The Baston Barn

The Baston Barn

Traditional Music and Song in Baston

Barn Concerts

The main purpose of this site is to list the concerts of Traditional Music and Song in the Barn (Village Hall) in Baston Lincolnshire.

All Tickets are £10.

There will be our remarkably well known (at least amongst the artists who sometimes contribute) fun filled raffle. Please bring along some cash to buy a few tickets. Each raffle ticket costs £1 but you will get 6 raffle tickets for £5.

Don't forget to bring your own drinks, glasses and a bottle opener.


If you have not got a place, make sure that Maggie or Alan have 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.

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

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.

Dance Dates

You will also find the Public Dances with The Fruitcake Band on the Dance Pages. However, the Band does do a large number of Private dances which we do not list.

If you have an event to organise for your family, club or school why not give a Ceilidh a try. We often get even the most reluctant dancers up and in to the fun. Contact Maggie or Alan for details

Other Music Nights

A message from Simon Garbutt (of the Fruitcake Band) about his own music nights:-

The Castle Session takes place at the Castle Inn in Castle Bytham ( Google Map… ) on the fourth Sunday of the month… (beware of the months when there are FIVE Sundays, such as September 2019, when it's on the 22nd, not the 29th). We normally start about 7.30pm (or whenever someone starts playing and someone else joins in!) and finish around 10.30pm. Many thanks to landlord Will Stanton & his partner Sue Farley for their enthusiasm and hospitality.  The Castle Session is hosted by members of French dance band Tourdion (also known as The Castle Band, or under various other aliases, if not in exclusively French mode). Please visit our website at and leave us a message (polite if possible!) ;o)  You can also find us on Facebook and SoundCloud too.
There are some samples of our repertoire there, plus details of our full-length CD, À la Carte (15 tracks) and our earlier demo, Hors d'oeuvres (6-track sampler) – both will still be available to buy (we’ve had to have some more copies of À la Carte made!).

So if you want to enjoy a good song session, please check out their web site to confirm dates and their contact details. Go to the sessions.

Our Special Raffle for Ryley Briston


The raffle, organised by Chris & Glenys Petz, raised £308 for Ryley Briston. This was to win the fabulous collection of CDs, mostly signed by the artists who performed at The Barn during 2018. Our winner was a very thrilled Anja Greaves from Langtoft.
Thanks to all audience members who helped Chris and Glenys with this initiative.
There is a Root4Rlyey  facebook page or you can simply find out more by Googling  Root4ryley.

Even More 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

As said above, the main purpose of this site is to advertise the concerts at the Barn and the dances with the Fruitcake Band.

If you want to advertise or see details of other local events please look at the Peterborough & South Lincs Folk Diary (  which also covers our area.

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.