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


Fairport Convention Acoustic Tour 2020 - SADLY CANCELLED

Sunday 20th September 2020

The Pavilion, Broadstairs

Sadly, but inevitably, this event has now been cancelled

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start

£25 online
£27 offline
£28 on the door
£14 under 25s

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Fairport Convention has been entertaining music lovers for over half a century. During that time the band that launched British folk-rock has seen many changes. But one thing has remained the same – Fairport’s passion for performance.

This year’s Spring Tour concert will feature tracks from the brand new studio album Shuffle & Go which proved very popular on the Winter Tour back in February.  The set will also include numbers from their album Full House which was released 50 years ago this year, as well as one or two other Fairport favourites.

Fairport Convention has won a BBC Lifetime Achievement Award and Radio 2 listeners voted their ground-breaking album Liege & Lief ‘The Most Influential Folk Album of All Time’. Their story has been celebrated with television documentaries on BBC Four and Sky Arts.

The band features founding member Simon Nicol on guitar and vocals, Dave Pegg on bass guitar (celebrating his fiftieth year in Fairport), Ric Sanders on violin, Chris Leslie on fiddle, mandolin and vocals, and Gerry Conway on percussion.  Although regulars at Folk in the Barn, this will be the band’s first visit to the historic Pavilion on the Sands in Broadstairs.  They’re looking forward to a pre-gig paddle and fish and chips on the prom.

- Date Added 15/07/2020