Hir a Hwyr (Long and Late)
'John ac Alun' release their first collection of new songs for 10 years
It's 10 years since John and Alun released their last album, and as the title suggests, this release has been hotly anticipated. The reason for this delay was partly to do with their desire to shape every aspect of the work, including the choice of songs, their interpretation and the type of production that would best suit each song.
The recording took place in Alun's own home in Tudweiliog, across a period of two years. Alun is also responsible for most of the arrangements on this record. As John explains, "it was great to be able to drop by every now and then to listen to the tracks and to record the occasional vocal - and to do so in a relaxed atmosphere, over an extended period of time." John Williams from Bangor was responsible for the piano and keyboards on the album, whilst he also contributed many great ideas for the songs.
Ffrindiau'r Wyddor (Alphabet Friends)
Come to sing and play with....
Ffrindiau’r Wyddor (Alphabet Friends)
with Dewi Pws, Siân James, Emyr Gibson and Elin Llwyd
Here is a great CD for young Welsh learners!! A collection of songs that introduce the letters of the Welsh alphabet in a light, simple and fun style. Each letter is associated with a certain character and the melodies and the words together with the colourful accompaniments combine to produce an exciting way for children to learn the entire alphabet. There is also an opportunity to listen to the songs without the words. This provides the opportunity for movement, dancing and other creative tasks. The children can sing the songs either individually, in groups or sing along with family, friends and teachers.
‘Awyr Iach’ - a breath of fresh air from singer songwriter Ynyr Llwyd
Relaxing in the great outdoors amidst the hustle and bustle of busy life is the inspiration for Vale of Clwyd professional musician, Ynyr Llwyd’s new Welsh EP, ‘Awyr Iach’ (Fresh Air). In his latest album, the third released by Aran Records, the maturity of the singer songwriter is evident. Having experimented with various styles over the years, he feels he has found his own sound whilst writing and recording these songs for the new album; acoustic rock and pop.
A Welsh Wedding
Express your Welsh identity through music !
- Featuring Carys Owen (harp) and Huw Williams (organ)
- Romantic Welsh folk melodies for harp in arrangements by Nansi Richards (Telynores Maldwyn) and John Thomas (Pencerdd Gwalia) amongst others.
- Original compositions for organ by Karl Jenkins and William Mathias
- Processionals in different durations to suit the size of the venue
- Also includes the International favourites ‘Here comes the bride’ by Richard Wagner and Mendelssohn’s ‘Wedding March’