Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary

Moya Brennan

Sunday 25th March 2018

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge


Saturday 7th April 2018

Gulbenkian, Canterbury


Sunday 22nd April 2018

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Peter Knight's Gigspanner

Thursday 10th May 2018

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Albert Lee

Friday 25th May 2018

Gulbenkian, Canterbury



Sunday 4th October 2015

St John the Baptist Church, Barham, nr Canterbury CT4 6PB

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start


£12.50 online
£13.50 in advance 
£14 on the door  

Stu Hanna & Debbie Hanna are the husband & wife duo Megson. Three times nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards and double winners of the 2011 Spiral Earth Awards they draw heavily on their Teesside heritage to create a unique brand of folk music. Their infectious sound is a mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars and mandolas. As Froots Magazine puts it ‘if you don’t like the music here then you have a problem’

Their growing talent was recognised not only with 3 nominations for Best Duo in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2009 – 2011 but also with burgeoning interest from the major broadsheets. Their album ‘The Longshot’ had  4 Star **** reviews from Mojo, The Financial Times, Uncut, The Sunday Express and The Guardian ‘the most original duo on the folk scene’. The Guardian ran a major feature on them and The Independent has listed Megson in their Top Gigs To See section on numerous occasions.

2014 saw the release of In A Box, their much anticipated brand new studio album. Featuring guest performances by Seth Lakeman , Jess Morgan & The Willows it was not only named one of the Best Folk Albums of 2014 by The Telegraph but also The Sunday Express – Album Of The Week.  

“Their rich acoustic mix of miners, lovers, charlatans and whimsy is about as traditional as folk gets, but never sounds old or dulled.” said Q Magazine’s Andy Fyfe, while Colin Irwin wrote in MOJO “In A Box brackets Stu and Debbie Hanna among the upper echelon of Brit folk songwriters.” .

And during all this time, Stu even managed to be involved with other artists producing award winning album for SHOW OF HANDS, LUCY WARD,  FAUSTUS, THE WILLOWS, & THE YOUNG’UNS.  

Their fifth visit to Folk in the Barn – this time as part of their first ‘Churches’ Tour.  Always very popular with our audience, it’ll be great to have them back again.

‘The most original duo on the British folk scene.’
Robin Denslow – The Guardian

 ‘A force in the folk revival’
Neil Spencer – The Observer

 ‘Simply Brilliant’
The Sunday Express

- Date Added 17/09/2015