ALAW


Line up

  • Dylan Fowler (Guitar / Mandocello / Vocal)
  • Jamie Smith (Accordion / Vocal)
  • Oliver Wilson-Dickson (Fiddle / Vocal)
  • country:
    United Kingdom
  • region:
    Wales
  • style(s):
    • Folk
    • Wales
  • label:
    Taith Records
  • type:
    Band, Trio
  • gender:
    male
  • instrumentation:
    instrumental, vocal
  • artist submitted by:

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 concert has ended.

Oli, Jamie 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 throughout the folk world as the frontline of Jamie Smith’s Mabon. From stirring song to driving jigs - they communicate their music with relaxed humour and a genuine affection that is truly infectious.

“The biggest and most unexpected surprise of this Womex so far” Ton Mass WixedWorldMusic.com

"ALAW at Womex 2017 was a warm glow for me. Beautiful and beautifully thought out music and arrangements" Jun Lin Yeoh (director of Rainforest World Music Festival, Malaysia).

“ALAW’s showcase was by turns, intimate, explosive, charming and engaging" Danny Kilbride (director TRAC Cymru)


'...one heck of a rollicking blast of foot-stomping Celtic glory' Acoustic Magazine

'reflective gems' The Sunday Times

'What makes Alaw unique is the awesome power of their acoustic instruments, played with consummate ease... Exhilarating originality from must-see masterful musos'
Folk Wales

'...rewarding and refreshingly different... musicians communicate their expertise and understanding with real affection' FATEA magazine

"These guys are something very special indeed"
BBC Radio Wales

'...the playing fairly sparkles... and embodies a miraculous degree of sensitivity in its sheer deftness'
NetRhthms

Links

Records

  • "Melody" - ALAW

    ALAW
    released: 2013
    from: United Kingdom
    style: Folk Wales
    submitted by: ALAW
  • song available "Dead Man's Dance" - ALAW

    ALAW
    released: 2017
    from: United Kingdom
    style: Celtic Folk
    submitted by: ALAW

Concerts

  • ALAW

    date:27 Oct 2013 - 27 Oct 2013
    type:Concert
    country:United Kingdom
    city:Ystradgylais
  • ALAW

    date:28 Oct 2013 - 28 Oct 2013
    type:Concert
    country:United Kingdom
    city:Builth Wells
  • ALAW

    date:
    type:WOMEX 17 offWOMEX Showcase
    country:Poland
    city:Katowice

ALAW

Images

photo by Paul Michael Hughesphoto by Paul Michael Hughesphoto by Paul Michael Hughes

Songs

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1

Dawns Soig


ALAW - Dead Man's Dance

2

Santiana


ALAW - Dead Man's Dance

3

Pam yr Oedi


ALAW - Dead Man's Dance


Videos

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Hud y Frwynen
ALAW live in Lorient 2017

Live performance on the Espace Bretagne

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