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


Dave Bainbridge & Sally Minnear

Sunday 5th September 2021

St Lawrence & Highland Court Cricket Club, Canterbury

This event is re-arranged from August 2020.  Those who booked tickets for 2020, they will still apply.

Doors 2.30pm for 3pm start


Full Price £20
U25 £10
Under 12's Free

Email me to reserve a space and I will reply with ways to pay. debs @ folk in the barn dot co dot uk  (no spaces) 

We are really happy to be returning to the lovely spacious Highland Court Cricket Ground.  This will be a Covid safe, festival type concert.  Bring your own chairs and refreshments, and dress for all weathers.  Like last Summer we will provide socially distanced spacing so that everyone feels safe and confident to attend.

Award winning multi-instrumentalist Dave Bainbridge joins forces with Lord of The Dance vocalist, instrumentalist Sally Minnear to bring a spellbinding afternoon of music that will, in equal measure have you jigging in (or out of!) your seat or raise the hairs on the back of your neck. A compelling mix of powerful and ethereal vocal songs including the occasional emotive Gaelic ballad,  instrumental tracks, jigs, reels, slow airs, evolving soundscapes and virtuoso improvisation on keyboards, electric guitar, bouzouki and cowbell!

Dave and Sally first toured together as a duo in July 2015. Such were the incredibly positive reactions to the tour that they have continued work together whenever their busy schedules allow, bringing their magic to audiences far and wide. Their first release together ‘Live in the Studio’ DVD – 2018, has received amazing reviews and audience reactions.

Dave Bainbridge

Piano, keyboard, electric & acoustic guitars, bouzouki

Best known for his work with pioneering Celtic folk/rock/ambient band IONA and more recently Celestial Fire, Strawbs and Lifesigns.

“Dave Bainbridge is a genius of immeasurable proportions…If you are unfamiliar with him it’s time to make amends. Trust

me.” Nick Beggs  - (Steve Wilson, Steve Hackett)

Sally Minnear

Vocals, vocal loops, acoustic guitar, drums, percussion, tin whistle, violin

Daughter of multi-instrumentalist Kerry Minnear of the hugely respected and influential ’70’s progressive band Gentle Giant, Sally has been steeped in music throughout her life, with her brother and sister also being successful musicians. Sally had a minor hit with the song “For You” aged just 18, before forming the acoustic duo ‘Creatures of Habit’ as a vehicle for her own songs. After completing a music degree, during which time she played fiddle and sang in a popular traditional Irish band, Sally secured the featured vocalist role in Michael Flatley’s hugely successful dance spectacular ‘Lord of the Dance’. Sally toured with the production for several years, before leaving to start a family.

Reviews and Audience Reactions.

"Dave Bainbridge, Thank YOU! was a stupendous evening. Absolutely brilliant and beautiful performance. Sally's singing is incredible, we loved every minute! Everybody go and see this duo, they are something very special indeed, we can't wait to have them back.” Debs Earl, Folk in the Barn

"Great show last night with Dave Bainbridge and Sally Minnear." Simon Nicol, Fairport Convention

“I'm not sure I have the words to say how much I enjoyed every moment from 3pm to pack down - Sally (what a voice!) and Dave were a joy to work with and absolutely fantastic throughout. As for the gig one word - Brilliant!!!!!!!!!!” Steve (promoter)

“Thank you Dave and Sally for a brilliant gig in Rayleigh last night. Your guitar playing is a wonder to behold and the guitar tone sounds amazing. Sally sung beautifully and did the songs proud.” Joel

- Date Added 18/08/2021