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Show of Hands - The Best One Yet

Thursday 28th October 2021

St Mary's Arts Centre, Sandwich

Declan O'Rourke

Friday 12th November

Canterbury Cathedral Lodge

The Bar-Steward Sons of Val Doonican

Saturday 20th November 2021

Colyer-Fergusson Room, Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Usher's Island

Sunday 28th November 2021

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Martyn Joseph

Saturday 4th December 2021

Waterstones, Canterbury


The Albion Christmas Band

Friday 19th December 2014

Revelation St Mary's, Ashford

Doors 6.45pm for 7.30pm start  (Note earlier start than usual)
£16 online or from Ashford outlets* (booking fee applies)
£18 cash or cheque in advance from Folk in the Barn
£19.50 on the door 


*Soundcraft Hi-Fi
40 High Street, Ashford Kent, TN24 8TE
01233 624441
Mon-Sat: 9am-5.30pm (Wed & Sat 5pm)

Tourist Information Centre
2nd Floor, Ashford Gateway Plus, Church Road, Ashford Kent, TN23 1AS

01233 330316

Mon-Sat: 10.15am-3pm
Right Track Music Shop
Javelin House, Henwood Industrial Estate, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8DE
01233 647474
Mon-Sat: 9am-5.30pm

The Albion Christmas Show is now into its 16th year and has attracted sell-out audiences across the UK. 

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, dancing and celebration.  Full of Carols, spoken word, humourous readings and dance, this show takes you on a guided tour through the Christmas customs of Britain.

Folk enthusiasts will know Kellie from her work with The Albion Band, and duo tours with her mum Chris While. She received personal praise from Ron Sexsmith for her beautiful version of his song ‘Riverbed’ on her album Tenacious, which put her on the map as a soloist. 

Simon Care is currently working with Edward II and has always had a passion for Traditional English dance and song. Simon also works with Whapweasel, Tickled Pink and the Lark Rise Band

Simon Nicol, founder member of Fairport finishes the line up to make this a truly festive treat. He is regarded as one of the finest acoustic guitarists in the world………His voice is pretty special too!

The Albion Christmas Show really is the perfect way to start your festivities. This year will see a collection of favourites from their back catalogue of Xmas albums mixed with new material.  Also 2014 sees the release of our new album “The Albion Christmas Band – Live at Kings Place”.

With sell-out tours including venues such as Buxton Opera House, The New Vic Stoke and The Sage, Gateshead, 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!!!!  

These wonderful musicians and story tellers are now firm friends of us at Folk in the Barn and we’re really happy to finally be hosting their Christmas Show and in such a beautiful setting as Revelation St Mary’s in Ashford.

- Date Added 12/12/2014