Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary

Moya Brennan

Sunday 25th March 2018

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge


Saturday 7th April 2018

Gulbenkian, Canterbury


Sunday 22nd April 2018

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Peter Knight's Gigspanner

Thursday 10th May 2018

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Albert Lee

Friday 25th May 2018

Gulbenkian, Canterbury


Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston

Saturday 8th March 2014

The Kingston Barn, nr Canterbury

Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start
£13 in advance
£15 on the door 

In the space of 2 short years, Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston have emerged to become one of the most sought after duos on the English folk & roots scene. The striking combination of the flame headed double bass player & virtuoso mandolin player create music that Folk Roots say is:
“A musical partnership made in heaven. Scintillating, sensitive and brilliant!”

Well known for the last 8 years as a central component of Show of Hands, Miranda has an exquisite and spine-tingling voice, whilst Rex, with his exuberant and flamboyant playing style, has built a reputation as one of the finest mandolin players in the UK. With Show of Hands off the road for a year, the duo are embarking on an extensive tour of the British Isles in support of their arresting new CD “Sing A Full Song”.
"A musical partnership made in heaven. Scintillating, sensitive and brilliant." - fROOTS
"I love this album. Miranda's a fantastic bass player but this really brings her great voice out into the foreground.. A real cracker."
"Rex Preston is one of the new generation of brilliant virtuoso instrumentalists raising the bar. A tremendous player."
"From the first few notes you know that this is something special." - FOLKING.COM
"It is however with Miranda's almost ethereal vocal performance on Imogen Heap's "Between Sheets" that makes the listener sit up and listen."
- Date Added 08/02/2014