“Whatever you celebrate, come celebrate it with us!”
Sat round Cambridge’s own Six Bells pub, the five members of A Winter Union are hatching plans for this year’s winterfest extravaganza! This festive folk super group, formed for a one-off show in 2015 by members of Megson, The Willows and Hannah Sanders has gone from strength to strength and this year’s line up change and expanded tour promises to deliver more punch than a Christmas party.
Katriona Gilmore and Jamie Roberts (BBC Folk Award nominees Gilmore & Roberts, Emily Askew Band) Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage, and Jade Rhiannon (The Willows) bring you a unique festive show with folk songs from across the Yuletide traditions. 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. A Winter Union are touring throughout December 2017 following the release of their new single ‘The King’, available from AWinterUnion.bandcamp.com, with all proceeds going to the Missing People charity.
Winter Union tour dates
13/12 Cambridge – Emmanuel United Reform Church
14/12 London – St John on Bethnal Green
15/12 Essex – Finchingfield St. John Baptist Church
21/12 Sheffield – The Greystones
22/12 Otley – Otley Courthouse