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


Benji Kirkpatrick

Sunday 10th June 2012

Black Robin Inn

Tickets £11 booked and paid for in advance
£12 on the door
Doors 6pm - performance start time 6.30pm
Pub open for food from 5pm, or book a table for after the concert.

Multi-instrumentalist Benji Kirkpatrick is best known as a key member of folk big band Bellowhead, who play to ever growing audiences in the UK and abroad, appeared twice on ‘Later’ with Jools Holland, and picked up numerous awards including Best Group and best live band (for the 5th time) at the BBC Folk Awards.  Benji picks his way up and down the frets of various stringed instruments, including guitar, bouzouki, mandolin and banjo. He is also a fine solo singer and a songwriter and has released three solo albums to date. His performances have been described as ‘powerful’, ‘memorable’, and characterised with ‘infectious dynamism’. Benji is also a member of the reformed Faustus and has been a member of the Seth Lakeman band since 2009, performing on Seth’s first three albums.  We at Folk in the Barn love Benji’s funky folk style and are looking forward to him playing for us for the first time, in the cosy setting of the Black Robin Inn. 

If you like Seth Lakeman, Jim Moray, Megson etc - you'll love Benji....
“…a memorably aggressive bouzouki style…Powerful…” – Mojo

“Boomerang is a contemporary folk singer/songwriter album that does almost everything right; a dynamic and varied range of songs, great musicians and instrumentation and an accessibility that makes it instantly enjoyable. Very highly recommended.” Fish Records

“A terrific third album from Benji, brilliantly capturing the infectious dynamism which characterises both his solo and band gigs.” Bright Young Folk

- Date Added 17/04/2012