Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary

Cara Dillon

Friday 9th September 2022

Colyer-Fergusson Hall, Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Turin Brakes

Sunday 16th October 2022

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Beth Nielsen Chapman

Monday 31st October 2022

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Los Pacaminos

Sunday 13th November 2022

Gulbenkian, Canterbury


Wednesday 23rd November 2022

Gulbenkian, Canterbury


Daphne's Flight

Tuesday 17th May 2022

St Marys Arts Centre, Sandwich

Re-scheduled from 2020

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start

Online £18
Offline (Cash or cheque in advance) £19
Pay on the Door £20
Under 25 yrs  £9

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Chris While       Miranda Sykes       Helen Watson        Melanie Harrold      Julie Matthews


Join them on their unmissable return flight to the stage promoting their highly anticipated 3rd studio album, ‘On Arrival’

Crossing a huge range of topics and genres, blending folk, blues, jazz and pop all woven together with striking harmonies and supported by a range of instrumentation and percussion.

The music of Daphne s Flight is a magical layering of sensitivity, beauty, experience and empowerment. Their songs are thought provoking, uplifting, empowering and relatable. They continue to inspire audiences with the warmth, energy and sheer joy they bring to their performances.

They are, quite simply, a force to be reckoned with.

Daphne’s Flight was created 25 years ago by five of the leading singer songwriters of their generation - Chris While, Julie Matthews, Melanie Harrold, Helen Watson and Christine Collister. Described as one of the most exciting vocal groups to emerge on the acoustic music scene, their energy on stage is matched only by their collective talents, Daphne’s Flight are unrivalled and sit firmly in a class of their own as singers, musicians and writers. After a 21 year hiatus, they reunited in 2017 with a brand new album, ‘Knows Time, Knows Change’ and toured the UK and Europe to much critical and audience acclaim. A Live album and second tour followed in 2018 with festival appearances in 2019, including Cambridge, Shrewsbury and Cropredy which they stormed, gathering them even more devoted followers.

They returned to the studio to record their highly anticipated 3rd studio album, ‘On Arrival’ which they were scheduled to tour in the spring of 2020. Alas, this was not to be and the postponed tour to 2021 also had to be rescheduled to 2022. So it is with great anticipation that they will finally be touring the new album in the spring.

 For very personal reasons Christine Collister is unable to join them but Julie, Chris, Helen and Mel are delighted to welcome into the fold Miranda Sykes (Show of Hands) on vocals and double bass, adding yet another exciting new element to the band.

Join them on what promises to be an unmissable return flight to the stage.

'Solid gold standard dream-team music making. A key album of this year already, and no mistake' froots

 'Individually they are classy performers, together they are utterly sublime' FRUK

Some of the written response on Daphne’s Flight website after their sensational appearance at Cropredy Festival August 2019

Daphne’s Flight, the highlight of the whole weekend. You took me to church with your heavenly vocalsSteve

You were BRILLIANT! We saw you at Cropredy. A breath of fresh air and totally inspirational! You brought laughter and tears. I/we look forward to seeing and hearing you again - very soon!

My wife Petra and I heard you at Cropredy yesterday. You ladies rose the spirits of the earth and moved the rolling sky! Pure heartfelt beauty, a delight to listen to you.  We didn’t know about you before, grasped all 3 of your records and will purchase the new one when it‘s released. Please let us know! Bless you! - Michael

You were the best band at Fairport's Cropredy Convention 2019 Kathy

Thought you were the best act we have seen over this weekend at Cropredy. Stunning vocals and a great mix of styles. Would love to see you again if you are touring. – Tricia

First time I've seen you live (usually You Tube) great gig, great songs, awesome harmonies, what voices, you blew us away!! thanks. I'll be checking on future gigs. - Tony

- Date Added 05/05/2022