Past Concerts

Here’s a list of all the people who have played at Ryepiece Barn….we think! We haven’t kept a very accurate record so if there is someone else you remember seeing play then please let us know.

If you have any photos of video of any of the concerts we’d love to see those too.


Friday 10th February 2017

Anyone who has seen Duotone play will agree with The Observer when they described him as ‘a hidden gem’. Duotone is the alias of songwriter Barney Morse-Brown, cellist with multi-platinum artist Birdy and BBC Folk Award winners the Imagined Village, Chris Wood, Eliza Carthy and Jackie Oates. We’ve been following Barney for a while and it was fantastic to have him share his unique sound in our lovely intimate space.


Here’s Barney performing a song he wrote for a friend’s wedding. There’s a spot of tuning up and then a really beautiful song.

There are three Duotone albums available on Spotify, iTunes or from Barney’s own website. He has a new EP out soon and will be touring extensively this year so do try and catch him again.

Read more about Duotone here.

James Reynolds and the Queensgate Quartet

Friday 11th November 2016

Our final concert of the year was a sell out. The Barn was looking better than ever and despite not feeling her best, Bev still produced a wonderful curry for 60 people.

We had some of James’ beautiful compositions for piano and Shakespearean folk songs in an extended first half.

After the break we had a special treat as Chris, James and George joined James to form the Queensgate Quartet and performed a delightful set of tight SATB harmonies.

Keep up to date with James and his friends musical adventures on his website here.

Fleetwood Cave

Friday 7th October 2016

What a night that was! Fantastic music and so much laughter too.

Marion and Gregg have been busy recording their first album. To keep up with when it’s released and their Spring tour check out their website here.

The Foregate Street Blues Band

Friday 6th May 2016


The Foregate Blues band – play some great blues tunes – many written by David himself. We managed to get all the band members to tell us a bit about the blues and where the songs come from. There were copies of their latest CD ‘Shades of Blues’ to buy and the sun shone too. A great night.

Follow the guys on Facebook here.

Lynn Arnold and friends

Friday 22nd April 2016

Best one

Our first classical concert was a blinder. Lynn on the house piano with Matthias and Peter on their treasured violas. We think we managed to capture some of the concert on a half decent video camera so we’ll upload that later if it’s worked.

If you’d like to see more of Lynn and her varied musical friends then keep an eye on Lynn’s website here.

Stuart McCallum and Mike Walker

Friday 18th March 2016


Lots more information about Stuart’s other projects here. Mike’s band The Impossible Gentlemen has gig and album information here.  Stuart and Mike are about to record their second CD together. We’ll post a link to that as soon as we have it.

Will Pound and Henry Webster

Friday 24th April 2015


Check out Will’s website here.

James Cottriall

Friday 6th March 2014


Find out what James is up to here.

Strange Lovers – Methera and Mats Rehnman

Thursday 3rd July 2014


Latest news about Strange Lovers can be found here.

Eileen McGann and David K

Friday 9th May 2014


Find out what Eileen and David did next here.


Thursday 11th April 2013

You can find the Methera website here.

Belshazzar’s Feast

Anyone remember the date of this? Summer judging by the clothes being warn but what year?! Lovely photo by Rosy Burke. Thanks Rosy.



Keep up with the ever busy Belshazzar’s Feast here.

Tania Opland and Mike Freeman

Saturday 4th October 2008

Catch up with Tania and Mike here.


Anyone remember when this was or have any photos?

Follow Boldwood’s latest ventures here.

Mary Flower and special guest David Bristow

Friday 29th June 2007

Dave Bristow

Keep up to date with Mary here.

You can find out what David is up to here.