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


Steve Knightley

Thursday 17th July 2014

St Gregory's Centre for Music, Canterbury Christ Church University

Doors 7.15pm for 8pm start 

Tickets  Online booking available Monday
£16 in advance  (online and by post)
£10 Students
£18 on the door

Steve Knightley is the songwriting force behind Show of Hands, widely acclaimed as the finest acoustic roots duo in England and with  four Royal Albert Hall sell-outs to their name.   Steve is holder of a BBC Folk award for  'Best Original Song' with Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed and for 'Best Duo' along with Phil Beer as the ever popular Show of Hands, and a charismatic and compelling live solo performer – he’s pretty amusing too.  
He is renowned for his powerful ‘windswept’ voice and  strong, trademark narrative songs which reflect the escapades, hopes and fears not only of people in his native West Country but beyond, and he pulls no punches when writing highly literate songs about bigger, global issues.
Steve is a popular and regular visitor to our Folk in the Barn Venues.  Currently touring the UK with his ‘Grow your own gig’ Tour – a tour of Village Halls the length and breadth of the Country.  Enabling fans and village people to put on a folk gig on their doorstep.  This is pretty much how Folk in the Barn got started over ten years ago, with such support from Steve and the rest of the Show of Hands team.  However this venue offers a slight deviation from that theme.  Steve has played here many times before – but not since the venue’s £million transformation into a stunning music auditorium.   A perfect and beautiful setting for acoustic music.

“One of England’s greatest singer songwriters”
Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2

“Knightley dares to tackle subjects other songwriters leave well alone – his best songs are bleak, witty and finely observed”
The Guardian

“A folk legend”
BBC Music

“Touching emotional literacy”
Daily Telegraph
- Date Added 01/04/2014