The Trials Of Cato – new album and tour dates

The Trials Of Cato

The Trials Of Cato – One of the real discoveries on the folk circuit in recent times their debut album won Best Album at the 2019 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. (Apologies for short notice for some concerts)

Formed in Beirut, The Trials of Cato returned to the UK in 2016 and set to 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 debut album, Hide And Hair, gained attention in national publications, received repeated national airplay on BBC Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music, many community radio shows and won Best Album at the 2019 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Following a year of wall-to-wall touring across the UK, Europe, and North America in 2019, the band’s march was halted by the live silence of the global pandemic. Now, they emerge from their chrysalis transformed.

As ever, ‘The Trials Continue’ – but this time the multi-talented instrumentalist and singer Polly Bolton joins guitarist Tomos Williams, and mandolin and tenor banjo man Robin Jones in their ranks. The Trials Of Cato’s hotly anticipated second album is scheduled for release later this year. Entitled Gog Magog, the album is named both after the mythical giant of Arthurian legend and the Cambridgeshire hilltop, where the new album was birthed over lockdown. The Trials of Cato’s rapid ascent shows no signs of abating.

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Tour Dates

October 2nd KENT – Eleto Café (Sold Out)

October 5th DARTFORD – FC –

October 6th BIRMINGHAM – Kitchen Garden Cafe (Sold Out)

October 8th CARDIFF – The Gate, Keppoch Street, Roath, CF24 3JW- (029) 2048- 3344 (7.30 pm) £13.50

October 9th WREXHAM – Focus Wales- The Foundry, 15 Yorke Street, LL13 8LW- Concert- St Giles 01978-345230 (4pm) £12

October 10th MILTON KEYNES – The Stables, Stockwell lane, Wavendon, MK17 8LU. 01908-280800 (8pm) £14

October 15th BRISTOL – Old Market Assembly- 25 West Street, old market, BS2 ODF,, 0117-373-8199 (10pm)

October 16th LEICESTER– The Musician, 0116-231-0080 (8pm) £15 adv/£18 door.

October 23rd MANCHESTER – HOME – Manchester folk Festival –, (2pm) £13.20

October 23rd WIRRAL – Thornton Hough Village Hall Manor Road, CH63 1JB,,, 0151- 336-1958

November 13th ULEY, GLOS – Prema arts centre, Bethesda chapel, South Street, GL11 5SS, 01453-860703

November 17th LONDON – Cecil Sharp House- 0207-485-2206 (7.30-9.30 pm) £14 / £10 under 26

November 18th CHESTER – Alexander’s Live, Rufus Court, CH1 2JW,, 01244-401402 (9pm) £13.20

November 20th SHREWSBURY – The Hive, 01743-234970 (7.45 pm) £15

November 26th ALSTONEFIELD – Village Hall, Beresford lane, Staffs, DE6 2FR, 01335-310121 (7.30 pm) £15.40

November 27th SHEFFIELD– The Greystones, Greystones Road, S11 1BS,, 0114-266-5599 (7pm) £16.50 from We Got tickets

November 28th YORK – The Crescent, YO24 1AW, York- 01904-622510 (7.30-11 pm) £14 advance

December 1st CAMBRIDGE – Junction 1, Cambridge Leisure park, Clifton Way, CB1 7GX – 01223-511511 (7pm) £13.20 from See Tickets



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