Most Truly Yours, Aunt Anne: a new and distinctive celebration of folk song collector Anne Geddes Gilchrist. The Gilchrist Collective (Peter and Barbara Snape, Brian Peters and Sue Burgess) was born out of a desire to celebrate Anne Gilchrist’s contribution to folk music and give prominence to the folk songs she collected. Anne spent much of her long life dedicated to collecting and studying folk music, specialising in songs and tunes, the majority of which came from her native county of […]
Britain’s most innovative high-energy band is set to barnstorm the country in a tour that will reintroduce audiences to dancing in the aisles and cheering themselves hoarse. Calan are celebrating the rebirth of their genius album Kistvaen - a non-stop showcase of astounding musicianship and crowd-pleasing songs that, until now, only the critics could rave about. “Kistvaen is the pinnacle of what we are as a band,” says Calan’s virtuoso guitarist Sam Humphreys. “And our Kistvaen Reloaded tour will be […]
Christmas concert with a folk twist. Cecil Sharp House Choir invite you to our annual yuletide celebration crammed with song, dance, music, and good cheer! With special guests including brilliant musicians James Delarre (fiddle) and Saul Rose (melodeon) as the Festive Band, this evening promises to be full of Christmas magic! Storyteller, singer and writer Matthew Crampton. A critically acclaimed performer of music hall, variety and comic songs, as well as more traditional material, Matthew also co-adapted Peter Bellamy's The Transports, which won 5 Stars from the Guardian. […]
A glittering night of seasonal treats and new music from Bella’s 2022 album ‘Love Songs’. Celebrate the festive season in song with the BBC Radio 2 Folk Singer of the Year. From Edale in the Peak District, Christmas songs have long been Bella's local speciality, as she inhabits her characters and spins her stories with an equal balance of strength and sensitivity. Bella will be performing with Anna Massie.
The Albion Christmas Show is a seasonal mixture of carols, spoken word and humorous readings, and widely regarded as the premier seasonal show. Indeed, many people say that their Christmas doesn’t start until they have seen The Albion Christmas Band. It really is the perfect way to start your festivities. This year will see a material chosen by our audience, it promises to be a fantastic set drawing on material from the group's extensive back catalogue. Featuring the combined talents […]
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