5 Star review in Folk Wales

ALAW Melody Taith Records ***** (5 stars) Alaw means Melody in the Welsh language, Cymraeg; and this exquisite trio have expertly squeezed all manner of exciting slip-jigs, reels, breathtaking airs and a solitary delightful traditional song in their mouth-watering and very promising debut album, which demonstrates to brilliant perfection the rich Welsh culture and long, tantalising  history. Stellar fiddle player Oliver …

New album on Radio Wales

“These guys are something very special indeed… a really brilliant album of great great music… Three highly talented individuals but as a trio they really are a force to be reckoned with” “The magnificently melodic sound of ALAW” FRANK HENNESSY BBC Radio Wales 8.9.13 Listen again until  15.9.13 http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b039tn2w

Radio Cymru – interview and airplay

Sesiwn Fach, BBC Radio Cymru – presented by Idris Morris and featuring an interview with Oliver Wilson-Dickson. You can ‘listen again’ to the interview and 3 tracks from the album by following the link: Gallwch ‘gwrando eto’ at y cyfweliad a 3 traciau o’r albwm drwy ddilyn y ddolen hon: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b039gxz8

NetRhythms album review

From NetRhythms Those with knowledge of the Welsh language will be familiar with the concept of “alaw”, which quite literally means “melody”, and this CD by the recently-constituted trio of Dylan Fowler (guitar, mandocello), Oliver Wilson-Dickson (fiddle) and Jamie Smith (accordion) is a joyful celebration of the unique brand of melody that characterises Welsh traditional music. I really love the …

The Launch is Nearly Here!

Get your tickets online from www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/67306 The Norwegian Church is a beautiful venue – it’ll be a treat to play there.  

Folk Wales review of ALAW EP

Alaw’s EP is a little gem. Alaw, Welsh for melody, is the alluring interplay when violin and guitar meet, an amazing collaboration between Oli and Dylan Fowler, both musicians in Zapora and The Ian McMillan Orchestra, along with many successful forays with musicians and storytellers alike. Recorded just before Jamie joined the duo, Alaw’s debut EP was made to cash …


Alaw will appear for the 2nd time in recent weeks on the show Yn Fyw o Acapela at 9.30pm this Friday 5th July. The series is recorded at the Acapela music studio in Pentyrch and features a host of excellent artists. For more details visit or to watch again visit: http://www.s4c.co.uk/clic/c_level2.shtml?series_id=513087931

EP radio play

Alaw will be feautured on Radio Wales next Sunday