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Rob's Gig Guide

Rob's Gigs


February 2nd - The Song Loft (folk club), The York House Centre, London Road, Stony Stratford (near Milton Keynes) MK11 1JQ. 8pm

February 23rd - Bodmin Old Library, Fore Street, Bodmin, Cornwall. 5.30pm

May 10th - Butterleigh Village Hall, Forge Lane, Butterleigh, Cullompton. EX15 1QG. Evening performance.

June 7th - Watford Folk Club, Pump House, Local Board Road, Lower Watford High Street, Watford. WD17 2JP. 8pm.

June 8th - Exton Village Hall, Oakham Rd, Exton, Oakham, Rutland. LE15 8AP. Evening performance.

June 13th - Philleigh Folk Club, Bohella Bar, St Mawes, Cornwall. Evening.

June 15th - The Two Robbies with Robert Garnham, Padstow Little Theatre, Cornwall. Evening

June 22nd - Zeal Monachorum Village Hall, 3 Churchill Gardens, Zeal Monachorum, Crediton, Devon. EX17 6EG. Evening.

June 28th to 29th - Exile Music Festival, 

Sabine Hay, off Oldfield Lane, near Darley Dale, Derbyshire

DE4 2LN.

July 4th to 7th - Bromsgrove Folk Festival, Avoncroft, Stoke Heath Bromsgrove, B60 4JR.

July 11th-14th - Folk on the Lawn, Abbey Mill, Tintern, Chepstow, Gwent, NP16 6SE. Tel. 01291 689228. It's a small, "Pay what you can" festival.

September 18th - St Ives September Festival, St Ives Cornwall. Arts Club. Evening.

September 20th - Manaton Parish Hall, The Green, Manaton, Devon. TQ13 9UJ. 7pm.

November 9th - Harberton Parish Hall, Tristford Road, Harberton, TQ9 7SD. Near Totnes, Devon. Evening.

November 16th - Under The Edge Arts, The Chipping Hall, The Chipping, Wotton-under-Edge. Glos. GL12 7AD. 8pm.

November 22nd - Down St Mary Village Hall, Union Hill, Down St Mary near Crediton, Devon. EX17 6DZ. Evening performance.


January 20th - Bodmin Folk Club, St Petroc's Parish Centre, Bodmin. 8pm

January 21st - Praa Sands and District Community centre, Praa Sands, TR20 9RB. 7.30pm

February 5th - Wolverhampton Literature Festival, 

Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Lichfield Street. WV1 1DU. 1pm

March 4th - Treknow Village Hall, Tintagel, Cornwall. PL34 0EN. Charity gig with MIke Silver for Missing People and Treknow Village Hall.

April 29th - Lambeage Village Hall, Coverack, The Lizard, Cornwall 7.30pm

May 4th - Altarnun WI. 7pm.

May 5th to May 26th - Liz and I will be in the van driving around France.

June 2nd - Hadleigh Folk and Acoustic Nights, The Ansell Centre, Hadleigh, Suffolk

June 16th to 18th - Beardy Folk Festival in Shropshire, near Cleobury Mortimer. 

June 24th - Barnstaple Fringe Theatrefest, The Museum, Barnstaple. 2.30pm.

June 24th - Barnstaple Fringe Theatrefest, Bridge Chambers, Barnstaple. 7pm.

June 25th - Barnstaple Fringe Theatrefest, St Anne's, Barnstaple. 6.30pm.

July 6th - Penzance Literary Festival, The Acorn Theatre, Penzance, Cornwall. Date and time. Evening.

July 15th - Padstow Little Theatre, Cornwall. Evening.

August 15th - Barry Folk Club, Market Street Club, Barry, South Wales. 8pm.

September 8th to 10th - Swanage Folk Festival, Swanage, Dorset.

September 22nd to 24th - Morecambe Poetry Festival. The Winter Gardens, Morecambe. Lancashire

Rob's Autumn/Spring mini-tour of Australia

October 20th to 22nd - Kangaroo Valley Folk Festival, NSW, Australia.

October 27th to 29th - Fleurieu Folk Festival, Willunga, near Adelaide, South Australia.

November 3rd to 6th - Maldon Folk Festival, Maldon, Victoria, Australia.

November 14th - St Neots Folk Club, The Priory Centre, St Neots PE19 2BH. Cambridgeshire. 8pm.

November 17th - Caistor Town Hall, High St, Caistor, Market Rasen, Lincolnshire, LN7 6TJ. Evening.

December 3rd - Dreamers Folk Club, Victoria Inn, Four Lanes, TR16 6PZ (near Redruth, Cornwall). 7.30pm.


May 19th - Lyceum Folk Club, Newport, South Wales.

May 24th-  Warehouse Theatre, Ilminster, Somerset. Part of Ilminster Literature Festival.

June 16th to 20th - Beardy Folk Festival, Cleobury Mortimer, Shropshire.

