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


Gilmore & Roberts SOLD OUT

Sunday 10th January 2016

The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, nr Canterbury

Pub open for meals from 5pm, 
Doors 6pm, concert start 6.30pm 

£12 online
£13 offline
£14 on the door

BBC Radio 2 Folk Award 2013 nominees for best duo, Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts (brother of Kathryn) , combine astounding lap-tapping guitar, fiery fiddle and their trademark harmonies with considerable songwriting talent to make a truly distinctive sound.

Having already made a name for themselves on the UK acoustic circuit, Gilmore & Roberts are known as much for their exceptionally dynamic live show as they are for their prize-winning songs.

Previously nominated twice at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, and invited by Folk Rock Legends Fairport Convention to open on their Winter Tour in 2011,  Gilmore & Roberts cover a broader and more contemporary genre-spectrum than might be expected from a duo wielding guitar, fiddle and mandolin.

Conflict Tourism is the fourth album from award-winning duo Gilmore & Roberts. Following a year of touring in mainland Europe, Canada, and their native Britain, Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts noticed a common thread running through their latest crop of original songs. Conflict, whether an internal struggle between positive and negative, or a healthy body and a disease, is an everyday phenomenon captured perfectly by these 11 tracks.   

 "Conflict is universal - everyone, everywhere, experiences it every day, in its smallest forms" says Katriona. "We liked the idea of being tour guides through a minefield of different decisions and drama."  "And good tour guides are passionate about what they're showing you" adds Jamie. "They're not detached from the subject. It's personal - it's people and stories. That's the starting point for every song."

Pay no attention to tour guides who read from the script - these two speak from the heart.

Part of our popular winter ‘Even Cosier’ sessions, this concert starts at the earlier time of 6.30pm with doors at 6pm.  This will enable people to get home more easily, especially if winter weather conditions prevail.  Why not book a table for an early supper before the concert, or have your main course before the start and pudding in the interval.

'Hot property' - fRoots

CONFLICT TOURISM released 18.09.15
Featured on The Telegraph's 'Best Folk Albums of 2015' list

'Best Duo' nominees - BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2013


- Date Added 10/01/2016