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FRED'S HOUSE

Support: Lizzy Hardingham


Thursday 9th December

Doors: 7pm | Support act: 7.15pm | Main act: 8pm

Fred’s House are an award winning band based in Cambridge. They make summery, 70’s West Coast inspired folk/rock but have their own distinctively fresh sound that is very much part of now. This group of musicians have the rare ability to sweep you away with their gorgeous harmonies, moving lyrics, infectious melodies and uplifting grooves. Among their many influences are the likes of Fleetwood Mac, Lissie, Missy Higgins and Janice Joplin.


Tickets £15 on the door

Reserved Place Tickets can be collected from:
Frend & Co, 29 Broad St, Abingdon, OX14 3LH
You will need to pay on the door.

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MEGAN HENWOOD

Support: Andy Robbins


Thursday 20th January

Doors: 7pm | Support act: 7.15pm | Main act: 8pm

Megan began writing songs at the age of nine. She learned from the greats and absorbed the most important lessons early on.

“I remember a compilation my mum would play in the car,” she says. “It was called Every Song Tells a Story, and had Bobbie Gentry’s Ode to Billie Joe, Kate Bush’s Babooshka, Kenny Rogers’ Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love to Town. I listened to it incessantly. I think I always just loved words: I had a fascination for really well written songs, and I hate lazy songwriting. Singing comes naturally to me, though it’s taken me a long time to find what my voice is. I can lend it to other things, but it seems most real when I’m singing what I’m feeling.”


Tickets £15 on the door
Unicorn Theatre, Medieval Abbey Buildings, Checker Walk, Abingdon, OX14 3JB

Tickets can be bought in person from:
Frend & Co, 29 Broad St, Abingdon, OX14 3LH

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SHACKLETON TRIO

Support: Misery Gutz


Thursday 10th February

Doors: 7pm | Support act: 7.15pm | Main act: 8pm

The Shackleton Trio are Georgia Shackleton (fiddle, vocals), Aaren Bennett (guitar) and Nic Zuppardi (mandolin). Natural talents of the folk tradition, their self-penned material blends seamlessly with their imaginative yet authentic re-workings of traditional folk standards, influenced by British, American and Scandinavian folk traditions, with a regional twist from the group’s native East Anglia.


Tickets £15 on the door
Unicorn Theatre, Medieval Abbey Buildings, Checker Walk, Abingdon, OX14 3JB

Tickets can be bought in person from:
Frend & Co, 29 Broad St, Abingdon, OX14 3LH

WeGotTickets Link - Tickets £16.50 including booking fee

PayPal Tickets Link - Tickets £15.80 including booking fee

NINEBARROW

Support: Corrie Shelley


Thursday 3rd March

Doors: 7pm | Support act: 7.15pm | Main act: 8pm

Ninebarrow are a multi-award-winning folk duo, who are impressing audiences across the country with their innovative and captivating take on the folk tradition. Described by Mark Radcliffe as sounding ‘like two halves of one voice’ and by Mercury Music Prize nominee Kate Rusby as ‘absolutely amazing’, Jon Whitley and Jay LaBouchardiere combine breath taking vocal harmonies and melodies, delivering original songs that are inspired and rooted in the landscape and history of the British Isles.


Tickets £17 on the door
Unicorn Theatre, Medieval Abbey Buildings, Checker Walk, Abingdon, OX14 3JB

Tickets can be bought in person from:
Frend & Co, 29 Broad St, Abingdon, OX14 3LH

WeGotTickets Link - Tickets £18.70 including booking fee

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KATHRYN ROBERTS & SEAN LAKEMAN

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Thursday 24th March

Doors: 7pm | Support act: 7.15pm | Main act: 8pm

Bonded by an unseen alchemy, Kathryn Roberts and Sean Lakeman have entwined their professional and personal relationship into an enviable class act of imaginative songwriting and musicianship.

The Dartmoor-based husband and wife team have twice won the coveted ‘best duo’ title at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards (2016 & 2013), consistently delivering assured, distinctive performances whether live or recorded.


Tickets £17.50 on the door
Unicorn Theatre, Medieval Abbey Buildings, Checker Walk, Abingdon, OX14 3JB

Tickets can be bought in person from:
Frend & Co, 29 Broad St, Abingdon, OX14 3LH

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HONEY & THE BEAR + MISHRA


Thursday 7th April

Doors: 7pm | Music from 7.30pm

British folk and roots duo Honey & the Bear, Jon Hart (guitar, bass, bazouki) and Lucy Hart (guitar, ukulele, bass, banjo, mandolin & percussion), combine delicately interweaving vocal harmonies with emotive and evocative songwriting.