July 3rd Poetry in the Woods, Cardinham with intoBodmin, Cornwall. 7pm.

July 5th and 6th - Ludlow Fringe Festival, Shropshire. Rose and Crown. 7.30pm.

July 8th to 10th - Priddy Folk Festival, Priddy, Somerset.

July 15th to 17th - Tunbridge Wells Fringe Festival, Kent.

July 15th - Vale Vault, The Bedford. 9.30pm

July 16th - The Green Duck. 7.30pm

July 17th - The Black Horse. 7.30pm

July 21st to 24th - Big Lit (a Scottish literary festival), Gatehouse of Fleet, Dumfries and Galloway. Saturday Night Craic. 8pm.

July 26th and 27th - Durham Fringe Festival. Cafédral 9pm to 10pm both nights.

July 28th - Crookes Folk Club, The Princess Royal, 43, Slinn Street, Crookes, Sheffield. S10 1NW

August 20th - Charity concert supporting Mike Silver and friends. St Julitta's Church, Lanteglos, Camelford. Cornwall. 7pm. No tickets - just turn up and make a donation on the night.

September 17th - St Ives September Festival. The Arts Club. Comedy night with Rob Barratt and Dave Richey.

Sept 30th to Oct 27th - Liz and I will be travelling in Greece. Naxos, Ikaria, (Lipsi, Psara possibly), Chios and Lesbos. and Voula. I don't speak Greek so no performances. 

Nov 24th to 27th - Rob's mini-tour of the North.

Nov 24th - Failsworth Library, Oldham, M35 0FJ. 6pm

November 25th to 27th - Arts Out West, Cumbria.

Nov 25th - Loweswater Village Hall. 7.30pm

Nov 26th - Blindcrake Village Hall. 7.00pm

Nov 27th - Plumbland Village Hall. 7.30pm

Dec 6th to Dec 9th Aviemore Folk Festival, Scotland. (Costa del Folk)

Previous years:


Rob's Winter Tour of North Yorkshire and the East!!

  • February 5th - Skipton Library, High Street, Skipton, North Yorkshire. Evening gig. 7.30pm

  • February 6th - Cromer Library, Prince of Wales Road, Cromer, Norfolk NR27 9HS. 7.30pm

  • February 7th - Hadleigh Folk and Acoustic Music Night,  Ansell Centre, Market Place, Hadleigh, Suffolk, IP7 5DU. 8pm.

  • February 8th - Haverhill Library, 10, Camps Road, Haverhill Suffolk. CB9 8HB. 7.30pm.


February 18th - Write Angle, The Townhouse 
28, High Street, Petersfield. GU32 3JL. 7.30pm.

March 7th - Godshill Village Hall, near Fordingbridge, Hampshire. Evening.

March 11th - part of Word Command at Barnfield Theatre, ​Barnfield Rd, Exeter EX1 1SN. Spoken word evening.

Rob's 2020 April Australian Tour (sadly cancelled)

would have been...

  • April 3rd - Tintenbar Up Front, Tintenbar, New South Wales. 7.30pm.

  • April 5th- Bowraville Theatre, Bowraville, New South Wales. 2pm.

  • April 9th to 13th - National Folk Festival, Canberra, Exhibition Park, Canberra, ACT. See NFF website or programme nearer the time for performance times.

  • April 17th - Illawarra Folk Club, Wollongong, NSW supporting The Whitetop Mountaineers. Evening.

  • April 18th -Humph Hall supporting singer/songwriter Khristian Mizzi. Humph Hall, Allambie Heights, Northern Beaches, Sydney. 7pm.

  • April 22nd - Live Poets at Don Bank, 6, Napier Street, North Sydney, 2060, Sydney. 7.30pm.

  • April 23rd and 24th - Rob Barratt's Earwhacks, Sydney Comedy Festival, The Matchbox at The Factory Theatre, 105 Victoria Rd, Marrickville NSW 2204. 7pm.

  • April 26th - Art Space On 45, Coramba, NSW. 7.30pm

August 15th - The Garden Sessions at The Old Library, 10, Lower Bore Street, Bodmin, Cornwall. One of the first live performances for intoBodmin since lockdown. 5pm start to 7pm​.


August 7th - Sproutspoken, Newquay. Guest poet at "Family Size" outdoor/covered open-mic event. 3pm. Adults £3/Children free.

September 18th - St Ives September Festival, Cornwall. in The Arts Club with Dave Richey. Improv comedy, musical comedy and comic poetry. 8pm.

September 20th - Appledore Book Festival, North Devon. Appledore Social Club, 7.30pm. A two-person show of comedy through performance poetry with Liv Torc.

October 2nd - The Old Library, Bodmin, Cornwall. The Two Robbies Show with "Professor of Whimsy", Robert Garnham. An evening with two of the South West's funniest spoken word performers. 

Nov 3rd - Philleigh Folk Club, near St Mawes on The Roseland, Cornwall.

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