World class music from Wales and beyond comes to Dorset

‘ALAW’ is Welsh for melody and it is a love of melody that is at the heart of this outstanding trio, who will be visiting Dorset during January.

Drawing on a great wealth of musical experiences, ALAW will take their audiences on a musical journey, with a tune brought back from a tour in Bulgaria or collaboration in India; at the heart of their set is a passion for the old tunes of Wales.

From the elegant to the virtuoso, the three musicians play with an empathy that comes from many years of collaboration.

Dylan Fowler has a developed a reputation as an international solo guitarist. Oliver Wilson-Dickson plays with, amongst others, The Devil’s Violin and The Ian McMillan Orchestra. Described by R2 magazine as “an expressive and exceptional fiddler”, he also regularly collaborates with storyteller Daniel Morden, with whom he appeared for four consecutive years at the National Theatre.

Jamie Smith is a folk musician and one of the UK’s finest accordionists, fronting the international award-winning Celtic band Jamie Smith’s Mabon.

In August 2018, ALAW collaborated with the BBC Concert Orchestra for a televised Prom at The Royal Albert Hall in a performance described on BBC Radio 2 as “show-Stopping” and in The Times as “a sparkling collision of Celtic traditions”.

From stirring songs to driving jigs, ALAW communicate their music with relaxed humour and a genuine affection that is truly infectious. Expect an evening of joyful and life affirming music to start the new Artsreach season.

Tickets available on the door at Wootton Fitzpaine Village Hall, near Charmouth, on Thursday, January 10, starting at 7.30pm or call 01297 560948.

Other performances will be held in Langton Matravers Village Hall, Child Okeford Village Hall and Piddletrenthide Memorial Hall.

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