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


O'Hooley & Tidow

Sunday 10th March 2013

The Black Robin Inn, Kingston, nr Canterbury

Tickets all £12 in advance
£13 on the door

Doors 6.30pm for 7pm start (note slightly later than usual due to anticipated Mothers Day demand)   Tables can be booked in the restaurant from 5.30pm 10% off the food bill for concert goers.


Hailed as the best act of the prestigious Cambridge Folk Festival 2012 by The Guardian; the multi award-winning Belinda O’Hooley (Rachel Unthank & The Winterset, Nic Jones Trio, Jackie Oates) and Heidi Tidow are now one of the most popular and unique acts on the contemporary folk scene. 

Their latest album ‘The Fragile’ garnered 4 star reviews from The Guardian, Mojo, Uncut and Songlines, and was described by The Independent as a ‘must-buy’. The duo’s beautifully unusual songs touch on every human emotion; drawing on love and loss, dark and humorous folk tales and everything from the invisibility of the elderly, through to ecology, rumour-mongering and the global economy. Championed by folk icon Nic Jones, Radio 2’s Mike Harding and 6 Music’s Cerys Matthews; expect an irresistible blend of thought-provoking songs, intricate harmonies and striking arrangements, tempered by cheeky Northern banter.

We first met Belinda and Heidi a few years ago at Broadstairs Folk Week, and were intrigued and impressed by their haunting harmonies and sense of fun.  So happy to have them coming to play for us.

“Brilliant lyrics and beautiful melodies…The Fragile is a must-buy” INDEPENDENT

“Exquisite” **** THE GUARDIAN

“Idiosyncratic and classic…plaintive, inviting, disquieting, mysterious, harmonic, austere, beautiful, oblique and sing-along.” **** MOJO 

- Date Added 10/02/2013