THERE’s a last chance to see Jamie Smith’s Mabon play at Cardigan’s Mwldan Theatre on their final tour: The Last Huzzah! this month.

It has been two decades of sparky jigs, slammin’ reels, mighty banter and stirring songs for the band’s faithful following of ardent fans.

But after a thousand shows in dozens of countries across five continents - with a hard-earned reputation for dazzling live performances - Mabon is going out on a high.

Mabon was formed from two families in 1999, playing homespun arrangements of Welsh folk dance tunes in pubs and ‘twmpath’ dances of their native South Wales.

Their repertoire moved more and more towards Jamie Smith’s original tunes, and they went far and wide during the next 10 years – with performances across four continents and in front of huge festival crowds.

They emerged to develop a more contemporary sound, calling on wide-ranging influences, reaching far beyond the traditional canon.

Nearly all of their music is their own composition, predominantly created by Jamie and reflecting their varied interests and influences based in traditional or contemporary Celtic music, but also reaching into world music and beyond

The group announced their amicable disbanding with a farewell tour last autumn, which was initially cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Jamie Smith’s Mabon Taith: The Last Huzzah Tour plays at Theatr Mwldan on October 27. Tickets cost £16 and pre-booking is essential.