Delighted to announce that I’ll be playing at Green Man Festival this year. On Saturday 18 August. With a full band. http://greenman.net/lineup It’s fair to say that Glan Usk, and the (un)earthly delights it harbours within its August bosom, has become very dear to my heart! I still remember the first time. Ah, lovely adolescent first time. Lovely menage au folk. Teddy Thompson,...
Gwymon was the ‘Label of Love’ on Huw Stephens’ Radio 1 show last night. And one of the EP tracks got a spin! You can hear an interview with Mr Gwymon, Guto Brychan, as well as ‘Bones’ by yours truly and ‘The Perfect Silence’ by my lovely label-mate Huw M. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01c2y97#segments Diolch unwaith eto, Huw S! x
we walked through the whispered promises of a city that wasn’t ours but had once been mine, with a friend of yours; and this friend of yours became a friend of mine. and feeling debonair and young as devils we stopped to drink in some old pub that fitted the scene well. and they played a song by simon, paul, and i should have heard it before but i hadn’t, never at all - paul, grant me grace - and...
Second folk-uendo of the day, and a really lovely review from the guys at Thank Folk For That. They’ve given In Luna four stars. You can read it here: http://thankfolkforthat.com/?p=3475 They’ll be hosting the following show at the Castle Hotel, Manchester on 26 March and I’m delighted that myself and the gentlemen will be playing on the line up.
Lovely Review: For Folk's Sake
For me (and I can only speak for me, mind), the paradox of making music is endlessly bewildering. On the one calmly held hand, you’re making sounds for people to hear; on the other trembling hand, you’re terrified at the thought of those same people committing their resulting thoughts to paper. Many thanks, then, to Ian Parker and For Folk’s Sake for their kind review of In...
Woke up this morning to discover, to my delight, that Huw Stephens played Through Your Hands from the EP on his Radio 1 show last night. Diolch o galon mawr iti, Huw. Link: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b01bscfr
RIP Dory Previn
I confess that, until venturing to the wintery isolation of Bryn Derwen last year, I had never come across Dory Previn, or her music. That all changed, of course, when David Wrench insisted that I listen to ‘Lady With The Braid’. And I kept listening. Dark, unsettling stuff from Territory Grimm. But always so beautiful. And she wasn’t afraid to be clever, was Dory. Songs that...
Mae ’na dân yn y gân lle bu’n geni o hyd; mae hiraeth nad yw am oeri, a...– Fflam, gan Llyr Gwyn Lewis
ALEXANDER COMANA: Free download of 'Oh, Magpie' →
alexandercomana: I’ve been playing this song for about a year and finally got round to recording it, so I thought I’d upload it and let you have it for free. It features vocals from Georgia Ruth Williams, an artist that I’ve been a fan of for a long time, I’m so happy that I managed to get her on a track. … A little something to salute. Was a pleasure to record this with the lovely...
Luna Launch Night
Delighted that the In Luna launch show proper will be happening in Clwb Ifor Bach on Friday, 16 March. Joining me are esteemed marsh dwellers of Llithfaen, Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog (@CowboisRhb) and Cardiff’s excellent Evening Chorus (@Evening_Chorus). We’re all really looking forward to it. Do join. I promise you with the eyes of a sage that you’ll enjoy. ...
At pride of place, above harp and plucked double bass, her voice is unavoidably...– Ian Hughes (@northwalesmusic) writing for the Daily Post
Plastik: In Luna Review
This lovely review from Plastik (written by Emily Bater) has made my week! Thanks ever so much, folks. “Fundamentally In Luna is a tale of love and loss, told through a collection which is restrained but at times wonderfully cutting.” http://plastik.me/review-georgia-ruth/
I’m currently standing in for the lovely Bethan Elfyn on BBC Radio Wales between 7-10pm on a Saturday night. Last week’s show is now on the Iplayer. Live session from the incomparable Islet, chat with Andy of Andy’s Records (Aberystwyth) fame, and 3 hours of music. IPlayer: http://bbc.in/zZpgxo Playlist here: http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00wsnw7
Twelve days and counting until the release of In Luna on a lovely, heavy bit of 10” (via Gwymon Records). Only a limited amount have been pressed. But never fear, you can pre-order from any of the following: www.sadwrn.com http://www.sainwales.com/store/gwymon/gwymon-finyl-0182 http://www.propermusic.com/artist/Georgia-Ruth-Williams-45041 In the meantime, remember that Bones is FREE to...
In which I will be alive. And singing. More dates and details to be announced soon. Will be performing with the lovely Huws brothers (Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog) as my band on each of these dates. 25 Feb: The Whitehall, Pwllheli 26 Feb: Betws y Coed 13 March: Club Fandango @ The Bull & Gate, London 16 March: Clwb Ifor Bach, Cardiff 26 March: Thank Folk For That @ The Castle, Manchester ...