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


Tim Edey

Saturday 5th April 2014

The Kingston Barn, Kingston nr Canterbury

Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start

£12 online
£13 cash/chq in advance 
£14 on the door
Unreserved seating

Tim Edey - Collective Band - 'Sailing over the 2nd String' Tour

As an extra special treat - Tim has announced he is bringing his band with him to this gig.  Come and see Tim Edey The BBC R2 Best Musician of 2012 and hot off a USA Chieftains tour as a special guest, and his stunning band featuring;
Scottish upcoming star Isobel Crowe - vocals, The world's best female Bodhran player Lucy Randall - Bodhran/percussion, Guitar maestro Peter Gazey - Guitar/vocals...

For a night of absolutely world class entertainment, joyous virtuoso music and song from folk/roots to contemporary and gypsy jazz and classical inspired guitar music.

At just 32 years old, Tim Edey is the current BBC Radio Two Folk Musician of the Year and one half of the Best Duo 2012 award with harmonica guru Brendan Power. 

Hailing from Broadstairs in Kent, Tim has played, toured and recorded both on record and TV with quite literally a who's who of the Celtic and acoustic music scene. On the road worldwide since he was fifteen years old, Tim's earliest gigs were with his guitarist father and Irish singer Enda McCabe. He then joined guitar master Ed Boyd's (Flook) band Red Ciel at the age of sixteen, and toured UK and Scandinavia as a box player with them. He recorded his debut album at the age of seventeen, in Ireland, with his guru and legendary musician Steve Cooney producing. 

His subsequent musical activities include playing with Anam, The Sharon Shannon Band, Lunasa, Julie Fowlis band, Session A9, Michael McGoldrick Band and Wolfstone, guesting and recording with JP Cormier and the legendary Barra MacNeils in Canada, guesting with Altan in Europe, Mary Black (RTE TV), playing with various Flook members, Magic of the Dance and a highly successful teaming with Seamus Begley Ireland's accordion king resulting in an album "Disgrace Notes", recording in 2011 on the new releases by Christy Moore "Folk Tale" and The Chieftains "Voice of ages", and being probably the first Anglo-born musician to feature on a Christy Moore album! 

Tim is guitarist for the Chieftains European concerts this year, starting in June in the UK.

Playing more than eight instruments to a virtuoso standard, Tim mainly uses the Melodeon and button accordeon and nylon strung guitar. He now also adds being a rather shy but fine voiced singer to the stage. 

Tim is recognised by most well known musicians as being one of the finest melodeon players of his generation anywhere in the world, as testified by the BBC'S Mike Harding who said in 2012 'One of the best melodeon players in the world" and's Pete Fyfe whom said "Tim sits comfortably between Donal Lunny and Steve Cooney.. yes he's that good"

"An extraordinarily versatile and unpredictable guitarist and button accordion player, Tim Edey has forged his formidable reputation on the back of singular contributions to any number of Celtic acts, notably Sharon Shannon, Lunasa, Mike McGoldrick, Altan and Capercaillie." 
Colin Irwin BBC REVIEW 2011

"Tim Edey is an incredibly gifted and talented musician... and the nicest guy in the world"
Sharon Shannon

"if that's not good stuff, I don't know what is..."
 Mike Harding BBC, Radio Two

"There are no words in the English dictionary that can quite describe the reaction to Tim Edey’s music.  Tim takes our breath away with his musicianship and joie-de-vivre!".
Peter Arnold - Jurassic folk, Devon

“His personality on stage (as well as off) is gorgeous - infectious!”
Sue King, Devon.

"Before the night was over I would realize that Tim Edey, from Kent in England, just happens to be one of the finest instrumentalists of his generation". 
Rannie Gillis, The Cape Breton Post 

- Date Added 29/03/2014