Welsh trio ALAW, described in Songlines
Magazine as a “Welsh folk supergroup”, has just
received a nomination for best traditional track
in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The track
nominated is ‘Lisa Lân’ (Pure Lisa) is from the
recently released album Dead Man’s Dance and
features the guest vocalist Gwilym Bowen Rhys.
The Radio 2 Folk Awards are the most
prestigious in the folk and roots industry and
this year will take place in Belfast on the 4th
“Having poured some much love and energy into this album its delightful to have this recognition” says fiddle player Oliver Wilson-Dickson.
It also fits beautifully with the bands stated mission showcase traditional Welsh music outside of Wales.
“Wales has such a rich heritage of moving and mysterious melodies which can get overlooked” Oliver explains “so its fantastic to have a traditional Welsh song nominated
in this category”.
Dead Man’s Dance
Dead Man’s Dance (Dawns y Gŵr Marw) is the second studio
album from the fiercely talented trio ALAW. Sensitivity and
virtuosity combine in this bold exploration of Welsh traditional music and original song with sublime contributions from guest vocalists Georgia Ruth and Gwilym Bowen Rhys. Sometimes dark and brooding, sometimes joyful and exuberant, but always imaginative and engaging, Dead Man’s Dance is a coming of age album which places ALAW at the forefront of the scene.
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8th April ‘18
Paris Celtic Live
9th April '18
Pan Piper, 2-4 Impasse Lamier, 75011 Paris, France
Pontardawe Arts Centre
21st June '18
The Plough @ The George, South Molton
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Bridport Folk Festival
28th July '18
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Warwick Folk Festival
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