Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary

Cara Dillon

Friday 9th September 2022

Colyer-Fergusson Hall, Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Turin Brakes

Sunday 16th October 2022

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Beth Nielsen Chapman

Monday 31st October 2022

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Los Pacaminos

Sunday 13th November 2022

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Calan

Wednesday 23rd November 2022

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

GIG DIARY

Richard Thompson

Monday 25th July 2022

Gulbenkian, Canterbury


Rescheduled from July 2020, and July 2021....#thirdtimelucky!

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start

Tickets
Full Price £35
Box Office:   01227 769075  
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Folk in the Barn is beyond excited to present....
"THE FINEST ROCK SONGWRITER AFTER DYLAN AND THE BEST ELECTRIC GUITARIST SINCE HENDRIX." - LOS ANGELES TIMES

UPDATE 15.7.22  LUKE JACKSON TO OPEN FOR HIS HERO RICHARD THOMPSON

Richard Thompson needs no introduction to discerning music fans. Founding member of Fairport Convention alongside Ashley Hutchings and Simon Nicol, and named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Thompson is also one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for Song writing on both sides of the Atlantic- from the Americanas in Nashville to Britain’s BBC Awards, and the prestigious Ivor Novellos. In 2011 Thompson was the recipient of the OBE personally bestowed upon him by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. Most recently he was nominated for “Artist of the Year” by the Americana Music Honors & Awards.

 

In 2017, Richard Thompson gave himself up to the music itself. Picking up a guitar, emotions echoed through his deft fleet-fingered fretwork, poetic songwriting, impassioned picking. Those transmissions comprise his nineteenth solo album, 13 Rivers.

“I never really think about what songs mean,” he admits. “I just write them. Some of them reflect on what happened a few months ago or even a year ago. It’s a process of surveying my life and where I was at.”

In 2019 Richard celebrated his 70th birthday with a star-studded concert at the Royal Albert Hall, there wasn’t a spare seat in the house.

“I remember accidentally bumping into Richard about 12 years ago in the foyer of the Marlowe Theatre after his show ‘1000 Years of Popular Music’. I was handing out home-made flyers for a very early Folk in the Barn programme and jokingly invited him to come and play.  He didn’t say no….and 12 (edit now 14) years later” Debs 

richardthompson-music.com


Luke Jackson

Luke Jackson needs no introduction to Folk in the Barners.  He first impressed us with his powerful voice and well-crafted songs as a 14 year old when invited to play a guest spot for Martyn Joseph.  Martyn was equally impressed, and tours, record deals and mentoring followed on for quite a few years. This led to other opportunities, nominations and awards, and Luke's name and reputation rightly spread as he became a well respected and hard working touring musician in his own right. Mainly as a solo artist but also with his impressive trio. 

Meanwhile Canterbury born and bred Luke has been a regular fixture at Folk in the Barn and associated ventures. He was a superb Wintour support for Fairport Convention earlier this year.  Luke's outstanding voice and songwriting craft continues to develop, one of his earliest influences being none other than Richard Thompson thanks to Dad Paul's record collection.  We know how much this opening spot means to him.

www.lukepauljackson.com

- Date Added 15/07/2022