Tinc y Tannau have been invited to a Festival ‘Origines’ édition 2019: Pays de Galles celebrating Welsh culture. We will set off by train with Story teller Christine Watkins and Cathy Piquemal whilst our CD’s will be safely stowed away in visual artist Maria Hayes’s car along with the cloth hanging of visual artist Mary Lloyd Jones. Ten days of culture in fabulous surroundings in the south of France with fellow artists, can’t wait!
Here’s the programme
Very happy to see a review of GALW our first album in print. A big thank you to Nathaniel Hardy !
Tinc y Tannau GALW (57 mins)
The Welsh duo conjure up otherwordly sounds
You’ve heard of freeform jazz. What about freeform avant-garde, New Age,
Welsh folk Music ?
This debut from the duo Sianed Jones and Ailsa Mair Hughes is an elemental, esoteric ride through ancient Welsh tradition and the rich, water-filled landscape of Wales itself. Armed simply with a bass viola da gambaeach and their voices, the pair spirit up otherwordly sounds, with eight of the tracks being improvisations, many of them actively imitating natural sounds such as waterfalls and mountain streams. Jones specialises in vocal techniques having worked with musicians in remote communities around the globe, and many of the lyrics and vocal sounds are as much about rhythm as meaning.
Still there is an element of narrative. Two tracks use bardic poetry from the Book of Taliesin, a 14th–century Welsh manuscript. There is also a poem by Federico Garcia Lorca and two songs written by Christine Watkins. Yet the most primeval air of Tinc y Tannau is probably at its most visceral when the voice becomes simply another instrument – wailing, ululating and rhymically rapping like a bird upon a tree. It can feel a little too unmoored at times and won’t be to many tastes, but if you want something weird…
TRACK TO TRY Bwmba Bwmba
Digital downloads of the album are available on our bandcamp page
An exciting collaboration with Deb Winter for a Spring show. So throw off your winter coats and join us for an evening of stories, song and Tinc y Tannau style improvisations
Friday November 23rd 2018 Aberystwyth Arts Centre Aberystwyth 7.45pm start Tickets £9 and £6
Sunday November 25th 2018 The Little Man Coffee Co Cardiff 3 pm start.
Suggested donation £5 to the performers
See you for some Viol mischief, Stringy capers and Sonorous songs !
an opportunity to purchase our brand new album GALW
Looking forward to seeing you there Tinc y Tannau
Very Excited to announce that the CD’s have arrived safe and sound, here’s the cover
Tinc y Tannau had a wonderful time playing at NAWR BBC Halls Swansea. Beautiful room, gorgeous acoustic, lovely audience and warm hosts. Thank you for the photos ! See more photos on our flicr site
7 pm BBC Hall Swansea SA1 5DT
Cyngerdd Gerddoriaeth Arbrofol o Iwerddon a Chymru
Concerts of Experimental music from Ireland and Wales
Tickets £8 and £5 at www.rwan.cymru