The Trials Of Cato, a band that arrived fully formed and functioning from Beirut in the winter of 2016, have since torn a shape very much their own into the canvas of the UK folk scene. Originally from North Wales and Yorkshire, whilst living in Lebanon they spent a year boiling down the roots of their sound into a hybrid of traditional influences that intrigued Lebanese audiences in the country’s biggest venues.
They moved back to the UK and have since been performing tirelessly up and down the country, leading to BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe hailing them as “one of the real discoveries on the folk circuit in recent times.” Their musical development in the run up to their debut album proper has been swift and sure, winning much praise for Hide And Hair and receiving repeated national airplay on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music.
Praised for the diversity of their material and influences, The Trials of Cato live show “invariably stuns audience wherever they play.” Whether plying their trade busking, performing in front of thousands at festivals across Europe, or frequently selling out their own club shows, The Trials of Cato have the wind behind them.
Trials Of Cato – best album winners radio 2 folk awards playing concerts in December.
‘One of the real discoveries on the folk circuit in recent times’ Mark Radcliffe.
‘The Trials of Cato are about to hit earth’s atmosphere with a bang, so sit back and enjoy the fireworks’- FRUK
‘Their live show invariably stuns audiences wherever they play’ Fatea
Artists’ website: https://www.thetrialsofcato.com/
‘Difyrrwch’ – live:
The Trials Cf Cato conclude an incredibly successful year of concerts and awards with gigs in December on
Monday 2nd – Nettlebed folk club, Nettlebed Village club, 7.30 pm, £15 (adv) £16 (on the door) 01628 636620,
Wednesday 4th – Ty Pawb, Market street, Wrexham, 7.30, £11 01978 292144
Thursday 5th – The Black Swan Folk Club, Black Swan Inn, 23 Peasholme Green, York, 7.45, 01904 679131
Friday 6th – Queens Hall, Hexham, 7.30 pm £12.50 01434 652477
Saturday 7th – The Cluny 2, Lime Street, Ouseburn, Newcastle Upon Tyne 7.30 £13.20 (inc booking fee) 0191-230-4474
Monday 9th – Glenfarg Folk Club, Backstage at the Green Hotel, Kinross, 7.30 email@example.com
Tuesday 17th – Hoy At Anchor Folk Club, The Royal British Legion, Westcliff-On Sea 7.30 pm £8 firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday 18th- Ely Folk Club, Ely 7.30 pm £11 (adv) (£12 on the door) Ruth 01353 740999