From: Folk in the Barn [debs_at_folkinthebarn_dot_co_dot_uk]
Sent: 23 September 2017 15:14
Subject: Phil Beer Band and 'Extras' Tomorrow!
Well that's another week flown by at Folk in the Barn Towers and very exciting plans are being hatched. I'm hoping to be able to announce the full line up of 'FiBFest' very soon. I hope you've all still got 7th April 2018 in your diaries? you won't want to miss this party, so far everyone I've asked has said yes, it's all our favourites! In the meantime of course we have other super-exciting things coming up as soon as tomorrow - mainly that gorgeous Mr Beer of the Phil variety, coming with his folk-rockin band to entertain us in the only way that Phil can, in our fab Gulbenkian. Blimey, that almost rhymes.
It's looking like a great turn out for Phil so thank you sooo much for that, it means the world, and I don't have to nag you ha ha. There are however still some very good seats available so if you haven't yet committed, it's not too late. It's probably too much to expect to sell out altogether, but a girl can dream. How cool would that be!!
There's some interesting additions to tomorrow's concert. One of our regular supporter Trevor Hughes has a brand new signed copy of the wonderful new glossy Show of Hands coffee table book that was on sale at their Royal Albert Hall show earlier this year. Trevor would like to raffle this book before the show and during the interval to raise funds for the Oliver Fisher premature baby unit at the Medway Maritime Hospital, where he daughter works. In addition to the book, our dear Martin Smith has donated to the cause two tickets (worth ?70) to see Richard Thompson at G Live, Guildford on Thursday 12th October. They're great seats, front and centre A23 and A24. Superb prizes, I'm sure you'll agree. Please look out for Trevor, he'll have a space on or near the merch area to sell tickets for these fab prizes and great cause.
A quick mention about last week's concert. A very small but utterly appreciative crowd ventured out to Goodnestone Park to see Charlie Dore and Julian Littman and what a lovely evening it was. Charlie and Julian were beyond special. Ingenious songs, and beautiful arrangements and the venue was perfect, once we'd got rid of the decorators dust. The lovely Goodnestone staff had handbuilt us a stylish bar and painted the ceiling and woodwork, and finished just as we arrived. Huge thanks to Lorraine Lucas for helping me hoover, dust and mop to remove the dust before we could do anything else. It looked fantastic, we'll definitely be going there again. There are a couple of pics below.
We're taking a bit of a break during the first half of October, but we'll be back with The Young'uns on the 22nd at the Cathedral Lodge, followed by Breabach on the 28th at the Gulbenkian. I checked the Young'uns tour sales the other day to compare how we were doing. I think it was The Sage, Gateshead that have sold over 500 tickets for them compared to our (at the time 50) yikes!
Please don't miss these fellas, they are extra special, trust the people of Gateshead, they obviously know what's coming. I've been trying to arrange a date for them for years....you've no idea how hard it is sometimes to get all the planets to line up. They will be supported by The Hut People who I have heard great things about as well.
As always - see the Gig Diary page for details and booking for all the upcoming concerts. www.folkinthebarn.co.uk
Thanks as ever for your support. That's all for now, we're back off to the Dane John Gardens Food and Drink Fair for more free samples if there's any left!
See you tomorrow