Author: dafyddroberts

Beyond the Species Corridor

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At long last, managed to secure Alan Holmes (Circle, Faust, Ectogram, Groceries and much more) & Zoe Skoulding (acclaimed poet and with Holmes part of the Parking Non Stop) to come and play here-being Tregaron…anyone who enjoys imaginative, playful and sometimes over the edge music should come to this.

As part of the opening night of the St Caron’s Festival, sharing the bill with itdreamedtome, I think discerning Mid-Walians  are in for a real treat.

Do consider  coming a long if you’re in the area! Or visiting!

 

As part of the opening night we’re really excited to promote Alan Holmes and Zoe Zoë Skoulding who will be playing at the Oriel Rhian, on 4th March.
Alan Holmes and Zoë Skoulding combine found and self-generated sounds with words and vocal textures, exploring the real, imagined, human and non-human dimensions of place. Their new joint project builds on Alan’s solo creations as The Groceries, Zoë’s international practice as a poet https://www.zoeskoulding.co.uk and their previous psychogeographical explorations as Parking Non-Stop http://www.skald.omnia.co.uk
Recent work includes this https://www.plasbodfa.com/sound…/zoe-skoulding-alan-holmes haunting of an empty house, and a collaboration with a pair of gulls who nested in their garden during lockdown.
Tickets for Friday alone or all of the weekend concerts are available here: https://www.eventbrite.com/…/gwyl-ffynnon-sant-caron-st…

 

Calling all Ceredigion/Tregaron artists and crafters! Local and beyond

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Croeso i bawb! Cwrdd Riverbank Cafe tua 10.15 ar Dydd Sant Caron 5th March/Mawrth-spiwch yma am manylion pellach
 
Warm welcome and invitation to all crafters, artists and general public to come and dress the St Caron’s well-more details at the link
 

itdreamedtome-Launching first night of St Caron’s Well festival

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Friday 4th March kicks off the first ever St Caron’s Well Festival of Folk and Strange Music. Playing on Friday night at Rhiannon’s we have itdreamedtome (Wales based David Lynch inspired cinematic ambience).
itdreamedtome is the project of UK experimental artist Johann Wlight. Utilising sparse, lo-fi equipment itdreamedtome transmutes base sound sources such as field recordings, found sounds and tape samples into shimmering, iridescent long-form passages of sonic alchemy.
Curious-see a video taster of his work:https://youtu.be/vFm7P6xmW4E

 

Burd Ellen Live in Tregaron @St Caron’s Well Festival March 5th

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Pinch Punch it is the first of the Month-what better way to start than with great expectation!

Burd Ellen are playing for the first time in Wales and in Tregaron.  The duo uses innovative instrumentation, drone and sound wash to support detailed vocal work and create a unique sonic atmosphere.  The duo craft a liminal space between sacred and secular, connecting to the deep seasonal traditions of British isles.

Burd Ellen is a project featuring Debbie Armour (Alasdair Roberts, Green Ribbons,) and Gayle Brogan (Pefkin, Electroscope).  For all fans of contemporary alternative and folk inflected dream music this concert is a must see and hear.

Here’s a snippet of their last single! This will be a treat to hear live and up close. Spinetingling!

Tickets are available for the whole weekend AND separate days-your choice!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwyl-ffynnon-sant-caron-st-carons-well-festival-tickets-243477316207

 

 

 

 

 

 

Come and Dress St Caron’s Well

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Calling all artists, craft and other makers—-An open invitation to let your imagination run wild and join us to dress St Caron’s well.

St Caron’s Day falls on the 5th March and we’re planning a Welsh bagpipe led ‘ritual walk’ with Ceri Rhys Matthews to St Caron’s well, Tregaron.
Well dressing is prevalent across the United Kingdom. Across Wales and the UK there are ceremonies and folkloric customs associated with wells.
As far as I can tell, there’s no specific custom associated with St Caron’s well on St Caron’s day. So, this is a great opportunity to use your imagination. We can make our own tradition and celebrate St Caron and all things Tregaron.
Some wells are dressed with flowers, colourful rags, pins even. We have some ideas about what we will do. St Caron has been associated with the Chi Ro symbol, and maybe you could weave or paint somehting based on that? Just an idea! : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chi_Rho
If you’d like to be involved, you don’t need to book or register, just join us on Saturday 5th March at 10.30 at Riverside Café. This is open to all. The well dressing will be filmed as part of our project on the well.
This site gives some great information and ideas about well dressing and activities over the weekend: https://www.folkradio.co.uk/…/st-carons-well-festival…/
If you have any questions or want to get involved in the project please DM me. Please like and share!

