Event Phone: 01890 750099
17th February 2018
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Pons Aelius are an ambitious young instrumental sextet exploring the traditional and contemporary folk musics of Britain and beyond. With bold arrangements and an arsenal of instruments, the band melds age-old traditions with a fresh and innovative attitude.
Since winning a prestigious Celtic Connections Danny Kyle Award in their early days, Pons Aelius have spent the last two years tirelessly honing their sound on stages both at home and abroad, quickly earning themselves a reputation as one of the most exciting new names on the circuit.
After several successful UK tours, festival appearances and gigs ranging from Sage Gateshead to Schots Weekend, Belgium, the band have recently released their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Captain Glen’s Comfort.‘ Pons Aelius, who met on the Newcastle folk scene, will be touring in the UK and Europe to support the album’s release. Catch them on the road and grab a copy after the show, or buy it online as a CD or download from September 8th.
The band are; Bevan Morris on double bass, Callum Younger on percussion, Alasdair Paul on guitar and bouzouki, Jordan Aikin on pipes and whistle, Sam Partridge on concert timber flutes and Tom Kimber on tenor banjo and mandolin.