Folk Awards Nomination
Wel ar f’enaid i! Diolch o Galon!
We’ve been nominated for Best Group at the BBC Radio 2Folk Awards!
The awards take place on 5 April at the Royal Albert Hall and will be broadcast live on Radio 2, from 7pm
It’s a strong line up! See all the nominations here.
February Tour Dates On Sale
We’ve confirmed some new tour dates in the UK for February 2017.
You can buy tickets here
It’s going to be an exciting start to the new year!
Anian nominated for Welsh Language Album of the Year
We’re delighted that our new album ‘Anian’ has been nominated for ‘Welsh Language Album of the Year’ at the National Eisteddfod of Wales.
The festival is a celebration of the culture and language in Wales, from 29 July – 6 August 2016. Find out more here.
A jury of those involved with the Welsh music industry have been discussing a wide range of albums released this year, and will announce the winner in Caffi Maes B at 14.00 on Friday 5 August.
Keep your fingers crossed for us!
Thank you for coming to see us!
Our tour has sadly now come to an end, but we loved every minute of it!
A huge thank you to everyone who came and saw us play at the fantastic variety of venues across Wales, England and Scotland.
We’ll be back on tour later this year, so keep an eye out for more live date announcements very soon.
We’re also playing at three festivals throughout August, September and October, take a look at our gigs page for more information about these.
Diolch o galon i chi gyd am ymuno efo ni ar taith ANIAN. Oedda chi gyd yn lyfli ac mo gaetho ni uffar o hwyl felly diolch fîl am gefnogi.
Da ni’n chwara dros yr Haf ac yna taith fach arall yn yr Hydref felly cadwch lygaid allan ar y gweplyfr a tudalen gigs ni.
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Lisa and Mirain on BBC2 Artsnight
On Friday 27 May 2016, Lisa and Mirain will be appearing on BBC2’s Artsnight programme at 11.35pm.
As well as performing ‘Heno’ from the new album ‘Anian’, the pair will be talking to Charlotte Church, who is meeting different musicians that use the human voice as a tool for experimentation, social cohesion and self-expression.
Anian now available in the US
We’re pleased to announce that our new album, Anian, is now available to all our fans in the US.
You can get hold of your copy today from:
Live performance of Ifan on Stiwdio Gefn
Our UK tour continues! Above is a little taster of what you can expect from one of our live performances…
View a full list of our UK tour dates and venues here.
This live recording of the track ‘Ifan’ is from the S4C TV programme Stiwdio Gefn.
‘Ifan’ features from our new album Anian, out now on Real World Records.
Our new album, Anian, out today
Our third album, Anian, is available on CD and to download today, with the LP available to pre-order (due for release 27 May).
Anian is a Welsh word meaning nature, the natural order, natural morality, the natural world, creation. What you are made of, your soul and bones, and how you connect with other people.
The double CD package contains a companion piece titled Yn dy lais / In Your Voice. The disc features writers, actors, poets and musicians (including Peter Gabriel, Maxine Peake and Rhys Ifans) offering their own interpretations of the tracks, as a way of conveying the meaning to a non-Welsh speaking audience.
Today is also the first night of our UK tour (29 April 2016), kicking off at The Brook in Southampton. See a list of all our UK tour dates here.
Special pre-release instore at Spillers Records
Join us at Spillers Records in Cardiff on Thursday 28 April at 5.30pm, where we’ll be performing some songs from our new album Anian in the intimate surroundings of the world’s oldest record shop.
You’ll be able to pick up a copy of Anian a day before it’s general release, so do come and see us before we head off on our UK tour.
Tickets for our performance at The Globe in Cardiff on 21 May will also be available to purchase.
Hear Lisa on BBC Radio 4’s Front Row
Lisa Jen was featured on BBC Radio 4 Front Row on Monday 25th April, discussing the new album Anian and its roots in the Welsh song tradition.