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Blowzabella - Roots Unearthed

  • St Davids Hall The Hayes Cardiff, Wales, CF10 United Kingdom (map)

Andy Cutting diatonic button accordion
Jo Freya vocals, saxophone, clarinet
Paul James vocals, bagpipes, saxophones
Gregory Jolivet hurdy-gurdy
David Shepherd violin
Barn Stradling bass guitar
Jon Swayne bagpipes, saxophone

Blowzabella celebrate 40 years of their inimitable, drone-based wall-of-sound with a new album ‘Two Score’, a new book of tunes ‘More Scores’ and gigs and festivals in the UK and the EU.   

Blowzabella is a genuinely unique band that makes an inimitable, driving, drone-based sound played with a fabulous sense of melody, rhythmic expertise and sheer feeling. They compose their own music which is influenced by English and European traditional folk music and song. 

All the band members compose and many of their tunes are “standards” in the modern British/European folk repertoire and are played by people all over the world. Bands across Europe who experiment with folk music often cite Blowzabella as a major influence. Much loved and respected, there is no one else quite like them.

“Musically I’m inspired by all sorts: a lot of electronica, like Autechre and Funkstorung, and pop music and bands too, people like David Bowie and The Ramones, and these weird folk records like Blowzabella.” Joseph Mount, aka METRONOMY.

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Standard Price £16 in advance | £17 on the day

Children under 16 £5

16-25 year olds £7

Friends of St David's Hall | Over 60s | Students | Claimants | Disabled people plus one companion £2 off each ticket


Groups of 10 or more (please call Box Office on 02920 878444) £1 off each ticket

Plus an optional £1 postage fee for tickets to be posted.
*Only one discount may apply to each ticket and proof of entitlement is required upon ticket collection. 

Earlier Event: September 22
Ocean Arts First Birthday!
Later Event: September 25
Olive Grinter Trio | Thom Voyce Quartet