& Live Music

The Trials of Cato

Sat 13 November 7:30pm

£16/£13(c) • Friends £14/£12(c) • On the day £21
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The remarkable rise of BBC Radio 2 award winning trio The Trials of Cato on the UK folk-scene has been the subject of huge critical attention. Dubbed "the Sex Pistols of folk,” they pay homage to the tradition whilst twisting old bones into something febrile and modern, with stomping tunes and captivating stories.

Formed in Beirut by Tomos Williams and Robin Jones, the band returned to the UK in 2016 and set to performing up and down the country, leading to BBC Radio 2’s Mark Radcliffe hailing them as “one of the real discoveries on the folk circuit in recent times.” Their debut album, Hide and Hair, gained attention in national publications and was awarded the accolade of Best Album at the 2019 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

Following a year of wall-to-wall touring across the UK, Europe, and North America in 2019, the band’s march was halted by the live silence of the global pandemic. Now, they emerge from their chrysalis transformed. As ever, ‘The Trials Continue’ - but this time the multi-talented instrumentalist and singer Polly Bolton joins their ranks.

Don’t miss them at Prema this autumn from an intimate gig in our auditorium, where we’re limiting numbers to keep you safe whilst you’re with us.

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