Celtic Music from Wales
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||Y Gwydd||Ffynnon||2:13||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Brothen||Ffynnon||2:11||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Y Rhaeadr||Ffynnon||2:31||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Felton Lonnin||Ffynnon||2:27||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Ty Crwn||Ffynnon||1:40||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Goshawk||Ffynnon||3:00||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Pais Dinogad||Ffynnon||1:34||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Cwcw Fach||Ffynnon||1:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Beth Yw'r Haf||Ffynnon||3:14||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Dacw Nghariad||Ffynnon||2:39||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Chwaer Mari||Ffynnon||3:08||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Le Petit Cordonier||Ffynnon||3:45||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Llys Ifor Hael||Ffynnon||3:49||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Chwarae||Ffynnon||1:51||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Aros Mae||Ffynnon||3:09||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Galw||Ffynnon||2:07||$0.99||View in iTunes|
Welsh music is usually associated with the traditional triple harp. But the reality is much broader, and Ffynnon is one of the bands nibbling and pushing at the bounds of Welsh folk music, confounding expectations along the way. Just a trio, the instrumental duties fall to bassist/guitarist Dave Reid, who uses his bass in a very unconventional way, often as the lead voice in a piece, and keyboardist Stacey Blythe, who frequently prefers the staid tones of the piano, giving a neo-ceilidh feel to the music. Singer Lynne Denman, originally from England, is certainly Welsh by adoption, twisting her tongue easily around the language in a voice that sounds blessed. Together, they create a unique, spare sound, highlighted by Reid's strong melodic sense on a mix of traditional and original material, including some instrumentals that work powerfully well, like Reid's "Y Rhaeadr," with its calmly virtuosic fingering. But it's the vocal songs that stand out the most, such as "Pais Dinogad," whose cascading vocal line is reminiscent of Scots mouth music at times. An adventurous debut from a band with something to say.
My first Ffynnon album
I got this on CD first then when I got my iPod and iPhone bought it from iTunes.
The tunes are wonderful and the vocals are hypnotic.
Ffynnon's got me learning Welsh! A wonderful album so far my favorite of the 4 albums (Celtic Music from Wales, Adar Gwylltion, Debatable Lands and Hunting the Giant's Daughter)
(ITunes only carries 2 you need to go to Ffynnon's website to get the other 2)
Luscious tunes and rich harmonies and completely addicting!
If you can only own 1 Celtic music album it should be this one!
Come on iTunes get with it and bring on Debatable Lands and Hunting the Giant's Daughter