Whether it’s the lively sound of jigs and reels, a graceful mazurka or a haunting Welsh-language love-song, Jamie Smith’s MABON travel beyond borders to present an irresistible blend of world music and Celtic roots, filled with joy and passion. Combining traditional instruments and a modern rhythm section, JSM perform outstanding original compositions – both instrumental and vocal – by acclaimed accordionist and frontman Jamie Smith., who embraces all the Celtic nations, including Wales, Ireland, Scotland, Isle of Man, Brittany and Cornwall. The band’s reputation for producing stunning live shows is well documented: “… a class act…uplifting, energetic and cerebral in equal measure,” writes fRoots; “a fearsome reputation as a live band,” says the Financial Times. As Jamie Smith’s MABON celebrate two decades as one of the ‘must see’ acts within the folk and roots world, it’s an honor to welcome them to the 25th edition of TD Sunfest.
JAMIE SMITH’S MABON (WALES)