A series of live music events at Tuppenny Barn.

A Feast of World Music

After a summer break including sampling some top-class festival fare, we return to business as usual at the Barn with an energetic line-up of authentic world music.

We set the pace with Baraka, a five-piece that fuse irresistible pan-African/Caribbean rhythms with western music to create a sound that invites audience participation.

Then we head down under for The James Brothers and their unique blend of Antipodean folk – and humour, followed by a visit from a true folk/rock pioneer, Peter Knight and his trio Gigspanner.


And as we approach the final month of the year when we rightly expect a treat or two, join us for a banquet of impressive musicianship and wry humour in the company of Belshazzar’s Feast.

We were truly heartened and encouraged by the support we received to our five concerts in the first half of this year. We look forward to welcoming regulars and new faces alike from September as we taste music from four continents.

More details on our autumn/winter concerts below.

Baraka: Saturday 16th September

Baraka is a unique combination of musicians from Ghana, Senegal, Trinidad, Dominica and Ireland. They play vibrant pan-African music with a Caribbean twist and the result is a unique combination of dance and party music including reggae, highlife, Calypso and soca.

With this line-up of talent expect a heady mix of global beats, intricate rhythms and soaring melodies.

Tickets £14.00. Book online here.  Doors Open 7.30pm. Music starts 8.00pm

The James Brothers: Saturday 14th October

The James Brothers are not really outlaws, neither are they brothers and only one of them is called James.

They come from Australia and New Zealand; lands in which the traditional songs and tunes of the British Isles have evolved their own unique characteristics.

The brother who is called James is Sydney-born James Fagan – best known as one half of Nancy Kerr & James Fagan (musically and maritally). He has also played guitar and bouzouki in The Cara Dillon Band; the cast of many that was Bellowhead; and with his parents and sister as The Fagans.

The brother who isn’t called James is Jamie McClennan – a Kiwi who found himself in a duo with Scotland’s BBC-award-winning Emily Smith (whom he also married).

Tickets £12.00. Book online here.   Doors Open 7.30pm. Music starts 8.00pm


Gigspanner: Saturday 11th November

After leaving folk-rock pioneers Steeleye Span in 2013, legendary fiddle player Peter Knight turned his attention to his trio Gigspanner.

Four years later and the trio are regarded as one of the most innovative acts on the folk/roots scene.

Peter’s musicianship is enhanced by the prowess of Roger Flack on guitar and Vincent Salzfaas on congas and djembe.

Their musical reach embraces world music, classical, African, folk/rock and Cuban influences, transporting audiences on what one music critic described at a “blistering pace of a musical world tour.”

 Tickets £15.00. Book online here.  Doors Open 7.30pm. Music starts 8.00pm


Belshazzar’s Feast: Friday 15th December

The writing was on the wall when one of folk’s best known musicians, Paul Sartin, joined forces with Paul Hutchinson to create Belshazzar’s Feast in 1995. Their collective musicianship has been honed over more than 20 years along with a razor-sharp sense of humour that produces memorable moments between their songs.

As a singer, oboist, violinist, composer and arranger, Paul Sartin has also played and recorded extensively with Bellowhead and Faustus, who performed at the Barn in March 2016.

Accordian-player Paul Hutchinson is known for his work with Hoover the Dog and Karen Tweed and is an experienced accordian workshop leader. 

Tickets £15.00. Book online here.  Doors Open 7.30pm.  Music starts 8.00pm


More details on our autumn/winter concerts below.

Why not get your 2018 music programme off to a great start by booking tickets for our recently-announced concerts for the new year?

For more information and tickets follow the links:

Saturday, February 17 – India Electric Co.

Saturday March 17, Ashton Lane

Saturday April 21, Emily Smith and Jamie McClennan 


For further information about Music@theBarn or if you are interested in playing here, please contact Claire Falla at claire@tuppennybarn.co.uk or 07981 914232.

Refunds/Returns: All tickets purchased for Music@theBarn events at Tuppenny Barn are non-refundable and non-returnable unless the event is cancelled.

Please see our Terms & Conditions for more information.

For all Music events doors open 7.30pm.


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