• Carnival Band – next event

    Our next event…

    We’re touring again with Maddy Prior in December 2018, so keep an eye on this space for dates and details!

  • Our next event…

    Song Gathering

    A friendly 3 hour workshop with Andy Watts of The Carnival Band. Drawing on the band’s collection of music in a variety of styles (early music, folk, traditional and world) Andy will lead you in singing in harmony. An ability to read music is not necessary. All songs will be taught by ear as well as notation. 20 places available.

    On Sunday 8 March 2020 at 1:00pm

    Malvern Cube, Albert Road North, Malvern, Worcestershire WR14 2YF

  • Our next event…

    Thu 1 Jan 1970,

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    Carnival Choir

    Join Maddy Prior, The Carnival Band and The Carnival Choir online to record ‘The Sans Day Carol’ (‘Now the holly bears a berry’) and ‘Hark! Hark what news’ for release on YouTube.

    Booking opens 25th October.

    Information and bookings here

    See Andy’s Getting ready for the Carnival Choir video on Facebook

    See the Carnival Choir’s performance of How Firm a Foundation on YouTube.

  • Listen to The Carnival Band’s Virtual Choir!

  • Image courtesy of Spotify

    Emma (film)

    How Firm a Foundation (Sing Lustily and with Good Courage) and Hark! Hark what news (Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh) have been included in the soundtrack to the 2020 motion picture Emma, which was released on 14 February.

    Sheet music for Hark! Hark what news and How Firm a Foundation is available now from the Carnival Band shop.

  • A New Bag of Old Ballads

    Listen to our latest recordings


    A New Bag of Old Ballads
    containing our favourite tracks selected from the dozens we recorded for an epic research project.

    Look inside the Bag!

  • The Carnival Band’s January Sale

    All CDs now £10 or less including free UK postage and packing, normally £1.50 per CD, or only £1.00 postage and packing per CD to non-UK addresses (normally £3.50)

    Visit the shop now

  • Carnival Choir rehearsal aids are now available

    Choir members please click here

  • Find out more about the band …

    The Carnival Band