JAMIE SMITH’S MABON – THE SPACE BETWEEN TOUR
Jamie Smith's Mabon are Britain's finest performers of original InterCeltic/World music. As comfortable on a world music stage as in an acoustic setting, theirs is a music that travels beyond borders to explore the forms and styles of the Celtic traditions and work them anew.
Through songs and melodies, from thoughtful lyrics to joyful jigs, graceful mazurkas to ecstatic muñera, here is a band that can take you on an emotional journey. More than just a show, more than inspired composition and skilful arrangement, you can expect to witness the joy of creating music expressed in dynamic, virtuosic performance.
Tunesmith, accordionist and lead singer Jamie is joined at the front of the stage by fiddler Oliver Wilson-Dickson (Devil's Violin) and by Adam Rhodes (Barrule) on bouzouki.
These are musicians whose intimate relationship provides a rich and flexible soundscape, where delicate touch and driving tune are instantly interchangeable; where lush, textural harmonies can underpin lyrical song, or swift, slick rhythms can propel lightning melodies.
Behind them are two consummate accompanists, Matthew Downer on electric and upright basses and percussionist Iolo Whelan at the drum kit. Between them they create a fluid yet undeniably solid and groovy foundation, tastefully supporting the front line through gracious airs, cantering songs and dancey reels alike.
Their most notable performances in recent times include WOMAD, Womex, Shetland, Rainforest World Music Festival, Borneo, Fairport's Cropredy Convention, Hebcelt, Celtic Connections, and the massive Festival Interceltique de L'orient, as one major festival after the next becomes unable to ignore the band's quality, sheer exuberance and ever-increasing profile.
Autumn 2015 sees the release of their 5th album The Space Between, to coincide with this tour.
Tickets are available from the Box Office on 01905 611427