Artsreach: World Class Music from Wales
“Welsh Supergroup” ALAW
Described by Songlines magazine as a “Welsh supergroup”, ALAW is three leading musicians who bring a wealth of experience to a shared passion – the traditional music of Wales.
Nia Lynn’s exceptional voice and harmonium dance with the dazzling fiddle of Oli Wilson-Dickson, interwoven with Dylan Fowler’s sparkling guitar playing. Whether unearthing rare gems or reimagining a well-loved song, they treat their music with a deftness and sensitivity that is thoroughly absorbing. Combined with powerful song writing and original tunes, this makes for a musical experience that will stay with the listener long after the performance ends.
In August 2018 ALAW collaborated with the BBC Concert Orchestra for a televised Prom at The Royal Albert Hall; their performance was described on BBC Radio 2 as “Show-Stopping” and in the Times as “a sparkling collision of Celtic traditions”. In 2019 they won a Wales Folk Award after being nominated in 3 categories.
Oli and Dylan have a long history of working together, sharing projects including The Devil’s Violin and The Ian McMillan Orchestra. Oli is well known as the fiddler in Jamie Smith’s MABON. Nia has an international reputation and has sung at the Barbican and The Albert Hall.
From stirring songs to driving jigs – they communicate their music with relaxed humour and a genuine affection that is truly infectious. Expect an unforgettable evening of live music.
ARTSREACH: Artsreach is a registered charity that brings high quality performances of live theatre, music, dance and family shows to the heart of rural communities across Dorset.
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Location: Langton Matravers is a village in Purbeck, not far from Swanage. It is around 20 minutes drive from the centre of Wareham. Or you can catch the no. 40 bus (Purbeck Breezer), approx 26 minutes journey.