Beauty and Mischief are at the very heart of Tinc y Tannau. Ailsa Mair Hughes and Sianed Jones sing and play the bass Viola da Gamba at the same time. Their playing is inspired by their surroundings, be that a waterfall, a resonant capel or a room full of art.
Together they conjure up rich four part harmonies that are intoxicating on these ancient resonant instruments that can be bowed or strummed like a guitar. They perform playful improvisations, original songs, their own interpretations of 17th Century pieces and unusual setting of ancient Welsh poetry.
“their re-imagining allows our imaginations to at once soar about and plunge deeply into life........
this is a rare sound that both inspires and utterly silences” Sam Robinson.
“What a wonderful sound you make with instruments and voices, from the modern to the old, from
the controlled to the wild..... thank you” audience member
Tinc y Tannau are releasing their first album 'GALW' to coincide with their autumn tour in 2018.
Here are a few responses from their audience at Beyond the Border International Storytelling Festival Wales.
“Evocative and enthralling - even after a broken string”
“Amazing performance in the Blue Garden at BTB yesterday”
“Loved this performance over the weekend."