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High energy six piece Celtic folk band from South Wales led by accordionist Jamie Smith. The band are a popular live act on the arts centre/festival circuit for their spirited live performances.

Iolo Whelan of the band has sent us this new updated profile of the revamped group;

You may be aware of the band’s developent this year, or if not, you may
have guessed by now!  Mabon has disbanded, and a new band, under the new
title “Jamie Smith’s MABON” is picking up where Mabon left off. There is
one personnel change in the form of Adam Rhodes on bouzouki, who
replacesDerek Smith on guitar. Another development in the band’s sound is the
inclusion of some vocal tracks to augment the existing instrumental

Live at the Grand Pavilion
Live at the Grand Pavilion

"An excellent calling card for the band and a good demonstration of the energy levels they are capable of generating in concert."

3-5 out of 5

Album Review


From the Archives - Dorian Ford.

From the Archives - Dorian Ford.

Three recently rediscovered early reviews by Ian Mann of recordings featuring the vesatile London based pianist and composer Dorian Ford.

EFG London Jazz Festival 2015, second Sunday, 22/11/2015.

EFG London Jazz Festival 2015, second Sunday, 22/11/2015.

Ian Mann on the last day of the Festival and performances by Phronesis with the Frankfurt Radio Big Band conducted by Julian Arguelles, Airelle Besson,Thelonious, and Raph Clarkson's Dissolute Society