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Mabon

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
repertoire.


ARTIST REVIEWS
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


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Book Review ; “Free Jazz And Improvisation On Vinyl 1965-1985” by Johannes Rød .

Book Review ; “Free Jazz And Improvisation On Vinyl 1965-1985” by Johannes Rød .

A welcome addition to a relatively small written and visual canon.


Sunday at Brecon Jazz, 10/08/2014.

Sunday at Brecon Jazz, 10/08/2014.

Ian Mann on the final day of the festival with performaces by Huw Warren / Gabriele Mirabassi, Debs Hancock, Ollie Howell, John Taylor, Township Comets, and Christine Tobin.


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