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


Martyn Joseph

Saturday 10th October 2020

St Lawrence & Highland Court Cricket Club, Canterbury

Still a few spaces left for this concert.

Doors 2pm
Show 2.30pm

Full Price £20
U25s £10

As with all our recent out door concerts, this is subject to the weather but this one also is dependent upon the numbers.  Martyn will be coming from Wales to play for us so we need to reach a minimum size audience to make this possible. Email me to register interest and reserve your safely distanced spaces.  If  by tomorrow evening we have sufficient interest to continue with the gig, I will reply with venue details including safe ways to pay for your space/s  

debs @ folkinthebarn . co . uk   (remove the gaps)

COVID-19  We will be following strict Government Covid-19 safety procedures and trying to limit all points of potential contamination. The club house bar has now closed for the season,  so please bring any refreshments you require. The pavilion will be open however with Ladies and Gents facilities. We have carried out a Covid-19 safety risk assessment and will require all present to adhere to the rules stated on the signs we will install around the premises. Observing 2m social distancing at all times and  wearing masks for arrival and departure and when moving around the venue. You may remove them once seated.  

We will provide hand sanitiser, wipes and disinfectant spray for safe use of the public facilities.  There will be spaces marked out minimum 2 metres apart for members of the audience  to place their own seats in singles, pairs, threes or fours as long as these are people in your bubble/that you live with.

Parking:  Secure, free and close by on the premises.


Martyn Joseph is a unique and mind blowing artist. Take everything you think you know about singer songwriters….and rip it up. For one man and a guitar he creates a performance with a huge far-reaching sound that is energetic, compelling and passionate. Be it to two hundred people or twenty thousand, he blows the crowd away night after night.

April 2019 saw him win a “Wales Folk Award” for “Here Come The Young”, the title track of his most recent album, of which Uncut magazine said “He’s never sounded more potent than he does here”

In 2018 he was honoured with a ”Spirit of Folk” Award by Folk Alliance International in Kansas USA and he also received Fatea magazine’s “Lifetime Achievement Award” here in the UK.

He is gifted with the rare ability to speak to the soul with his expressive and poignant lyrics and has a career spanning 30 years, 32 albums, over a half a million record sales and thousands of live performances.

Compared to Bruce Springsteen, John Mayer, Bruce Cockburn and Dave Matthews, he has created his own style and reputation as a mesmerizing live performer and stands in his own right, built on a reputation for giving what thousands have described as the best live music experience of their lives.

A unique talent driven by passion, social awareness and love for his trade, he's a jaw dropping guitar player who has developed a unique percussive style, teamed up with a powerful show stopping voice, and has been called “The Welsh Springsteen”

Concerned with making music that is relevant and vital to his audience, he engages with challenging narratives tackling the complexity of the human condition, underpinned with a promise of hope. In his own words “Really what I do is to try and write songs that might step up and make some sense of a moment in time. A good song makes you feel like you’re not alone in the world.”

He is hailed as a raconteur weaving tales on topical concerns, as well as stories on the fragility of love, with a magical ability to reach out to his listeners through his passion and humour. Stunning reviews single him out as an unmissable solo performer whose music stays with you long after the show has ended.

- Date Added 08/10/2020