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



Thursday 22nd September 2016

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start

Full price £22

Box Office:   01227 769075    
Book online HERE

Since this concert was booked we had the sad news that Jerry Donahue suffered a stroke and is recovering in hospital in the States. The band feel that they should most certainly continue in his absence as it is the songs that are the foremost reason for it's existence. PJ Wright who is one of the best guitarists in the country will step up to fill the parts Jerry would have played. They are all such experienced and brilliant musicians we can assure you there will be no loss of quality of performance. We of course wish Jerry a speedy and complete recovery and our thoughts are with him and his family.

Fotheringay the classic but short-lived folk-rock band formed by Sandy Denny in 1970 after leaving Fairport Convention, .reformed in 2015 to a spectacular welcome. Named after Sandy’s 1968 composition ‘Fotheringay’ about the castle in which Mary, Queen of Scots had been imprisoned, the line up are original founding members Jerry Donahue on Guitar, Gerry Conway on Drums and Pat Donaldson on bass with The Dylan Project and Trad arrr’s PJ Wright filling Trevor Lucas’ role.  The almost impossible task of filling Sandy’s shoes is more than capably taken by the sublime but very different voices of Kathryn Roberts and Sally Barker.  Kathryn with her husband Sean Lakeman has just been awarded Best Duo for the second time in the BBC R2 Folk Awards, and Sally (The Poozies) was runner up in BBC1’s The Voice.  Sally was the one who’s beautiful voice moved Tom Jones to tears.  They both do great credit to Sandy’s much loved songs.

Fotheringay disbanded in January 1971 as pressure grew for Sandy to pursue a solo career – she was voted Britain’s number 1 singer two years consecutively in Melody Maker. The two J/Gerrys and Trevor Lucas went on to join Fairport Convention to record the Rosie album, on which some Fotheringay material was used. Sandy herself eventually re-joined Fairport in 1974.  Gerry Conway went on to work with Richard Thompson and Pentangle amongst many others, eventually rejoining Fairport in 1997 where he remains to this day.
Although Sandy Denny was tragically lost to this world in 1978, interest in her life and work has never been stronger. ‘I’ve Always Kept A Unicorn, Mick Houghton’s inimitable biography on Sandy was released last year and in April 2016 Sandy was inducted into the BBC R2 Folk Awards - Hall of Fame. Rufus Wainwright, Simon Nicol, Ashley Hutchings, Belinda O’Hooley and Ruth Angel gave her a beautiful tribute,  performing her song ‘Who Knows Where The Time Goes’ at the Royal Albert Hall and to a listening and viewing audience of millions. - Date Added 15/09/2016