Albion Christmas Band

Tuesday 10th December 2013

in St Mary’s Church, Wallingford

This evening was a guided tour through Britain’s Christmas customs with a selection of the many songs recorded by the band over the last 15 years. This was their first visit to Wallingford and part of their 15th anniversary tour.

Ashley Hutchings was a founding member of Fairport Convention, Steeleye Span and then the Albion Bands. Simon Nicol is also a founding member of Fairport and has played in the Albion Bands as have Simon Care and Kellie While.

With support from Fabian Holland.

Fabian Holland is a remarkably fine singer, guitarist and songwriter from London, starting to make a name for himself with his debut album and live appearances.

John Williams Solo

Thursday 2nd May 2013

A rare opportunity to see John perform solo in the lovely St Mary’s Church. Following his visit in 2012 with John Etheridge, John asked to return here for a solo date saying the church is one of his favourite venues to play in.

John Williams is a legendary classical guitar maestro whose repertoire ranges from the standard Baroque and Spanish classics to more innovative contemporary works. John Williams is a foremost ambassador of the guitar. Born in Melbourne, Australia, he was taught the instrument by his father and went on to study music at the Royal College of Music in London. He has since toured many countries playing solo and with orchestras. He has also appeared regularly on radio and television – and, of course, his music is familiar to many filmgoers, most notably The Deerhunter (Cavatina). He has collaborated with many outstanding musicians, including Julian Bream, Itzhak Perlman, Andre Previn, Cleo Laine, John Dankworth and John Etheridge.

Lark Rise Band

Saturday 22nd October 2011

St Mary’s Church, Wallingford

A music adaptation by Ashley Hutchings’ Lark Rise Band featuring Ashley Hutchings, Simon Care, Judy Dunlop, Ruth Angel and Mark Hutchinson.

This concert presented music, words, dance and song from the books and the original plays, celebrating a lost way of life so memorably captured by Flora Thompson in her books Lark Rise to Candleford and Candleford Green.

The Songs of Leonard Cohen

Keith James in concert at St Mary’s Church, Wallingford

Saturday 4th June 2011

Part of a mammoth 63 date UK tour for Keith James featuring the songs of Leonard Cohen.

I’m endeavouring to pare back each song to its’ central core and original sense of purpose by performing each song as near to the way it was originally written, exposing Cohen’s unprecedented sense of humanity”

“Certainly the UK’s most celebrated and evocative interpreter of golden music”  The Guardian

Some of the most atmospheric and emotive music you will ever hear”
The Independent