1:57pm Monday 16th September 2013 in What's on
NOMINATED in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards, Faustus are three of the leading lights of their generation: Saul Rose (Waterson:Carthy, Whapweazel), Benji Kirkpatrick (Seth Lakeman Band, Bellowhead) and Paul Sartin (Bellowhead, Belshazzar’s Feast) and they are performing at Theatr Mwldan on October 4 at 7.30pm.
They have a plethora of experience between them, brought together in a virtuosic display of musicianship and testosterone. Rooted deeply in the English tradition, in 2007 they received a 75th Anniversary Award from the English Folk Dance and Song Society.
Faustus came together in 2006 as an evolution of the award winning band Dr. Faustus. They made an eponymous debut album in 2008, produced by Stu Hanna and released by Navigator Records, which saw them nominated as the Best Group in the 2009 BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. Subsequent touring has seen them headlining at festivals, as well as playing sell-out concerts at arts centres and clubs.
After a two year break, Faustus returned to the live circuit for festivals in summer 2012 and a national tour in autumn 2012, followed by the release of a new album in March 2013 on Navigator Records ahead of their tour.
Tickets to see Faustus are £13 (£12 concessions, £3 Mates Rates scheme (11-18yr olds) available to book from Mwldan’s Box Office 01239 621200, or www.mwldan.co.uk.