Awen* Celtica

*AWEN: The Otherworldly force of inspiration and magical empowerment of the Bardic arts. (properly this should be "Awen Geltaidd", but that would only have meaning for Welsh speakers)      FaceBook Icon

Three exceptional Welsh musicians will be in Manitoba and Northwest Ontario in August 2016. Dates and Times

Siân James
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Siân James is the most celebrated and modern of traditional singers in Wales. Siân has toured extensively for many years, playing concerts in countries as far as Japan and the US as well as all over Europe. Last year, she took part in an extensive theatre tour of Holland with the renowned Irish folk band Dervish.

Sioned Webb
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A versatile musician, Sioned Webb has many strings to her bow, crossing over from the classical to folk. A former winner of the John Weston Thomas triple harp competition, she has played folk harp, fiddle and whistles in bands such as Pererin and Pentan. Sioned delights in arranging Welsh folk songs in a number of ways - ranging from the traditional to the much more experimental. She is also a composer who has accepted large commissions from trac and has worked in television and with many theatre companies such as Theatr Cymru, Hijinx and Bara Caws. She has also worked with Community Music Wales, having conducted workshops in lonely islands, in prisons, hostels for homeless teenagers and in homes for the elderly.

Arfon Gwilym
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Arfon is one of Wales' leading tradition bearers - an experienced and knowledgable singer and teacher of folk song. He’s written a history of the traditional music of Wales, and co-edited collections of Welsh folk songs and plygain* carols.
* Plygain - A traditional Welsh Christmas Service