The Baston Barn

The Baston Barn

Traditional Music and Song in Baston

Barn Concerts

Halfway through the season and we have had a number of sell outs, some internationally renowned artists and more to come.

Don't forget to bring your own drinks, bottle opener and some money for our fun filled and remarkably well known (amongst the artists who sometimes contribute) raffle.

We are in talks with more leading folk artists and will be filling up the schedule for 10 great concerts in the 2018/19 season.

Have you read Toby's reviews?

Whenever he can get to the Barn, Toby Wood (no relation to Alan or Maggie) takes photos of the artists at the Barn and writes a personal, often amusing account of the evening. Sometimes his review gets printed in various Folk Magazines but you can follow the link on the left.


If you have not got a place, make sure that Maggie or Alan has your name and telephone number. You may get contacted (even as late as the day of the concert) and offered a ticket.

We regularly eat into the waiting list during the days leading up to a session so let us know your contact details and as we get closer to the day of the concert, we may be able to offer you a seat or two.

Traditional Song Competition

Our annual song competition was held at The White Horse in Baston on Monday, 6th November with 14 entrants, The winner was Bob Fisher who sang ‘The Ford of the Ise’.

Following the competition we had one of our Big Sings.

Dance dates

Over the next few months there are a number of public dances - see the Dance Pages for the list of dates of dances in Spalding, Little Bytham, Edenham, Whittlesey and Elsea Park Bourne.

You must be near to one of them so go and have a fun filled evening with Maggie, Alan and the rest of the Fruitcake Band

Other Events

See The Peterborough & South Lincs Folk Diary for other events.

Melodeon Hire

Do you fancy joining in the music making?  The Club has purchased a Hohner 2 Row Melodeon (keys D/G) for short term hire for people to try out. We would really like to be able to give some one a start in playing for fun at one of our music and song sessions at the pub. Talk to Alan if you want to give it a try.
Go to the Melodeon Hire for details.

Other Items on This Site

This website contains details of the concert programme, music sessions in our favourite pubs, melodeon lessons, dances with The Fruitcake Ceilidh Band and other folk music events. However, this site can only advertise events associated with Alan and Maggie Wood or Baston. If you want to see details of other local events or have them advertised, please look at the Peterborough & South Lincs Folk Diary (  which also covers our area.

Contact Alan or Maggie Wood on 01778 560497, or 07845932616  for more information.

Artists And Agents

This is a popular concert club which attracts a good audience. However, before trying to contact us, please look at the Booking Policy Page - click the entry on the left selection column.