Scottish folk pioneers Lau return with their first new music since 2015’s ‘The Bell That Never Rang’ (Album of The Year - The Herald, ***** The Guardian).

Premiering at Edinburgh International Festival August 18 2018 – at one of their now legendary self curated Lau-Land events.

The new music was written in Shetland and highlights the continuation of Lau’s experimental approach to folk music with increasingly minimal arrangements in song form which include the themes of togetherness and forgiveness.

Among the new songs is ‘Scapa Flow 1919′ written for the BBC Radio Ballads series around the experience of the stranded German sailors leading up to the scuttling of the Grand Fleet at the end of WW1.

Lau is a trio that put a lot of thought into the live experience and presentation, something anyone who shared in Lau’s acclaimed Decade tour will know, they have fresh theatrical ideas for Lau’s 2018-2019 tour.

Brilliant musicians, thrilling performers, free-thinking visionaries and all-round good chaps as well…small wonder Lau are regarded as the epicentre of the new folk boom. And they’ve got shelves groaning with awards (BBC RADIO 2 FOLK AWARD WINNERS, BEST BAND, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2013), a forest’s worth of ecstatic reviews and breathless plaudits from excited audiences in various outposts of the world ringing in their ears to prove it.

Lau comprises Kris Drever (vocals, guitar), Martin Green (accordion, wurlitzer, keys, electronics) and Aidan O’Rourke (fiddle) and together they effortlessly bridge the seemingly diametrically opposed worlds of acoustic folk tradition and post rock – electronics.

A third visit to Folk in the Barn, but a first to the Gulbenkian, for this brilliant trio.

Oysterband

Oysterband 40th Celebration Special. Classic songs from every era of a long and mighty career.

17 Nov 2018 , 7:30pm
Book Asset 29 More... Asset 29

The Albion Christmas Band

Now as much an essential part of the build up to Christmas as the local Village Christmas Bazaar or the pre-cooking of the sprouts - 2018 sees the 20th anniversary of this annual seasonal celebration– they think! No-one is 100% sure when they started, but we are certainly glad they did.

9 Dec 2018 , 7:30pm
Book Asset 29 More... Asset 29

Cara Dillon: Upon a Winter’s Night

Cara Dillon, possessed of one of the most celebrated folk voices to have come out of Ireland, will be touring her Christmas show “Upon A Winter’s Night” for a third year running this December (2018).

21 Dec 2018 , 7:30pm
Book Asset 29 More... Asset 29
Lau

25 Nov 2018

Our work with young people

Children and Young People are at the heart of what we do, as audience members, as participants and as thought leaders.

Through our landmark ART31 project we are working with young people and partners in Kent to create new opportunities through the arts for under 25's across the county.

Below are some of our current projects focused on the development of young people.

Our projects with young people