Alaw unites the talents of three tremendous Welsh musicians – Jamie Smith (accordion), Oli Wilson-Dickson (fiddle) and Dylan Fowler (guitar) - whose subtle interplay is a joy to watch. Drawing on a wealth of experience they take their audiences on a musical journey in which tunes brought back from Bulgaria or India sit alongside their 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.
“A top band led by one hell of an accordion player” Mike Harding, BBC Radio 2
Born in 1935 to a family of fisherman, Ebo Taylor is one legendary guitarist. A fearless composer, arranger, and solo artist who cut some of the best Highlife, Jazz and Funk tunes to come out of Africa during the 1970s, Ebo Taylor has embraced a fusion of traditional and Western forms of popular music and here leads his own 8-piece band to Wales. Ebo’s collaboration and friendship with the legendary Fela Kuti lasted over 30 years, and he’s still at the very top of his remarkable groove - whose ultimate destination is your hips!
Theatr Mwldan and Creu Cymru present a major tour of Wales, presenting the best world music performers who have selected to appear in showcases at the global international music event WOMEX.
WOMEX 13 takes place in Cardiff between 23 - 27 October. The Gorwelion - Horizons Wales-wide tour will take four leading international WOMEX 13 showcasing artists and pair them up with four top Wales based musicians or groups for a sensational performance of world music from leading international and Wales based exponents.
Supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government and the National Lottery.