art Centre proudly present a performance by two of the world&...Read more >>

Dougie MacLean


Dougie MacLean is one of Scotland's most successful, respected and popular musicians. Singer-Songwriter, Composer and 'magical' Performer, he is also a fine guitarist and fiddle player.  From his home base in Butterstone near Dunkeld in the beautiful Tay Valley in Perthshire Scotland, MacLean ...Read more >>

Uiscedwr


* please note change of venue due to building work - Now being held at The Chapel, Canterbury Christ Church University, North Holmes Rd, Canterbury CT1 1QU  - opposite side of the Road from St Gregory's, enter through Gate 4, free parking all along inside the campus wall. Another beautiful venu...Read more >>

Christine Collister


"Christine’s career now spans an incredible 27 years! The voice of the BBC's 'Life and Loves of a She Devil', she's worked with a host of excellent musicians (Peter Frampton, Richard Thompson, Louden Wainwright III) and has appeared on countless radio and TV shows including 'Whistle Test', 'Jo...Read more >>

Chris Wood - SOLD OUT!


NOW SOLD OUT - APPLY TO BOX OFFICE FOR WAITING LIST Singer of the Year and Best Album  BBC R 2 Folk Awards 2009 Singer of the Year nominee and Best original song  BBC R2 Folk Awards 2010 Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the un-official history ...Read more >>

Show of Hands - Standing Room Only Tour 2011


BBC award-winning, Albert Hall filling Show of Hands – England’s finest acoustic roots duo – make a stand this Spring showing just why they have been showered with accolades. Acclaimed singer songwriter Steve Knightley and eye-defying multi instrumentalist Phil Beer – form...Read more >>

Kieran Goss


Long hailed as one of Ireland's leading songwriters and performers, Kieran Goss’s music has won him fans across the globe. In February 2010, Kieran’s new studio album, I’ll Be Seeing You, along with his considerable back catalogue, was released for the first time in the U.K. to hug...Read more >>

Mike Silver


Mike Silver -  Singer, songwriter and performer Songs from the soul –straight to the heart It’s that moment when the song wings in under the radar and goes straight to your heart; that’s what you’ll remember most about Mike Silver – how the music born of his ...Read more >>

Martin Carthy & Chris Parkinson


Change of details for this date, Nick Harper will be back later in the year, instead we have this most amazing line-up for you. The legendary Martin Carthy with Chris Parkinson, supported by Olly Knight and Marry Waterson `Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector a...Read more >>

ahab - SOLD OUT!!


ahab are a London-based, alt-country, singer songwriter collective who formed in July 2009 after being invited to play the annual ‘Fanfare’ festival in Nashville, Tennessee. Following a successful week long residency tearing the roof off at Tootsies Orchid Lounge, they came back to Da...Read more >>

Reg Meuross & Tom Palmer - The Travelling Talesmen


Reg Meuross and Tom Palmer are two of the West Country's finest singer-songwriters. Performing as The Travelling Talesmen their contrasting styles weave together seamlessly to produce a evening full of songs - tales of love, legends, villainy and heroism, friendship and fools. On stage together thro...Read more >>

St Agnes Fountain 10th Anniversary Tour


Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start St Agnes Fountain are about to embark on their 10th anniversary sell-out Christmas tour. With a brand new celebratory album. Since their first get together, to record the eponymous St Agnes Fountain album in 2001, the quartet of founder, David Hughes; Fairport Conven...Read more >>

Martyn Joseph


Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start Just when you think you’ve got a handle on singer songwriters, along comes Martyn Joseph to blow the myth away..... On this tour showcasing material from his brand new studio album Lonely Like America, and in a year that marks 30 years in the business, Martyn p...Read more >>