A Winter Union (ENG)Sun 10th December 2023
Doors 6.30pm, show 7pm – all seated show
Our second Christmas Special for 2023, this time featuring something of a folk supergroup:
Jade Rhiannon – Vocals, Shruti Box
Katriona Gilmore – Vocals, Mandolin, Fiddle
Jamie Roberts – Vocals, Guitar
Hannah Sanders – Vocals, Guitar, Dulcimer
Ben Savage – Vocals, Dobro, Guitar
A Winter Union
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 seasonal classics from both sides of the Atlantic.
Originally formed in 2015 for a one-off yuletide concert, A Winter Union have gone from strength to strength in the following 5 tours and now are fast becoming thought of as the pre-Christmas knees-up for folk & roots lovers all over the country. The band, that features members of The Willows, Gilmore & Roberts and Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage have gone on to play the likes of the Great British Folk Festival, Cecil Sharp House were invited for a live session on BBC Radio 3’s inTune.
The band released their 3rd full length album in December 2022.
Put on your glad rags and come and raise your voices with A Winter Union!
‘Wonderful...a perfect seasonal musical present!’ - Laurel Canyon Music
‘Wonderful and hugely talented! They played a stunning festive set, mixing traditional Christmas songs with an added blue grass lilt!’ - Folking.com
‘A Winter Union, a folk supergroup of sorts, featuring two established duos, Katriona Gilmore & Jamie Roberts, Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage, along with the superb singer Jade Rhiannon from The Willows, did this to the nth degree by reworking several seasonal songs during their impressive Saturday afternoon set.’ - Northern Sky @ Great British Folk Festival 2018
The Willows ★★★★★ The Telegraph
Hannah Sanders ★★★★★ R2
Gilmore & Roberts ★★★★★ Maveric