Gwyl Ffynnon Sant Caron March 4-6 2022

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Brilliant write up forecasting our Tregaron festival! Weekend tickets are selling fast-time to snap them up….towards the end of the month there will be limited day tickets too

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gwyl-ffynnon-sant-caron-st-carons-well-festival-tickets-243477316207

 

Heno, 29.10.21: Live Modular and Live Folk Flute-Noson Arbennig!

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Arbenning/Arbrofol-Visionary and ancient folk tradition in the heart of mid Wales. Your Anglo-Welsh antiquaries present to you the first in a series of live space collaborations with/at Oriel Rhiannon. Kindly supported by Ty Cerdd.

Rain slashes down on Tregaron, there is a deal of darkness brooding o’er the territory. It’s not quite an Ysbrydnos, not quite Halloween and the promise of informal whiskey tasting may well warm us later, but come for the strange charm of Welsh flute folk and improvised modular synthesis, I think this will be a very special evening for the music curious…..see you later!
Hwyl am y tro
Dafydd

Ephemerides1: Koenig Function

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Hello there!

This is the first in a new series of ad hoc/occasional/interstitial releases, ultra limited this is a run of only 23, it’s a mini cdr (3 tracks running to 14 minutes) of cybernetic based musing,….the idea with the series is to get stuff out that is loitering, verging on the edge of the precipice but maybe not quite sure if it should jump or remain, (a digital version will exist for subscribers and those who buy this; if I can work out how to do that on BC otherwise, and as originally conceived, these may be one off hard copies).

This is Koenig Function by me (Dafydd Roberts), file somewhere between Our glassie Azoth & Blodeuedd, ambient, electronic, ergodic. All sounds summer 2021. Mini CDR in sealed paper sleeve, hand-stamped card, individually numbered, with explanatory one sheet….

 

As of Tuesday 24th  have 10 left , total price is £3.50 postage included. If you’re interested use this link. Postage is Free in the UK-if you’re over seas and wish for one can you DM me as the link only works for GB postage. For all international standard delivery add £2

https://www.paypal.com/instantcommerce/checkout/8H3A7MRHMZESC

 

 

Old Million Eye on the Radio

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Here’s another brilliant radio show-and many thanks to Gayle Brogan for featuring our Brian Lucas #OldMillionEye “Future Wonder” release-the whole show is great-as usual-and if you haven’t listened previously, well, I always coming away with new favourites-and purchases – so I am sure you will too… here is the link—only a handful of Old Million Eye cassette/booklet/plectrums remain though—-available in digital too of course for the modernists amongst you.

Made in Mulch-Compilation Release-Genre Agnostic

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Made in Mulch- Compilation Tape & Digital Release

 

Listen to the Voice of Fire wants to release a tape/digital version compilation of music made in Audiomulch.

Genre Agnostic, inclusive to all identities/genders/domains. This will be released via Listen to the Voice of Fire on tape (<50) and digitally.

Deadline is October 31st-only UNRELEASED made in 2021 to be included.

Each submission will be made via We Transfer to drdafydd [dot] roberts [at]gmail [dot] com and will include:

 

  • wav file
  • title of work
  • url link to your site
  • country of residence.
  • 300 dpi jpg image (s) of artist or ‘the work’
  • <400 characters text file about how Mulch was incorporated in the work, what it was used for and how, not a superficial one but not a deeply technical one-include here your favourite used contraptions and why they are your favourite used contraptions.

It goes without saying that no sexism, misogyny, racism, pornographic or political polemic will be tolerated.

Would love to have as wide a mix of genders and identities/domains involved.