Award-winning Welsh band Jamie Smith’s Mabon (JSM) will be bringing their high energy InterCeltic act to London tonight (Wednesday, November 30) to play at The Queens Head courtesy of the good folk at The Magpie’s Nest.
Formerly known simply as Mabon (meaning autumn equinox), the prodigiously talented JSM are fast making their unique and vibrant mark on the roots scene, led by tunesmeister and accordionist extraordinaire Jamie Smith.
This year has seen the all-male line up make a triumphant debut at the world’s largest winter music festival – Celtic Connections – as well as their WOMAD debut on the BBC Radio 3 stage. They also went down a storm at Priddy Folk Festival when we were there:
JSM at Priddy
At their Islington gig they will be supported by Maia (see video below)- a four piece alternative, acoustic band from Huddersfield playing “disco sci-fi folk pop” on ukulele, cajon, trumpet, banjo , mandolin and more!
Thu 1 Dec 2011 SUDBURY – Quay Theatre
Fri 2 Dec 2011 BANGOR – Powis Hall
Sat 3 Dec 2011 KNIGHTON – Community Centre
Sat 18 Feb 2012 Frome Folk Festival
Tue 6 Mar 2012 WAVENDON – The Stables Theatre
Thu 8 Mar 2012 READING – South Street Arts Centre
Fri 9 Mar 2012 POWYS – Llanbedr Village Hall
Sat 10 Mar 2012 PEMBROKESHIRE – Solva Memorial Hall
Fri 16 Mar 2012 BRIDGWATER – Arts Centre
Sat 17 Mar 2012 WINCHESTER – The Discovery Centre
Wed 21 Mar 2012 NORWICH – Arts Centre
Fri 23 Mar 2012 CUMBRIA – The Kirkgate Centre