Folking favourites The Trials Of Cato embark on major tour

The Trials Of Cato

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.

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Remaining Tour Dates

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