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.

Song of the Downs

26th May to 1st June 2013

John Jones and the Reluctant Ramblers walking tour

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Gigs on this tour were:

Sunday 26th May Hailsham Pavilion

Monday 27th May session in the Trevor Arms in Glynde

Tuesday 28th May Hassocks Hotel, north of Brighton

Wednesday 29th May George & Dragon, Houghton

Thursday 30th May session in the village hall Elsted

Friday 31st May Kings Head, Wickham

Saturday 1st June Railway Pub, Winchester


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.