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



Friday 25th November 2011

The Kingston Barn, nr Canterbury


Winner of ‘Best Group’ in BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2008, 2009 & 2010
Winner of ‘BEST LIVE ACT’ Scots Trad Music Awards 2009

This generation’s most inventive folk band return with new tours and energetic performances for 2011

'Quite frankly, the best band in the world right now' Channel 4

In 2004, sat around a kitchen table in Edinburgh, Lau took their first musical steps. Now, to have achieved so much, in so few years, is staggering. The warmth and excitement they generate with each new release, and at every live gig, has culminated in armfuls of plaudits, including three consecutive years of being crowned 'Best Group' at the BBC Radio Two Folk Awards from 2008, to 2010.

Their strength partly lies in the pool of knowledge they draw on: Kris Drever grew up on Orkney and is celebrated for his singing and guitar playing - his talents as an accompanist have been sought by folk stars such as Kate Rusby. A well loved performer in his own right, his first solo album, 'Black Water', landed him the Horizon Award for ‘Best Newcomer' at the 2007 BBC Folk Awards..

Award-winning fiddler and composer, Aidan O'Rourke (‘Instrumentalist of the Year’: 2006 Scots Trad Music Awards), hails from the Scottish coastal town of Oban. A founder member of Blazin’ Fiddles, Aidan is a major talent and is in high demand from musicians such as Eddi Reader and Alyth McCormack.

Martin Green, is from south of the border and East Anglia raised. A true maverick, he is in constant demand for his accordion playing and has toured in the bands of Eliza Carthy, Joan Baez, Linda Thompson and many other great names of folk music. Green was short-listed for the BBC's coveted 'Musician Of The Year' in the 2008 Folk Awards. He is also someone who revels in experimentation.

Initially booked to play at the Cathedral Lodge, but a change of plan meant the venue wasn't available, so we are very lucky they have agreed to come and play in the cosy intimate setting of the Kingston Barn - A truly great band - up very close and personal! Do not miss

Tickets £15 in advance £1 extra on the door

Doors 7.15pm - Date Added 25/11/2011