Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita (Cymru / Senegal) 2015

A Theatr Mwldan | Astar Artes Co-Production


"intricate, ethereal and entrancing, an elaborate pas-de-deux... remarkable"

Neil Spencer, Uncut Magazine


This wonderful award-winning project continues to enchant and thrill audiences worldwide. 

It’s been a whirlwind 18 months for Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita. Winners of Best Cross-Cultural Collaboration in the Songlines Magazine Music Awards 2014,  winners of the prestigious fRoots Album Of The Year for their debut album Clychau Dibon, nominated for two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards for Best Duo and Best Traditional Track, and featured in Songlines Magazine top ten albums of 2013, the sky is indeed the limit for this fearless pair of virtuoso musicians whose ‘heavenly music…intricately realised’ (Songlines Magazine) and infectious onstage chemistry defies categorisation and continues to merge the boundaries between the genres of classical, world, folk and traditional music.

The harp occupies a vital place in the incredibly rich cultures of both West Africa and Wales and, remarkably, both nations share a centuries-old bardic tradition of intricate oral history, expressed through music, song and verse. Together, Finch and Keita have risen to the tough challenge of blending two completely different musical cultures and creating something coherent, relevant and entirely new.


Catrin and Seckou will be playing selected dates and festivals throughout 2015, visit the projects dedicated website for further details of their 2015 dates and events, or to order a copy of their award winning album Clychau Dibon:


Interested in booking this project for your festival or venue? Contact Dilwyn Davies


On tour in 2015:



1   Celtic Connections, Glasgow SCOTLAND



31   Stadsschouwburg, Nijmegen, THE NETHERLANDS



1    30CC, Leuven BELGIUM

2    Cultuurcentrum Ter Vesten, Beveren, BELGIUM

3    CC Leopoldsburg, Leopoldsburg, BELGIUM

4    CC Belgica, Dendermonde, BELGIUM



29   Hay Festival, Hay-On-Wye WALES



11   Poznan Etnoport, POLAND

21   Christians Feld



29   Sommerton Festival, GERMANY

31   Shrewsbury Folk Festival, Shrewsbury ENGLAND 



4     Howard Assembly Rooms, LEEDS


Supported by the Arts Council of Wales, Welsh Government and the National Lottery.





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