Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary

St Agnes Fountain

Thursday 16th December 2021

Colyer-Fergusson Hall, Gulbenkian, Canterbury

The Albion Christmas Band

Saturday 18th December 2021

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Simon Mayor & Hilary James

Saturday 8th January 2022

Kingston Barn, nr Canterbury

Fairport Convention Winter Tour 2022

Tuesday 15th February 2022

Colyer-Fergusson Hall, Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Daphne's Flight NOW RESCHEDULED TO 2022

Tuesday 17th May 2022

St Marys Arts Centre, Sandwich


Albion Christmas Band - SOLD OUT

Tuesday 19th December 2017

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Doors 7pm for 7.30pm

Tickets  £18
Students £10

Box office 01227 769075
Book Online HERE

This gig is sold out, please apply to the Gulbenkian Box office to be put on the waiting list in case of returns.

The Albion Christmas Band

Founder of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and The Albion Band, Ashley Hutchings is joined on stage by Kellie While, Simon Care and Simon Nicol, for an evening of traditional English Christmas music, song, humourous stories, dancing and celebration.

Touring for two weeks each December, selling out wonderful venues all over the UK such as Buxton Opera House,  The Sage, Gateshead, and the best venue for intimate acoustic music performance in  Canterbury - The Gulbenkian , The Albion Xmas Show is a very popular show appealing to all ages. Described in the Guardian as “the perfect antidote to the corporate Christmas”, this is a show you must not miss! 

At the end of  2016 the band released a new studio album ‘Magic Touch’ which received critical acclaim from both the folk press and audiences alike.

“In Magic Touch, the Albion Christmas Band have delivered an excellent album that will take you to Christmas past whilst looking forward to festive seasons yet to come. It blends old with new, melancholy with hope and reflection with joy. They do indeed have a magic touch in consistently bringing forward excellent words, songs and tunes, over the years, which continue to appeal and entertain legions of fans new and old.”
Andy McMillan, Bright Young Folk

"Saltaire show was pure magic, guys. Fab set list and all four of you on great form. Kellie, honey-drenched heaven; divine as ever."

"I've seen a lot of different Albion Xmas shows (first was in 1984, as I recall) and last night's has to be counted alongside the very best (which was the Leserf, Morter, Beer incarnation in my opinion). That was so good, and I never expected you to equal it: last night you did - for different reasons...but from start to finish it was splendid - an opinion shared by many local friends who were also there."

Nigel Schofield  

"Kellie - Your singing wasn't just a performance - it was a complete vocal master class. Totally effortless. You're one of a very few singers who can take an Alan Hull song and make it a million times better than the original. The late Lesley Duncan achieved that with her version of 'Walk in the Sea' and you absolutely smashed 'Winter Song'. I come along to the Christmas Albion tours every year and you really do excel."

- Date Added 17/11/2017