Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary

Cara Dillon

Friday 9th September 2022

Colyer-Fergusson Hall, Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Turin Brakes

Sunday 16th October 2022

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Beth Nielsen Chapman

Monday 31st October 2022

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Los Pacaminos

Sunday 13th November 2022

Gulbenkian, Canterbury


Wednesday 23rd November 2022

Gulbenkian, Canterbury


Thea Gilmore - With Support from Simon Nicol

Wednesday 29th September 2021

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start
Full price £20
Under 25s  £10

Box Office:   01227 769075  
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Rescheduled from Sept 2020

Thea Gilmore takes to the road for her first EVER tour performing completely solo. Following her 4th successive chart album, 2019’s “Small World Turning” (‘the most soulful, confrontational music of her career’ said The Mirror) and a rapturously received performance at the recent BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Thea will head out on tour later this year to perform material from all stages of her career.

Accompanying herself on guitar, keyboard and loop station, Thea will give audiences a chance to hear some of her most special songs exactly the way they entered the world - raw, unadorned, delivered intimately by that long revered, hauntingly beautiful voice. As anyone familiar with her acoustic catalogue will testify, the results are set to be spine tingling and the shows promise to be some of the most affecting and personal of Thea’s career.

In that career of over two decades Thea Gilmore has long secured a place as one of the UKs most gifted and celebrated singer/songwriters. Since first stepping out aged 18 she has released 18 albums, 6 EPs, been lauded by titans (Bruce Springsteen, Neil Gaiman) and collaborated with roots royalty (Billy Bragg, Joan Baez, Waterboys). She recently performed on BBC Radio 2 with Jools Holland’s Rhythm and Blues Orchestra, contributed songs to the soundtrack of BAFTA winning film “Bait” and continues to explore new musical boundaries.

Thea is releasing 2 albums on the 01 October!

The Emancipation of Eva Grey is her last album as Thea Gilmore for a while - a limited edition physical only and then eponymous debut Afterlight - written, produced and performed by Afterlight (the artist we once knew as Thea Gilmore, with 19 albums to her name)

Opening the evening will be a rare solo set from Fairport Convention's Simon Nicol.  

Simon needs no introduction to followers of Folk in the Barn, or indeed followers of good music anywhere.  Founding member of Fairport Convention, guitarist and singer Simon, currently also 25% of the Albion Christmas Band, has a wealth of songs and stories to draw on from a lifetime of touring and playing with just about everyone in the business from John Martyn and Richard and Linda Thompson to Al Stewart and Art Garfunkel.

- Date Added 14/09/2021