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


Alan Prosser

Sunday 28th June 2015

Black Robin Inn, Kingston, Nr Canterbury

Doors 6pm for 6.30pm start
£12 online
£13 cash or cheque in advance
£14 on the door 

Alan Prosser is the Canterbury based guitarist (and multi-instrumentalist) singer, songwriter and founding member of one of the greatest British Folk-Rock bands - The Oysterband. Since 1978 as part of the Oysterband he has toured in 35 countries  -  festivals, concerts, bars, rallies, jails, bring 'em on!  -  won 5 BBC Folk Awards, made 13 studio albums and one DVD. 

In 1997 Alan took a reprieve from the British folk-rock band to record a solo album, Hall Place, a collection of 11 songs and five instrumentals.  Co-produced by Alaric Neville, Alan was greatly aided on the album by Oysterband bandmates who supplied lyrics for several tunes and instrumental support. In a review of the album, Rock'n'Reel wrote, "Prosser's smooth authoritative and unhurried vocals set the mood for an album rich in texture, mood, and melody, and, calling on the collective talents of various Oysters and Chumbawambas, he creates a beautifully realized collection that builds on his English folk roots and adds Celtic, Breton, blues, and even classical strains all approach with a flair for the unusual and offering welcomed surprises." Alan last played at Folk in the Barn in a Trio with Lucy Randall and Harmonica maestro Brendan Power,known as Nomads.  

Here we have a chance to see Alan perform his own music in the cosy and intimate setting of the Black Robin Inn, Kingston.  We think he’s an outstanding musician in his own right and has a soothingly beautiful soft toned voice.
- Date Added 02/05/2015