A musical guided tour through British Christmas customs.

 An Albion Christmas is at The Apex on Thursday 23 December at 7.30pm.

An Albion Christmas has been touring for nearly 20 years, selling out many venues across the UK; in fact, some people say that their Christmas doesn’t start until they have seen the Albion Christmas show!

The Albion Christmas show is a seasonal mixture of carols, spoken word, humorous readings and dance presented by the founder of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and The Albion Band, Ashley Hutchings, alongside fellow folk music luminaries, Simon Nicol, Kellie While and Simon Care.

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 a soloist.

Simon Care works with Edward II and has always had a passion for Traditional English dance and song. Simon has also worked and recorded with Show of Hands, Whapweasel, Tickled Pink and the Lark Rise Band.

Simon Nicol, founder member of Fairport Convention is regarded as one of the finest acoustic guitarists in the world. His voice is pretty special too!

Described in the Guardian as “the perfect antidote to the corporate Christmas”, this evening of traditional English Christmas music, dancing and celebration really is the perfect way to start your festivities and is suitable for all ages.

An Albion Christmas is at The Apex on Thursday 23 December at 7.30pm. Ring the box office on 01284 758000 or see www.theapex.co.uk for more information or to book.