Traditional Welsh Songs For Tenor & Harp
Label: Claudio Records
Jones, Ieuan; Rhys-Evans, Huw
The two Welsh born musicians Huw Rhys-Evans (tenor) and Ieuan Jones (harp) are ideally suited to perform these Traditional Welsh Songs, many with roots in the later Middle Ages, dating back to c1340. This recording was made in 1991 and there is a freshness and exuberance in their artistry with energy and passion that understands the timeless simplicity of this music. The sound lures the listener into a bygone age of serenity and poetry which nourishes the soul. Being performed in the original Welsh adds authenticity, character, charm and fascination to these moving songs by largely unknown composers. The Welsh translations retain the poetry and insight that deserve to be relished not only by the Welsh, known for their natural musicality but to the wider world, as this is music in its purest form.