Come and enjoy Lau, an award-winning Scottish trio
Please note this event has been postponed.
For the first time in over a decade, Lau present an entirely acoustic tour. The pioneering Scottish folk trio have always experimented with sound and form; the results have always been complex and thrilling.
Already acknowledged as phenomenal live performers (‘the UK’s best live band’ – the Guardian), Lau arrived at a new creative peak with 2019’s Midnight and Closedown (Reveal Records). That album was produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, This Is The Kit), who said: ‘Lau are in touch with their roots but not bound by them’.
Now 2020’s Unplugged concert tour sees traditional music’s most celebrated innovators strip away their banks of electronics, loops and wild effects. The trio of Kris Drever (guitar, vocals), Martin Green (accordion) and Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle) feel drawn to a more raw and plain-speaking aesthetic. The approach is subtler, less about spectacle, more about close listening. In brash and polarised political times, here is the poetry of real instruments and considerate music making.
Praise for Lau:
‘Lau are a remarkable band – the most musically adventurous trio in British folk – exquisite and hypnotic, musicianship at its best’ ★★★★★ THE GUARDIAN
‘This is music of such stunning creativity – one of most thrilling live bands’ SUNDAY HERALD
‘Instrumental virtuosity’ MOJO
‘Intoxicating, mesmerising music’ BBC MUSIC Magazine
‘Quite unlike anything else out there’ ACOUSTIC Magazine
Four-time winners ʻBest Groupʼ at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards
The St Petroc’s Sessions are a series of concerts offering a rare opportunity to enjoy live music and entertainment in the beautiful setting of Cornwall’s largest church, St Petroc’s in Bodmin, which dates from the 15th Century. Expect big-name headliners and a platform for local talent. Organised by intoBodmin and Devon-based promoters Cabaret Voltaire.