The Baston Barn

The Baston Barn

Traditional Music and Song in Baston

Barn Concerts

We start the delayed 2018/19 season with The Andy May on October 25th.

The list of all of the artists is shown in the Concerts pages. We have even got a few booked for the 19/20 season.

All Tickets are £10.

There will be out 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.

Music Nights


The annual Oscar Preston Memorial Trophy was  for solo singers was held on 26th November White Horse, Baston. This year, the competitio was won by Ann Brown singing 'Teaching My Worm How To Swim'. Congratulations to all of the entrants -- it was a remarkable year for both variety and a high standard of performance from all.

Other Music Nights

A message from Simon Garbutt 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.

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 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.

Dance dates

Public dances are listed in the Dances With The Fruitcake Band pages. However, the Band does do a large number of Private dances which we do not list.

The Fruitcake Band have a ceilidh at The Services Club in Spalding on Friday,30th November.
It’s a celebration for St Andrew’s night run by the local Caledonian Society........NB not a ‘White Heather Club’ type event...just fun ceilidh dancing......accessible and breathless.
Tickets and info from Sue Charlton on 01778 440986

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 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.