Pons Aelius

Saturday 10 February 2018

Doors: 7.30pm

Tickets: £10

Children go for £1* We want to encourage families to enjoy the live music experience together, so we are now offering tickets to under-17s for just £1 when booked with an adult paying full price (at select gigs).

Perfect for a winter's night at Florence, Pons Aelius are a young six-piece band from the NorthEast mixing original compositions with the traditons of folk tunes, reels and jigs and a funk/rock/indie vibe. This will be a gig to get you on your feet!

 

"If you get the chance to see Pons Aelius then bloody well do it because they are bloody marvellous.” -Dan Walsh, BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards Musician of the Year Nominee, 2016.

 

“Pons Aelius are a testament to the strength of the North East folk scene. With a healthy share of Scots, they’re the most exciting band to come out of Newcastle in a long time. Their musical style is a wild liberation from the ordinary that fits the post-trad generation like a glove. Their original material is skillful and sincere. I can’t wait to see where they’ll be in a few years time.” -David Foley, RURA.

 

After forming in mid-2014, Pons Aelius wasted no time making a name for themselves on the live circuit, winning a prestigious Danny Kyle award at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections festival in January. Since, they have stunned audiences with headline sets at Hexham Gathering, Sage Gateshead and Dentdale Music and Beer Festival, as well as making their first overseas trip to Norway’s Rauland Internasjonale Vinterfestival.

 

Now in their third year as a band, Pons Aelius have toured the UK three times and established a committed following with their reputation as one of the premier live acts in the North East. They have recently finished recording their debut album, which is set for release in the summer of 2017. Mixed by Matty Foulds at Caribou Recording and mastered by Stuart Hamilton at Castlesound Studios, it’s not to be missed!
 
Regulars to Florence's live gigs might recognise Callum and Alasdair, two members of Birlinn Jiarg who performed here in late 2016. Don't miss your chance to catch them again as part of Pons Aelius.

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