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


Wednesday 23rd November 2022

Gulbenkian, Canterbury


The Sandy Denny Project

Sunday 4th December 2022

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

We are sorry to announce that this concert has to be postponed due to illness and will now take place on Sunday 4th December.  Please contact the Gulbenkian Box Office by email to confirm attendance or request a refund.

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start

Full Price £20
U25s £10



Note - we now have an option to book a fully masked section of the auditorium and offer some socially distanced seating for those who are immunocompromised or needing to take extra care to avoid catching the virus.  

Elsewhere, masks are not now a legal requirement, but still encouraged. I've had it, it's really not nice and I'd rather wear a mask than get it again. 


Celebrating Sandy’s genius with new shine and brilliance

A Homage to the Life and Works of one of Britain's best loved Folk Singers. In the short span of 31 years Sandy Denny solidified her place as one of the most influential and best loved English folk rock Singer Songwriters of the last 50 years.

Melody Maker's readers twice voted her the "Best British Female Singer", in 1970 and 1971, and Uncut and Mojo have called Denny Britain's finest female singer-songwriter. After briefly working with the Strawbs, Sandy joined Fairport Convention in 1968 and formed Fotheringay in 1970, also performing as a solo artist. Between 1971 and 1977, she released four solo albums, duetted with Robert Plant on "The Battle of Evermore" for Led Zeppelin IV and her composition "Who Knows Where the Time Goes?" has been recorded by many, among them Judy Collins, Eva Cassidy, Nina Simone, 10,000 Maniacs and Cat Power. Her recorded work has been the subject of numerous reissues, along with a wealth of previously unreleased material which has appeared over the more than 40 years since her death.

Fotheringay MkII members Sally Barker formerly of The Poozies, and BBC1’s "The Voice",  and guitarist PJ Wright of TradArrr and The Dylan Project, are joined by frequent Fairport Convention guest Anna Ryder, multi-instrumentalist Marion Fleetwood, and the rhythm section of bassist Mat Davies and drummer Mark Stevens from folk-rock legends Little Johnny England to form The Sandy Denny Project.  Sandy Denny’s remarkable writing is approached not as a tribute band, slavishly copying the records, but as a tribute in its best sense - an interpretation of Sandy's wonderful work.

With every year Sandy's reputation continues to grow in stature as a songwriter and interpreter of traditional material, and the six musicians in the band who share an impressive folk-rock pedigree are each at the very top of their musical game.

A message from Georgie Rose Lucas, Sandy’s daughter

“These pioneers of folk bring a whole lot of professional awesomeness to the table with The Sandy Denny Project.

Covering some of my mum’s best work and doing an outstanding job of keeping her flame alive, these six highly talented musicians bring their creative musical powers together to celebrate Sandy’s genius with new shine and brilliance.”

‚ÄčAudience member at The Great British Folk Festival

“My Dad is a musician and in the folk scene and I am an artist.  I was just so so soooo moved by your performance at Butlins Folk Festival I cried and my dad did too.  It takes a lot to move our solid stone hearts.  I think about it a lot all these months later and how you should be told that you shook us both just with your voice”

- Date Added 04/07/2022