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 Christmas classics from both sides of the Atlantic.
Originally formed in 2015 for a one-off yuletide concert by members of The Willows, Hannah Sanders and Megson, A Winter Union returned in 2016 for more shows including London’s Cecil Sharp House and a live session on BBC Radio 3. This year again brings the band’s line-up change, with BBC Folk Award nominees Gilmore & Roberts joining in place of Megson.
You’ll hear glorious wassails and carols of course, but also a smattering of country classics and covers, and brand new original songs hailing the joys of the season. These songs are stirred together with such beautiful 5-part harmonies that you won’t be able to resist but join your voice with theirs. And not only that! There’ll be dobro and fiddle, mandolin and dulcimer, guitars a-plenty and a shruti box thrown in for good measure.
And you might see a beautiful angel !!
Get yourself into the Christmas spirit by catching them live:
Tour Dates as Follows:
1/12 Great British Folk Festival SKEGNESS
9/12 The Courtyard Hereford HEREFORD
10/12 Canopy Theatre Martello Promotions BECCLES
11/12 Deaf & Hard of Hearing Centre Holywellmusicandfolk OXFORD
12/12 Storey’s Field Centre CAMBRIDGE
13/12 Finchingfield Church NORTH ESSEX
15/12 Talbot Theatre North Shropshire Folk WHITCHURCH
17/12 Barnoldswick Music & Arts Centre nr SKIPTON
18/12 The Greystones SHEFFIELD
.. AND their new album, to accompany the tour, will be available at all of the venues. So raid the piggy bank before you go !!
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