We are absolutely delighted to welcome Jamie Smith's Mabon to Catbrook Memorial Hall this year.
WINNER UK - Spiralearth ‘Best Live Group’ award – by public vote
WINNER UK – Spiralearth ‘Best Album’ – by public vote
WINNER Germany - ‘Eiserner Eversteiner’ – Best Live Band
WINNER – Jamie Smith – Open Accordion Prize – Lorient - Festival Interceltique
2019 is the wentieth anniversary of the bands formation. To celebrate, the new live album ‘TWENTY’ was released in the Autumn of 2018 and they are embarking on a WORLD TOUR, including dates for WOMAD in Australia and New Zealand, Canada and UK and Europe, as well as two UK tours.
‘If music could fuel engines, MABON could solve the energy crisis.... unmatched by their peers’ - Songlines
To hear Mabon play, click on the image above to go to their website
Mabon explore the forms and styles of the Celtic traditions and work them anew; the music is self-styled, singular and toe-tappingly good – an irresistible blend of world music and Celtic roots, filled with energy, joy and passion. Combining traditional instruments with a modern rhythm section, the band performs outstanding original compositions - both instrumental and vocal - mostly written and composed by their dynamic accordionist Jamie.
The driving rhythms of jigs; groove-fuelled reels; a graceful mazurka, an ecstatic muiñera; a sing-along epic, a haunting Welsh-language love-song – all are given the same refreshing, creative treatment as the band dances along the borders between Celtic heritage and contemporary sound.
"a truly compulsive ride – brilliant" The Independent
"a fearsome reputation as a live band… stratospheric" Financial Times
"Epic... Mabon became famous across Wales, and then the festival circuit, thanks to the power and versatility of Jamie Smith's remarkable accordion work" The Guardian
Come along to see Mabon on 2nd March 2019,
the evening starts at 7.30pm
Tickets are £10 each 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