Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary

Summer Garden Party with Megson

Saturday 16th July 2022

Edge of Beyond, Barham

Gerry Colvin Band

Thursday 21st July 2022

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Richard Thompson

Monday 25th July 2022

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Cara Dillon

Friday 9th September 2022

Colyer-Fergusson Hall, Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Turin Brakes

Sunday 16th October 2022

Gulbenkian, Canterbury


Richard Thompson

Monday 25th July 2022

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Rescheduled from July 2020, and July 2021....#thirdtimelucky!

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start

Full Price £35
Box Office:   01227 769075  
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Folk in the Barn is beyond excited to present....

Richard Thompson needs no introduction to discerning music fans. Founding member of Fairport Convention alongside Ashley Hutchings and Simon Nicol, and named by Rolling Stone Magazine as one of the Top 20 Guitarists of All Time, Thompson is also one of the world’s most critically acclaimed and prolific songwriters. He has received Lifetime Achievement Awards for Song writing on both sides of the Atlantic- from the Americanas in Nashville to Britain’s BBC Awards, and the prestigious Ivor Novellos. In 2011 Thompson was the recipient of the OBE personally bestowed upon him by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. Most recently he was nominated for “Artist of the Year” by the Americana Music Honors & Awards.


In 2017, Richard Thompson gave himself up to the music itself. Picking up a guitar, emotions echoed through his deft fleet-fingered fretwork, poetic songwriting, impassioned picking. Those transmissions comprise his nineteenth solo album, 13 Rivers.

“I never really think about what songs mean,” he admits. “I just write them. Some of them reflect on what happened a few months ago or even a year ago. It’s a process of surveying my life and where I was at.”

In 2019 Richard celebrated his 70th birthday with a star-studded concert at the Royal Albert Hall, there wasn’t a spare seat in the house.

“I remember accidentally bumping into Richard about 12 years ago in the foyer of the Marlowe Theatre after his show ‘1000 Years of Popular Music’. I was handing out home-made flyers for a very early Folk in the Barn programme and jokingly invited him to come and play.  He didn’t say no….and 12 years later” Debs

- Date Added 17/07/2021