Carnival of Carols

The Carnival Band

Bristol Ensemble
The Carnival Band
Roger Huckle director

The Carnival Band and Bristol Ensemble join forces to boldly go beyond the spirit of Christmas, to the spirit of people the world over getting together to celebrate and have fun. A melting pot of shawms, bagpipes, fiddle, guitars, bass, drums, melodica, recorders – plus string quartet, clarinet, trombone, accordion and lots of singing! A sound world spanning five centuries and five continents!

Tickets available from the box office on 0845 40 24 001 and online at

‘This is a five-man group full of vivacity, originality and wit. Their music is almost impossible to categorise; one number started as an old Swedish waltz and ended up to the left of Lonnie Donegan. The five play at least fifteen instruments, as well as singing in accurate close harmony, and they make it all look very easy.’ (BBC Stoke and Staffs)