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‘Mistletoe & Whine’ Last Full Length Christmas Fling for Belshazzar’s Feast

Oct 21, 2021

It’s that time of year again !!   

With a new album out in time for their Christmas tour, the wickedly inventive and beloved folk duo Belshazzar’s Feast are preparing to entertain us with  The ‘Mistletoe & Whine’ tour, but sadly this will be Paul & Paul’s last full-length Christmas fling,   with future outings being shorter affairs.

After performing together for over 25 years and looking back over their career, the CD album will certainly be one to treasure, featuring new music plus fresh arrangements and recordings of the duo’s favourites.

Loyal audiences look forward to the annual Christmas tour with great anticipation. What awaits them is an inspired mix of seasonal carols, songs and tunes (both modern and traditional), which combine to create a heart-warming, beautiful and frequently hilarious evening of music and entertainment.

 Acclaimed musicians Paul Sartin (oboe, violin, swanee whistle and vocals) and Paul Hutchinson (accordion) are notorious for their superlative ability, wit, rapport and depth of experience. Together they have entertained audiences across the UK, Australia and beyond with their eclectic and eccentric mix of tunes, songs and humour that sends audiences home with a smile. Belshazzar’s Feast have released nine critically acclaimed albums across their twenty five-year career. Their first winter-themed album, ‘Frost Bites’, earned them a nomination for Best Duo at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Their last album, ‘The Whiting’s On The Wall’ was released to celebrate/commiserate a remarkable 20 years performing together, in September 2013

“Paul Hutchinson and Paul Sartin play like no-one else you’ve ever heard. Their music is breath-taking and wickedly inventive and the between-tunes interchange as intelligent and hilarious as the music. But don’t let me give you the impression they’re a lightweight comedy act: they finish the set with a haunting piece of oboe and accordion magic which has the audience spellbound.”  Mike Harding 

Here’s a clip of them doing what they do best …

“They can do things with a squeeze-box and an oboe that can break your heart.” (Independent on Sunday)

Tour Dates as follows:

Thu, NOV 25  Number 8 Pershore Pershore, United Kingdom

Fri, NOV 26  Ryepiece Barn Stratford-Upon-Avon, United Kingdom

Sat, NOV 27  The Corn Hall  Diss, United Kingdom

Mon, NOV 29  Colchester Arts Centre Colchester, United Kingdom

Tue, NOV 30 The Old Town Hall, Hemel Hempstead , United Kingdom

Thu, DEC 2 Square Chapel, Halifax  United Kingdom

Fri, DEC 3  The Ropewalk Barton-Upon-Humber, United Kingdom

*Mon, DEC 6 Belshazzar’s Feast – Live to Your Living Room Live Stream*

Tue, DEC 7  St Neots Folk Club St Neots, United Kingdom

Wed, DEC 8  The Oval Tavern (matinee at 4pm) Croydon, United Kingdom

Wed, DEC 8 The Oval Tavern (evening show 8pm) Croydon, United Kingdom

Thu, DEC 9  Cecil Sharp House London, United Kingdom

Fri, DEC 10  Caerleon Arts Caerleon, United Kingdom

Sat, DEC 11 Hornblotton, Somerset  United Kingdom

Sun, DEC 12  Devoran Acoustic Sessions Devoran, United Kingdom

Mon, DEC 13 Halsway Manor **TICKETS ONSALE SOON** Crowcombe, United Kingdom

Tue, DEC 14  The Snooty Fox Martletwy, United Kingdom

Wed, DEC 15 The Red Lion Folk Club Birmingham, United Kingdom

Thu, DEC 16  Waterside Sale Manchester, United Kingdom

Fri, DEC 17  Beehive Folk Club, Sheffield Harthill, United Kingdom

Sat, DEC 18  Lake District Folk Club Staveley, United Kingdom

Mon, DEC 20  Nettlebed Folk Club Nettlebed, United Kingdom

Wed, DEC 22 Marston Music, Frome Trudoxhill, United Kingdom

Thu, DEC 23 Whitchurch Folk Club Whitchurch, United Kingdom

For further details and ticket links please visit



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