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Monday, March 20, 2017

WOMAD 2017 - 9Bach

Below are some photos taken by McKenzie Jennings-Gruar.  Kenz also interviewed 9Bach's Lisa and Martin for  We've included a link to her IV here, too.  Enjoy.

14-Year-Old McKenzie Jennings-Gruar Interviews 9Bach at WOMAD 2017

Mckenzie Jennings-Gruar interviewing Lisa and Martin from 9Bach
This is their video: 9Bach - Pa Le? (Live on Ochor Un)

9Bach formed in 2005 thanks to a chance meeting between Welsh singer-songwriter Lisa Jên (also known for her collaborative work with Super Furry Animals’ Gruff Rhys) and English guitarist Martin Hoyland. With their unmistakable sound of Welsh language vocals shimmering alongside swamp guitar, harp, rhythm section and a subtle use of technology, 9Bach have been widely credited with giving a new voice to Welsh song. Their second album, Tincian, was described by The Line of Best Fit as “ripped through with transcendence; a brooding melancholy as much as a gossamer dreaminess”, and was voted Best Album at the 2015 BBC Radio 2 Awards by the public. Their new album Anian is a soulful, brooding record whose songs take a critical look at the world in which we live.

Anian: 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.

Lisa Jen - Photographed by McKenzie Jennings-Gruar

Mirain - Photographed by McKenzie Jennings-Gruar

Lisa Jen - Photographed by McKenzie Jennings-Gruar

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