Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary

St Agnes Fountain - SOLD OUT

Wednesday 13th December 2017

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

Albion Christmas Band - SOLD OUT

Tuesday 19th December 2017

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Ewan McLennan

Sunday 7th January 2018

The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, Canterbury

Fraser Nimmo

Sunday 14th January 2018

The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, nr Canterbury

Miranda Sykes

Sunday 21st January 2018

The Fitzwalter Room, Goodnestone Park, Canterbury

GIG DIARY

Joe Topping & Scott Poley

Sunday 16th July 2017

House Concert, Barham


Doors 4.30pm for 5pm start
Suggested Donation £15
Under 18s half price
To Reserve a space
01227 831493
debs@folkinthebarn.co.uk

Joe Topping - the best male voice on the Folk Scene – Chris While

Joe first realised the power of music when he had his trousers stolen in Canada. They were the only pair he was traveling with and as Joe had cleverly hidden his wallet in the pocket of said trousers, he found himself in a foreign country with no friends, no money and nothing to cover his union Jack boxer shorts.

The one thing of use Joe did still have was his guitar, which, after borrowing a pair of jeans (from a very kind stranger) he took down to the harbour and started busking. His guitar not only earnt him enough money to get by, but like John Steinbeck’s dog in “Travels with Charlie”, it introduced him to new friends and adventures. It continues to do so to this day.

Joe is a singer-songwriter who has been described as a “cross between Ry Cooder, Woody Guthrie and Paul Brady”. From the traditional music heard in the folk clubs he grew up around to the Americana and blues influences from his adventures in the USA which have included living in a pickup truck and driving around America for the best part of a year and later walking 1400 miles with a guitar on his back from Chicago to New Orleans!

Joe has developed his own unique bottleneck guitar style and has a voice that can move from velvet soft to steely and powerful. He has played with many legends of the British folk scene including members of Fairport Convention, While and Matthews, Andy Irvine and toured as stand in lead vocalist in the BBC2 award winning “Best live Act” Home Service.

Joe was also a member of the legendary Ashley Hutching’s Rainbow Chasers and is currently a member of British Country Music Hall of Fame inductee, Charlie Landsborough’s touring band and festival favourites, Elbow Jane. This is his third visit to Folk in the Barn, he is one of our many favourites.

Joe will be accompanied by ace guitarist Scott Poley who plays some mean slide.

Come and join us at this relaxed sunny Summer afternoon soiree, bring a picnic for the interval and we’ll provide the kettle!



- Date Added 11/05/2017