Award-winning trio The Trials of Cato pay clear homage to the folk music tradition whilst twisting old bones into something febrile and modern, with stomping tunes and captivating stories.
Formed in Beirut, the band returned to the UK in 2016 and set to performing tirelessly up and down the country, leading to BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe hailing them as “one of the real discoveries on the folk circuit in recent times.”
Their debut album, Hide and Hair, gained attention in national publications, receives repeated national airplay on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music, and won Best Album at the 2019 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.
Sponsored by Friends of Newbury Spring Festival
Tomos Williams guitar
Polly Bolton mandolin and vocals
Robin Jones bouzouki
(includes £1.25 Corn Exchange booking fee per ticket)
Platinum Friends Priority booking from 10am Tuesday 21 February 2023
Gold Friends booking from 10m Wednesday 22 February 2023
Friends booking from 10am Thursday 23 February 2023
Public booking from 10am Monday 6 March 2023
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