Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary

The Gigspanner Big Band

Saturday 23rd November 2019

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Martyn Joseph

Sunday 1st December 2019

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

St Agnes Fountain - SOLD OUT!

Tuesday 10th December 2019

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

The Albion Christmas Band - SOLD OUT!

Wednesday December 18th 2019

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Will Pound

Sunday 12th January 2020

The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, nr Canterbury


Turin Brakes

Friday 3rd March 2017

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start
Full Price £20
Students £18

Box Office:  
01227 769075


While many of the rest of the class of 2000 seem forever frozen into the faces in their yearbook pictures, Turin Brakes are still making their way through the century’s changing landscape. Their association with now-fallen giants EMI yielded four internationally-acclaimed albums, with all the trappings of hit singles, billboard ads, and the TV transmissions that are now beaming their way endlessly into space, but the glare of the spotlight left the secret at the heart of their vision still intact and waiting to be discovered.     

Turin Brakes was created by Olly Knights and Gale Paridjanian, in a millennial South London bedroom, more out of a shared need to express a hidden message they’d both caught at the century’s end, than in a grab for stardom. Enlisting the membership of long-term collaborators Rob Allum and Eddie Myer, the band carries on because the message is still there, still hidden, still with something to say. 2010’s OUTBURSTS was followed by 2013’s WE WERE HERE, written on the back of a continuous live touring schedule driven by their fans’ need to keep tapping in. Sending out continuous streams of under-the-radar transmissions to whoever tuned in to hear, the band found their audiences staying, then growing, as more and more listeners tumbled to the secret. 

Sixteen years of touring across continents have sealed their reputation as a fearsome live act, able to hold any size crowd with the sheer chutzpah of their no-hidden-tricks raw and direct onstage presence. Turin Brakes carry on their secret life, and with a new generation of artists like Max Jury, Aquilo and Benjamin Francis Leftwich starting to beat a path to their door to collaborate, it looks like the secret is getting out. 

Once described as 'folk indie', we need no excuse to book this brilliant band.  This will be their fourth visit to Folk in the Barn.

Opening the show will be Pete Aves.

Pete Aves’ sixth studio album ‘See How’ was released in March 2016  to much critical acclaim. Q magazine gave it 4 stars, hailing its ‘impossibly catchy tunes’ and claiming ‘ catharsis has never sounded so sweet.’ Record Collector also awarded it 4 stars, and described the ‘charmingly idiosyncratic roots flavoured record’  as both ‘compelling’ and ‘ transcendent.’ Another 4 stars came from Mojo, while Uncut gave it 8/10 and drew favourable comparison between Aves and both Richard and Teddy Thompson. Praise indeed. Pete Aves will be appearing with his band The Manuals- Billy Brown on drums and Twm Dylan on bass. 

- Date Added 11/11/2016