Friday, 10 December 2010

Let's have a break from politics

How about a little light music. In my sporadic trawl through my hard drive, we've reached Brigyn, and their Brigyn 3 album. I like them a lot, but I won't talk about them because some people turn off as soon as they hear certain words, such as 'Welsh' and 'folk'. They're missing out.

I got into music properly when I went to Bangor University just at the time that the weird folk-pop (and other genres) Welsh-language scene emerged: Gorky's Zygotic Mynci, Ectogram, David Wrench, Tystion, Catatonia, Super Furry Animals - they all played in Bangor and some of them made their names on a wider stage too.

The latest wave are part of the purer folk scene that's gripped Britain recently. It's a little tamer than the booze and mushrooms 90s scene, but the music being turned out is very beautiful.

This will calm us all down after a fraught week.

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