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


Dougie MacLean

Sunday 11th September 2011

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

Dougie MacLean is one of Scotland's most successful, respected and popular musicians.

Singer-Songwriter, Composer and 'magical' Performer, he is also a fine guitarist and fiddle player.  From his home base in Butterstone near Dunkeld in the beautiful Tay Valley in Perthshire Scotland, MacLean tours the world with his unique blend of lyrical, 'roots based' songwriting and instrumental composition.

His moving song Caledonia (the alternative Scots National Anthem) and melody The Gael (used in The Last of the Mohicans) have been recorded by hundreds of artists and enjoyed by millions worldwide. First Minister Alex Salmond said:   “Caledonia is a song that resonates with Scots the world over. For those far away it is a reminder of strong bonds, full of the promise of return.”  It has been covered by many artists most notably Ronan Keating of Boyzone, on his album Winter Songs, Paulo Nutini and Amy McDonald.
In 2005 MacLean’s standing within the UK music industry was recognised at a special reception in Buckingham Palace along with Eric Clapton, Phil Collins,  George Martin, Oasis, Kate Bush, Robert Plant etc…).More recently Dougie has been awarded an OBE in the New Years Honours list, received two prestigious Tartan Cleff Awards and has been inducted into the Scottish Music Hall of Fame.

This is Dougie’s first visit to Folk in the Barn and his first visit to Kent for many years. Having been fans for a long time we are very excited at the opportunity to see this great Scotsman live in concert in Canterbury.

"...a Scottish phenomenon...with his exquisite guitar style, expressive voice and honest performance, his songs conjure up remarkably vivid imagery of our world"
The Performing Songwriter, USA


Tickets £16/£14 concessions in advance £1 extra on the door  

Doors 7.15pm, 8pm start

- Date Added 06/09/2011