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


The Phil Beer Band

Sunday 29th May 2016 (postponed from 18th March)

The Chapel, CanterburyChrist Church University

Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start
£17 online
£18 cash or cheque in advance
£19 on the door 

Here at Folk in the Barn we have wanted to book this great band for many years. This year the planets aligned and they're on their way.   We're so excited to see that the wondrous Emily Slade is back in the band, it'll be just like the old days. 

The Phil Beer Band was conceived as a ceilidh band back in the early 1990’s to provide music for a busy Gloucestershire village social life. It consisted of Phil Beer (Then of the Albion Band), Simon Care (Albion Band and Edward the Second). Steve Crickett ( The Arizona Smoke Revue) and Nick Quarmby (The Dockery Boys).

The group progressed into playing local small gigs and gradually changed into a working band playing an annual tour and evolving from a folk rock band into what is now its signature ‘Folk and Roll’ sound. Gareth Turner replaced Simon Care and guitarist Charlotte Ayrton became a regular fixture for several years. A variety of front room and live recordings exist on various Phil Beer albums but the Band itself only ever made two Albums, ‘Mandorock’, and PBB ‘Live’.

The band has been through numerous line-ups over the years and played many short tours. In recent years, Phils commitments with Show of Hands and his busy studio life have made anything more than a token appearance each year impossible, until now------

In 2017. The band will undertake its first significant tour for a decade with a long overdue studio album.

The current line up consists of
Phil Beer
Steve Crickett
Gareth Turner
Emily Slade
Greg Mcdonald

- Date Added 29/03/2016