Start the festive season with the Albion Christmas Band in Honiton

PUBLISHED: 17:00 04 December 2017

Albion Christmas Band. Picture: Contributed

Albion Christmas Band. Picture: Contributed

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Honiton music fans can start their Christmas celebrations early with the help of the Albion Christmas Band.

Honiton music fans can start their Christmas celebrations early with the help of the Albion Christmas Band when the band visits The Beehive on Sunday, December 10.

The band’s annual foray into the musical joys of the winter festival has been described by many as the perfect start to Christmas.

This popular show features a mixture of seasonal carols, spoken word, humorous readings and dance, enhanced by great musicianship and a wicked sense of humour.

The band adds a modern twist to its arrangements of traditional tunes and showcases some newly written songs.

The show reminds audiences of the simpler pleasures and values of a traditional Christmas and offers them a chance to escape the hustle and bustle of festive preparations.

This year, the four band members will share their personal favourites from their extensive back catalogue that to each of them best signify the meaning of Christmas, as well as songs from their latest album ‘Magic Touch’.

And the band is looking forward to its visit to Honiton.

Simon Nicol said: “We’ve spent many years spreading the joys of Christmas around the country so it is always good to come back to towns like Honiton that we visit regularly.

“We have made so many friends on our travels it feels like a family celebration for the whole of December, not just one or two days.”

The Albion Christmas Band has been kicking off the Christmas season for nearly 20 years, but it was the last incarnation of the Albion Band that originally created special seasonal shows.

From an initial idea by melodeon player Simon Care, a previous Albion band member himself, the Albion Band founder Ashley ‘The Guv’nor’ Hutchings brought together two other previous Albion Band members to create an autonomous band to present a guided tour through the Christmas customs of Britain.

Joining Care and Hutchings are Simon Nicol (founder member of Fairport Convention) on acoustic guitar and vocals, and Kellie While (Albion Band), acoustic guitar, vocals and percussion.

For more information and to buy tickets visit www.beehivehoniton.co.uk or call the box office 01404 384050

Full tour details can be found online at http://www.albionchristmas.co.uk


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