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Due to the on-going concerns surrounding the coronavirus and taking into consideration the health and well-being of our audience members and key stakeholders, we have decided that it is important to postpone all public activity at The HopBarn until the autumn period when we hope that the threat of the virus will have subsided


For those who have bought tickets to any of our forthcoming programmed music events, you will of course be refunded the full cost of the ticket. 


On behalf of The HopBarn, we value the support and patronage of everyone who has attended or was about to attend an event at this rural arts venue and recognise that without such dedicated support, we could not operate as we have been doing. 


For the musicians who have recently played or were about to play, this is a devastating time for them as future gigs and music tours have been cancelled, leaving them suddenly without an expected yearly income. The impact will be widespread although we hope that this is just temporary and that we can host the music events that have already been programmed for the autumn season. 


Thank you once again for your understanding in this situation and we look forward to welcoming you back at The HopBarn once this unsettled period has passed. 


With Best Wishes on behalf of The HopBarn

For all events, tickets can be purchased online via Eventbrite although a booking fee will be added by Eventbrite.
If you would like to purchase tickets without the booking fee, tickets can be bought by: 
  1.  In Person at Burley's, 1A Market Place Southwell NG25 0HE
  2.  Contacting info@thehopbarn.org.uk whereby tickets can be purchased via cheque or BACs transfer 
Access requirements: please contact us at info@thehopbarn.org.uk if you have any special access needs

The Julie July Band

Fotheringay Tour 2020

24 Apr 2020

£11.37 (Advanced Incl booking Fee) £13 (on the door)

British Folk Rock group Julie July Band returns once again to the Hopbarn, Southwell. They have built a substantial reputation with reinterpretations and arrangements of the work of singer-songwriter Sandy Denny.


The Fotheringay Tour 2020 features new songs to the repertoire from 1970 Album; Pond and the Stream, Nothing More, The Sea, The Way I Feel, Winter Winds, Late November, Gypsy Davey plus some old favourites.

The band will also include tracks from their own self-penned Album Lady of the First Light Inspired by Sandy’s work and the wider folk, rock and blues movements of the Sixties and Seventies. British Folk Rock at its best!

Went to the gig @ Birmingham Kitchen Garden Café last night and really enjoyed the set. Great musicianship and arrangements from the band and Julie’s superb vocal interpretations of Sandy Denny’s songbook really do justice to what is outstanding material. A couple of original songs of their own were also performed and fitted into the set very well indeed. Thanks for an evening of great live music and placing an outstanding musical legacy right where it should be, alive and well and being performed for people to enjoy. A rare opportunity not to be missed!”

Garry – Birmingham

Went to see the Julie July Band and have just got home. Very emotional experience. The band played were excellent and Julie’s singing was superb. You close your eyes and you are listening to Fairport. Thank you Julie July xx


Julie July and her band have delivered a first-rate collection of contemporary folk rock music. Quality songs, superb vocals and forthright lyrics delivered with skill, technique and conviction. Perfectly conceived, recorded and superbly realised - this is proof that she is one of the brightest talents in the UK right now

John O’Regan Journalist & Broadcaster - fRoots, Living Tradition, LCCR.

Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite by clicking the button below / through BACs by emailing us at info@thehopbarn.org.uk 

Sarah McQuaid

22 May 2020

£12 (advanced) £14 (on the door)

With the release of her new album, If We Dig Any Deeper It Could Get Dangerous (2018) The HopBarn is delighted to host singer/songwriter Sarah McQuaid. Sarah who was born in Madrid, raised in Chicago and who is now based in Cornwall, has expanded her battery of instruments to include piano, electric guitar and drums, drawing international critical acclaim.

Inspired by her folksinging mother and her musician cousin Gamble Rogers, whom she first met at her grandmothers house in Indiana, Sarah toured from the age of 12 with the Chicago Childrens Choir. She then lived and worked in Ireland as a music journalist and magazine editor before venturing on her own solo music career and moving to Cornwall. 

Having recently been awarded a Lifetime Acheivement Award by the Arts International Guitar Festival in recoginition for her use of the DADGAD tuning and her authorship of the Irish DADGAD Guitar Book, Sarah is an artist to follow. Guitar legend, Michael Chapman who collaborated with Sarah on her latest album, noted that Sarah has the precision and sophistication of writing and playing that simply blows him away. Her voice too has been likened to malt whiskey and melted chocolate.

Sarah is clearly an artist to follow and The HopBarn is really excited to be able to bring such a highly praised musican to this rural part of England.

With its classy songwriting, exemplary musicianship and high

production values, this is a collection to savour - fRoots, UK

A consummate artistic triumph that marks a new

phase in McQuaid's career - Folk Radio UK

Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite by clicking the button below / through BACs by emailing us at info@thehopbarn.org.uk / in person at Burley’s Gift Shop, 1A Market Place, Southwell NG25 0HE

Miranda Sykes

Miranda Sykes, the acclaimed singer and bassist with ‘Show of Hands’ is returning to her roots.

04 Sep 2019

£12 (Advanced) £14 (on the door)

After a career spanning over 20 years, during which time she has played with many of the top musicians and singers within the folk world, Miranda is touring as she started out: one woman, one bass, and one guitar.

Building on the success of her Borrowed Places tour, Miranda Sykes is back with a completely new project: Behind The Wall. Where Borrowed Places opened a window into the past, explaining where she had been, physically & spiritually, Behind The Wall is a Roller Coaster Ride exploring where we are going; Miranda, you, me, all of us. What does it mean to be human today, living in our communities & societies & where will our actions lead us? Powerful and hard-hitting but also poignant & beautiful, this show gives us all a chance to reflect & maybe even empower us.

Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite by clicking the button below / through BACs by emailing us at info@thehopbarn.org.uk / in person at Burley’s Gift Shop, 1A Market Place, Southwell NG25 0HE


Edgelarks (Phillip Henry and Hannah Martin) embark on another tour of the unusual and adventurous

02 Oct 2020

£14 (Advanced) £16 (on the door)

Combining exquisite folk with influences as diverse as blues, Indian classical, and beatboxing, the BBC Folk Award winners are taking their show to some equally special places. 

The pair take their strong roots sound, mixing original song-writing with stomping beatbox harmonica, soaring fiddle and vocal harmonies, running wilder with each repeat play. 

A busy collaborative period has included work as part of the Gigspanner Big Band (featuring members of Bellowhead and Steeleye Span); and performing at BBC Radio Two’s Festival In A Day to a Hyde Park crowd of 50,000 – supporting Kylie Minogue! 

They are now leaving the beaten track firmly behind them, and would love you to join them for this celebration of hidden gems, extraordinary venues, and uncommon concerts. 

“Subtle, atmospheric and bravely original” - The Guardian. 

“Extraordinary...I was blown away by them!” – Tom Robinson, BBC 6Music

Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite by clicking the button below / through BACs by emailing us at info@thehopbarn.org.uk / in person at Burley’s Gift Shop, 1A Market Place, Southwell NG25 0HE

Greg Russell & Ciaran Algar

Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar joined forces in 2011 and have become an important duo on the British Folk Music Scene.

23 Oct 2020

£13 (Advanced) £15 (on the door)

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Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar joined forces in 2011. Combining Russell’s powerful vocals and driving guitar style with Algar’s All-Ireland winning fiddle playing, the duo have become one of the most sought after acts on the British folk scene.

In 2013 the pair won the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award before going on to win the Horizon Award for best breakthrough act from the same source in 2014. In 2015, they were nominated in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award Best Duo category.

Having toured extensively in the UK for five years, as well as in Denmark, Germany and The Netherlands, Greg Russell and Ciaran Algar have released 3 studio albums.

“One of the pleasures of live music of course, is witnessing the acts interactions with one another and relationships they build with the audience. Greg and Ciaran are very funny and in a few short years this humour seems to have shifted from jokes and puns to an almost 'Reeves and Mortimer' type surrealism. Greg has a dry, acerbic sense of humour whereas Ciaran is more anarchic and uncontrolled. An added twist is that at times it is difficult to tell whether they are on the verge of 'falling out' on stage as Greg gives his adult 'enough is enough' look, which just seems to incite Ciaran to further errant behaviour.” Paul Jackson for Fatea

“folk at its very best” Maverick

“invigorating…infectious joy” Songlines

“Brimming with passion” FRUK

Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite by clicking the button below / through BACs by emailing us at info@thehopbarn.org.uk / in person at Burley’s Gift Shop, 1A Market Place, Southwell NG25 0HE


The Ghost of Noise Tour 2020

05 Dec 2020

£13 (Advanced) £15 (on the door)

PLUMHALL are Michelle Plum and Nick B Hall, a feisty Yorkshire based duo whose award winning self-penned songs are already winning them plaudits from the likes of R2 Magazine (4 stars), Miles Hunt (The Wonder Stuff), Steve Knightley (Show of Hands) and many more. 

The pair deliver guitar and harmony driven textures of folk, Americana and pop, and have have been wowing audiences on the live acoustic circuit in the UK. Winners of the Yorkshire Gig Guide Outstanding Songwriters award 2014, PLUMHALL were recently joined on stage by Bob Dylan's legendary guitarist Larry Campbell for a performance of Senor (Tales of Yankee Power) at the BBC Radio 2 award winning folk club The Black Swan in York. PLUMHALL's debut album THUNDERCLOUD was released on 1st September 2014 through Splid Records and Proper Distribution, and is already BBC radio playlisted. The album has just been hailed one of The Guardian and Observer's Hidden Gems of 2014. Plans to tour Canada, the US and South Africa are in the pipeline.

Michelle Plum is a former member of Chumbawamba, Waking the Witch and The Accidental Tourists, and in her own right has supported Aimee Mann, Capercaillie, Ralph McTell, Nerina Pallot, Texas and Shane MacGowan to name but a few. She also provided guest vocals for Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts' UK spring 2013 tour. More recently, Michelle's other session work has taken her on tour all over Europe.

Nick B Hall has been a member of the Hall Brothers band nearly all his life, and has supported Fairport Convention, Hugh Cornwell, Show of Hands, Kate Rusby, Glenn Tilbrook plus many more. He also provided session guitar for Magna Carta on their 2010 South African tour. More recently, Nick appeared as a musician in the Christmas 2015 episodes of Coronation Street.

"The heavens open and talent pours out. A superduo with....a real sense of passion and attack"


“Their chemistry as a duo makes them special... with sumptuous vocal harmonies and telepathic guitar interactions. Michelle is one of the UK’s leading chanteuses... Nick is a consummate storyteller, powerful vocalist and exceptional guitarist.”


Tickets can be purchased via Eventbrite by clicking the button below / through BACs by emailing us at info@thehopbarn.org.uk / in person at Burley’s Gift Shop, 1A Market Place, Southwell NG25 0HE

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