Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary

Martyn Joseph

Saturday 4th December 2021

Waterstones, Canterbury

St Agnes Fountain

Thursday 16th December 2021

Colyer-Fergusson Hall, Gulbenkian, Canterbury

The Albion Christmas Band

Saturday 18th December 2021

Gulbenkian, 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


Oysterband POSTPONED TO JUNE 26TH 2022

Sunday 19th September 2021

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

"We’re very sorry to announce that, following medical advice, Oysterband has to postpone its forthcoming September tour. Our apologies for the inconvenience this is bound to cause. We’ll be back to play these shows in Spring with the new album.” OYSTERBAND

JJ writes: “My humble apologies for not being out there singing for you ... believe me, it hurts. After months of lockdown just singing round the house I threw myself into rehearsing and recording and loved it but following the Cecil Sharp House gigs, our first live shows in 16 months, my voice just stopped working. We have a way in Oysterband that just says ‘get on with it, get over it‘: not this time. A consultant diagnosed inflamed tissue round the vocal cords (arytenoids) and I have been working with a voice specialist. The voice was still there but it needed rest, repair and recovery.
Shrewsbury was a huge challenge which is why I asked for no live-streaming. Sorry.
This is clearly not just a matter of ‘singing through’ as I have done countless times. I am advised that a sustained tour at this point would set me back and I don’t want to go back there. Lockdown has had so many hidden consequences. We have a great album to finish, songs to sing, an exciting album release and a promising year ahead with lots of opportunities for you to see us ... and I want to be in great voice when I do it !”
Debs writes  - "We're pleased to say we have a new date lined up which will be Sunday 26th June 2022.  If you hold  tickets for 19th September please wait for the Gulbenkian box office team to contact you, when you will be given the option to transfer it to the new date or have a refund.  Please don't contact the Gulbenkian directly as they will be deluged."

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start
Full Price  £26
U25s  £15

Box Office:   01227 769075  
Book by email HERE  
Book online HERE 

Rescheduled from 10th March 2021 due to Covid-19


Classic songs from every era of a long and mighty career.

Oysterband, the 5-times BBC Radio 2 Folk Award-winning outfit that brought passion, power and not a little poetry to folk and roots music, enter their fifth decade as vital and creative as ever, with some of the finest songs in the modern folk canon to their name:  Put Out The Lights; When I’m Up (I Can’t Get Down); Blood Wedding; Everywhere I Go; The Oxford Girl; Granite Years; Native Son; A River Runs…..these and many others from their vast back catalogue will feature as they embark on another year of international touring and festivals.

Theirs has been a unique and fiercely independent career.  Oysterband still play with that spirit of the punk ceilidh band that roared through people’s lives all those years ago.   But the growing depth and sensitivity of their songwriting, coupled with the strength of John Jones’ voice and their remarkable musicianship, have lifted their music into a richer, more acoustic era.

Their occasional collaboration with folk diva June Tabor has produced two cult-classic award-winning albums, Freedom & Rain and Ragged Kingdom.  The latter and their hugely influential album Holy Bandits were voted nos. 4 and 5 among the Ten Best Albums of the last 30 years by the public in a poll by fRoots Magazine in 2016.

Oysterband are:

John Jones  -  voice, melodeon
Alan Prosser  -  guitars, voice
Ian Telfer  -  violin, keyboard, voice
Al Scott  -  bass, mandolin, voice
Adrian Oxaal  -  cello, guitar, bouzouki, voice

and the newest member, formerly of Bellowhead, Pete Flood  -  drums, percussion, voice.

- Date Added 01/09/2021