Wednesday 21 March – The Harrison with Hickory Signals and Cunning Folk

28 Harrison Street, Kings Cross, London WC1H 8JF

2018 – Live shows

We are working out a few things for 2018,  but so far we can confirm:

Friday 1 June 2018 – St Edith Folk Club


New album out now!

The Seeds Inside (The Grapes Upon The Vine)

Also available on:



Apple Music


Album launch night – Saturday 16 September 2017

bara bara album launch poster ruth

Come along and help us celebrate the launch of our new album! With support from Pick Yer Feet Up

Tickets available here:

“Listening to this music is an exciting experience. Clear and obvious roots of tradition feed its creation, with freshness of innovation and the influences of freedom blending folk with Appalachian tinges to the tunes, and folk rock elements. The Bara Bara Band provide with ‘The Seeds Inside (The Grapes Upon The Vine)’ a heady mix that moves from ethereal through accusative to darkly observational” – Folkwords

“Each track has an underlying story behind the band’s intricate musicianship and Ruth Jacob and Rupert Browne’s colloquial, warm lead vocals.”Folk Radio UK

“…This album by The Bara Bara Band, like all good traditional music, touches the air we breathe and greases the axles of our lives… [it] rhymes with the very best of new and old English folk music””Soundblab

“The band’s distinctly warm and naturalistic English-inflected singing contrasts with (and is complemented by) a generous range of musical influences, including folk rock and Americana. The album is brimming with humour, compassion and energy. With a fine crop of strong songs to sing along with, it’s easy to imagine this band taking a deserved place as regular festival favourites.” –

Have a listen to a song from the album:

Song of the Day – Folk Radio UK

Plimsoll, the single from our new album The Seeds Inside (The Grapes Upon The Vine) out in September, is Song of the Day on Folk Radio UK!

Tickets for the launch night available here:

The album can be pre-ordered here:

Upcoming dates

Sat 10 June 2017 – TOOTING FOLK FEST, By The Horns Brewery

Sat 17 June 2017 – Live at the Bandstand, Battersea Park, London

Sat 22 July 2017 – Hadleigh Folk Picnic

Sat 16 September 2017 – ALBUM LAUNCH NIGHT at The Harrison, Kings Cross, London

Come along and help us celebrate the launch of our new album, The Seeds Inside (The Grapes Upon The Vine)


Tooting Tram & Social Saturday 11 Feb 2017

Full band gig at the tram shed 8pm 


We’ll be playing at The Little Bar in Tooting on Sunday 25th September with some other great acts including Adam Beattie, Gabriel Moreno, Conrad Vingoe, Tommy Mcardle and Niall Kelly from 6pm. And it’s free admission!

Upcoming gigs

Thursday 16th June 2016 – Stables, Whitechapel, London

Saturday 18th June 2016 – TOOTING FOLK FEST, By The Horns Brewery, Tooting, London

Thursday 21st July 2016 – Lounge Bar in Old Town, Eastbourne

Sunday 11th September 2016 – Bermondsey Folk Festival