Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary

Turin Brakes Acoustic

Sunday 6th October 2019

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Chris While & Julie Matthews

Tuesday 15th October 2019

St Marys Arts Centre, Sandwich

The Peatbog Faeries

Friday 25th October 2019

Gulbenkian, Canterbury


Sunday 10th November 2019

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

The Pitmen Poets

Saturday 16th November 2019

Gulbenkian, Canterbury


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

Thursday 1st June 2017

St Mary's Arts Centre, Sandwich

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start
Online (Wegottickets) £22.50
Offline (from Fitb at gigs or by post) £24
On the Door £26

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Fairport Convention 50th Anniversary Spring Tour 2017

“As much a British Summer Institution as Wimbledon” The Guardian

Enjoy an evening of musical celebration with Fairport Convention at this golden anniversary tour concert.  Credited with originating British folk-rock, Fairport first took to the stage in 1967’s summer of love. Throughout the intervening five decades (and numerous changes of line-up) the band’s passion for live performance has never wavered.

To mark it’s fiftieth year, Fairport has released a brand new CD titled 50:50@50. The band will play a selection of tracks from the album as well as long-established favourites from their extensive repertoire.

 Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim throughout it’s long career. The band won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s groundbreaking album Liege & Lief 'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time', and their story and music has often featured on radio and television.

Fairport Convention’s line-up is Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion.

 “Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue... (they) take chances and clearly enjoy themselves.” The Guardian

 “Vigorous and confident...the music leapt around the room.” The Mirror

It’s been too long since we have been to this beautiful venue, so we’re thrilled to be back there and bringing the fab Fairport fellas to lovely Sandwich.

Luke Jackson
Opening the concert in Sandwich will be Luke Jackson, no stranger to Folk in the Barn audiences.  It’s been a while since Luke has opened for anyone for us, he’s moved on to far greater things, recording and touring with his excellent trio, with Grammy winner Amy Wadge and establishing his successful solo career.   However Luke and his Mum and Dad are longstanding Fairport fans so we thought it about time he got to play for the guys. 

- Date Added 21/05/2017