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


Martin Carthy & Chris Parkinson

Friday 25th March 2011

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge, with Olly Knight & Marry Waterson

Change of details for this date, Nick Harper will be back later in the year, instead we have this most amazing line-up for you.

The legendary Martin Carthy with Chris Parkinson, supported by Olly Knight and Marry Waterson

`Arguably the greatest English folk song performer, writer, collector and editor of them all' Q Magazine (2004)
For more than 40 years Martin Carthy has been one of folk music's greatest innovators, one of its best loved, most enthusiastic and, at times, most quietly controversial of figures. His skill, stage presence and natural charm have won him many admirers, not only from within the folk scene, but also far beyond it. Trailblazing musical partnerships with, amongst others, Steeleye Span, Dave Swarbrick and his award-winning wife (Norma Waterson) and daughter Eliza Carthy have resulted in more than 40 albums, but Martin has only recorded 10 solo albums, of which the much anticipated Waiting for Angels (Topic TSCD527) is the latest. Whether in the folk clubs (which he continues to champion), on the concert stage or making TV appearances (he was the subject of the acclaimed `Originals' music documentary strand on BBC 2) - there are few roles that Martin Carthy hasn't played. He's a ballad singer, a ground-breaking acoustic and electric-guitarist and an authoritative interpreter of newly composed material. He always prefers to follow an insatiable musical curiosity rather than cash in on his unrivalled position. Perhaps, most significant of all, are his settings of traditional songs with guitar, which have influenced a generation of artists, including Bob Dylan and Paul Simon, on both sides of the Atlantic.
Martin Carthy was awarded the MBE for services to English Music and won Singer of the Year and Best Traditional Track at the BBC Radio 2 Awards 2005.  Chris Parkinson is a multi-instrumentalist folk musician. He has worked and performed with many of the top names, including Ralph McTell, Norma Waterson, Martin Simpson and Billy Connolly. 

Marry Waterson & Oliver Knight
A rare opportunity to see this Brother Sister duo playing songs of their much celebrated mother Lal Waterson and their own self penned music written much within the family style as well as traditional songs learned at the kitchen table over the years in that most musical of famillies
Maria Gilhooley (nee Waterson) and Oliver Knight are brother and sister who have grown up immersed in traditional song.  As part of the Waterson Family musical dynasty, the siblings have thrived on communal music making whilst developing highly original and distinctly English performance styles of their own, style that owes much to the folk tradition, but isn’t beholden to it. 

Tickets full price £14, concessions £12 - in advance
 £1 extra on the door
doors 7.15pm for 8pm start
- Date Added 07/02/2011