Season highlights at the Trinty Arts Centre

The Albion Band
The Albion Band

Calling all folk rock fans - The Albion Band is back with fresh songs, high energy concerts and a line-up leading directly back to the band’s founder.

After years of fielding fan requests to recharge The Albion Band, founder Ashley Hutchings has passed the baton to his son, Blair Wesley Dunlop.

Following in the footsteps of his much-lauded father, who was also instrumental in founding both Fairport Convention and Steeleye Span, Dunlop has recruited an array of rising young musical virtuosos to form this incarnation of The Albion Band.

And building on a summer of successful festival appearances, The Albion Band is taking what could be called a victory lap, with a second UK tour this year.

And included in the tour is an appearance at Gainsborough’s popular Trinity Arts Centre on Friday November 30.

Featuring sparkling folk stars Katriona Gilmore (fiddle and vocals); Gavin Davenport, (vocals, concertina and guitar), Tom Wright (drums), Tim Yates (bass) and Benjamin Trott (lead guitarist), this new Albion Band captures the spirit of the original band of the 1970s.

But the six piece line-up is no tribute act, as it firmly stamps its own trademark on arrangements of traditional material, covers of songs from stalwarts of the folk scene, including Richard Thompson and Phil Beer, and adds diversity with compositions from individual band members and covers of mainstream artists.

Together they make music that appeals both to fans of the original Albion Band, who will be delighted to relive the heady days when rock was put firmly into folk, as well as younger music fans who will be awed and inspired by the musical prowess of this generation of musicians.

Tickets for the Trinity Arts Centre gig are available from the box office 01427 676655.

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But live music is just one of the many types of entertainment hosted by the versatile Gainsborough venue.

There is live theatre, films and a very popular monthly comedy club too.

And this December, as part of the live theatre programme, the centre will be welcoming the Blunderbus Theatre Company with their seasonal family show The Very Snowy Christmas.

Based on the book by Diana Hendry, the show is suitable for children from 3 to 7 years of age - and of course their grown ups - with two performances a day.

Full details of this show and the rest of the season’s events are available in the brochure, which can be downloaded from the centre’s website at

Alternatively call the centre on 01427 676676 or email: