Celebrating the Welsh Music Scene in Compelling Bilingual Style!
Georgia Ruth and Bardd, Newport Memorial Hall, 20 March
Span Arts are absolutely delighted to be hosting the Launch of Welsh Music Prize winner Georgia Ruth’s new album Mai, and the global fusion trio Bardd whose members include Young People’s Laureate Wales’s Poet Martin Laws and legendary Emcee, Beatbox and Welsh/International Live Looper champion, Mr Phormula.
As a true bilingual event, with songs sung in both Welsh and English this will weave together different instruments, different languages, different musical styles into one beautiful groove. This will be a fantastic event not to be missed!
Georgia Ruth is a Welsh singer-songwriter, harpist and one of Wales’ most compelling voices – “dazzling… rich with sweet pain and joy” (The Independent); “one of the British folk discoveries of the year” (The Guardian). MOJO describe the album as “atmospheric spirituality …. natural world imagery, poetic lyrics and subtle soundscapes … with wafts of strings, guitars, drums, sax and violin
Watch Georgia’s new single here:
Bardd’s music journeys between bardic roots of Wales and freedom funk disco, underpinned by a love of dope beats, supreme lyricism and great music from all genres. Expect Beatbox, innovative Live Looping, Electric Kalimba, Folk Violin, Jazz Organ, Blues Guitar and Spoken Word Poetry, alongside danceable beats.
Bardd’s three members are
· the outstanding multi-instrumentalist Henry Horell on guitars, violin and keys;
· award-winning spoken word artist Martin Daws – Young People’s Laureate Wales 2013-16 & widely regarded as one the best live performance poets in Britain;
· legendary Emcee, Beatbox and Live Looper, Mr Phormula, internationally known for his fluid bilingualism, slick rhythms, compelling bass lines and vocal dexterity.
Tickets are now available from Span Arts
Door £12/£10/£10 (Standard/Friend of Span/Concession)
Call Span Arts 01834 869323, pop into our Narberth box office or book online