Toby’s Concert Reviews

During most of our concerts Toby Wood will take photos of the artists and then write a short review. We will publish his review here and you might also see it in one of the Folk Magazines.

We generally keep the review online for about 3 months. But if you want to see a full list of all the acts we have ever had at the Barn (or at some of the other Halls we have had to use when the Baston Barn is not available), then take a look at our Previous Concerts page.

Jez Lowe & The Bad Pennies – 26th January 2023

It’s been getting on for six years since Jez Lowe and his compadres played Baston – April 2017 to be precise and date/calendar nerds will also recall previous visits back in October 2014, June 2012 and February 2010. In fact Jez has probable earned a Baston long-service medal or, at the very least, a season ticket. At the start of 2023 things are gradually returning to normal. Hopefully Covid-19 has been consigned to history and the traditional January delights of an albeit slightly slimmed-down Whittlesey Straw Bear Festival and frozen fenland skating fields have returned. However weather conditions have thawed…

Coracle – 24th November 2022

It’s a Thursday evening during the early stages of the controversial Fifa World Cup 2022 held in Qatar. Brazil are playing Serbia and win 2-0, both goals by Richarlison, one of which is a wonderful overhead kick. Meanwhile, in little old Baston, we’re in for an even better treat. Coracle have turned up! Coracle are a new creation, unlike the small, rounded, lightweight boat of the same name that has been around for centuries. In fact the trio has only been together a short while and may be the only good thing to have come out of the recent Covid-19…

Kimber’s Men – 27th October 2022

What a tumultuous, tempestuous torrent we’ve all experienced on the national political scene over the past few weeks and months. I’ve felt like little Johnny Helpless strapped to the main mast of a plucky little fishing boat as the waves of a wild, furious sea crash onto the deck, washing away the last vestiges of decency and common sense, making my sou’wester all wet and soggy. I just yearn for some down-to-earth sanity, some fun and a good night out. So what could be better than a monthly trip out to The Barn at Baston and an evening shared with…