Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary

Blair Dunlop spt Tom & Dulcima of Coco & the Butterfields

Sunday 1st July 2018

The Kingston Barn, nr Canterbury. ** THIS DATE ORIGINALLY ADVERTISED AS THE EAST POINTERS WHO HAVE HAD TO POSTPONE THEIR VISIT

Heidi Talbot & John McCusker

Saturday 14th July 2018

St Gregory's Centre for Music, CCCU

Arcelia

Sunday 15th July 2018

Edge of Beyond, Barham

McGoldrick, McCusker, Doyle - Rearranged from March

Saturday 18th August 2018

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Will Varley

Sunday 9th September 2018

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

GIG DIARY

Iona

Saturday 28th September 2013

The Chapel, Canterbury Christ Church Uni


Tickets
£15  Full price
£13 Concessions
£10 students
£2 extra on the door
Unreserved seating
Doors 7.15pm 8pm start




Formed in 1989, IONA take their name from the small island off the west coast of Scotland. From the beginning, their aim has been to write spiritual, atmospheric, yet uplifting music that would stir the emotions, weaving complex patterns that echo the intricate knot work of the great Celtic artists. Often inspired by the great figures of the Celtic Golden Age such as Columba, Aidan, Brendan and Patrick, IONA’s music is as timeless as the message that reaches out to us across the centuries.

Uniquely combining rock / folk / progressive / ethnic and ambient elements with the crystalline voice of Joanne Hogg as their focus, IONA create ‘a blaze of colours and textures...all the sounds fusing into a single, yearning, heartfelt beautiful cry.’

‘Their music seems to draw from the collective memories of an entire race of people - ‘Beyond these Shores’ is all that and more. It is a modern day masterpiece.’ Bob Darden - Billboard (USA)

‘... an exhilarating contemporary folk act, able to press traditional instruments convincingly into service alongside their electric counterparts ... rarely has the new age Celtic thing been given so many welcome twists, or played with such conviction.’ ‘Q’ MAGAZINE

'... close your eyes and prepare to sink into the atmosphere created by this magical band.' Cornerstone Magazine (USA)

... It must be said Miss Hogg always did have a near mystical voice.... they know how to produce soundscapes, big, vast spaces which fill with melody and passion.' 
FRoots Magazine


- Date Added 05/07/2013