Pons Aelius *

Pons Aelius *

4th November 2019


“If you get the chance to see Pons Aelius then bloody well do it because they are bloody marvellous.” -Dan Walsh, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Musician of the Year Nominee, 2016.

“Pons Aelius are a testament to the strength of the North East folk scene. With a healthy share of Scots, they’re the most exciting band to come out of Newcastle in a long time. Their musical style is a wild liberation from the ordinary that fits the post-trad generation like a glove. Their original material is skillful and sincere. I can’t wait to see where they’ll be in a few years time.” -David Foley, RURA.

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 finished recording their debut album, which is set for release in the summer of 2017. Mixed by Matty Foulds at Caribou Recording and mastered by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound Studios, it’s not to be missed!

Support... Bernard Hoskin
Bernard Hoskin is an experienced singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist who has released 9 cds and opened for many of the big names on the folk scene. He previously played for Colchester Folk Club as a member of Pavlov's Cat. A recent review of a live performance wrote: "Bernard performs songs with the unhurried, slightly wistful, airy, summery feel of classic 60s folk singer-songwriters, creating a reflective, gentle and fundamentally positive space, which it was a treat to inhabit during his deservedly well-received set."
www.bernardhoskin.com

Tickets £11 / £10 concessions.
Doors open 7.45pm.

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