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Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow follow up album and Tour

Jan 21, 2020

Weaving a musical dialogue between fiddle, guitar and voice, Kit Hawes and Aaron Catlow explore the rich musical heritage of the British Isles, and create original music inspired by the traditions they grew up in. In demand as musicians, writers and arrangers, Kit and Aaron have worked with many established artists including Grammy Award-nominated Yola, Seth Lakeman, Afro Celt Sound System and Roni Size.

Since the release of their highly acclaimed debut album ‘The Fox’ in 2016, the pair have built a reputation as one of the standout acts on the UK music circuit.  Praise comes from music lovers and press alike, including Mark Radcliffe on BBC Radio 2 – “reminiscent of Martin Carthy and the late Dave Swarbrick, I can give them no higher accolade”.

Their follow up album, which draws its name from the title track ‘Pill Pilots‘, is due for release in March 2020. The Pill Pilots were a group of highly-skilled mariners, who for over a thousand years guided tall ships through the treacherous waters of the Bristol channel and the river Avon. The album was recorded live in a single room and celebrates the time-honoured relationship between the fiddle and guitar. The pair pay tribute to the past, whilst setting themselves apart with an unparalleled mastery of their instruments and dynamic range to create a musical conversation that wends its way through the album’s nine tracks.


Pill Pilots album Pre order available Now:

AND they are touring the album, so a great opportunity to see this amazing duo live!


Tour Dates as follows:


28/02/2020 Ryepiece Barn Stratford-upon-Avon. Tickets:

01/03/2020 Slaughtered Lamb London. Tickets:

02/03/2020 Colchester Arts Centre Colchester. Tickets:

03/03/2020 Wardrobe Theatre Bristol. Tickets:

05/03/2020 Melbury Osmond Village Hall Dorchester. Tickets:

06/03/2020 Pound Arts Corsham. Tickets:

07/03/2020 Briantspuddle Village Hall Dorset. Tickets:

08/03/2020 Child Okeford Village Hall Blandford Forum. Dorset Tickets:

11/03/2020 Llantrisant Folk Club Pontyclun Tickets:


For further information visit their website



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