Hello all Celtic Music fans out there.
Wow what a fantastic night we had with Talisk!
They were absolutely brilliant and our near capacity audience were treated to an excellent evening of musicianship and entertainment from this superb trio from Scotland.
On 6th October 2018 we have the welcome return of Mochara (Maurice Dickson and Catherine Ashcroft). Maurice has played for 30 years and with many great players - Catherine is a virtuoso on the Uilleann Pipes and Whistles.
On 10th Nov 2018 we are delighted to have Calan, a 5 piece revivalist traditional Welsh band. They formed in early 2006 when it’s members were only 13 to 22 years of age and created great excitement at the Inter Celtic Festival.
Celticfolk are really looking forward to hosting them.
8:00pm Saturday 6th October 2018
Maurice Dickson and Catherine Ashcroft met in 2008 when Catherine recorded her first CD “Take Flight and Follow” at Maurice's studio in Cumbria. This led to them collaborating and Maurice invited her to guest on his forthcoming European tour. A great success they soon formed the duo “Mochara”. Taking the name from the Irish meaning of “My Friend”. The pair have since performed at various festivals, folk clubs, theatres and music venues throughout the UK, Ireland, Holland, Germany, Denmark and Norway. They have also released 3 albums, “In Your Blood” in 2010, “Spirits and Dreamers” in 2013 and more recently the fabulous “Live at the Island” in 2015.
Performing a dynamic mix of original and traditional Irish songs and tunes, the duo promise audiences a night of spellbinding music and entertainment.
Read more on our Gigs page.
8:00pm Saturday 10th November 2018
Calan bring together the remarkable talents of 5 young musicians giving a fresh and vibrant sound to traditional Welsh music. With a contemporary and lively approach they breathe new life into the old traditions through their sparkling melodies, foot tapping tunes and spirited and energetic performances of Welsh step dancing.
Bethan Rhiannon sings in both English and Welsh and is also winner of the national clog dance competition in Wales
Patrick Rimes plays a multitude of musical instruments including the Welsh fiddle and the Welsh bagpipes
Angharad Jenkins plays fiddle and is the daughter of a famous Welsh poet Nigel Jenkins and whose mother is Delyth Jenkins is a famous harp player.
Sam Humphreys comes from an altogether different background originally playing rock and electronic music in night clubs before discovering a magic mix of folk and modern styles.
Alice French studied harp at the University of Wales before being drawn into the wealth of traditional harp music Wales has to offer.
Head over to our Gigs page to read more about this amazing band.