A seasonal gathering of folk and roots musicians, A Winter Union, have kicked off their UK tour with the news that they will be bringing their act to Whitchurch.

A Winter Union brings five renowned British Folk/Roots artists together to create a festive folk band. This year's UK tour also brings the release of their album ‘Sooner After Solstice’ which will be out on Friday, November 10.

The band is set to come to the Talbot Theatre in Whitchurch on Friday, December 8


The band create harmonious sounds, performing traditional carols, wassails, country classics and original songs to celebrate the holiday season. 

Media outlet B24/7 said: "They sound like that moment, on Christmas Eve when the kids have gone to bed, the presents are under the tree, the fire’s just dying down, there’s pine, cinnamon and nectarine in the air, there’s excitement, anticipation and giddiness."

The band features artists such as Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage, who previously opened for folk-rock heavyweights Fairport Convention, and received critical acclaim for their debut album "Ink Of The Rosy Morning".

Ben and Hannah's music has been described by MOJO magazine as "heartwarming and beguiling".

Gilmore & Roberts, also members of the group, have released their new album "Documenting Snapshots" earlier this year, celebrating their third BBC Folk Award nomination.

Q Magazine commended them for adding an indie-rock drama to traditional English folk music.

Meanwhile, The Willows have garnered attention from legendary BBC DJs Mike Harding and Bob Harris for their transatlantic folk-rock sound.

Currently, they are reportedly busy with their fourth studio album.

The Telegraph gave them a top rating, describing their music as outstanding.

Critiques from Folking.com hailed them as "wonderful and hugely talented,"

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While Northern Sky magazine praised their reworkings of several seasonal songs.

The stellar blend of folk, roots and country music has firmly made A Winter Union a traditional Christmas treat for fans.

Their performances have built upon previous solo successes to create an impressive collective Yuletide sound.