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 Wood - SOLD OUT!

Saturday 11th June 2011

Whitstable Playhouse. Supported by Luke Jackson


Singer of the Year and Best Album  BBC R 2 Folk Awards 2009
Singer of the Year nominee and Best original song  BBC R2 Folk Awards 2010

Chris Wood is an uncompromising writer whose music reveals his love for the un-official history of the English speaking people. With gentle intelligence he weaves the tradition with his own contemporary parables. His writing has been said to share the same timeless quality as Richard Thompson at his best.

Self-taught on guitar and violin, he is a lifelong autodidact -- and his independent streak shines through in his composition and studio work. Always direct and unafraid to speak his mind, his song writing has been praised for its surgical clarity. His work is typified by his trust in the space music can create and a gift for lyrical understatement. He cites his major influence as "Anon".

Throughout his career independence has been balanced by collaboration. The artists he has worked with include Billy Bragg, Andy Gangadeen, Andy Cutting, Jean François Vrod and Hugh Lupton (Wood and Lupton's "One in a Million" won Best Original Song at the BBC 2 Folk Awards in 2006). Recently he has worked alongside Martin and Eliza Carthy and others in The Imagined Village: "Cold Haily Rainy Night", performed by Wood and Eliza Carthy, took the award for Best Traditional Song at the Folk Awards in 2008.

"The finest and most original singer-songwriter to have emerged from the British folk scene since Richard Thompson"      The Guardian

 “…unshowy charm…talented interpreter of traditional material…bewitching treatises.. possessed of a time less quality…   ” The Observer Music Monthly ****

"Highly charged observations on life, love and country"  MOJO ★★★★

Chris will be supported by Luke Jackson - a young talented singer songwriter who has started to make a name for himself on the folk/roots scene. Supporting everyone from Show of Hands to Paul Brady. Luke has a voice and a maturity way beyond his years.

Tickets £13  available soon from 01227 272042
Doors 7pm for 7.45pm start
- Date Added 31/05/2011