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


Fairport Convention - Spring Tour 2015

Sunday 24th May 2015

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

Doors 7pm for 8pm start
Online £20 (plus 10% booking fee)
In advance from FitB £22 (cash, cheque, by post or at gigs or Hobgoblin Canterbury)
On the Door £23

Yes it's true.  Not only is Canterbury lucky enough to have Fairport include us on their rockin Winter Tour, but we're also thrilled to host the very special and intimate Spring Acoustic Tour AS WELL!     The guys are back at the beautiful Cathedral Lodge which they love to play.  So if you missed out on a Winter Tour ticket - here's your chance to see them, but do come again anyway because there is no band like Fairport.  

We sadly missed out on the first 30 years of this amazing band, but as this will be their 7th visit to us at Folk in the Barn - you could say we're making up for lost time.

After nearly 50 years on the road Fairport Convention, the originators of British folk-rock music, remains one of the most entertaining bands on the live music scene.

This year's Spring Tour features all five members of Fairport and presents a more intimate take on the band's repertoire. This concert will showcase brand new songs and tunes from the band’s 2015 album Myths And Heroes. – however, favourites from the band's back catalogue will not be forgotten.

Fairport Convention features Simon Nicol on guitar and lead vocals, Dave Pegg on bass and backing vocals, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin, bouzouki and lead vocals, Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on percussion. 

Fairport has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award and the band was recently the subject of a major music documentary on BBC Four television. Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s groundbreaking album Liege & Lief  'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time';

Here's a link to a fab new review in the Guardian 

- Date Added 27/03/2015