Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita 2018

A Theatr Mwldan Production

With support from Gwyneth Glyn (selected dates only)

 

Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita are delighted to announce the release of their much-anticipated second album SOAR on 27th April 2018 on the bendigedig label. The release will be followed by a Spring UK tour in April and May with further festival dates and autumn dates due to be announced shortly.

The new album takes flight on the wings of the osprey, the magnificent bird of prey recently returned to Wales after centuries of absence, which makes its annual 3,000-mile migration from the coasts of West Africa to the estuaries of Wales, soaring like music and dreams over man-made borders, in an innate and epic journey of endurance.

Drawing deep on their own diverse traditions and transforming them with remarkable synergy, Catrin and Seckou have built a formidable reputation for extraordinary performances over the past four years. Entrancing, mesmeric, intricate and ethereal, this critically acclaimed and multi award-winning collaboration between two adventurous virtuoso musicians delivers a stunning exhibition of world-class musicianship and a thrilling live experience.

The tour will take in dates in Machynlleth, Truro, Bangor, Cardigan, Cardiff, Milton Keynes, London, Sheffield, Bangor, Swansea, Bath, Derby and Swaledale, and will be supported on selected dates by singer-songwriter Gwyneth Glyn.

The release date will be marked by a special intimate performance for just 45 people at the Observatory at the Dyfi Osprey Centre near Machynlleth in mid-Wales. All proceeds from this event will be donated to the Dyfi Osprey Centre to support the work of the Montgomeryshire Wildlife Trust. Tickets for this one-off event are £50 per head and will include refreshments and a signed copy of the new album (tickets available via mwldan.co.uk, see below).

See individual venue websites for tickets and on-sale dates, or visit catrinfinchandseckoukeita.com for details. The tour is produced by Theatr Mwldan mwldan.co.uk, and SOAR will release on the 27th April on bendigedig, a label partnership between ARC Music Productions International Ltd and Theatr Mwldan – see bendigedig.org for further information.

 

Please contact Tamsin Davies for further details tamsin@mwldan.co.uk

 

TOUR DATES 2018

APRIL 

26          Y Tabernacl, Machynlleth, with support from Gwyneth Glyn  (tickets via mwldan.co.uk)

27          The Observatory, Dyfi Osprey Centre, Machynlleth (Benefit performance – tickets via mwldan.co.uk)

29          Hall For Cornwall, Truro    

 

MAY

2             Theatr Mwldan, Cardigan, with support from Gwyneth Glyn

3             St David’s Hall, Cardiff, with support from Gwyneth Glyn

4             The Stables, Milton Keynes   

12           Union Chapel, London, with support from Gwyneth Glyn   (Tickets on sale Friday 8 December from 10am via serious.org.uk)

15           Crucible Studio Theatre, Sheffield

17           Pontio, Bangor, with support from Gwyneth Glyn   

18           Canolfan y Celfyddydau Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea, with support from Gwyneth Glyn   

22           Bath Festival, Bath  (Tickets on sale from 13 December via Bathfestivals.org.uk)

25           The Guildhall, Derby, with support from Gwyneth Glyn      

28           Swaledale, Grinton (Tickets on sale to 5 March for ‘Friends’ scheme subscribers, and on general public sale from 26 March via www.swalefest.org

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