Mishra are a global folk collective with strong roots in U.K folk, out of which they weave a tight web of intricate, Indian-influenced original music that defies definition and has already brought awards recognition since their formation in 2017.


Tickets £15 on the door
Unicorn Theatre, Medieval Abbey Buildings, Checker Walk, Abingdon, OX14 3JB

Tickets can be bought in person from:
Frend & Co, 29 Broad St, Abingdon, OX14 3LH

WeGotTickets Link - Tickets £16.50 including booking fee

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JIM MORAY

Support: Evan Carson & Georgia Lewis


Thursday 5th May

Doors: 7pm | Support act: 7.15pm | Main act: 8pm

Jim Moray is amongst England’s finest interpreters of traditional songs. His relentlessly innovative recordings can truly be said to have changed the sound of folk music since the early 2000s, and he has won fans and admirers far outside of the folk scene without ever betraying his traditional roots. A five-time BBC Folk Award winner, his songs have been featured in a season finale of Grey’s Anatomy, he has appeared on-screen singing a specially composed song for Dr Who spin-off Class as aliens attack the earth, and he has presented documentaries on traditional music for BBC Radio 3, East Anglia.


Tickets £15 on the door
Unicorn Theatre, Medieval Abbey Buildings, Checker Walk, Abingdon, OX14 3JB

Tickets can be bought in person from:
Frend & Co, 29 Broad St, Abingdon, OX14 3LH

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EMILY MAE WINTERS

Support: Chaz Thorogood


Thursday 2nd June

Doors: 7pm | Support act: 7.15pm | Main act: 8pm

Fast rising star on the U.K. Folk/Americana scene Emily Mae Winters has that rare quality in a singer that makes critics reach for the superlatives. Described as having a voice that “stops you in your tracks” and “arresting, enthralling, tantalising” by Americana UK, Winters combines straight-to-the-heart bittersweetness with her own unique passion and drama in performance. Emily Mae Winters’ exquisite songs which sit between the stormy seas of folk and country are influenced by artists including Alison Krauss and Emmylou Harris.


Tickets £15 on the door
Unicorn Theatre, Medieval Abbey Buildings, Checker Walk, Abingdon, OX14 3JB

Tickets can be bought in person from:
Frend & Co, 29 Broad St, Abingdon, OX14 3LH

WeGotTickets Link - Tickets £16.50 including booking fee

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GERRY COLVIN

SPECIAL EVENT


Friday 2nd September

Doors: 7pm | Support act: 7.15pm | Main act: 8pm

In the 1970’s Gerry joined pop band ‘The Man Upstairs’. They released three singles and toured with ‘The Smiths’.

In the early 1980’s he co-founded and fronted the legendary John Peel favourite skiffle-cowpunk indie outfit ‘Terry & Gerry’. This seminal band toured Europe and the USA and appeared on countless Radio and TV shows including “The Tube” and “The Old Grey Whistle Test”. Their five singles and album all reached No.1 in the indie charts. In 2010 Cherry Red released ‘Let’s Get the Hell Back to Lubbock’, the definitive ‘Terry and Gerry’ compilation.


Tickets £15 on the door
Unicorn Theatre, Medieval Abbey Buildings, Checker Walk, Abingdon, OX14 3JB

Tickets can be bought in person from:
Frend & Co, 29 Broad St, Abingdon, OX14 3LH

WeGotTickets Link - Tickets £14.30 including booking fee

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THE LOST NOTES

Support: Hugh Blaza


Thursday 8th September

Doors: 7pm | Support act: 7.15pm | Main act: 8pm

The Lost Notes are a 5-piece band based in Worcestershire and Birmingham. The principal songwriters are Ben and Oli. Oli likes folk and Ben digs jazz. Both are stubborn. Each seeks to exert their own subtle influence on the music. The result is part folk with a drag of soul roots, a slug of gospel, or downright country with a thump of jazz around the edges. They write songs for chin-strokers, foot-stompers, head-nodders and those who like to partake in the dark art of inarticulate dancing and hollering. All delivered in glorious 3 part harmonies.


Tickets £15 on the door
Unicorn Theatre, Medieval Abbey Buildings, Checker Walk, Abingdon, OX14 3JB

Tickets can be bought in person from:
Frend & Co, 29 Broad St, Abingdon, OX14 3LH

WeGotTickets Link - Tickets £16.50 including booking fee

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JACOB & DRINKWATER

Support: Anna Renae


Thursday 6th October

Doors: 7pm | Support act: 7.15pm | Main act: 8pm

UK alt-folk duo Jacob & Drinkwater have been called “stand out new folk” by BBC6 Music and “inventive and thrilling” by R2 Magazine. Jacob’s sweeping vocals never fail to captivate, delivering many a spine-tingling moment. The fluidity and precision of his finger-picking underpinned by Drinkwater’s nimbly rhythmic double base is at times sweetly soaring, haunting, percussive and, driving the layers of depth, are a perfect counterfoil.


