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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


Sunday at Brecon Jazz Weekend, 14/08/2016.

Sunday at Brecon Jazz Weekend, 14/08/2016.

The final day of the Weekend and performances by Dani Sicari & The Easy Rollers, Lieko Quintet, Bahla, Brownfield Byrne with guest Trish Clowes and Celtic Jazz Sounds. Photography by Bob Meyrick.

Saturday at Brecon Jazz Weekend, 13/08/2016.

Saturday at Brecon Jazz Weekend, 13/08/2016.

Ian Mann on Day 2 of the weekend and performances by Dowally, GSD Ensemble, Trefor Owen, Asterope, Caravela, Tina May, Nerija and Dennis Rollins' Velocity Trio. Photography by Bob Meyrick.