Folk in the Barn
Gig Diary

Thea Gilmore - With Support from Simon Nicol

Wednesday 29th September 2021

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Eddi Reader

Friday 8th October 2021

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

Le Vent du Nord - BOOKING OPEN NOW!

Tuesday 19th October 2021

Gulbenkian, Canterbury

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

GIG DIARY

The Albion Christmas Band

Saturday 18th December 2021

Gulbenkian, Canterbury


Doors 7pm for 7.30pm

Tickets  £23
Students £11
Box Office:   01227 769075
Book Online HERE
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The Albion Christmas Band

The Albion Christmas 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 While and Simon Nicol. After weeks of the usual Christmas shopping playlists, we can guarantee no mention of Wham, Mariah or Slade!


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.

"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 21/04/2021