Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary

Show of Hands - The Best One Yet

Thursday 28th October 2021

St Mary's Arts Centre, Sandwich

Declan O'Rourke

Friday 12th November

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican

Saturday 20th November 2021

Colyer-Fergusson Room, Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Usher's Island

Sunday 28th November 2021

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Martyn Joseph

Saturday 4th December 2021

Waterstones, Canterbury


Terry & Gerry

Wednesday 29th October 2014

The Union Coffee House, CCCU St George's Place, Canterbury, CT1 1UT

Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start
£10 online
£11 cash or cheque in advance
£12 on the door 

Terry & Gerry Reunion after 30 years!

Gerry Colvin needs no introduction to Folk in the Barn audiences.  The energetic, eccentric and likeable front man of UK festival and club favourites ColvinQuarmby (now The Gerry Colvin Band)  has played for us many times since the early days, and in fact were our second ever booking back in 2003.  

What some may not know is that back in the 80’s Gerry was half of a popular and successful Cow-Punk Skiffle Duo based in Birmingham called Terry and Gerry.  Along with his co-writer and bass playing musical partner Terry Lilley, they were one of England’s most exciting bands of the 80s. Their demo tape led them to a few high-profile BBC sessions with leading disc jockey and producer John Peel and tours in Europe, the United States, and all over the UK.  With a couple of no 1’s in the indie charts and appearances on The Old Grey Whistle Test and The Tube, Terry and Gerry were loved by their fans and known for their exciting live performances.

“The bastard offspring of Lonnie Donegan, Buddy Holly, and indeed Country Joe & The Fish, with a diploma from the Billy Bragg school of social politics, a healthy cynicism about fashion trends, and a heart with a bruise the size of a broken love affair, Terry Lilly and Gerry Colvin effervesced on to the scene in September 1984 and for one brief shining moment (four years actually), the future of music was a double bass, a battered guitar and a washboard. According to the London Sunday Times, "if some of their act has the nostalgic pleasure of a '50s revivalist group, like the Darts, the rest of it is increasingly topical. Even their cowboy and Indian songs have social bite and political numbers, like "The Last Bullet in the Gun" have the plangent authority of an Elvis Costello."  Cherry Red Records

Fans have long been dreaming of a reunion and we’re thrilled to say it’s happening and we will be hosting a reunion gig in Canterbury in the Union Coffee House, CCCU, St Georges Place, Canterbury.

And Yes! they're still 'folk songs' in my opionion!

- Date Added 04/09/2014