Welsh Language Music Day with Cynefin debut album launch and Three Legg’d Mare at Small World Theatre.
The Cynefin project is the creative vision of Clettwr Valley native Owen Shiers. Fascinated by music and history, it is a bid to give a voice to his corner of Wales and innovate within wider Welsh culture. Starting out from his home village of Capel Dewi and travelling through the musical landscape of Ceredigion, Owen has unearthed seasoned songs and stories, some never before recorded, and given them new life in the present. Nominated for ‘Best Solo Artist’ at the inaugural 2019 Welsh Folk Awards, Cynefin gives Owen a platform to ply his fine arranging and guitar skills whilst taking him right back to his roots.
“So, so beautiful. Shining new light on Wales’ dusty folk past.” Sam Lee
“Effortlessly vital and compelling.” From The Margins
Three Legg’d Mare
Play traditional songs and tunes from Wales and beyond. Drawing inspiration from social history and folklore, their lively, sensitive interpretations have earned them an exciting reputation. Performing in this event, they use vocal harmonies and play a variety of instruments to tell tales of madness, love, death, adventure and everyday life.
“Absolutely brilliant… ancient and modern at exactly the same time.” Frank Hennessy
“Their harmony singing is compelling.” Living Tradition Magazine