The new album Melody from the wonderful Welsh Celtic trio ALAW has been getting plenty of media attention lately. Full reviews can be found on the website www.alaw-band.com/news/ but here are some highlights.
‘exquisite...demonstrates to brilliant perfection
the rich Welsh culture’ Folk Wales (5 stars)
'haunting and alluring' Songlines
‘quietly reflective gems’ Sunday Times
‘an intoxicating blend of beautiful music’ Acoustic Magazine
‘spine-tingling’ The Living Tradition
“great great music… a force to be reckoned with” BBC Radio Wales
‘MELODY’ ALBUM LAUNCH
6TH SEPTEMBER 2013, 7.30PM
NORWEGIAN CHURCH ARTS CENTRE
TICKETS: £10/£8 www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/67306
A concert celebrating the launch of ALAW's debut album 'Melody'
Alaw unites the talents of three exceptional musicians whose subtle interplay is a joy to watch. Drawing on a wealth of experience they take their audiences on a musical journey - but at the heart of their set is a passion for the old tunes of Wales. From sublime slow airs to dazzling dance tunes and storming songs, Alaw promise a performance of joyful and life affirming music.
Oli's exciting new trio ALAW, featuring Dylan Fowler and Jamie Smith, are thrilled to announce the following gigs coming up soon:
27/4/13 Tredegar House festival at Usk Memorial Hall, 8pm, 01633 246241
28/4/13 Calan Mai, Wales Millenium Centre, Caridiff, 7.15pm
2/5/13 Crickhowell Festival, The Manor, Crickhowell, 01873 853394
9/6/13 Acapela Studio**, Pentyrch, Cardiff, 7.30pm, 02920 890 862
15/6/13 The Gower Folk Festival, 01792 850803
**This performance is being televised for S4C.
We are thrilled to say that Alaw will be giving a number of performances at this years Festival Interceltique de Lorient. The festival attracts around 700,000 visitors and has a huge bill of some of the most exciting performers from the Celtic nations. Alaw will be at the festival from the 7th to the 9th August. You can find out more about Alaw here www.fiddle.org.uk/alaw
Award-winning “master storyteller” Daniel Morden will be will be appearing on BBC Radio 3’s “The Verb” this Friday (May 4, 10pm) to talk about 'A Love Like Salt, the new show from the Devil's Violin Company. Luke Carver Goss, a musician in the company, was also on BBC Radio Solent today. You can hear his interview from about 1hour 8 mins here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p00r3lkb/Katie_Martin_01_05_2012/
￼Daniel Morden, Dave Morris, Katherine Mitchell, Simone Felice
Friday, May 4th, 22:00 on BBC Radio 3
Oliver Wilson-Dickson's violin playing will feature in the soundtrack soundtrack for a major new dramatisation of Vassily Grossman's epic novel Life and Fate, starring Kenneth Branagh.
Produced by Alison Hindell, BBC Head of Audio Drama, the dramatisation will take over every drama slot (except for The Archers) on BBC Radio 4 during a week from 18th September 2011, with several events planned to coincide with the broadcasts.
The BBC Radio 3 Stage in WOMAD was jumping last Friday afternoon when Jamie Smith's Mabon played their debut concert at this fabulous festival. You can hear highlights from the performance on no less than four radio shows this week, some of which also feature interviews with Jamie:
- Listen again to last Saturday's "Womad Live" on BBC Radio 3 at about 2 hrs 16 min in( http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/console/b012whh6 )
- Check out BBC Radio Scotland's 'Global Gathering' tonight (Tuesday 2nd August) after the news at 8pm