Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita 2018-12-17T12:52:19+00:00

Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita

FRIDAY 19th JULY 2019

Catrin Finch & Seckou Keita

Welsh harpist Catrin Finch & Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita offer a multi award-winning collaboration.

These two adventurous virtuoso musicians deliver an extraordinary performance. Their second album Soar was released in April 2018 – described as “sublimely beautiful”, Mark Radcliffe BBC Radio 2, and “absolutely hypnotic”, Guy Garvey, BBC Radio 6 Music. The album has reached No 3 on the Transglobal World Music Chart June 2018.

As well as performing, Alexander is passionate about electronic music production and currently releases electronic music under the alias ‘Xan Boney’. His debut single Stain was released in April 2017. He is receiving requests from highly respected international artists to remix their material and produce their records. He has had remixes released on Parlophone Records, Spinnin’ Records and Freemaison Records, the record label of DJ’s The Freemasons. He also releases bootleg remixes available for free download on his social media and is currently working on his own original electronic songs.

Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita’s second album SOAR has just won the prestigious fRoots Critics Poll Album of the Year 2018.

This is the second win for the duo, whose debut album, Clychau Dibon, was awarded the fRoots Critics Poll Album of The Year back in 2013.

“We’re just delighted. To have won this award twice is just incredible. We’ve had such a great response to the album this year. Just to be nominated was brilliant enough!”, says Catrin.

“This is a wonderful surprise”, says Seckou Keita, who also produced the album. “There are never any guarantees on how a second album will be received, so we had no expectations.”