Saturday 16th December: PONS AELIUS
Pons Aelius are an ambitious young instrumental sextet exploring the traditional and contemporary folk musics of Britain and beyond. With bold arrangements and an arsenal of instruments, the band melds age-old traditions with a fresh and innovative attitude. For this special performance, Pons Aelius will be bringing their very best seasonal spirit to St Boswells!
After forming in mid-2014, Pons Aelius wasted no time making a name for themselves on the live circuit, winning a prestigious Danny Kyle award at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival in January. Since, they have stunned audiences with headline sets at Hexham Gathering, Sage Gateshead and Dentdale Music and Beer Festival, as well as making their first overseas trip to Norway’s Rauland Internasjonale Vinterfestival.
Now in their third year as a band, Pons Aelius have toured the UK three times and established a committed following with their reputation as one of the premier live acts in the North East. They have recently released their debut album, which you will be able to hear live at St Boswells!
Open mic slots will be available – please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in performing.
Tickets available via: https://www.musicglue.com/stboswellslive/events/2017-12-16-pons-aelius-st-boswells-village-hall priced just £10 (£6 concessions)
Saturday 27th January : The KATET
Imagine a classical conductor who leaves his score, baton and concert hall for a sweaty, underground funk dungeon. This is, essentially, how Mike Kearney founded The Katet. They are Edinburgh’s 7-piece soulfunk monster playing dance music for the thinking man. Its Brahms with brass! Rachmaninov if you’re “man enough”! Funky and soulful but with a heavy basting of intricate and sublime composition. The Katet are something else to behold – a true roof-lifting experience for everyone who loves good music.