Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary

The Gigspanner Big Band

Saturday 23rd November 2019

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Martyn Joseph

Sunday 1st December 2019

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

St Agnes Fountain - SOLD OUT!

Tuesday 10th December 2019

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

The Albion Christmas Band - SOLD OUT!

Wednesday December 18th 2019

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Will Pound

Sunday 12th January 2020

The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, nr Canterbury


The Ric Sanders Trio - SOLD OUT - email for returns

Sunday 19th January 2014

The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, nr Canterbury

Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start

£12 in advance
 £14 on the door
Students 50%
Unreserved seating

The second in our 2014 'Even Cosier' Series is one of my personal favourite musicians - and people - the awesome Ric Sanders with his Trio.  

Since 1985 Ric Sanders has been the fiddle player in legendary Folk Rock Band Fairport Convention. In the late 70s he played in both Soft Machine and The Albion Band, and it was in the latter that he met Michael Gregory, now drummer with The Home Service. Ric’s association with guitarist and vocalist Vo Fletcher goes back even further – they played together when still teenagers. Vo has played with artists as diverse as Rik Mayall and Nigel Kennedy (just to keep Ric on his toes!). It was inevitable that these three pals would play together, and over the last decade they’ve been involved in many projects, from recording Miles Davis classics live in Lincoln Cathedral to improvising an album with the inspirational Anjali Dance Company. Over the last couple of years though, they’ve taken a different direction, reconnecting with the music closest to their hearts. It’s music firmly rooted in the blues. They love playing it, and their recent performances have shown just how much people love hearing it – a rockin’ good time was had by all!   

We all know Ric is a genius musician and just love to watch his moves as he makes that fiddle sing and soar. He's a funny guy too, there'll be a lot of laughs. They cross boundaries and defy categorisation, with original compositions, folk tunes and some drastically re-worked Fairport tunes.   

It'll be something like this...

- Date Added 11/01/2014