Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita: SOAR

Catrin Finch and Seckou Keita: SOAR



  • fRoots Critics Poll Album of the Year 2018

  • Songlines Top Ten World Music Album's of the Year 2018

  • MOJO's Top Ten World Music Album's of 2018

  • No.3 in the World Music Charts Europe Albums of 2018

  • Nominated for the Welsh Prize 2018

This award-winning duo have been giving extraordinary performances together for the past five years. Their programme takes wing on the flight of the Osprey, the magnificent raptor persecuted to extinction in Wales during the 17th century, which has recently returned home after a 400-year absence. The osprey makes its annual 3000-mile migration from the estuaries of West Wales, where Catrin grew up, to Seckou's homeland in Senegal, West Africa. Themes of migration - natural, enforced and economic - run throughout, drawing deep on the sometimes darker history of these two great musical nations. In ‘Soar’, Catrin and Seckou have created a unique marriage of cultures through an emotional, joyful and life-affirming musical collaboration.

Pre-Concert Meal Available

Enjoy a tasty locally sourced meal at The Lounge before this evening's concert. The award-winning campus restaurant, is located adjacent to the Great Hall.  Supporters can receive a 20% discount on their pre-concert meal when they show their card. Advance booking is required by emailing Restaurant opening is subject to a minimum number of bookings.