Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary

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Waterstones, Canterbury

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Colyer-Fergusson Hall, Gulbenkian, Canterbury

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Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Steve Knightley

Friday 25th March 2022

St Mary's Arts Centre, Sandwich

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Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

GIG DIARY

Steve Knightley

Friday 25th March 2022

St Mary's Arts Centre, Sandwich


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm start

Tickets
Online £20
On the door £23
Under 25s £10

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‘Follow me Down’

Songs from the West with Steve Knightley

Steve is a multi-award-winning singer-songwriter/musician and founder member of folk/acoustic roots trail-blazers ‘Show of Hands’ described by Peter Gabriel as ‘one of the great English bands’. A constant throughout Steve’s work is his ability to root his songs in time and place, notably the West Country where he was raised.

Informed by a love of narrative and English traditional folk music, Knightley writes historically accurate songs that resonate with contemporary meaning. He has an extraordinary ability to bring the past vividly, smack bang into the present. It’s a gift that fuels his reputation as an ‘issues’ writer. The seminal ‘Country Life’ earned him the title ‘the gravel voiced spokesman of the rural poor’ and his anti-banking rant ‘Arrogance, Ignorance and Greed’ picked up the gong for ‘Best Song’ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Steve has a degree in History and Politics and in 2015 he was presented with an Honorary Doctorate from Plymouth University for his services to geography and music. Steve is also Patron of the Royal Albert Memorial Museum in Exeter and last year he was awarded the title of Honorary Rifleman by the 6th Battalion the Rifles Regiment.


- Date Added 08/12/2021