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Oct 31, 2019

The Albion Christmas Band are widely regarded as the premier seasonal show, which has been touring for 20 years this year, and attracts sell-out audiences across the UK.  Indeed, many people say that their Christmas doesn’t start until they have seen The Albion Christmas Band !!

Featuring the combined talents of Simon Nicol (Fairport Convention), Kellie While (Albion Band) Simon Care (Edward II) and the Guvnor himself, Ashley Hutchings MBE, this show takes you on a guided tour through the Christmas customs of Britain.

“The perfect antidote to the corporate Christmas” – The Guardian

Kellie While, Simon Care and Simon Nicol join founder of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and The Albion Band, Ashley Hutchings, on stage for an evening of traditional English Christmas music, song and celebratory readings.

Kellie will take time out from working with her mum, Chris While, for which both the U.K. press and public alike have praised her. Folk enthusiasts will know Kellie from her work with The Albion Band. 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 one this country’s finest voices.

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

Simon Nicol, founder member of Fairport Convention 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 a pretty special too!


The Albion Christmas Show is a seasonal mixture of carols, spoken word and humorous readings. It really is the perfect way to start your festivities. This year will see a material chosen by their audience, it promises to be a fantastic set drawing on material from their extensive back catalogue.

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.

“In the top ten unmissable shows this Christmas”  The Telegraph (2018) 

2019 Christmas Tour dates:

08 Dec – The Met, Bury – 01617612216

09 Dec – Little Theatre, Sheringham – SOLD OUT

10 Dec – Chipping Norton Theatre – 01608 642350

11 Dec – Stamford Arts Centre – 01780 763203

12 Dec – Huntingdon Hall, Worcester – 01905 611427

13 Dec – Bournemouth Folk Club – Shelley Theatre – 01202 413600

14 Dec – The Atkinson, Southport – 01704 533333

15 Dec – Otley Courthouse – 01943 467466

16 Dec – The Arc, Stockton – 01642 525199

17 Dec – The New Vic, Newcastle-u-Lyme – 01782 717962

18 Dec – Gulbenkian Theatre, Canterbury – 01227 769075

19 Dec – Norden Farm, Maidenhead – 01628 788997

20 Dec – St Edith Hall, Kemsing, Sevenoaks – 07538 822115

21 Dec – Cecil Sharp House, London – 02074852206

22 Dec – Hitchin Folk Club – 01462 812391

23 Dec – The Apex, Bury St Edmunds – 01284 758000

For more details visit:

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