Thu 7th December, 20238:00 pm - 10:30 pm (Doors: 7:30pm)
Jade Rhiannon – Vocals, Shruti Box
Katriona Gilmore – Vocals, Mandolin, Fiddle
Jamie Roberts – Vocals, Guitar
Hannah Sanders – Vocals, Guitar, Dulcimer
Ben Savage – Vocals, Dobro, Guitar
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