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Published on 29 August 2018
Event date: 02/12/2018 20:00 - 22:30 Export event
St Agnes Fountain are about to embark on their 15th consecutive sell-out Christmas tour. Since their first get together, to record the eponymous St Agnes Fountain album in 2001, the quartet of founder, David Hughes; Fairport Convention's Chris Leslie and 2009's BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Best Duo, Chris While and Julie Matthews, have brought musical invention and laughter to the star-dust atmosphere of the season.
"The Aggies" recorded their 8th album (12 years of Christmas) in 2012 again combining new versions of classic Christmas carols, original compositions and one or two fun surprises.
Although the albums accompany the putting up of a thousand Christmas trees throughout Britain, it is, without question, their magical live performances that have endeared them to an ever-growing audience (tickets were again being sold for this year's tour as the curtain fell last year).
They hope to bring you, this December in their fifteenth year, more of their sparkling musicianship, humour and heartful renditions of your favourite Christmas tunes both original and those you know so well (or thought you did).
Christmas, as they say, starts with St Agnes Fountain.
Doors 7pm Show 8pm
Available from OFS, Carlisle Old Town Hall & Online
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November 9th - 17th
Opening Night Friday 9th : 6pm - 9pm
Saturday 10th : 10am - 4pm
Sunday 11th : 12 - 4pm
Monday 12th - Friday 16th : 10am - 4pm
Closing Day Saturday 17th : 10am - 4pm & 6.30pm - 9pm
(09/11/2018 18:00 - 17/11/2018 21:00)
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Doors 3.30pm Show 4pm
Tickets £6 on the door
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Monday 21st Nov, 10am–11.30am & 1pm -2.30pm
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Tickets are £14 (£16 on the door) and are available from OFS, The Old Town Hall and Online.
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‘Best Group’ – BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards 2017
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Advance tickets £12
£14 on the door
This is a seated show
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Tickets are £10
Available from OFS, Carlisle Old Town Hall & Online
Lifetime Achievement Award Winner, Ards International Guitar Festival
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Tickets £12 in advance and £14 on the door
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Doors 1pm Show 1.30pm
Tickets £7 and £5 Concession
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Support from Social Room
plus DJ set from Mark Kelly (resident of The Thin White Duke Soul Nights)
Tickets are £13.50
This is a standing show
Saint Agnes Fountain
Christmas, as they say, starts with St Agnes Fountain
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Starting at 7pm
£20 to enter a team of four (collected on the night)
All in aid of Carlisle Mencap
The bar will be open and there'll be lots of prizes
For places please contact
Phil Taylor on 07341 865382 or email firstname.lastname@example.org (before 5pm on Nov 28th)
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With support from The Postcard Band
Tickets are £17.50* and are available online.
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Featuring Slaves of Venus, The Postcard Band & Cosmic Cat
Starts at 1pm
All proceeds going to Eden Valley Hospice
The whole family welcome