Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary

Richard Thompson - POSTPONED DUE TO COVID-19, NEW DATE COMING SOON

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

GIG DIARY

St Agnes Fountain SOLD OUT! waiting list available

Tuesday 13th December 2016

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge


Doors 6.45pm for 7.30pm start 
Tickets
£18 online
£19.50 offline 
£21 on the door

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 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 each December. Performing “rhythmed-up” carols and Christmas music, interspersed with laughter and spoken word, they begin their 16th sell-out year on 2nd December.

Founder member, David Hughes, and Chris Leslie originally released an EP of six tracks, “Acoustic Christmas” on guitar and mandolin in 1998. It sold out in three months and that was that but there was a clamour for more and, together with their friends, Chris While and Julie Matthews, they produced their first album, “St Agnes Fountain” in 2001.  Not content with the album, the While & Matthews team organised a tour in December of that year and the response was overwhelming.  The same reaction has greeted the band every year since with appearances on Radio 2 and other stations. Concert tickets are hot property.

St Agnes Fountain will take their brand new studio album, their eighth, “Christmas Is Not Far Away” on the road in December.  It is the season their legion of fans have been waiting for because, as they say,  “Christmas doesn’t start till St Agnes Fountain”.

For the other eleven months of the year the band are involved in their individual work: Chris While & Julie Matthews (Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Duo) tour the UK, Europe and Australia and have just released their new album “Who We Are” to critical acclaim;  Chris Leslie performs worldwide with Fairport Convention as well as occasional solo appearances; and David Hughes (with a Q magazine album of the year to his name) has just released a new solo album “Live At The Blue Boar Hotel”.

www.whileandmatthews.co.uk/aggie.php
www.whileandmatthews.co.uk
www.chrisleslie.org.uk
www.davidhughesmusic.co.uk
 
”What a fantastic night. St Agnes Fountain really got the Christmas festivities underway. As we left the concert the Cathedral lights were on and there was a frost in the air. Just perfect"

This will be their ninth consecutive visit to Folk in the Barn, Canterbury – now a firm fixture in our calendar and part of our Christmas tradition.

From YouTube
Gorgeous as ever. This is absolutely wonderful Christmas music. If they're in your area this December go and see them. It's a treat - Date Added 13/11/2016