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


McGoldrick McCusker Doyle

Sunday 8th February 2015

The Gulbenkian Theatre

Performance starts 7.30pm
Full Price £16
Students £14

Numbered Seating

Book Tickets Here

Michael McGoldrick, John McCusker and John Doyle, three members of the BBC acclaimed Transatlantic Sessions return to The Gulbenkian after their incredible spellbinding concert here last year.

This is another chance to see three of the world’s finest musicians share a stage together, and we urge anyone who loves music not to miss this gig.  

Already a huge fan of Mike McGoldrick and John McCusker - the bonus for us was discovering the amazing talents of John Doyle.  His solo album has been in the car all year - just beautifully crafted songs and incredible guitar accompaniment.... and one of the best voices we've heard in a while.

Master of flutes, whistles and Uillean pipes, Mike is a founding member of Flook and Lunasa, and is a current member of Capercaillie. Regarded as one of the greatest flute players of all time, Mike has toured with Bob Dylan and  Mark Knopfler, as well as with The Afro Celts, RTE Orchestra and Kate Rusby . He has collaborated with the likes of Jim Kerr, Youssou N’Dour, John Cale and Zakir Hussian amongst many others. BBC Radio 2 Folk Musican of the year  2006, he was again nominated this year and has just completed his first soundtrack for TG4 and the Smithsonian channel.

John McCusker’s unique fiddle playing has earned him a worldwide reputation as one of the most gifted and versatile musicians of any genre. John was also part of the legendary band that toured with both Bob Dylan and Mark Knopfler.  Joining the Battlefield band at just 17 John spent 11 years touring the world with the now legendary folk outfit. Renowned for his skill at transcending musical boundaries he has worked with artists ranging from Paulo Nutini and Jools Holland to Steve Earle and Rosanne Cash and has recorded with Paul Weller and Ocean Colour Scene to name but a few.

John Doyle’s gifts as guitarist, songwriter and vocalist have played an essential role in the ongoing renaissance of Irish traditional music. Now living in the states, John was the recent musical director for Joan Baez and toured with her for 2 years. One half of the stellar duo Liz Carroll and John Doyle, he is also a founding member of the internationally acclaimed Irish group Solas

Online quotes..
"I saw all three of them at the Transatlantic Sessions in Manchester last night. Individually they're absolutely brilliant, but together they just took me to another world"

"Oh my, no one plays like him. Amazing and heart stopping. Thank you so much for posting this, Claire. The three of them together is something we will surely never hear the likes of again."

- Date Added 29/11/2014