Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary


Saturday 18th July 2020

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Dave Bainbridge & Sally Minnear - An Evening of Iona Music & More

Saturday 22nd August 2020, moved from 15th

St Gregory's Centre for Music, CCCU

Fairport Convention Acoustic Tour 2020

Sunday 20th September 2020

The Pavilion, Broadstairs

Thea Gilmore

Wednesday 30th September 2020

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Eddi Reader

Thursday 8th October 2020

Gulbenkian, Canterbury


ahab supported by Ben Folke Thomas

Saturday 4th February 2012

The Chapel, Canterbury Christ Church Uni

Tickets £12 in advance,  £1 extra on the door ,  £8 students.
Doors 7.15pm 8pm start

Band tipped by ‘Whispering’ Bob Harris, to return to Folk in the Barn

Canterbury music lovers are in for a treat when ahab, a young band tipped for the top by Bob Harris, play for Folk in the Barn at The Chapel, Canterbury Christ Church University on 4th February 2012

This is their second visit to Folk in the Barn, after selling out the Barn last March they are back by popular demand to a bigger venue with room to dance.

The London-based group’s uniquely British take on country rock is based around stunning four-part vocal harmony. The members are also talented songwriters and the Canterbury concert will feature their original compositions.

Harris is a big fan of the band having seen them in 2010 at Fairport Convention’s annual music festival in Cropredy, Oxfordshire. “I thought their live set was blistering,” he says. “They showed real class and I love their alt-country edge.” He is not the only BBC presenter to sing ahab’s praises; Radio 2’s Simon Mayo says:  "This band’s top-notch British Americana is the real deal."

ahab features Callum Adamson – son of Big Country’s Stuart Adamson on 12-string guitar and vocals, Luke Price on mandolin and vocals, Dave Burn on guitar and vocals and Steve Llewellyn on bass and vocals.

As well as their concert and radio appearances the band is becoming a firm favourite on the festival circuit. They have played major events such as the Fanfare Festival in Nashville, Tennessee, and played over 20 festivals at home and abroad last summer, the highlight of the year being supporting Bellowhead on tour this November to great acclaim.
And what's more girls - it has to be said - they are all totally gorgeous - do not miss this gig!  (am I allowed to say that?? Debs ;o)  )

ahab will be supported by the excellent Ben Folke Thomas
Starting his musical career as a drummer in a grunge band his life was transformed when he heard Kurt Cobain singing ‘In The Pines’ on the Unplugged record. Steeping himself in Leadbelly, Bob Dylan, and Leonard Cohen, by the age of 20 he was an excellent finger-picker, confident performer, and mature songwriter.
Jaded Londoners didn’t know what had hit them when they first heard songs like ‘Paradise Lost (Heaven Found)’ or ‘Only Got Blues For You’, and saw this robust performer with a stage presence recalling the Bob Dylan of two decades ago.
“Captures the spirit of Greenwich Village Circa 1965…a convincing calling card.” – The Sunday Times
Listen here - Date Added 04/02/2012