Myddfai Hall Sat 28th March 7.30pm
With the amazing Kizzy Crawford and Pibau Planed
Kizzy Crawford (1996), known as Kizzy, is a Bajan-Welsh singer songwriter from Merthyr Tydfil, who sings in both English and Welsh using traditional and modern sources; In one of her first press interviews she explained “I have a fantastic cultural heritage to be proud of – Welsh, English and Barbadian; and this is reflected in my music as well as drawing on soul, indie, folk, jazz and songs and songwriters from the ’60s and ’70s”.
Hypnotic melodies, drones and compelling rhythms on ancestral instruments such as Crwth, Harp, Bagpipes, Cittern and Hurdy Gurdy, combine with Lynne Denman’s powerful, crystal-clear vocals to explore the musical heart that links us together across a diverse and tribal nation. Featuring:
Peni Ediker and Stef Balesi – well known for playing high energy Welsh/Bretton dance music, sometimes mixing traditional acoustic instruments like pipes and bombard with drum and bass for a full-on festival sound. As the Mordekkers and Pibau Planed they have played at music venues throughout Britain and Europe, frequently representing Wales at the prestigious Celtic music festival Lorient in Brittany.
Anne Marie Summers – a founder member of the early music ensemble Misericordia, she also has a deep interest in British traditional song and French/ Breton dance music which she has explored in bands such as Magpiety and The Wendigo. As well making numerous CDs with her own bands Anne Marie also contributed to the internationally award winning recording ‘Blodeugerdd’, an anthology of Welsh music and song.
Lynne Denman – A fine singer and founder member of Welsh traditional folk band Ffynnon, who achieved swift recognition from North American company Green Linnet Records. She has performed at festivals and venues in five continents to great acclaim and Ffynnon’s ‘Llanw Chwant’ represents Wales on the new ‘Rough Guide to Welsh Music’.