Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary

Fairport Convention Spring Tour 2022

Tuesday 31st May 2022

Malthouse Theatre, Canterbury

Teddy Thompson, with Zak Hobbs

Thursday 16th June 2022

Gulbenkian, Canterbury


Sunday 26th June 2022

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

The Sandy Denny Project

Saturday 2nd July 2022

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Summer Garden Party with Megson

Saturday 16th July 2022

Edge of Beyond, Barham


Sally Barker & Vicki Genfan - CANCELLED, SORRY!

Tuesday 14th March 2017

House Concert, Barham


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 tuned in to see Sally's flawless performances on the BBC TV programme the Voice. This included a duet with Sir Tom Jones who consistently, sometimes tearfully, championed Sally telling her “It was just so beautiful that I couldn’t help myself. You swept me off my feet”. 

Sally is no newcomer to the music scene; she has recorded 6 acclaimed solo albums, with songwriting influences from folk, country, soul and blues, and is well respected for her work with all-female folk supergroup The Poozies.  Sally's years of touring have also included supporting the likes of Bob Dylan & Robert Plant and very recently supporting Fairport Convention on their 50th Anniversay Tour.

Since her appearance on the Voice, Sally's back catalogue has seen a resurgence of sales. Sally's album 'Another Train' featured in the official indie charts and ebayers were asking in excess of £100 for 2nd hand Barker CDs !  In 2015 Jerry Donahue invited Sally to join the re-forming Fotheringay to sing the songs left to us by the brilliant Sandy Denny. 

"Sally changes the atmosphere in a room when she sings" 

BBC Radio 2's Chris Evans

 "I have to say you sound amazing"

“That was beautiful. Sally makes the room stop.” 
Kylie Minogue 

Vicki Genfan is a dazzling instrumentalist who plays and writes with her distinctive percussive 'slap-tap' acoustic guitar technique. 

Vicki was the first woman to win Guitar Player magazine’s Guitar Superstar Competition and was also one of the featured artists on La Guitara, a CD featuring the world’s top female guitarists across all styles. Having performed at hundreds of venues across the US and abroad, Vicki's festival highlights include The International Montreal Jazz Festival, Germany’s Open Strings Guitar Festival and Italy’s Soave Guitar Festival.

Vicki Genfan and Sally Barker met during the 2002 'Women on Stage' tour of Germany and have been firm friends ever since. A mutual respect for each other's talents has prompted them to tour together again.

The two friends will be travelling across to the Continent for some shows and as they will be passing our door we thought it would be nice to have them stop on the way and sing for us in our first proper house concert.  Tickets will be very limited to 25 for this so be quick to book so as not to miss out.

We can’t sell tickets in the usual way, but suggest a donation of £14 per person on the night to  help with costs.  Contact FitB to reserve a place. Hot drinks and nibbles available in the interval, or BYO drinks. 

“Vicki mesmerized the audience and the judges -- not just with her stunning technique, but also with her musicality and charisma.” - Michael Molenda, Chief Editor Guitar Player Magazine

“If I could play like Vicki, I’d stay home and entertain myself.” - Steve Vai

- Date Added 25/02/2017