Beyond the Marches /
Dros y Ffin

A 6 artist commission with some of the finest young artists from England and Wales.
 

Georgia Ruth

Lucy Ward

David Gibb

Patrick Rimes

Archie Churchill-Moss
Elan Rhys

 

This was a joint commission between EFDSS and trac (the Welsh Folk Development Agency), and a project I co-project managed with Angharad Jenkins of trac.

In late April 2015, the artists spent time in the archives of Cecil Sharp House, the National Library of Wales (Aberystwyth) and St. Fagan's museum (Cardiff), where they were looking for tunes and songs that had a shared history between the two countries.

They scoured letters, notebooks, newspapers and manuscripts held in the archives, and after three days research the artists' headed to a 3-day writing and rehearsal residential at Tŷ Newydd (the former home of David Lloyd George).

This was immediately followed by 3 shows

 

Aberystwyth, Arts Centre
Cardiff, Millenium Centre
London, Cecil Sharp House

 

The artists were interviewed and performed for a feature on BBC Radio 4's Front Row, and also filmed for a piece on ITV Wales' news.

 

There were offers of further shows and a studio album was *almost* recorded in 2016, but due to prior commitments of the artists diaries were impossible to co-ordinate.

 

Selected coverage

Folk Radio live review link

Artist blogs from the project link
ITV Wales News Feature

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BBC Radio 4 Front Row Feature - Beyond the Marches / Dros y Ffin
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Oko Vela o Chavo / Si Hei Lwli - Beyond the Marches / Dros y Ffin
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Beyond the Marches Documentary, May 2015
Beyond the Marches, Full Concert, Cardiff 3rd may 2015