Folk in the Barn
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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


Fairport Convention Wintour 2016

Tuesday 16th AND Wednesday 17th February 2016

The Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Doors 7pm
Concert starts 7.30pm

Tickets £22 

Box office 
The Gulbenkian Theatre 01227 769075 
Book Online HERE

Folk in the Barn in association with Gulbenkian are pleased to be welcoming back to Canterbury one of the best loved folk rock bands in the world, and in the lead up to their incredible 50th year we've got them for not one - but TWO nights in the beautiful Gulbenkian.  And YES in answer to a question received a few times already - you are very welcome to come to both nights..... They'll have to change the jokes around :)  Keep em on their toes!

Fairport Convention has been making great music for nearly fifty years. Credited with originating the British folk-rock genre, the band has been through many changes but the current members retain a passion for live performance.

This year’s Winter Tour will feature a mix of long-established Fairport favourites and new material from their most recent studio album ‘Myths And Heroes’ which was released in 2015.

The concerts will also feature an opening performance by Brighouse-based singer-songwriter Roger Davies whose quirky and entertaining songs reflect his love of Yorkshire and its people.

Fairport Convention has attracted critical acclaim: the band has won a coveted BBC Lifetime Achievement Award; Radio 2 listeners voted Fairport’s groundbreaking album Liege & Lief  'The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time'; and their story has been celebrated with a major documentary on BBC Four television.

Fairport Convention features Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, 

Ric Sanders on violin and Gerry Conway on drums and percussion. 

Whether you are a long-time fan or a newcomer to their music an evening with Fairport Convention will delight you.

“Impressive musicians with a great back catalogue... (they) take chances and clearly enjoy themselves.”
The Guardian

“Vigorous and confident...the music leapt around the room.” The Mirror

- Date Added 18/11/2015