Allison Lupton Band
Friday, April 5 , 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Allison Lupton hails from the heart of rural Ontario where her love for music took root while singing in church choirs and learning jigs and reels at sessions. From playing for community dances to soloing with orchestras, Allison has found her voice as a singer, flute player and song writer after more than a quarter century performing in Canada and abroad. Along the way Allison has received accolades from international press and radio as well as her peers at home with multiple Canadian Folk Music Award nominations including “Traditional Singer of the Year”.
Allison is now touring her celebrated fourth solo album “Words of Love” joined by a stellar group of musicians including legendary Celtic guitar maestro Tony McManus, Grand North American Fiddle Champion Shane Cook, CCBA Mandolinist of the Year Andrew Collins and bass virtuoso Joe Phillips. Each musician brings their own influences to the band creating a beautiful fusion of Celtic, bluegrass, roots and more.
Live shows confirm the depth of talent in a glorious mix of dazzling contemporary and traditional instrumentals and songs always united by the band’s often humorous and charming introductions and stories. Woven through performances are Allison’s original songs which fit so perfectly into the cannon of Canadian folk music that they could easily be mistaken for traditional numbers. Together this all-star band carries audiences away to another time and place then dances them home again.
“All of the tracks on this album are an absolute delight and are all brought to life with Allison’s beautiful voice. An album to savour.” – Rory Stanbridge, Fatea Magazine
“Here in Canada we are blessed to have some of the most original, and talented artists in the world . Ontario’s Allison Lupton gives us songs and tunes steeped in history, love, sadness and joy. Her latest work “Words of Love” Is a musical document deeply rooted in who and what we are as Canadians.” – Andy Donnelly, CKUA, The Celtic Show
“In Lupton’s songcraft, it is hard to tell where the traditional pieces start and original pieces end in her contemporary folk sound. Every melody has a timeless old-world charm to it.” – Coral Andrews, The Record
£16 General Admission | £14 Concessions | £6 Under 16’s *
* We are offering a free carer/companion ticket for any disabled or wheelchair-user audience members throughout our shows this season. Please note that it is helpful if this is booked in advance via the WeGotTickets website, so that we can ensure that there is adequate accessible seating reserved on the day/night of the event.
Wheelchair access, or entry for people with a disability is available from the side entrance, by the Phoenix Café.
Tickets for our Spring/Summer 2024 events can also be purchased in person at the Phoenix Shop, Findhorn. These will be available for purchase from early March.
Please note that this is a seated event.