Tickets £15 on the door
Unicorn Theatre, Medieval Abbey Buildings, Checker Walk, Abingdon, OX14 3JB

Tickets can be bought in person from:
Frend & Co, 29 Broad St, Abingdon, OX14 3LH

WeGotTickets Link - Tickets £16.50 including booking fee

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CHRISTINA ALDEN & ALEX PATTERSON

Support: Craig Joiner


Thursday 10th Nov

Doors: 7pm | Support act: 7.15pm | Main act: 8pm

Christina Alden and Alex Patterson are songwriters and multi-instrumentalists from Norwich. They have been playing and singing together for the last seven years and have toured extensively in the UK and Europe – including a twenty-three date tour with Show Of Hands, a show at Glasgow Royal Concert Hall for Celtic Connections and main stage performances at some of the UK’s most prestigious folk festivals.


Tickets £15 on the door
Unicorn Theatre, Medieval Abbey Buildings, Checker Walk, Abingdon, OX14 3JB

Tickets can be bought in person from:
Frend & Co, 29 Broad St, Abingdon, OX14 3LH

WeGotTickets Link - Tickets £16.50 including booking fee

PayPal Tickets Link - Tickets £15.80 including booking fee

RANAGRI

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Thursday 8th Dec

Doors: 7pm | Support act: 7.15pm | Main act: 8pm

Alt folk band Ranagri are 4 Irish and English musicians; combining Voices, Guitar, Bouzouki, Flutes, Whistles, Harp/Electric Harp, Bodhrán/Drums. Since forming, Ranagri have recorded three studio albums at Grammy Award Winning Record Label Stockfisch Records, with their latest record ‘Playing For Luck’ released in 2019.


Tickets £15 on the door
Unicorn Theatre, Medieval Abbey Buildings, Checker Walk, Abingdon, OX14 3JB

Tickets can be bought in person from:
Frend & Co, 29 Broad St, Abingdon, OX14 3LH

WeGotTickets Link - Tickets £16.50 including booking fee

PayPal Tickets Link - Tickets £15.80 including booking fee

About Us

Music At The Unicorn is a not-for-profit organisation run by volunteers. We bring brilliant musicians, singers and songwriters to Abingdon and we also give opportunities to local upcoming musicians. We give them a stage and let them play to an appreciative and knowledgeable audience.

Huge thanks to all our supporters, to Frend & Co for selling our tickets and to The Friends of Abingdon for continuing to look after the Unicorn Theatre.

Online Booking Information

An online booking fee of 80p is added to the ticket price. This pays for the Paypal credit card payment system.

Booking process:
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WE DO NOT POST TICKETS.
When you arrive at the theatre, for the performance, all you need to do is to give your name to the box office.

If there are any problems please get in touch: info@musicattheunicorn.org.uk

Who has played at the Unicorn?

Richard Thompson, Show of Hands, Reg Meuross, Steve Tilston, Bob Fox, Dave Swarbrick, The Lark Rise Band, Phil Beer, The Dylan Project, Julie Felix, Strawbs, The Albion Band, Richard Digence, Ashley Hutchings Rainbow Chasers, Chris While and Julie Matthews, Little Johnny England, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman, Tyde, Fay Hield Trio, Miranda Sykes & Rex Preston, Benji Kirkpatrick & Blair Dunlop, Gilmore & Roberts, O’Hooley & Tidow, Lady Maisery, Hannah James & Sam Sweeney, Faustus, Kings of the South Seas, Leveret, Gordon Giltrap, Megson, Dan Walsh, Louise Jordan, The August List, The Askew Sisters, Charlie Dore, The Willows, Megan Henwood, Jess Vincent, Seth Lakeman, Ninebarrow, Charlotte Campbell, Martha Tilston, Hannah James & Tuulikki Bartosik, Dalla, Said The Maiden, The Urban Folk Quartet, Ross Couper & Tom Oakes, Lucy Ward, Megan Henwood & Jackie Oates, Edwina Hayes, Hannah Sanders & Ben Savage, IOTA, The Gerry Colvin Band, Moonrakers, Three Pressed Men, TRADarrr, Anna Ryder, Sally Barker, David Nachmanoff, Me For Queen, Duotone, Elizabeth and Jameson, Dave Pegg and AJ Clarke!

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