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The Street, Kingston, nr Canterbury, Kent Postcode CT4 6JB

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Saturday, January 6, 2024

3:00 pm

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The Brothers Gillespie

Saturday 6th January 2024

The Kingston Barn, Kingston,

Nr Canterbury CT4 6JB

Doors 2.30pm for 3pm start


£15 online

£17 on the door

£8 under 25s


‘Weaving an especially compelling magic’, and 'showing British acoustic music in its best possible light’, Northumbrian duo The Brothers Gillespie make music that is animated by lyrical songwriting, fine fingerstyle guitar playing, multi-instrumental musicianship and ‘the glorious tones of their blood harmony’ – Folk Radio Uk – Sam Lee

Brothers James and Sam Gillespie found their sound growing up in the fells and valleys of Northumberland, their songs often describing relationships with wild places and the experience of finding oneself in a world alive with soul. The music comes to them most strongly when walking in the borderlands with their packs and instruments which remains a regular practice for them. This spirit is channeled into their live performances which have a rare and intimate energy, both ethereal and earthy, romantic and radical.

‘Our music is inspired by the still wild soul of the land in which we live, a land alive with presences, not owned by anyone. It is about seeing with the eye of the heart and recovering our imaginations. It is about finding home, belonging and each other in a world which is singing to us as we sing to it’.

“Anyone who has seen the brothers live will surely attest that it is an experience that will stay with you. There is a feeling of warmth that exudes from them and affects everyone in the room” - Folk London

“Not since the minimal chamber folk of Simon And Garfunkel has two voices and an acoustic guitar sounded so absolutely perfect.” FATEA

Stunning songs beautifully sung and played. Without doubt a classic in the making from a duo potent with potential.” - Northern Sky

“Uncluttered, simply but intoxicatingly arranged and adorned by their magical harmonies, musically steeped in the earth, grass and leaves that mark the pathways, this is a road you really need to travel.” - Bright Young Folk

“Warning to all folk fest and club orgs. book these lads while you still can because I have a feeling that they aren't going to be short of work. – Mike Harding

“The stars of the show were The Brother's Gillespie - more than an hour of fantastic musicianship. Imagine the guitar work of the early Nic Jones, the close harmony work of the Dransfields and the commitment and honesty of Bob Davenport rolled into two brothers and you'll get some idea.” Mike Harding


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Kingston Barn

The Street, Kingston, nr Canterbury, Kent Postcode CT4 6JB

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