Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary

Fairport Convention - Spring Tour 2019

Wednesday 5th June 2019

The Tower Theatre, Folkestone

Sharon Shannon, Seckou Keita

Tuesday 11th June 2019

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Gerry Colvin Band

Saturday 13th July 2019

The Kingston Barn

End of Summer Season Garden Party - with Chris Leslie

Sunday 21st July 2019

Edge of Beyond, Barham

Old Man Luedecke

Tuesday 20th August 2019

Waterstones, Canterbury

GIG DIARY

The Pitmen Poets

Saturday 16th November 2019

Gulbenkian, Canterbury


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start

Tickets
Full Price £20
U25s £10
Box Office:   01227 769075  
Book by Email HERE  
Book Online HERE

The Pitmen Poets

FROM BILLY ELLIOT TO CLOSE THE COALHOUSE DOOR, WHEN THE BOAT COMES IN - TO THE PITMEN PAINTERS. 

NOW HEAR THE SONGS AND STORIES OF…THE PITMEN POETS

After their sell out UK tour of 2017 the four Pitmen Poets return for their final tour in 2019.


Four giants of the traditional and contemporary folk world  - Ex-Lindisfarne singer and songwriter Billy Mitchell, Warhorse Songman Bob Fox, leading exponent of Tyneside song Benny Graham, and much-covered Durham songwriter Jez Lowe individually and collectively celebrating the triumphs, tragedy, humour and hard times of North-East England's coal mining tradition in an evening of music, song and spoken word. Expect to be regaled with brilliant songs, poetry and hilarious anecdotes about our coalmining tradition.

Each one of the "poets" is a star in their own right but playing together the sum parts take the whole onto a different level. 

Mitchell (guitar, mandolin and harmonica), Fox (guitar), Graham (accordion and a heaven-sent voice) and Lowe (guitar, cittern and  harmonica) wrap their words and storytelling in beautiful collective harmonies.

The songs are about celebrating the life of the mining villages, about working class community, about solidarity. As Mitchell said, to balance things up, they'd sing songs written for and about the bosses and coal owners but there just aren't any!

 “Whoever's idea it was to bring these four together for a show should be awarded a gold medal for services to music. “
Ed Waugh 


www.thepitmenpoets.co.uk

- Date Added 08/05/2019