Jamie Smith's MABON are among the UK's foremost and finest exponents of original, interCeltic music
Vocals, accordion, fiddle, bouzouki, bass and drums are subtly exploited by five dynamic, accomplished musicians, working traditional forms and styles anew in songs and melodies by composer Jamie Smith. MABON's distinctive, infectious and multi-award winning music explores the styles of the Celtic traditions and works them anew; the music is self-styled, singular and toe-tappingly good; an irresistible blend of world music and Celtic roots, filled with energy, joy and passion. The energetic sound of jigs and reels; or a graceful mazurka, an ecstatic muinera; a haunting Welsh-language love-song or a driving, sing-along, fantasy epic; all are given the same refreshing, creative treatment as the band dances skilfully along the borders between Celtic heritage and contemporary sound.
With a roll-call of performances at major World, Celtic and Folk festivals across the world, the five piece band of dazzling musicians perform outstanding original compositions. Ahead of a new live album and their 20th anniversary celebration in 2019, we are excited to welcome MABOn to Dorset for two special gigs.
"A fearsome reputation as a live band"Financial Times