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GIG DIARY

'Hark Hark' Coope Simpson Fraser & Freya

Sunday 6th December 2015

The Kingston Barn, nr Canterbury


Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start
Tickets 
£12 online
£13 in advance 
£14 on the door    





Hark Hark – a festive feast to send you into Christmas with a feelgood factor. A rich mixture of old and new with a firm foundation of traditional Yorkshire and Derbyshire carols, the album is augmented by spicy instrumentals showing the links between carols and dance tunes, along with humour, original songs and joyful instrumentals.

Christmas comes but once a year, which means we only get one chance annually to see the Coope, Simpson, Fraser & Freya Christmas show – a pity, since the eclectic, funny, poignant and clever mixture would work even stripped of its seasonal theme. Luckily, they are releasing an album which captures the magic of the show.

This is not just a bunch of folk with good voices belting out traditional carols. It’s a welcoming hotch-potch of stories, poetry and jokes threaded through with carolling and wassailing, both acapella and accompanied by a proper bagful of instruments, blown, plucked, bowed and struck.

The show is rich in the Variety tradition – there are various nods to music hall – and steeped in folk’s past and present, and the way the show veers effortlessly between solemnity and silliness makes it a wonderful, and wonderfully warm, winter night out.

A new show for Folk in the Barn, although Barry Coope and Lester Simpson have both appeared before as part of fabulous acapella trio Coope Boyes and Simpson, and Barry before that with John Tams. This is the first of three wonderful pre Christmas shows - always popular, always worth booking early.

My favourite, favourite Carol Singers, (Natalie Wheen, Classic FM) - Date Added 06/08/2015