Wales Folk Awards, Calan for best group and The Trials of Cato for best emerging artist/band

Calan have proved for years what a great band they are, to the point where genre becomes unimportant. They put on a great show and their albums are always creative and satisfying. They won for Best Group and were also nominated for Best Album and Best Live Act.

Newcomers The Trials of Cato, who Songlines credited with the, “…most impressive debut folk albums of the year.” gained further recognition for there rapid ascent in the folk world.

You can read more about the awards at

The Trials of Cato join Wooden Ship

Phil Simpson who works with Calan in the UK suggested I look into The Trials of Cato who were to perform at Folk Alliance in Montreal. I was blown away. After the official showcase I overheard someone say, “This is the best thing at Folk Alliance in years”. I don’t know about that, as there is always a lot of talent, but it wasn’t far from the mark.

Very excited to work with these lads.

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West of Mabou joins Wooden Ship

Young, talented with a high energy show, West of Mabou is our first artist who uses a drum kit. Traditional tunes from Ireland, Scotland and Cape Breton (mostly) with just enough rock-n-roll to make it irresistible.

From Saskatchewan, they have made a strong impression north of the border and are now looking to bring their brand of excitement to the US. Nice folks, hard workers, we are excited to work with them. I mean, look at this photo, they are obviously loving what they do.

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