Power-folk pioneers The Trials Of Cato are hitting the road this spring following a remarkable 2019 which saw the band transform from buskers into BBC Radio 2 Folk Award winners. Fresh from a frantic year touring their award-winning debut album Hide And Hair in the UK, North America and Europe, The Trials Of Cato are descending on venues across the UK to debut new material from their hotly anticipated second album, due out later this year.
The band formed in Beirut, Lebanon, but within a year of returning to the UK had gained the attention of the likes of Cerys Matthews (BBC 6 Music) and Mark Radcliffe (BBC Radio 2). In early 2019 they won Best Emerging Artist at the inaugural Wales Folk Awards and within six months they were double BBC Radio 2 Folk Award nominees. Their debut Hide and Hair was voted Best Album by BBC Radio 2 listeners at the 2019 Folk Awards, gains frequent national airplay and has cemented their reputation as one of the most exciting acts on the UK folk scene.
Artists’ website: www.thetrialsofcato.com
‘Tom Paine’s Bones’ – live:
15 February 2020 East Riding Theatre Beverley, East Yorkshire
27 February 2020 The Barn in Baston Baston, Lincs
28 February 2020 Settle Victoria Hall Settle, North Yorks
29 February 2020 Biddulph Town Hall Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire
01 March 2020 The Lexington London
04 March 2020 The Forge at The Anvil Basingstoke
05 March 2020 The Castle Hotel Manchester
06 March 2020 Roots Music Club, Doncaster
07 March 2020 Wadsworth Community Centre Hebden Bridge, West Yorkshire
11 March 2020 Huntingdon Hall Worcester, Worcestershire
12 March 2020 Telfords Warehouse Chester
13 March 2020 Hyde Park Book Club Leeds
14 March 2020 Holywell Music Room Oxford
15 March 2020 Henry Tudor House Shrewsbury, Shropshire
16 March 2020 Forest Folk North Boarhunt, Wickham, Hampshire
19 March 2020 Kitchen Garden Cafe Birmingham
20 March 2020 The Greystones Sheffield, South Yorks
21 March 2020 The Gate Cardiff
22 March 2020 Kingskerswell Parish Church Newton Abbot, Devon
24 March 2020 Dartford Folk Club Dartford, Kent
27 March 2020 The Stables – Stage 2 Milton Keynes, Bucks
28 March 2020 Hush Live Music Folkestone
31 March 2020 Junction 2 Cambridge
01 April 2020 Aberystwyth Arts Centre Aberystwyth, North Wales
02 April 2020 The Louisiana Bristol
03 April 2020 Calstock Arts Calstock, Cornwall
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