Folk in the Barn
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St Agnes Fountain

Thursday 16th December 2021

Colyer-Fergusson Hall, Gulbenkian, Canterbury

The Albion Christmas Band

Saturday 18th December 2021

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Simon Mayor & Hilary James

Saturday 8th January 2022

Kingston Barn, nr Canterbury

Fairport Convention Winter Tour 2022

Tuesday 15th February 2022

Colyer-Fergusson Hall, Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Daphne's Flight NOW RESCHEDULED TO 2022

Tuesday 17th May 2022

St Marys Arts Centre, Sandwich


Blair Dunlop spt Tom & Dulcima of Coco & the Butterfields - SOLD OUT!

Sunday 1st July 2018

The Kingston Barn, nr Canterbury.

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start

£14  Online
£15 Offline
£16  Door 
£7 12-25 yrs

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Blair Dunlop, the award-winning British singer, songwriter and guitarist, has now released 3 albums 2 ep’s and toured widely around the globe.  All of this in a short 4-year career is astounding alone but what sets Blair apart from his peers is the lyrical and musical maturity with which he writes.  His third album ‘Gilded’ was released in May 2016 on his own label – Gilded Wings – and was widely acclaimed gaining BBC Radio 2 Playlist status for the two single releases (‘The Egoist’ and ‘356’) both of which were remixed by Ed Harcourt.  Prior to this Blair released his acclaimed album ‘House Of Jacks’ in mid 2014 which lived up to the promise of his 2012 debut ‘Blight and Blossom’ (the quality of which contributed to his winning the BBC Radio 2 Horizon Award). 

Blair has now cemented his place as one of Britain’s most exciting talents to come from the folk scene. The Guardian stated that the ‘House Of Jacks’ proves Blair is ‘an increasingly adventurous songwriter’, Uncut reviewed it as ‘thoughtful and exploratory’, The Independent on Sunday described it as ‘fluent, lamentory and accomplished’ while Q Magazine wrote that House of Jacks is ‘an exciting glimpse of where traditional folk might go’.

Blair’s new album will be released in May 2018 in the UK after a release in Australia to coincide with a national tour there in March 18.

This will be Blair's third visit to Folk in the Barn.  In October 2011 he opened for Indie-folksters Turin Brakes, then in November 2013 he headlined a show in the Kingston Barn with his trio.  His fiddle player back then was Angharad Jenkins from Calan!

Press quotes
“Dunlop's voice is quietly assured and he strikes me as the kind of guy who would melt hearts and win friends without much effort but nor would he gloat about such powers of persuasion. A gentle but firm talent, then, and one that has some distance left to run. “

 “…a neat fusion of tradition and individuality.…The song, though, is pure Blair Dunlop. At ease with himself, the gentle yet powerful delivery has a warm, delicate embrace.”

“The busy crowd…is testament to Dunlop’s talents.  Dunlop brings an air of tenacity while displaying a fine repertoire of well-crafted songs spanning traditional and contemporary.  He’s determinedly taking the traditions of folk in his own direction”

THE INDEPENDENT - Live review 2014

Tom & Dulcima from Coco & The Butterfields

We are pleased to add that Tom and Dulcima of Canterbury's own successful folk-pop-hiphop band Coco & the Butterfields will be doing a rare duo set to open the evening.  See video clip below....

Tom & Dulcima from Coco & The Butterfields

- Date Added 01/07/2018