So as you may or may not know our wonderful Oliver Wilson Dickson has moved onto pastures new with huge love and thanks for all he’s done with Alaw in the past we wish him all the best…We now therefore have a new Furiously good Fiddle player in the wonderful slightly too tall for my liking PATRICK RIMES… We have been a little quiet recently as we re-configure and re-callibrate what this next incarnation of Alaw will look and sound like.

However we are hitting Autumn with an Accolade from The Welsh Folk Awards Under our belt ( the second award for us now ) for best song in the English Language co-written by Oli and our awesome Singer Nia Lynn. We also have some lovely Gigs coming up where you can hear the fresh new line up, a brand new take on the Alaw Classics and some exciting new material that we cant wait to share with you.

20th Oct Abergavenny


21st Oct Llanwrtyd Wells


Cariad at alawon hyfryd sydd wrth wraidd y grŵp yma. Gan alw ar gyfoeth o brofiadau cerddorol, aiff Alaw â’u cynulleidfa ar daith gerddorol – tôn ddychwelodd o daith ym Mwlgaria neu gywaith yn India – ond angerdd dros hen alawon Cymru yw curiad calon eu cerddoriaeth.

Patrick Rimes is a musician who crosses the boundaries of classical and traditional music. He is a composer, arranger, conductor and one of the founders of the North Wales Camerata, a classical viola player and traditional fiddle and pipes player. He was Music Director for S4C’s one-off Christmas Special ‘Nadolig Bryn Terfel’ in December 2014, his first project as music director for TV and ‘Bryn Terfel – Gwlad y Gân’ in 2016.

As member of the contemporary five-piece folk group, Calan, Patrick has played to big audiences at festivals including Glasgow’s Celtic Connections and the Cambridge Festival and toured Europe, the US and Mexico.


Dylan Fowler has been a professional musician now for close on 30 years and in that time he has been active in many areas of music as a performer/ composer and arranger. His musical palette draws on his experiences in contemporary European jazz, traditional music from the Celtic diaspora – particularly his Welsh heritage and his extensive experience as a collaborator with musicians from countries such as India, Bulgaria, Serbia, Bosnia, Finland, Norway, Canada, Germany and Italy.As well as various group activities he has a developed a reputation as an international soloist as a guitarist and has two cds released on the prestigious German label, Acoustic Music Records which have received excellent reviews. ‘This is music with heart, soul and, above all a bullish determination to ignore recognised boundaries.’ Chris Jones – BBC online reviews.


Nia Lynn is a vocalist, folk and jazz specialist, songwriter, multi- instrumentalist, voice and text coach for theatre and Film, as well as having an international career as an educator. She has been part of the UK music scene for over eighteen years, performing in many different bands and at such venues as Ronnie Scotts, Kings Place, Dean Street Jazz Club, to name but a few. She has performed as a soloist with the Rambert Dance company’s Olivier nominated production of ‘GOAT’ featuring the Music of Nina Simone, as well as performing at such concert halls as the Royal Festival Hall, The Barbican, and The Royal Albert Hall. She is also a Vocalist and Tabwrdd Player for the Seminal South-Walian Folk Band ‘Yr Hwntws’.