We are absolutely delighted to welcome ALAW to Catbrook Memorial Hall this year.
ALAW are led by Jamie Smith who brought the fabulous Mabon to the Hall in March this year.
Described by Songlines magazine as a “Welsh supergroup”, ALAW is three leading musicians who bring a wealth of experience to a shared passion - the traditional music of Wales. Whether unearthing rare gems or reimagining a well loved melody, they treat their music with a deftness and sensitivity that is thoroughly absorbing. Combined with powerful song writing and original tunes, this makes for a musical experience that will stay with the listener long after the performance ends.
In August 2018 they collaborated with the BBC Concert Orchestra for a televised Prom at The Royal Albert Hall, alongside Julie Fowlis, Jarlath Henderson, Sam Lee and The Unthanks. ALAW’s performance was described on BBC Radio 2 as
“Show-Stopping” and in the Times as “a sparkling collision of Celtic traditions”. In 2019 they won a Wales Folk Award
after being nominated in 3 categories.
Oli and Dylan have a long history of working together, sharing projects such as The Devil’s Violin, Szapora and The Ian McMillan Orchestra. Oli and Jamie are well known as the frontline of the multi award winning Jamie Smith’s MABON. Dylan's other touring credits include Richard Thompson and Danny Thompson. From stirring songs to driving jigs - they communicate their music with relaxed humour and a genuine affection that is truly infectious.
To hear ALAW play, click on either of the images above to go to their website
“Simply incredible… it really is outstanding” Frank Hennessy BBC Radio Wales
“They’ve surpassed the brilliance of Melody with an even more invigorating, wider-ranging exploration of Welsh poetic and musical traditions.” Folk Radio UK
“A beautiful album of traditional music played with consummate skill” fRoots
Come along to see ALAW on 20 September 2019,
the evening starts at 7.30pm, there will be a bar
Tickets are £10 each (£5 for children) and MUST be booked in
advance through Andy Pullan on 01291 689474 or by email from firstname.lastname@example.org
Tickets WILL sell out - make sure you don't miss out!
This event is brought to you in conjunction with the Wales Night Out scheme