A Winter Union At The Arc, Winchester
December 14 @ 7:30 pm GMT£18 – £20
Five leading lights of the British roots scene join forces to create a festive folk band like no other. Expect soaring harmonies and exquisite musicianship as the 5-piece blast through a repertoire of brand new, specially written songs, fresh arrangements of traditional carols both well-loved and little-known, and seasonal classics from both sides of the Atlantic. Originally formed in 2015 for a one-off yuletide concert, A Winter Union have gone from strength to strength in the following 5 tours and now are fast becoming thought of as the pre-Christmas knees- up for folk & roots lovers all over the country. The band, that features members of The Willows, Gilmore & Roberts and Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage have gone on to play the likes of the Great British Folk Festival, Cecil Sharp House and were invited for a live session on BBC Radio 3’s inTune. The band release their third full length album in December 2022.Put on your glad rags and come and raise your voices with A Winter Union! “Wonderful…a perfect seasonal musical present!” – Laurel Canyon Music “Wonderful and hugely talented! They played a stunning festive set, mixing traditional Christmas songs with an added blue grass lilt!” – Folking.com “A Winter Union, a folk supergroup of sorts, featuring two established duos, Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts, Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage, along with the superb singer Jade Rhiannon from The Willows, did this to the nth degree by reworking several seasonal songs during their impressive Saturday afternoon set.” – Northern Sky @ Great British Folk Festival 2018
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