Friday 20 November 

8pm Zoom concert with Jackie Oates

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Tickets are £8 per person : email and we will explain how to pay and send you the Zoom link on the day

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Folk at the Barlow were very disappointed to have to cancel Jackie's concert earlier this year, and are delighted that she has agreed to Zoom this Autumn concert for us all. Join us to enjoy one of the most beautiful female voices on the folk scene.

Jackie's previous concerts for Folk at the Barlow have been full of wonderful, moving music, exquisitely performed. It  is over ten years ago now that Jackie,  then the viola player with Rachel Unthank and the Winterset, decided it was time to try something new. She left the band and embarked on the more unpredictable path of a solo artist. A glance at her achievements in the ensuing decade immediately allays any doubts about the wisdom of her choice: a clutch of awards (including two BBC Folk Awards including the coveted Horizon award) and a string of critically acclaimed solo albums has seen her emerge as one of her generation’s most gifted interpreters and performers of traditional song. Her albums have been graced by illustrious collaborators (including Alasdair Roberts and her brother Jim Moray) and she is an integral member of folk super-project The Imagined Village.

She has come to embody much of what is good about the co-operative, democratic approach to making music that happily still dominates the British folk scene.


Zoom singarounds, first Friday of the month 8pm.

   First Friday - Singaround   

In "normal" times, Folk at the Barlow run a monthly folk music singaround on the first Friday of the month. This starts at 8pm, takes place in the Reading Room (otherwise known as the bar) at the Barlow, and there is a collection taken which will hopefully cover the hire of the room. However, these are not normal times, and we have gone online using Zoom. Please see the Home and Future Events pages for updates.

   Third  Friday - Concert   

Also in normal times, there is a concert on the third Friday of each month, featuring two "spots" by a guest act, usually of national acclaim, and one spot from a support act, always talented and usually local. All this is preceded by a jolly bashing out of tunes by the house band, kicking off at 7:40pm. The concert starts at 8pm. Tickets are usually priced at £10 each. However, we are not allowed to sit together, blow instruments or sing communally at the moment so regrettably all this isn't happening. But watch the Home and Future Events pages as we are maanging to put on some concerts via Zoom. See the Past Events page for the Zoom concerts we have hosted so far this year.