Jamie Smith’s Mabon – Wild Christmas Feast SOLD OUT!

Following on from the success of last year – Jamie Smith’s Mabon are once again collaborating with Forage Fine Foods to present an evening of wild food and free range music. The event will take place at Longtown Village Hall on the 19th December.

“It will be a night of the wildest folk provided by Jamie Smiths MABON” says Liz Knight of Forage “and a wild bar serving cocktails you’ll swoon over (and a few of the best local brews around for people who want pints..) and then there is the food. ..a night of non stop wild treats, we’ve been squirrelling away the best of this years bounty, plant and game- wild boar, wild garlic wood pigeon, sumac, rosehips, venison, primroses, wild mustard, damsons, sloes, elderberries, wood sorrel….you get the picture. All these finds are being magically whizzed into canapes you’ll want to relive over & over – oh, and there will be wild trifle..lots of wild trifle..” There will also be a charity bar including local Ales and Cidres and of course a performance by the internationally renowned Celtic band Jamie Smith’s Mabon”

Last years event sold out quickly so get your tickets soon.

Tickets £30 more details at: www.facebook.com/foragefinefoods  or email wildfeasts@gmail.com for tickets


Following the success of the Forbidden Door – the Devil’s Violin are currently gestating a new show.

Details to following soon. Meanwhile you can read here about our previous show. Welcome to a cinema of the mind!  With their visceral combination of live music and dynamic storytelling, The Devil’s Violin weave an enchantment of melody and mystery.

Don’t open that door!

As soon as the rule is laid down, we know it will be broken. Once the door is opened, then what? – adventures! All of us love a good tale, and this is a wonderful one. Expect love, loss, drama, danger, horror, humour, twists and trials.

How far is too far?

The Devil’s Violin have been breathing new life into the ancient art of storytelling since 2006.  Acclaimed storyteller Daniel Morden,  joined by virtuoso musicians Sarah Moody, Dylan Fowler and Oliver Wilson-Dickson will transport you into the world of the imagination.

Suitable for ages 12+

A scintillating combination of music, sound and story The Times

This is masterful, theatrical storytelling delivered with great feeling for the dramatic pause, the dark imagery evoking all shades of emotion from horror to joy, while the songs and stories continue to resonate deeply in the bones of the listener long afterwards.

Venue Magazine

ALAW @ Celtic Connections

2014 has been a varied year for ALAW. Alongside several TV appearances and performances at the largest Celtic festival in Europe they have also done rural tours from Northumbria to Herefordshire. 2015 looks to be equally exciting, starting with a gig at the celebrated Celtic Connections festival in Glasgow.

Glasgow’s annual folk, roots and world music festival, Celtic Connections celebrates Celtic music and its connections to cultures across the globe. From 15 January – 1 February 2015, 2,100 musicians from around the world will descend on Glasgow and bring the city to life for 18 days of concerts, ceilidhs, talks, art exhibitions, workshops, and free events.

Celtic Connections is programmed by Artistic Director (and founding member of Celtic supergroup Capercaillie) Donald Shaw, and features more than 300 events across multiple genres of music.

The festival is renowned for its strong spirit of collaboration, bringing together one-off line-ups for very special one night only collaborative shows. The camaraderie between musicians continues into the wee small hours at the late-night Festival Club – home of legendary musical collaborations and spontaneous sessions.


ALAW will perform at St Andrew’s in the Square on the 20th January. More details at www.celticconnections.com