canu rhydd

by fernhill

  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Featuring eight new pieces sung in Welsh and English, canu rhydd is our first album with Christine Cooper on fiddle, harmony vocal and spoken word. The CD comes shrinkwrapped in a beautiful monochrome gatefold card format designed by the artist Noel Hefele

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julie murphy-voice, sruti
christine cooper-fiddle, voice
tomos williams-trumpet, flugelhorn
ceri rhys matthews-guitar, flute, voice

canu rhydd... literally 'free poetry', is written according to the free will of the poet. it is unconstrained by patronage or by the twenty four accredited meters of the secret craft of bardic poetry as laid out by einion offeiriad. from its sixteenth century flowering, came tumbling the multitude of unattached verses kept safe on the tongues of unselfconscious singers over the centuries. with these we start our songs...

this album was recorded at dartington college of arts in july 2010, shortly before the college left its devon home for good. the album is one of many thousands of sparks of dartington's creative legacy which are scattered throughout the country.

recorded and mixed by nick marshall at dartington college, devon
mastered by jens schroeder at dreamworld studio, pembrokeshire
cover by noel hefele


released May 1, 2011

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