May 21, 2008
Mabon is the Celtic music of accordionist Jamie Smith brought to life through the energetic performances and breathtaking playing of some of the best musicians in the folk scene today.
Mabon took the folk scene by storm in 2007 with a series of memorable concerts including Llangollen International Eisteddfod and Cambridge Folk Festival. Coupled with the success of their critically-acclaimed album, OK Pewter – ‘a huge grin of an album...hold it in your hands soon.’ (fRoots Magazine) – the band is now regarded as Wales’ premier Celtic export.
Led by Jamie – ‘scarily talented’ (Rock‘n’Reel Magazine), 'accordion master' (fRoots) – Mabon’s seven-piece line-up marries stunning accordion, fiddle and flute melodies with a tight, tasteful and downright groovy rhythm section of guitar, bodhran, bass and drums. The result is a unique and invigorating take on Celtic music, with the capacity to simultaneously glue you to your seat and drag you up onto the dance floor!
Mabon's musical roots lie deeply in the traditional music of its Celtic heritage, which provides the inspiration and the foundation for the band’s original brand of new interceltic music. Whereas many contemporary folk groups endeavour to push forward the boundaries, Mabon simply ignore them, creating music purely for music's sake and in a manner that not only pleases themselves, but all who watch them play.
“…crisply executed, often exhilarating and entirely memorable music…”
Celtic Radio Comments:
Mabon is a fresh new talented Celtic music group that has taken the folk scene by storm. They've got some great tracks and a "get up and go" musical beat that will have you doing the Irish Jig in no time. This is really a great new group and we would highly recommend this CD. 5 Specially Brewed Celtic Radio stars for the band that takes you onto the dance floor!