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


Show of Hands

Thursday 15th October 2015

Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury

Starts 7.30pm
Tickets £25 , £23 (Marlowe booking fees apply)


Folk in the Barn  originally came  about because of this wonderful band, and this will be the tenth time in 13 years we've been involved in bringing them to the area. This is a co-promotion with the band, it's been a long held dream by ourselves and Steve and Phil to play at the Marlowe Theatre in Canterbury, and we are all thrilled to announce that this will take place on Thursday 15th October 2015.

Show of Hands are undeniably one of the strongest current forces in acoustic music– England’s finest and most popular roots partnership and something of a “people’ band”, regularly voicing the hopes, fears and life stories of scores of people in song.

Joined by Miranda Sykes on double bass they are widely recognised for their resonating original songs, stunning musicianship and remarkable audience rapport Features on BBC TV’s Countryfile, BBC Breakfast and Andrew Marr shows and
regular airplay by the likes of Mark Radcliffe, Bob Harris, Mike Harding, Johnnie Walker and Simon Mayo has taken their music to a wide cross section of audience.

An alchemist couldn’t have come up with a more potent, magical mix than that of Phil Beer, who can, as The Scotsman observed, “play nearly every stringed instrument known to man” and the inspired Steve Knightley, described by Mike Harding at BBC Radio 2’s Folk Awards as “one of England’s greatest singer songwriters”.

"Formidable operators in the roots arena. A class act"
The Independent
“One of the great English bands”
Peter Gabriel - Date Added 18/09/2015