Folk in the Barn
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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


Coope Boyes & Simpson - spt Arcelia

Saturday 26th October 2013

The Kingston Barn, Kingston nr Canterbury

Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start
£12 in advance
£13.50 on the door
Unreserved seating

Described as “quite simply the best purveyors of acappella song on these Islands", English trio Coope Boyes & Simpson combine unique reworkings of traditional material and well-crafted, original songs with beautifully memorable tunes, soaring harmonies and words that strike a chord.  As if…, their latest album, was greeted with four star reviews from The Guardian, Songlines and Mojo, live sessions for BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music and nominations for Best Album and Best Band at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. 

"As passionate a tour de force of unaccompanied singing as you can imagine."  Mojo

We are thriiled that opening this evening will be our friends and supporters of Folk in the Barn - another fantastic harmonic Trio - Arcelia.

Arcelia – An exciting intimate trio featuring the songs of Gavin Alexander. The lyrical, soulful voices of Simon Foster, Teresa Gallagher and Gavin Alexander blend within intricate harmonies that will linger in the memory. With a sprinkling of acoustic guitar and percussion, Arcelia is an experience not to be missed. "Acoustic folk trio Arcelia delivered a thirty minute set of songs that I can only describe as riveting, emotive, and beauty-filled. This performance was among the finest I have heard for quite some time. Each of the vocalists took a lead role in at least one song backed beautifully by the other two. From the opening bars of their first song, those tell-tale goose pimples started swimming and I don't think they stopped for the whole set. Every word seemed filled with sweet sibilance; every harmony was precise but filled with warmth. Definitely a life affirming a memorable performance."
Dave Grenfell , 100 Club Review.

 "The last time we had Arcelia here we all left in a little shock. Truly lovely tunes and three totally different voices that went together better than the Muskateers. Teresa's soft sweet tones along with Gavin's Paul Simonism's and then you throw in Simon who's like Joe Cocker in Van Morrison's hat and James Morrison's socks. Ace!" – Karamel Club, London

- Date Added 12/09/2013