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

Wednesday December 18th 2019

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Will Pound

Sunday 12th January 2020

The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, nr Canterbury


Fairport Convention WinTour 2020

Tuesday 18th & Wednesday 19th February 2020

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start

Tickets  £26   
Under 25s  £13 
Box Office:   01227 769075  
Book by Email HERE  
Book Online HERE

2020 sees two significant events for popular Folk Rock band Fairport Convention. The 50th anniversary of both their seminal ‘Full House’ album and also Peggy’s (Dave Pegg) membership of the band. What better way to celebrate than with their family of loyal fans old and new, playing not only Full House in it’s entirety but also music from their brand new studio album.

Fairport have been entertaining music lovers for over half a century. During that time the band that launched British folk-rock has seen many changes. But one thing has remained the same - Fairport’s passion for performance.

Holders of a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award, Radio 2 listeners voted their groundbreaking album Liege & Lief ' The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time', Fairport’s story has been celebrated with television documentaries on BBC Four and Sky Arts.

The band features founding member Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar Ric Sanders on violin, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion.


“Stuffing their set with a surprising amount of new material for a vintage act, Fairport are still clearly having fun and brought the house down."

The Guardian

"Fairport is an institution, a festival, purveyors of memories, and keepers of the folk flame. But most of all they are a brilliant live band."

Folk & Tumble

Smith & Brewer

The concert will start with a set by special guests Ben Smith and Jimmy Brewer. They are famed for their close harmony singing and guitar virtuosity. Ben and Jimmy have showcased in Nashville, supported Ralph McTell on tour, and played Fairport’s Cropredy Convention and Cambridge Folk Festival.

- Date Added 25/10/2019