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


Cara with support Emily Watts

Friday 23rd June 2017

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start
Full price £15
Students  £10

Box Office:   01227 769075   
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One of the most sought after bands within Germany, Cara are touring England to promote their latest album, “Yet We Sing”, performing predominantly self-written material, with an international line-up and reputation. 

Born fourteen years ago out of Germany’s longstanding love affair with Celtic music, Cara’s line-up features four of that country’s finest traditional musicians, alongside Scottish songwriter and pianist Kim Edgar, delivering an innovative blend of old and new material, fronted by twin lead vocals. 

The German-Scottish quintet released “Yet We Sing” in 2016, with extensive touring in Germany, and a Scottish tour taking in Celtic Connections (Glasgow), Eden Court, Inverness, Dunfermline’s Carnegie Hall and Edinburgh’s Queens Hall.

The Cara sound is shaped and defined by the two charismatic singers and songwriters, Gudrun Walther (Germany) and Kim Edgar (Scotland). “Yet We Sing“ deals with the “hard stuff’ – love, death, religion, war and hope – drawing the listener near. The album also captures the live energy that has earned Cara their enthusiastic fan-base and their reputation within the folk scene. Energising, emotive and engaging, Cara aim to connect directly with the listener.

Winners of two Irish Music Awards, "Best New Irish Artist" 2010 and "Top Group" 2011, Cara have toured the United States seven times, playing the main stages at Milwaukee Irish Fest 2009, Kansas City Irish Festival 2009 and 2010, and Dublin Irish Fest 2014.

"Their new album is beautiful,  really strong.  They're clearly excellent musicians and we're very excited to welcome them as part of our 2017 Summer programme." Debs

Gudrun Walther: vocals, fddle, diatonic accordion
Kim Edgar: vocals, Steinway grand piano
Hendrik Morgenbrodt: uilleann pipes, Irish concert fute, whistles
Jürgen Treyz: acoustic guitar, dobro, electric guitar
Rolf Wagels: bodhrán

"Yet We Sing showcases a world class band in top form."  Irish Music Magazine, Alex Monaghan 

"They boldly go where others fear to tread"  The Irish Times, Siobhán Long

"a musical force to be reckoned with...they can really fly"  The Scotsman, Jim Gilchrist rating ****4stars

"Great musicianship, great production and total respect for the material. Wonderful, what a great band. "  Mike Harding

"They’ve been achieving wonders on the Celtic circuit. Look out for them!”  Iain Anderson, BBC Scotland

"Yet We Sing is that rare triumph of a record that beautifully renders both songs and tunes. Whether you’re a devoted follower of Cara or you’ve never heard them before, this is an album that will leave its marks in your memory for a long time."  Bright Young Folk, Sol-Loreto Miller

"Yet We Sing" is a beautifully balanced collection of songs and tunes, which have an immediate impact and reveal more of their sophistication and charm with subsequent plays."  FATEA Magazine

"International and timeless…real passion...stunningly good." Moors Magazine

"played with precision and power... blissful... idyllic" Boston Irish Reporter, Sean Smith

Supporting Cara will be Canterbury Singer Songwriter Emily Watts

 “A songwriter to be reckoned with. ****”   Songwriting Magazine

“For fans of London Grammar… lovely vocals over beautiful production”   BBC Introducing

“Echoes of early Adele mingle with classical overtones as her voice soars above her hypnotic piano.” The Musician

Influenced by female singer/songwriters such as Beth Orton, Joni Mitchell and Bat for Lashes, Emily Watts uses piano and vocals to perform her haunting self-penned songs. Following her debut EP release, From the Blue, Emily Watts released her first single last year which received radio play on BBC Radio 2 and support from BBC Introducing. Continuing from the atmospheric and haunting soundscapes introduced in her debut EP, Where Are You Now is a more dynamic and intense track, giving a hint of where her new sound is taking her.

- Date Added 22/02/2017