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


Duncan Chisholm

Friday 13th September 2019

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start
Full Price £17
U25s £10

Box Office:   01227 769075  

Duncan Chisholm

UPDATE - Duncan will be joined in his band by Folk in the Barn friend - Megan Henderson from Breabach, on fiddle and keyboard. 

Duncan Chisholm effortlessly evokes a background steeped in the rich highland music tradition through his rich, varied compositions.  Having been described as ‘one of the most authentic interpreters of traditional highland music.’ his fiddle playing takes you on an emotional journey through the beautiful landscape which inspires him.

Duncan will be touring with this outstanding collection of musicians.  Megan Henderson (Breabach) keyboard and fiddle, Calum Stewart  - pipes and whistles, and Innes Watson (Treacherous Orchestra) (guitar). 

His lastest album, Sandwood, explores the specific area of Sandwood Bay and chronicled his own personal journey through the Highlands to this place of beauty, which became his muse.  Sandwood contributed to Duncan winning Composer of the Year 2018 at the MG Alba Scots Trad Music Awards, the album itself was awarded Album of the Year 2018.

Chisholm has had an illustrious career spanning decades.  As a founding member of the highly successful folk-rock band Wolfstone, to writing music for the Oscar winning film ‘Good Will Hunting’, Duncan has continued to release albums to critical acclaim.  He has been commissioned by the BBC to create soundtracks for the BBC 2 documentary ‘Castle Commando’ as well as BBC Scotland’s ‘Landward’, alongside numerous plaudits from the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.  Duncan continues to sell out venue after venue, tour after tour.

We saw Duncan and his stellar band - which included Breabach’s Megan Henderson, at Celtic Connections 2018. It was one of the most magical musical performances we’d ever witnessed and we are honoured to bring his music to Canterbury. Debs

“Magnificently atmospheric pieces”  Folk Radio Uk Jan 2018

“Chisholm is a master at reflecting landscapes and geographical features in compositions, both original and borrowed, and his fiddle playing, melodically true with an almost tangible Highland soulfulness, conveys not only a sense of topography but the emotions these places stir in him.”  The Herald, Feb 2018

With joyously surging melodies that revel in the transcendent wonder of nature, Chisholm conjures an inspirational vision of something greater than ourselves…… This is spiritual music which empathises deeply with humanity’s continuing search for transcendental beauty and enduring truth.  fRoots, March 2019

Sandwood ‘Live’ Reviews

“Absolutely brilliant Duncan, we saw you live at Eden Court in Inverness last night and the tracks you chose from this album was so evocative of that special place- Sandwood Bay. Your musical journey from RedPoint through to The Door of Saints and the trilogy of Farrar, Cainich and Affric is a narrative weaving together all the emotions we feel living up here in northern Scotland. You music speaks for the landscape and the people who live in it. Keep writing and playing Duncan as it is a privilege to listen to you.”

“I am just melting with this beautiful music. The concert at Glassel Gig last week was like a soothing balm washing over me, and reduced me to goose bumps and tears throughout. This wonderful CD is being played non stop while I breath in every beautiful note. So reminiscent of Fritz Kreisler’s moving mastery in both composition and performance.. Thank you for this wealth of musical talent, it’s a joy to listen to.”

- Date Added 11/09/2019