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The Trials of Cato – an Outdoor Courtyard Concert

Striking new music ranging from Welsh language poetry to trad-jazz and electronics, The Trials of Cato have blazed a trail through the British folk scene sine 2016, winning BBC Radio 2 Best Folk Album for their recording debut.

  • 30th June 2023
  • 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm

The remarkable rise of BBC Radio 2 award winning trio The Trials of Cato on the UK folk scene has been the subject of great critical attention. Dubbed ‘the Sex Pistols of folk’ (John Davis, Metropolis Studios) they pay homage to tradition whilst twisting old tunes into something febrile and modern, with stomping melodies and captivating stories.


Formed in Beirut, Lebanon, The Trials of Cato have blazed a trail since returning to the UK in 2016. Their 2018 debut album Hide and Hair won the BBC Radio 2 ‘Best Album’ Folk Award. Their newest album Gog Magog was released in winter 2022, fusing Celtic instrumental interplay with striking new compositions ranging from interpretations of Welsh language poetry to current-day plague songs, as well as unexpected instrumental explorations of the outer edges of folktronica and trad-jazz. The album is named both after the mythical giant of Arthurian legend and the Cambridgeshire hilltop, where the new album was birthed over lockdown.



  • Air conditioned
  • Bar
  • Car Parking
  • Disabled Accessibility
  • Facilities for Disabled Guests
  • On site parking
  • WI-FI

Accessibility Facilities

  • Assistance dogs welcome
  • Blue Badge Parking
  • Designated wheelchair public toilet
  • Staff available to assist
  • Wheel chair accessible

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