From: Folk in the Barn [debs_at_folkinthebarn_dot_co_dot_uk]
Sent: 10 October 2009 13:03
Subject: October and beyond..

Good to see a packed house for ColvinQuarmby last Friday, what a performance! one of the best they've done for Folk in the Barn definitely, the magic was flowing that night, so glad so many of you got to see it. Much more to come from that band, they're recording their new album week after next - at long last - can't wait.
Ok next on the agenda is of course the mighty Knightley and Beer - Show of Hands of course - with Miranda Sykes and supported by Flossie Malavialle. Long sold out, but I always suggest ringing the box office to go on a waiting list, so many often can't make it on the night and you may get lucky. See you there next Friday in Maidstone if you're going. 01622 758611
I hope lots of you are going to come our next intimate Kingston Barn gig on Friday 13th November. (don't be put off by the date!) I know it will be another great occasion in the atmospheric Barn. Keith James and Rick Foot presenting the songs of John Martyn, along with others by great song writers such as Sandy Denny, Davy Graham and Nick Drake. Keith and Rick are incredibly talented, sensitive musicians and this will be a real treat for any lovers of folky/bluesy acoustic music, as well as fans of the great John Martyn. I've been wanting to promote Keith for many years, the combination of his intricate, mesmorising style in this lovely venue will make for a very special evening. If that's not enough, the icing on the cake will be the chance to see an outstanding young singer songwriter at the very start of what I have no doubt will be a long and rewarding musical career. Luke Jackson is a prodigeous talent. He had a chance to play live for Steve Knightley back in June and Steve's comment was that Luke was the best he'd seen, An opinion echoed by Martyn Joseph who personally invited Luke to be a special guest at his concert in April. All this for just £13 a ticket. What can you get for £13 these days, not a lot, but the lifted spirit and memories you get from a great gig, I think stay with you for ever.
Friday 13th November 2009, doors 7.15pm for 8pm start.
Keith James and Rick Foot present a concert in memory of John Martyn, with support from Luke Jackson. The Kingston Barn, Kingston, nr Canterbury Kent CT4 6JB Email me to book debs_at_folkinthebarn_dot_co_dot_uk or ring 01227 831493. Or you can book online here Booking early is really appreciated, (I get more sleep!)

A nice little story. Remember a few years ago we ran a workshop with Show of Hands, Steve covered song writing and Phil spoke more about the production side of things. One of our regular supporters had this tale to tell.....
"After attending Show of Hands song-writing workshop in Canterbury I wrote a song about a branch of my family who had fishing boats in Deal - I sang it at a Kent Songs concert last year and Bob Kenward heard it and put it forward for inclusion in the Kent pamphlet - it got accepted and earlier this year we were invited to a Singing Histories Launch at the National Library in London (yes really !!) where we performed several songs from our book, including that one. Amazing what attending a song-writing workshop can do !!!" Sue Watson.
I know of others from that workshop that have since been inspired to go on and write some really excellent songs and perform them locally - that makes me very happy to think that the effect of these events can be so far reaching and affect peoples lives so positively.
On that subject, no details yet - but if you're interested in workshops I am so excited to tell you that the amazing Martyn Joseph will be coming to do a workshop and a couple of initmate solo concerts in the Kingston Barn next March. Booking not available just yet but pencil 26 - 27th in your diaries now so you don't double book. Full details will follow just as soon as they are confirmed. Will possibly include a chance to have lunch with the man himself.

Not many St Agnes tickets left. Don't forget you can book online (for a small charge) at

A few other local events

This Sunday -Sunday 11th October at 7pm. Strangeworld with Bryan Causton, Simon Cooper, Anna Ardley and Andy Thompson. Sarah Thorne Theatre Club at Hilderstone, St Peter's Road, Broadstairs
Next Saturday 17th October at the Stag Theatre Sevenoaks - The OYSTERBAND Tickets £16.50 but if you say you saw it here you can have a discounted price of £15. Ring Keith on 07798 767770
Sunday 18th October at the Ivy House pub, Tyler Hill, Canterbury - Top Delta Blues from Kent Duchaine & Leadbessie. 5 - 7pm

Fibbers is next Monday - 12th - at Simons House

Lastly you may be interested in this - Thanks Linda!

10,000+ call for relaxed live music licensing laws A petition on the Downing Street website calling on the government to relax live music licensing laws has received more than 10,600 signatures within seven weeks of being launched.
It is now ranking at number 14 from a total of 4422 petitions that are currently live on the site. The petition calls on the government to "stop criminalising with the Live Music Act [2003]".
It urges the Whitehall to perform a U-turn on its decision to reject recommendations made by MPs in the Culture, Media and Sport Committee, who called for a licensing exemption for venues with a capacity of 200 or less, and for unamplified performances by one or two musicians.
Campaigners believe that such changes would "restore some fairness in the regulation of live music and encourage grass roots venues".
For more see
cheers for now, thanks for reading.
Please keep supporting live music.


Debs Earl

07799 790 738
18 Derringstone Downs, Barham
Canterbury, Kent CT4 6QE

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