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Womex 12


With 9Bach shows over for the year, and attention turning to song writing for the next album, what better thing to do for inspiration thaN head off to WOMEX World  Music Conference and showcase event, in sunny Thessaloniki Greece. We saw some fantastic bands, and can thoroughly recommend DhakaBrakha , stunning they were, have a look on You Tube, or something tells us they’ll be coming to these shore’s soon. As well as seeing some great bands, we were also on the look out for some shows for 9Bach, and there is one particular exciting possibility, watch this space !!


We also joined forces with the other Welsh delegates, headed by Cerys Matthews, and made sure that everyone was aware, and coming to WOMEX 13 in Cardiff. It will be a great WOMEX next October, with extra showcase spots for Welsh, Scottish, Irish, and English artists to play, and tickets available for the public to come and see great artists from here, all over the world.

October, 31, 2012.

Black Arm Band coming to North Wales in July.

We’ve just played our 1st show of the year as a full band at the Music Wales:Cerdd Cymru, Womex special at the Hay Festival, and it was great playing together again, and also giving the new songs their first airing with the full band.

we’re looking forward to doing it again at the Hanner Cant festival on July 13th at the Pafiliwn Pontrydfendigaid, and seeing another 49 acts!

Straight after that show Lisa, Esyllt, Martin, and Mirain are looking forward to welcoming the Black Arm Band ( all 19 of them!) to our heartland in Caernarfon North Wales, as firstly we get to meet the rest of the band, and then spend four days to finish off the songs and rehearsing them, before we perform Mamiaith – Mother Tongue at Galeri Caernarfon on July 19th. We’ll then be heading off to London to perform the show again as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, at the Oceania Stage in Greenwich on July 21st 

Mamiaith - Mother Tongue

Hanner Cant & Music Wales – Womex Hay Festival show’s

After a couple of acoustic shows, and few months song writing, we are very happy to be back rehearsing with the full band, and getting ready to play a few new songs, at  a couple of special festivals

Firstly we will be playing a special Music Wales:Cerdd Cymru, Womex performance at the Hay Festvival on June 6th in The Sound Castle.

As Cardiff will be hosting Womex in October 2013, this is one of many planned events to give a taster of what is to come.

On July 13th we will be playing at the very special Hanner Cant Festival at Pafiliwn Pontrhydfendigaid. The festival is celebrating 50 years of Cymdeithias Yr Iaith which has played a big part in fighting to keep the Welsh language alive, of which some of it’s activists have spent time in prison.

This will be one of the best value festivals of the year, with 50 acts playing for £ 25, and as well as 9Bach, the line up includes Meic Stevens, Heather Jones, Gruff Rhys, Y Niwl, Yr Ods, LLeuwen and many many more