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image for Music - Folk item typeThe Stray Birds + Support at St Donats Arts Centre

Music - Folk, Fri 17 Nov 2017, £14

Music

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Songwriting Magazine writes that The Stray Birds are "...flying high... with successful tours of the UK and Europe including appearances at the Cambridge Folk Festival and the Tonder Festival in Denmark... instrumental virtuosity and bluegrass-inspired three-part harmony... their new album 'Best Medicine' has proved a surprise hit". That surprise hit was named International Folk Music Award's "Song of the Year"!

So we are pleased to announce that the only Stray Birds gig in Wales in 2017 is to be held at St Donat's Arts Centre. All originally from Lancaster, Pennsylvania, The Stray Birds started as a duo of acoustic buskers in early 2010 when Maya de Vitry and Oliver Craven met with their instruments, their voices, and their songs. It didn't take much convincing to get bassist Charlie Muench on board, and with the addition of a third unique and powerful voice, the group began to define its captivating sound.

Seven years, three original records, and some six hundred performances later, the band is best known today for its song-writing, its tight and forthcoming vocal harmony blend and its commitment to an impassioned delivery of original material, both on stage and in the studio. They've been seen from LA to London, sung songs from Dallas to Denmark, and played tunes from New York to New Orleans. In 2015, they emerged triumphant from Cambridge Folk Festival with footage included in the TV Highlights coverage of the event.

Their 2016 Yep Roc Records release Magic Fire was produced by Grammy-winner Larry Campbell and earned much praise, including being voted as AmericanaUK's Best Album of 2016. They also carried off the Band of The Year title in the same Reader’s Poll. With time, their sound has evolved to a palate broader than what it first was on the street corners and in the markets, but this much remains true: The Stray Birds is a band of musicians as subtle and nuanced as they are energetic, a band of writers as blatant and bold as they are coy, and perhaps most importantly, a band of people as friendly and compassionate as they are talented. It's safe to imagine that most who hear their music come back for another listen, time and again.

Coach parties acceptedCredit cards accepted (with charge)Facilities for groupsFacilities for educational visitsOn-site cateringOn-site light refreshmentsPicnic sitePublic toiletsTelephone (public)

Event details

Dates Times
Fri 17 Nov 2017 19:30

Prices

Tickets: £14.00.

Contact

Enquiries

01446 799095

Address

St Donats Castle,
Llantwit Major,
Vale of Glamorgan,
CF61 1WF

Location

Directions

Plan route to St Donats Arts Centre using Google mapsPlan route using Google maps

Map reference: SS 935681  Lat: 51.40190 Long: -3.53239

A48 to Cowbridge town - take B4270 to Llantwit Major and at a roundabout before Llantwit, take the B4265 to Wick/Bridgend. After approx 2 miles turn left following signs for St. Donats and the Castle & Arts Centre.

The nearest train station is in Llantwit Major. Bus numbers 303 & 304 run every hour from Llantwit Major and Bridgend to the main gate of the campus.

Parking: free

Accessible by Public Transport: 3 miles from Llantwit Major station

Facilities

  • Coach parties acceptedCoach parties accepted
  • Credit cards accepted (with charge)Credit cards accepted (with charge)
  • Facilities for groupsFacilities for groups
  • Facilities for educational visitsFacilities for educational visits
  • On-site cateringOn-site catering
  • On-site light refreshmentsOn-site light refreshments
  • Picnic sitePicnic site
  • Public toiletsPublic toilets
  • Telephone (public)Telephone (public)