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Folk, Celtic
Taith Records
September 9, 2013

Format: Compact Disc



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Breath taking new arrangements of old Welsh melodies from three of the countries leading musicians.

"We wanted to make this CD a celebration of melody; in particular some of the beautiful and often unusual melodies of Welsh traditional music". The melodic strength of the material is one of the very first things to strike the listener. The haunting beauty of the tunes is given a fresh, contemporary feel as this remarkable trio is unafraid to bring their own musical experiences to the arrangements, finding rhythmic and harmonic ideas within the tunes that constantly surprise and excite those who hear them.

"Alaw means melody" says Oliver "it is also a Welsh name. We were keen to put together a project that had Welsh music at its heart. Welsh folk music" he continues" has not had the same degree of exposure as its Celtic cousins. Wales has a fantastic variety of distinctive and beautiful melodies, which we are keen to celebrate and hopefully, in the process, generate more interest in Welsh folk music."

Alaw is also has family connections. Dylan Fowler (guitar, mandocello) is the stepfather of Oliver Wilson-Dickson (fiddle, voice) and the two have worked together for some time in Szapora, The Ian McMillan Orchestra and as a duo. Jamie Smith (accordion), a colleague of Oliver's from Jamie Smith's Mabon, augmented the line up to a trio and Alaw was born.

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Key Value
Catalogue number TRCD00016
Barcode 5065001177156
Number of items 1
Packaging type Digipak
Imported No
Weight 79g
Dimensions (LxWxH) 120mm x 8mm x 140mm

Disc 1

Track Listing — Disc 1

Song Title Time
1. Glyn Nêdd; Gyrru'r Byd o 'Mlaen -
2. Cariad Newydd; Erddygan y Crythwr Du Bach; Dawns Forys -
3. Jig Arglwydd Caernarfon; Jig Owen -
4. Y Ddau Farch; Gwel Yr Adeilad -
5. Gwen Lliw’r Lili; Hud y Frwynen -
6. Craig y Ddinas -
7. Ar Foren Teg -
8. Breuddwyd y Wrach; Nyth y Gog -
9. Ffarwel i f’Ienctid; Yr Hafan Ddisglair; Ty Coch Caerdydd; Y Gwr a’i Farch -
10. Wil a’i Fam -