Ceri Rhys Matthews and Ailsa Mair

Tuesday, July 9, 2024 - 19:30
Bank Vault Aberystwyth
1 New Street, Aberystwyth, SY23 2AT
Free entry

Ceri Rhys Matthews Pastoral pipes, Flute and Shruti Box. An ambassador and authority of Welsh folk. He has been called "a key figure in the renaissance of Welsh musical traditions", by journalist Julian May in Songlines, who described by him as "a one man Welsh music industry"He has produced 21 CDs for Welsh label Fflach.In 2000, he produced the Rough Guide to the Music of Wales for World Music Network. In 2009, he produced Blodeugerdd: Song of the Flowers - An Anthology of Welsh Music and Song for Smithsonian Folkways which came first in the 2009 Independent Music Awards for Best World Traditional Album.https://bandcamp.com/yscolan Ailsa MairViola de GambaAilsa Mair creates elemental tapestries from her strings, voice and loop pedal – experimental folk offerings on the spectrum of grief and joy, woven with wild nature, magic and threads of Welsh language.She has performs across Wales and with the late Sianed Jones in their bass viol & voice duo Tinc y Tannau, formed after they shared a job playing and singing with the RSC. Here Ailsa will share some new viola da gamba ramblings on this ancient 7-stringed instrument, bridging past and future in her unique song and live improv. www.ailsamairsong.orgthefairytalecellist.bandcamp.com tincytannau.bandcamp.com