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



Saturday 10th May 2014

The Gulbenkian Theatre

£14 full price
£12 students
Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start


Breabach – Best Band Nominee – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2014

Folk in the Barn in association with the Gulbenkian are pleased to present Breabach – the next in their series of top folk and roots music concerts at the Gulbenkian. Wear your dancing shoes for this one. Yes It’s allowed!
One of the most celebrated and successful Scottish folk bands of recent times, Breabach command the stage with flare, charisma and a sound that is as expansive as it is distinct. Powered by double bagpipes, flute and fiddle, this uncompromising force is further fueled by the tight groove of double bass, guitar and step-dance. Their enviable musicianship and adaptability is elegantly displayed through the thoughtful arrangement and delivery of songs. A repertoire that effortlessly fuses the traditional and contemporary underlines their commitment and passion for their musical heritage but also displays a willingness to explore and challenge boundaries.

Breabach are often described as the new faces of Scottish Traditional music. Their career has already seen them voted 'Best Group' at the Scots Trad Music Awards and nominated for BBC Radio 2 Folk and German Folk Awards. Breabach unite the thrilling talents of Calum MacCrimmon (pipes/whistles/ bouzouki), Ewan Robertson (guitar/vocals), James Mackenzie (pipes/flute/whistles), Megan Henderson (fiddle/ vocals/stepdance) and James Lindsay (double bass). Founder members and new recruits have forged a seamlessly fresh creative dynamic, further enriching Breabach’s signature synergy of songs and tunes, traditional and modern, sweetness and fire. 2013 saw Breabach perform across the globe and 2014 is no different, kicking off with a New Year performance at the Woodford Festival in Australia. March and April will see them perform at Womad New Zealand, Sydney Opera House and the before returning to the UK for HebCelt Festival and the Commonwealth Games.

"Breabach once again displayed all the artfulness, ambition and imagination that set them so decisively apart from the pack." Scotsman ****

“Tempos are often exhilarating, & the ensemble interplay is fiery. The colours & textures are beautifully layered but spaciously uncluttered lending the Breabach sound a depth & definition that only strengthens its impact.” Songlines ****

“ a richly textured, highly crafted & engaging album & Breabach are magnificent live.” Froots 

- Date Added 25/02/2014