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


Chris While & Julie Matthews SOLD OUT!

Saturday 8th October 2016

The Kingston Barn, nr Canterbury

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start

£13 Online  (follow link below)
£14 Offline  (from Debs by post or at other gigs)
£15 Door

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While & Matthews - Best duo BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2009 -Touring October 2016

New Studio Album “Shoulder to Shoulder” to be released September 2016

Chris While 
(Vocals, Guitar, Banjo, Dulcimer, Bodhran and Percussion) 
Julie Matthews 
(Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Mandolin and Bouzouki) 

Breathtaking  singers, songwriters, musicians and performers whose energy and commitment to their craft and their audience is boundless. They have been hailed the best and most hard working acoustic duo on the folk roots scene.

Internationally acclaimed they are a leading force on the UK's acoustic/roots arts circuit. Their songs cover life as they see it, from the industrial waste lands of the north, to injustice and freedom, matters of the heart and everything in between. Their songs are covered by many revered singers the world over but it is While & Matthews' musical partnership and obvious joy of performing together that really brings their songs to life. As performers they are unrivalled and their audiences leave their concerts having been through every emotion possible.

“They are two of my favourite singer songwriters in the whole wide world.”
Beth Nielsen Chapman

“I have become one of their biggest fans as a result of listening to their superb output. They are what I most admire, intelligent and musical with attitude.”
Barbara Dickson

“If these women had been born in California, they would be world famous by now.”

Ashley Hutchings

- Date Added 07/10/2016