2016 Artists subject to grant funding.
Friday Night Headliners!
Jamie Smith’s MABON, the international, multi-award winning band, are Britain’s finest performers of original InterCeltic music; Vocals, accordion, fiddle, bouzouki, bass and percussion are subtly exploited by five dazzling musicians, travelling beyond borders to explore the forms and styles of the Celtic traditions and work them anew.
The driving sound of jigs and reels; or a graceful mazurka, an
ecstatic muiñera; a haunting Welsh-language love-song or a sing-along, fantasy epic – all are given the same refreshing, creative treatment as the band dances along the borders between Celtic heritage and contemporary sound.
“Exhilarating, just exhilarating – a band that perform with such enjoyment, excitement, style and wit – no histrionics, just a show of originality, energy and integrity…”
These young, virtuosic musicians are already veterans of the world music stages across the world; from Cropredy and Cambridge to Celtic Connections; from the Welsh Proms to the global stages of WOMAD and the Rainforest Festival, Borneo; on UK tours, in European festivals and in dozens of countries worldwide – Jamie Smith’s MABON are acclaimed as one of the top ‘must see’ bands to catch live.
Winners of the 2014 ‘Best Group’ Award with Spiralearth.
Stand by for infectious, life-affirming music by the spade full!