Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary


Saturday 18th July 2020

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

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

Saturday 22nd August 2020, moved from 15th

St Gregory's Centre for Music, CCCU

Fairport Convention Acoustic Tour 2020

Sunday 20th September 2020

The Pavilion, Broadstairs

Thea Gilmore

Wednesday 30th September 2020

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Eddi Reader

Thursday 8th October 2020

Gulbenkian, Canterbury


Show of Hands

Thursday 15th October 2015

Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Starts 7.30pm
Tickets £25 , £23 (Marlowe booking fees apply)


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 band, it's been a long held dream by ourselves and Steve and Phil to play at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, and we are all thrilled to announce that this will take place on Thursday 15th October 2015.

Show of Hands are undeniably one of the strongest current forces in acoustic music– England’s finest and most popular roots partnership and something of a “people’ band”, regularly voicing the hopes, fears and life stories of scores of people in song.

Joined by Miranda Sykes on double bass they are widely recognised for their resonating original songs, stunning musicianship and remarkable audience rapport Features on BBC TV’s Countryfile, BBC Breakfast and Andrew Marr shows and
regular airplay by the likes of Mark Radcliffe, Bob Harris, Mike Harding, Johnnie Walker and Simon Mayo has taken their music to a wide cross section of audience.

An alchemist couldn’t have come up with a more potent, magical mix than that of Phil Beer, who can, as The Scotsman observed, “play nearly every stringed instrument known to man” and the inspired Steve Knightley, described by Mike Harding at BBC Radio 2’s Folk Awards as “one of England’s greatest singer songwriters”.

"Formidable operators in the roots arena. A class act"
The Independent
“One of the great English bands”
Peter Gabriel - Date Added 18/09/2015