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Future gigs in 2019

Sat 28 September, Canolfan Bleddfa, Knighton, as part of Kate Green’s Walking the Pipe project. 
Thu 24 October
, Redwoods Centre, Shrewsbury
, Caradoc Rotunda, 2.30. For patients & staff.
Sat 16 November, Frankley, Bromsgrove, as part of Kate Green’s Walking the Pipe project. 

We are generally available for gigs – please contact us if you’d like to put us on or would like a demo CD.

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We did a nice lunchtime gig at Bridgnorth Library on Friday 23 August as part of a music & arts festival in the town. Thanks to Emma and the staff at the library.

At the end of June 2019 we did a mini-tour with the marvellous Owl Light Trio, who apply fine musicianship to inventive arrangements of traditional and original tunes. On Friday 28th we played at the Friends’ Meeting House in Oxford, and the following night we all came up to Oswestry to play to a packed house at the Hermon (photo above). You can read a review of that gig here. We heartily recommend the Owl Light Trio’s excellent CD Owl Light.

Artist Kate Green has been walking the length of the Elan Valley Aqueduct, from mid-Wales to Birmingham, during August, with events on the way. During the autumn we will be joining her to present some of the songs she has written for this project, called Walking the Pipe. On 16 June 2019 the three of us appeared on Genevieve Tudor’s Sunday Folk programme on BBC Radio Shropshire to talk about the project and play 2 of the songs Kate has so far written.

On Saturday 8 September 2018 we played at Rhydycroesau Village Hall in a concert to celebrate the release of our CD Crossings. The concert included special guests Jock and Lucas Tyldesley, and the second half of the evening began with a fine set of tunes played expertly on the harp by Cadi Davies

Our long-awaited first full-length CD Crossings was released in June 2018. You can read reviews, hear some extracts and order a copy on the Crossings CD & Shop page.

On a sultry evening at the end of June 2018 we played at the Willow Gallery in Oswestry. As always we were superbly looked after by Marysia Shepherd, and by Phoebe Rees, who was MC for the night. See the Willow Gallery website for their concert programme.

In July 2017, on another hot day, we spent a couple of hours on a canal boat in Chirk with Mark Holdsworth and his wife Sue, recording three tracks for their ‘Narrowboat Sessions’: see thenarrowboatsessions.com. Then in the evening we played down the road at Black Park Chapel, Halton, Chirk. You can see what other concerts are coming up at Black Park at blackpark.org.uk.

Past events
23 August 2019: Lunchtime free concert at Bridgnorth Library.
29 June 2019: Concert with Owl Light Trio, The Hermon, Oswestry.
28 June 2019:
Concert with Owl Light Trio, Friends’ Meeting House, Oxford.
25 June 2019
: Afternoon concert at Redwoods Centre, Shrewsbury.
2 Apr 2019
: Afternoon concert at Redwoods Centre, Shrewsbury.
8 Sep 2018: Concert at Village Hall, Rhydycroesau, with special guests Cadi Davies and Jock and Lucas Tyldesley.

29 Jun 2018
: Concert at Willow Gallery, Oswestry. Please support what they’re doing there. You can see their concert programme at www.willowgalleryoswestry.org/live-music.
8 Jul 2017
: Concert at Black Park Chapel, Halton, Chirk.
14 Mar 2017:
Afternoon concert at Redwoods Centre, Shrewsbury.

7 Oct 2016: Concert at Rhydycroesau Village Hall, Oswestry.
4 Oct 2016: Afternoon concert at Redwoods Centre, Shrewsbury.
30 Sep 2016
: Concert at The Gateway, Shrewsbury.
26 Apr 2016: Afternoon concert at Redwoods Centre, Shrewsbury.
19 Mar 2016
: House concert, Llansilin, Powys.
19 Dec 2015: Afternoon concert at St Chad’s, Shrewsbury.
30 Oct 2015: Concert at The Gateway, Shrewsbury.

25 Oct 2015: Live appearance on Radio Shropshire Sunday Folk.
17 Oct 2015: Concert at Willow Gallery, Oswestry.
Sep 2015: Soundtrack of Sean Harris’s salmon film (see below).
Jun-Jul 2015: Recording 4-track EP at Peter Humphreys Centre, Oswestry and Audio XL, Shrewsbury.
28 Feb 2015: Concert with support Vera van Heeringen, Rhydycroesau Village Hall.
2014: Concerts at Redwoods Centre, Shrewsbury, and Cross Keys, Selattyn.

Back in September 2015 Sean Harris roped us both in, along with harpist Christine Mills, to contribute to the soundtrack of an animated film based on the migration cycle of salmon. The film was made to be shown in a mobile projection rig including multiple gauze screens. Recording took place at Capel y Briw near Llansilin: music and sound effects were improvised and later assembled, along with a poem written and read by Arwyn Groe, into a soundtrack by musician and sound engineer Jim Brook. You can see the film here.
Below are some photos from the recording session:
Capel y Briw; Sean and Jim; Faith; Christine.
Capel Briw 2Sean Jim 2 Faith 2Christine