Album announcement!

ALAW announce new album Denwyd i’r Goleuni – Drawn to the Light. “Adding Nia’s powerful voice has taken ALAW to a new level, where they can deliver songs with a newfound confidence. She carries the emotion of the songs a delivers them with heartfelt authenticity – moving from tender intimacy to unbridled passion.”  Drawn to the Light, was recorded during …

Mini tour December 2021

We are delighted to present this intimate tour which includes a performance in Abergavenny and performances through Arts Alive

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 on her harmonium, but she …

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 has made for a really …

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 course there are tangential points …

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 boundaries of traditional music, and …

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 and roots industry and this …

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 you on there!

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 “ALAW at Womex 2017 was …