Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary

Fairport Convention Spring Tour 2018

Sunday 27th May 2018

St Marys Arts Centre, Sandwich, Kent

Urban Folk Quartet

Friday 22nd June 2018

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Blair Dunlop spt Tom & Dulcima of Coco & the Butterfields

Sunday 1st July 2018

The Kingston Barn, nr Canterbury. ** THIS DATE ORIGINALLY ADVERTISED AS THE EAST POINTERS WHO HAVE HAD TO POSTPONE THEIR VISIT

Heidi Talbot & John McCusker

Saturday 14th July 2018

St Gregory's Centre for Music, CCCU

Arcelia

Sunday 15th July 2018

Edge of Beyond, Barham

GIG DIARY

Albion Christmas Band

Sunday 9th December 2018

Gulbenkian, Canterbury


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm
Tickets  £18
Students £10
Box Office:   01227 769075  
boxoffice@kent.ac.uk   
www.thegulbenkian.co.uk

BOOKING COMING SOON

The Albion Christmas Band

Now as much an essential part of the build up to Christmas as the local Village Christmas Bazaar or the pre-cooking of the sprouts - 2018 sees the 20th anniversary of this annual seasonal celebration– they think!  No-one is 100% sure when they started, but we are certainly glad they did. With a brand new album to mark the occasion and to share, founding member and bassist Ashley Hutchings is joined by fellow original bandmates – Fairport Convention’s own Simon Nicol on acoustic guitar and vocals, Simon Care on melodeons, and the ‘honey drenched’ divine vocals of one of the UK’s best folk singers, Kellie While.

The Albion Xmas Show is a very popular show appealing to all ages. The tour sells out all over the country for the two weeks leading up to Christmas every year.  Described in the Guardian as “the perfect antidote to the corporate Christmas”. Expect an evening of traditional English Christmas music, humourous stories and beautiful, spine-tingling Christmas carols and ballads sung by Kellie.

"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 Lesurf, 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.”

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- Date Added 20/05/2018