A rare opportunity to see the Cornish folk band ‘The Rowan Tree’ performing in Cornwall this year.
Familiar, undiscovered and original folk tunes and songs.
Winners of Liet International XXL 2018
Cornish folk band The Rowan Tree was formed for the 2017 Pan Celtic festival by siblings Tom Fosten on guitar, drums and mandriola and Laura Garcia on flute, accordion and piano. The pair are joined by Cornish musician Richard Trethewey on fiddle, cittern and vocals and Neal Jolly on bass and whistles.
Encompassing traditional music predominantly from Cornwall and original pieces with a Celtic feel, The Rowan Tree presents a unique and engaging sound.
“Representing Cornish as a language and a culture on the international stage – I think its so brilliant!”
– Sarah Gosling, BBC Introducing Devon & Cornwall
About The Rowan Tree:
The Rowan Tree formed whilst playing together at the Pan Celtic Festival in Carlow 2017. The past year has been something of a whirlwind for the band, their first gig was at the Festival Interceltique in Lorient, Brittany and their first proper rehearsal was on the ferry over there!
The band had a busy 2018, winning Kan Rag Kernow (Song For Cornwall), placing joint first at the Pan Celtic International Song Competition and becoming the first Cornish band to win the prestigious Liet International XXL minority language song competition in The Netherlands.
They released their self-titled debut EP in April 2018, and 2019 looks set to be just as exciting with funding in place for a new mixed media project ‘Kolar’s Gold’ that will see the band collaborating with musicians in India, and a new album and Autumn tour on the horizon.
This gig at The Old Library will be a rare opportunity to see the band performing in Cornwall this year, so book your tickets quickly to avoid disappointment!