Based in Newcastle, Pons Aelius are an ambitious young instrumental sextet who explore the traditional and contemporary folk musics of Britain and beyond. With bold arrangements and an arsenal of instruments, the band melds age-old traditions with a fresh and innovative attitude.
Having played together in various line-ups for some time, the six decided to consolidate all of their projects into one easy to manage group in mid 2014 and haven’t looked back since. Highlight of their short career thus far was running out winners of the prestigious Danny Kyle Award at Celtic Connections in 2015. It undoubtedly won’t be their last accolade.