The Trials of Cato

The remarkable rise of BBC Radio 2 award winning trio The Trials of Cato on the UK folk scene has been the subject of massive critical attention. Dubbed "The Sex Pistols of Folk,” (J Davis - Led Zeppelin, Gorrilaz) they pay clear homage to the tradition whilst twisting old bones into something febrile and modern, with stomping tunes and captivating stories.

Notably formed in Beirut, Lebanon, The Trials of Cato have blazed a trail like no other since returning to the UK. Memorable performances across Britain, Europe, and North America led to Mark Radcliffe hailing the band ‘one of the real discoveries on the folk circuit in recent times,’ with their 2018 debut Hide and Hair going on to win the BBC Radio 2 'Best Album' Folk Award. With their latest offering, Gog Magog, The Trials of Cato present their most daring music to date.

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Events featuring The Trials of Cato

Mar 16, 2023
9:40pm — 10:10pm
Presented by
Focus Wales
Wrexham, UK-WALES
Professional Connections
The Trials of Cato is seeking the following:
  • Management