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


More than anything we want our lives and the live music world to get back to normal and to not have to think about the restrictions of the past two years.  I think it's wise to be a little cautious for a while yet as we hear that Covid numbers are once again on the increase, and while for most people it is now no more than a few days discomfort and inconvenience, in the form of a cold, it is still having a majorly disruptive effect on our fellow musicians and colleagues, with Andy Cutting's Band tour being cancelled half way through due to two members being unwell and unable to play.  I can't speak for Andy, but personally - the cancellation of long awaited work has a huge impact - mentally, emotionally and financially.

So please, as ever, do not attend concerts if you have Covid 19 symptoms or have been in close proximity to someone else who has.  If you are unsure and have spare lateral flow tests and could test before you attend, please do so.  Most people have abandoned the wearing of masks, but please feel welcome to wear one if it gives you the confidence to attend.  In these times of lower attendances, there are often seats that can be selected on the night, that are well away from others, if that's what you'd prefer to do.

We want everyone to come along and see live music again, and also to stay safe and well.  If you are unwell and can't attend, please consider leaving the ticket money in place if you are able to.  We know some of you have done this and are extremely grateful, as are the musicians.  Recently 8 people cancelled and were refunded and that was my entire fee lost in a flash, after months of work. It's very demoralising.  We are happy to exchange tickets for another upcoming concert, subject to availability.   Pre-covid, if someone was unlucky enough to get the flu and couldn't attend a gig, refunds weren't considered, it was just very bad luck. 

At the venues, please continue to be mindful of good hand hygiene and infection control. 

We are determined to keep moving forwards and bring the best live music to East Kent.

Folk in the Barn – you’re what we artists call ‘Blue Chip’ promoters – Chris Wood

We all really enjoyed the gig and feel well and truly privileged to have worked with such a professional and friendly team. Joe's B and B was superb too! -  Elbow Jane

I can't imagine life without Folk in the Barn now! It has provided a lovely focus for hearing new music and performers, in beautiful settings. I can honestly say I have enjoyed each gig I have been to and now have a great collection of cd's to prove it. Angela Barnes

A vital part of preserving the rich heritage of traditional music in Britain is enabling people to see and hear that music played live, and so be inspired to learn more about the music and play it themselves. Folk in the Barn is an outstanding example of the courage and commitment required to ensure that our unique musical heritage not only survives but can grow and continue to develop. Chris Shilling

Huge congratulations to ALL concerned with FITB. Truly the best thing regarding original live music to have happened to Kent for many a year. Thank you so much for bringing us such wonderful artists, time and time again Arcelia

Big thanks to Folk in the Barn for continuing to hunt out and lure to the depths of East Kent, exciting and inspiring performers. Gregory Alan Isakov, his band and the support artist he brought with him were all amazing!!  Danni