Albion Christmas Band at The Apex

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.

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Cara Dillon at The Apex

Cara Dillon ' Upon A Winter Night' Tuesday 14th December 7.30pm at The Apex 

Cara Dillon has one of those rare talents you only come across a handful times - a staggeringly beautiful voice which reaches inside the soul of a song and imbues it with sweetness, poignancy and depth. 

This extraordinary Irish singer has been captivating audiences for over 20 years with "Quite possibly the world's most beautiful female voice" (according to Mojo magazine). 

 Cara was brought up in a close musical family, immersed in the rich cultural heritage of her native County Derry. Having won the All Ireland Traditional Singing Trophy aged only 14 she went on to sing with Oige, De Dannan and then Equation. It was in this band that she met her husband and musical collaborator Sam Lakeman (brother of Seth). The combination of Cara's expressive vocals and Lakeman's rippling piano and fresh production squeezes new life into ancient material. Their original songs sit happily alongside the traditional, whilst pointing to a distinct and distinguished musical identity all of their own.

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Megson at the Canopy Theatre

MEGSON Present “A Yuletide Carol”

Canopy Theatre, Hungate Church Beccles Sat 4th December at 7.30 p.m.

Megson YuletideA very warm welcome back to north Suffolk for this husband & wife duo who bring an infectious mix of heavenly vocals, lush harmonies and driving rhythmic guitars. Comprising Debs Hanna (Vocals, Whistle, Piano Accordion) and Stu Hanna (Guitar, Mandola, Banjo) Megson have gained fame on the British folk scene, not only for their arresting & intelligent songwriting, but for their exquisite musicianship and northern humour.

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Maddy Prior & The Carnival Band at The Apex

Maddy Prior and The Carnival Band bring their Carols & Capers to Bury St Edmunds.

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Renowned folk singer Maddy Prior joins up with the Carnival Band again for their annual festive show “Carols & Capers”.

Beginning as a one-off experiment for a Radio 2 Christmas Special, the collaboration between Maddy and the Carnival Band has become an ongoing concern, with regular tours and albums.

The instantly recognisable voice of Steeleye Span, Maddy Prior began singing in her early teens and hasn’t stopped since. Prior has been the one of Steeleye’s constants for over 40 years – her voice guiding them through a variety of styles, from her beloved traditional music to rock and pop.

“Maddy Prior…Still has the power to stir the hairs on the back of your neck” – The Press

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Finn Collinson Band at The Seagull

The Finn Collinson Band – Seagull Theatre Pakefield – Sunday 28th November

Dynamic English folk music for the 21st Century 

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Fronted by Finn’s distinctive tune-writing and trademark recorder style, the band has been gaining a strong reputation on the folk and acoustic circuit since the release of Finn’s acclaimed debut album ‘Call To Mind’ in 2019.

 

Finn (recorder, guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, vocals), Aaron Horlock (guitar, melodeon), Evan Carson (percussion) and Emma Beach (oboe) are 4 accomplished young musicians who introduce subtle effects and intricate layered sounds while maintaining a strong focus on acoustic instrumentation, creating a powerful sound. 

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