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john davies
notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK

    Friday, February 03, 2006
    Y Crack Cymraeg
    Two days studying in Wales, pre-empting more time there very soon. And in the evenings, out came the iPod to ease the reading. Very fitting to be hearing, for the first time, Y Crack Cymraeg by Estron. About their release, the folks at High Quality Recordings say:

    y crack cymraeg ('the welsh crack') updates a thousand years of traditional welsh folk music. looking beyond the stereotypical folky image of smelly beards, bad jumpers and crap real ale, many of these songs contain genuinely beautful and moving melodies, and it is these melodies that form the basis for estron's ecclectic meanderings.

    And I say: it melds so well with The Woodcraft Folk, blogged about so recently here. Both releases involve music of rare and precious inventiveness and beauty. I read about them both first in The Wire.