Presented by Folk In The Barn, in association with Gulbenkian

Forged from the literature and music of the areas they grew up in, Tide Lines meld romantic, rural life with a record collection of classic American songwriters. Imagine, if you will, a 70’s Springsteen and an E-Street band of bagpipes and electronics! It’s a Tenth Avenue Freeze Out but not one made in New Jersey.

Whilst still in their (very) early 20s singer Robert Robertson and multi-instrumentalist Ross Wilson were a substantial part of Scottish super-group Skipinnish but left to set up their own band in late 2016. 2 became 4 and 4 became Tide Lines when Alasdair Turner (guitar & bagpipes) and Fergus Munro (drums) were recruited. A clutch of digital singles saw a fervent online fanbase grow, consuming in their thousands everything from a limited pressing of their debut record ‘Dreams We Never Lost’ to a rampant demand for concert tickets.

Growing a fanbase entirely organically, Tide Lines have racked up nearly 2 million single track streams on Spotify. Their videos play to hundreds of thousands on youtube and their social media accounts number followers in the tens of thousands.  Their debut album ‘Dreams We Never Lost’ was released on Friday 1st June 2017. By the following day, while the band was onstage performing at Oban Live, it was rapidly rising to number 14 in the iTunes UK download charts, and subsequently trending on Apple Music. Finally, in March 2018 with the buzz growing and their shows selling out all over the place, Mark Radcliffe gave the band their first national radio airplay for single Far Side of the World.

Folk in the Barn met and saw them play at Celtic Connections in January.  Robert Robertson was introduced to me with the words, ‘meet the best voice in Scotland’… that evening we heard him and the band for ourselves and have to agree.

Fairport Convention

Renowned as the founding fathers of British folk-rock music, Fairport Convention has maintained consistently high standards for over five decades and remains as entertaining as ever.

19 Feb - 20 Feb 2019
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Edgelarks  (Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin) use voices, slide guitar, beatbox harmonica, banjo and violin - to bring stories of wonder from the natural world.

17 Mar 2019 , 7:30pm
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The Phil Beer Band

A spirited fusion of friendship and musicianship,  the Phil Beer Band delve into the back catalogues of Phil ’s beloved country,  rock-folk and blues influences throughout the years to create their infectious and unique ‘folk n roll’ sound.

24 Mar 2019 , 7:30pm
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Tide Lines

16 May 2019

Our work with young people

Children and Young People are at the heart of what we do, as audience members, as participants and as thought leaders.

Through our landmark ART31 project we are working with young people and partners in Kent to create new opportunities through the arts for under 25's across the county.

Below are some of our current projects focused on the development of young people.

Our projects with young people