Dydd Gwyl Dewi @ Elysium – St David’s Day @ Elysium

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Join us as we celebrate Dydd Gwyl Dewi in the best way we know, with an evening of Welsh music, poetry, food and more.

Angharad Jenkins & Eddie Gripper

Angharad Jenkins is a fiddle player, singer and songwriter from Swansea. She’s best known for her work in the folk, roots and acoustic world and has been a leading light in the recent Welsh folk music revival for over ten years with bands such as Calan, Pendevig and DnA.

She is joined by Eddie Gripper, a pianist, composer and educator based in Cardiff. Born and raised in Oxford, he first moved to Cardiff in 2018 to study under the tutelage of Huw Warren before graduating with First Class Honours from Cardiff University.

The duo will perform a programme of traditional Welsh music and new compositions arranged for fiddle, piano and voice. Their music draws influences from both the folk and jazz sound world, creating a unique musical experience.

Rhian Griffiths

Rhian began playing harp at 8 years old and played her first wedding at 14. She studied in Cardiff under Valerie Aldrich-Smith and at Royal Holloway, University of London under Helen Sharp. Thanks to her Welsh language heritage, Rhian specialises in Welsh folk music on the harp, and loves to share the beautiful melodies of Wales in gigs across the UK.

She has been fortunate to feature as a soloist for Burry Port Male Voice Choirs annual concert and An evening with Kev Johns and guests at Swansea Grand Theatre. She has also played privately for charity events with guests including Fergus Walsh and Toni Mascolo. Rhian plays in weddings and events across South Wales.

Rebecca Lowe

Rebecca Lowe is a freelance journalist, editor, poet and organiser of Talisman Spoken Word in Swansea. Her poem ‘Tick Tick’ won the Bread and Roses 2020 Spoken Word Performance award.
She has been widely published, both nationally and internationally.

Her poetry has been featured on Radio 4’s Poetry Workshop, set to music as part of a choral series on Radio 3, and turned into sushi wrapping (no, really!) Alongside her poetry, she also sings and plays the zither, which she sometimes incorporates in her performances.

We will have traditional Welsh food available, a selection of Welsh produce behind the bar and would be delighted if you could join us for what looks set to be an incredible evening of poetry, song and more.