St Agnes Fountain
Tickets bookable from Nettlebed Folk Club on 01628 636620 or 01628 603670
Duration: 150 minutes (approx)
All tickets £22
Since their first get together, to record the eponymous St Agnes Fountain album in 2001, the quartet; David Hughes, Fairport Convention’s Chris Leslie and multi award winning duo Chris While and Julie Matthews, have brought musical invention and laughter to the star-dust atmosphere of the season. Sadly David died earlier this year. He was simply a one off. His vision to create traditional Christmas carols with a curve led to the creation of St Agnes Fountain. He was our founding father but he was so much more than that. His unique style of rhythm, of hearing and playing a groove, his satirical wit and sartorial style, his dead pan presence on stage, his beautiful turn of a lyrical phrase, all these these things are the window dressing for what lay beneath.
Chris, Chris and Julie will be keeping the Christmas Aggie spirit alive and working as a trio celebrating 22 years together again this year. The Aggie’s 10th album, Night Of A Million Stars, was released in time for the December 2021 tour with 9 brand new songs from the band.
Although the albums accompany the putting up of a thousand Christmas trees throughout Britain and around the globe as their reputation reaches further afield, 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).
Christmas, as they say, starts with…… St Agnes Fountain… Fa la la la la la la la la.