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Richard Dawson

Richard Dawson

12 October 2023

This event will now take place in our Cabaret venue. Ticket holders have been contacted by email.

One of the UK’s most powerful and affecting voices, Richard Dawson returns to Cardiff for a special solo performance after the release of his latest album The Ruby Cord last year. 

The Ruby Cord could be considered as the final part of a trilogy, that started with the pre-medieval world of Peasant, was brought back to the present day with 2020 and - possibly - concludes in the future with Dawson’s seventh studio album.

After recent collaborations with Finnish metal innovators Circle and his work with Hen Ogledd, this is a return to Dawson’s own world with seven tracks that plunge us into an unreal, fantastical and at times sinister future where social mores have mutated, ethical and physical boundaries have evaporated… a place where you no longer need to engage with anyone but yourself and your own imagination. It’s a leap into a future that is well within reach, in some cases already here. 

It is live where Dawson’s music truly comes to life – his bellowing voice and percussive guitar carry an honesty that is gut-punchingly powerful. Experience this formidable force at Llais 2023. 

Start time: 7pm