Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary

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


Phil Beer Band

Sunday 24th March 2019

Gulbenkian, Canterbury (Colyer Ferguson Hall)

Full price £19
Under 25s  £10
Box Office:   01227 769075
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Phil Beer, best known for his multi-instrumental wizardry as one half of England’s top acoustic / roots duo Show of Hands, is also touring with his own band, The Phil Beer Band.

Described by The Guardian as ‘where Steve Earle and Richard Thompson collide’ an evening with The Phil Beer Band is fast, frenetic, ‘feel-good’ and leavened with a good helping of humour.

Phil is one of the most popular ambassadors for acoustic roots music. A dazzling instrumentalist, he is a top flight fiddler and plays in the all-star line-up, Feast of Fiddles. But his skills don’t stop there, he also plays slide, Spanish and tenor guitar, mandocello, viola, mandolin and South American cuatro, not to mention contributing rich vocals.

The Phil Beer Band has been through numerous line-ups over the years.  It evolved organically  in  the  early  to  mid  90s  at  Maisemore  in  Gloucestershire. Originally a  loose  federation  consisting  of  Phil  Beer  (Show  of  Hands)  Nick  Quarmby  and  Steve  Crickett,  all  of  whom  lived  close  to  each  other,  and  melodeon  player  Gareth  Turner  from  Northamptonshire.  There  was  a  need  in  the  community  for  a  band  to  play  local  events  and  ceilidhs  and,  following  in  the  tradition  set  by  the  Albion  Band  (of  which  both  Gareth  and  Phil  were  former  members)  the  band  always  interspersed  the  dances  with  the  odd  song.

Over  a  long  period  of  time,  it  has  evolved  into  a  ‘Folk n Roll’ band  with  country  rock  overtones.  Basically it  is  the  vehicle  for  Phil  to  return  to  the  electric  guitar  and  to  have  a  good  time  with  his  mates..

The current line up consists of

Phil Beer

Steve Crickett

Gareth Turner

Olivia Dunn

Greg Mcdonald

- Date Added 07/03/2019