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



Sunday 4th September 2011

NOW AT ..The Chapel, Canterbury Christ Church University

* please note change of venue due to building work - Now being held at The Chapel, Canterbury Christ Church University, North Holmes Rd, Canterbury CT1 1QU  - opposite side of the Road from St Gregory's, enter through Gate 4, free parking all along inside the campus wall. Another beautiful venue...

Uiscedwr – The Final Fling

After 8 years of storming stages across the globe, phenomenal folk trio Uiscedwr are embarking on their final year of touring in the UK. Join founder members Anna Esslemont on fiddle and vocals and Cormac Byrne on bodhran and percussion (of Seth Lakeman band fame), for a night of the most thrilling modern folk music you’re ever likely to hear. Completing the line-up for this tour is guitar and 6-string bass wizard Nick Waldock, a firm favourite amongst the Uiscedwr fans.

With awards from the BBC and the PRS Foundation and three highly acclaimed albums under their belt, Uiscedwr’s music is fatter, funkier and folkier than ever before. The eclectic repertoire draws on traditions from all over the British Isles and Ireland tempered by influences as diverse as jazz, Latin, blues and klezmer.

 The first time Folk in the Barn booked them in 2005 the concert was cancelled because Anna was diagnosed with Acute Aplastic Anaemia, a life threatening auto immune disorder.

The folk community came together to raise funds to help support the young couple through an horrendous time.  Happily after a year’s painful and undignified treatment following a dangerous bone barrow transplant, they came to play for us in 2006, but it has taken until recently for Anna to get the complete all clear from her doctors and we’re so relieved.

 Hard to believe but 2011 really is Uiscedwr’s final year on the road, so make sure you don’t miss out on this opportunity to catch them at St Gregorys, Canterbury on 4th September.

'Technically brilliant, musically versatile, highly enjoyable.'   Songlines  

'Divine eccentricity'   The Telegraph 

'Expect a show of boundless energy and no mean talent.  ' Fatea


Tickets £13/£11 concessions in advance,   £1 extra on the door ,  

Doors 7.15pm, 8pm start

- Date Added 27/07/2011