NOTE: This content is old - Published: Thursday, Aug 28th, 2014.
Musician Catrin Finch is set to make her return to Wrexham this Autumn in a special performance at Glyndwr University.
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Anointed by critics as ‘The Queen of Harps’, Catrin Finch makes a welcome return to Wrexham’s Glyndwr University this year with her new musical counterpart and ‘King Of Strings’ – Seckou Keita.
The pair will perform their eclectic fusion of music at the University’s William Aston Hall, October 16th.
Hailing from Aberystwyth, Wales and Casamance, Senegal respectively, the duo has set the classical music scene alight with a blend of cultural influences that seamlessly surge from Finch’s gentle, hypnotising melodies to swirling rhythm sections that captivate and invigorate, fuelled by Keita’s inventive, quick musical wit.
Finch was formerly the official harpist to the Prince of Wales from 2000 to 2004 and is visiting professor at both the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama, and the Royal Academy of Music.
Together with Finch’s Welsh harp and Keita’s West African Kora, two worlds collide to create a unique, sereneand often mesmerising sound that has won them critical acclaim from press the world over, with their debut album ‘Clychau Dibon’ currently sitting pretty atop Amazon’s World Music Chart.
The album was also voted fRoots Album of the Year, featured in Songlines Magazine Top 10 Albums of 2013, and the couple were nominated for two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards in the ‘Best Duo’ and ‘Best Traditional Track’ categories.
Having already completed one major UK tour back in May, followed by a string of UK & International festivals over the summer, Catrin and Seckou are back for touring seconds this October.