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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


R.I.P.  John Taylor (1942-2015)

R.I.P.  John Taylor (1942-2015)

Ian Mann's reflections on the sudden and tragic passing of the great British jazz pianist, composer and educator John Taylor.

Sunday at Swansea International Jazz festival, 14/06/2015.

Sunday at Swansea International Jazz festival, 14/06/2015.

Ian Mann on the final day of the Festival and performances by Lee Gibson & The Capital City Jazz Orchestra, Dave Jones Quartet, The Session, Steve Waterman Quartet and Hamish Stuart Octet.