Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary

St Agnes Fountain

Thursday 16th December 2021

Colyer-Fergusson Hall, Gulbenkian, Canterbury

The Albion Christmas Band

Saturday 18th December 2021

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Simon Mayor & Hilary James

Saturday 8th January 2022

Kingston Barn, nr 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


Edwina Hayes

Friday 7th August 2020

A Garden in Barham

Doors 3.50pm for 4.20pm start

Suggested online donation £25 per place

Edwina Hayes

Come and join us for a safe and socially distanced,  outdoor musical afternoon in the beautiful Elham Valley.

I chose Edwina for this first Folk in the Barn Alfresco gig as I wanted to try and give the dates to musicians I love, but also who would have been coming to play for us this year and who had their gigs cancelled because of Covid.  Edwina was booked for FibFEST in March having last played for us in 2015 after supporting Fairport Convention as special guest on their WinTour 2014.

Edwina's beautifully written songs, charming stage presence and voice of an angel have won her a reputation as a true natural talent of gentle folk-Americana. She has opened numerous shows for Jools Holland and Van Morrison as well as her own gigs playing stages everywhere from Glastonbury Festival to The Royal Albert Hall. Edwina numbers Michael Parkinson and Mike Harding among her fans and the title track of her album Pour Me A Drink was covered by Nanci Griffith who calls her 'the sweetest voice in England'.

Her cover of the Randy Newman song Feels Like Home was featured in the Cameron Diaz film My Sister's Keeper and has since had over eight million plays on You Tube.

Edwina has also toured with artists ranging from Loudon Wainwright lll and Roger McGuinn to KT Tunstall and Gretchen Peters. Edwina was the support for Fairport Convention in 2014 on their 31 date Wintour and that same year toured China followed by an Australian Tour in 2015.

The Guardian - 'Edwina is a haunting honeyed solo songwriter'

Michael Parkinson - 'A very talented young lady'

Nanci Griffith - 'The sweetest voice in England. A wonderful young woman, so gifted and full of song'

Time Out - 'Sweet-voiced songwriter who has a fine line in gentle, country-tinged material'

Perez Hilton - 'Like a soft blanket'

Want to join us?  I hope so, we really need a way to re-coup some of our considerable losses and ensure Folk in the Barn survives for the future for all of us.

Just email me to register interest and reserve your spaces.  I will reply asap with more details including safe ways to donate online for those spaces. Debs

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- Date Added 05/08/2020