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



Sunday 15th July 2018

Edge of Beyond, Barham

Doors 4.30pm for 5pm start

As a private house concert we're unable to sell tickets in advance,
but can reserve places and suggest a voluntary donation on the day  
for each place of £15

Under 18s £8

If it wasn’t for the snow and the re-scheduled McCusker McGoldrick Doyle concert in August, this would be the final event, planned to mark the end of our Spring Summer Programme.  Instead we have more to look forward to, but we’ll still enjoy a beautiful Summer afternoon musical garden party/picnic in the beautiful Elham Valley village of Barham with gorgeous harmony trio Arcelia.

Arcelia (pronounced Ah-KELL-ia – meaning ‘treasure chest’ in old Spanish) is a soulful folk trio from the valleys of Kent. An exquisite sound which has been likened to Crosby Stills & Nash, America, Paul Simon and Squeeze (they regularly perform and tour with Chris Difford.  They have also been in demand as a support act for the likes of Scott Matthews, Oysterband, Coope Boyes and Simpson, Boo Hewerdine, Michele Stodart and Maddy Prior.

Following up their 2014 debut  Wrap Your Bones, their new album Building on the Land the band continues to evolve into an exceptional songwriting and performing unit, further exploring everyday life and loves.

Arcelia songwriter Gavin Alexander (has supported the likes of Mark Nevin, co -wrote the theme tune to Studio Ghibli's Emmy award winning TV series, Ronja the Robber's Daughter), voice artist Teresa Gallagher (Octonauts, Thunderbirds, Thomas & Friends) and Flying Picket Simon Foster.

"Wonderfully warm harmonies .."   MOJO MAGAZINE

"...warm, mellow, organic and candid are just a few, but probably the best word to use is GORGEOUS'  MRU MAGAZINE

“ARCELIA are on stage now and sending shivers down everyone's spine” Hamish Stewart

“Listening to your gorgeous album - delicious !”  Mark Nevin   (re Wrap Your Bones)

“…the vocals across the tracks stand out as something special…the blend of harmonies lift the songs to another level… acoustic mood music of the highest order…"  Folk & Roots

“A perfect example of the ' less is more' mantra in operation…"   Fatea

“Beautiful songwriting, gentle acoustics - and HEART"    WOW Magazine

- Date Added 19/04/2018