Posts By: Oli Wilson-Dickson

Croeso Nia!

It has been an eventful year in so many ways. For ALAW, we have said goodbye to the wonderful accordionist Jamie Smith and hello to the multi-talented singer and multi-instrumentalist Nia Lynn. Nia is a unique and powerful addition to ALAW – she is able to continue the legacy of instrumentals, playing the accordion lines…
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Alaw announce new tune book!

We are very excited to introduce the ALAW tune book. We have been working with Thomas Hughes who has transcribed all the tunes we have recorded as well as all the tunes in the Welsh Tune a Week series posted on Youtube and has turned them into a book of melody line plus chords. It…
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Rootstime ALAW review

ALAW, Dead Man’s Dance (Dawns y Gŵr Marw). Though they both are proud of the fact that they are roots infused, the water is deep between the kinds of music that Rootstime deals with, and the music that can be branded as ‘folk’. Of course, this all too short analysis is a bit simplistic. Of…
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ALAW to perform at BBC Proms 2018

On the 3rd August, ALAW will feature in a Prom that celebrates the history and evolution of the folk music scene in Britain and Ireland. Taking place in the Royal Albert Hall and recorded for radio and television, the BBC Concert Orchestra collaborates with some of the folk world’s leading musicians who are pushing the…
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ALAW receive BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nomination

ALAW has just received a nomination for best traditional track in the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The track nominated is ‘Lisa Lân’ (Pure Lisa) is from the recently released album Dead Man’s Dance and features the guest vocalist Gwilym Bowen Rhys. The Radio 2 Folk Awards are the most prestigious in the UK folk…
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ALAW us to tweet you!

We have started a new twitter account – we think the platform might just catch on. Here is a little tweet to get the ball rolling: Twitter sized highlights from ALAW @FESTIVALLORIENT 2017 – touring soon @NorwegianChurch @artshopwales @postliphall @Live_Local rt? @BrightYoungFolk @frootsmag @FRUK @SonglinesMag @womex @folkandroots pic.twitter.com/tuXHIrGeFJ — ALAW (@ALAW_band) November 8, 2017 See…
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WOMEX2017

Well that was quite something! What an amazing, full-on, exhausting but rewarding time we had at WOMEX2017 in Katowice. The pressure was on for our 45min showcase at the planets biggest world music trade show – but the response was fantastic: “The biggest and most unexpected surprise of this Womex so far” Ton Mass MixedWorldMusic.com…
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ALAW launch new music video

Shot at an ancient hill fort near ALAW’s base in Abergavenny, South Wales, “Pan O’wn y Gwanwyn” celebrates the affinity between music and landscape. “When I am playing this music” explains fiddle player Oli Wilson-Dickson “I often shut my eyes, and this is the landscape I imagine – it has been amazing to have this…
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Album launch tour winter 2017

ALAW will tour this Winter to launch Dead Man’s Dance. We will be joined by the conspicuously talented Gwilym Bowen Rhys for two concerts, one in Cardiff and one in Abergavenny. 29/11/17 – Norwegian Church Arts Centre, Cardiff – 7.30pm* www.ticketsource.co.uk/alaw 0333 666 3366 (there is a fee for telephone booking) 30/11/17 – Chapel Arts…
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