Fernhill at Newport



First published in What's on

Fernhill, one of the finest, most consistently inventive and beautiful folk groups from Wales plays Newport Memorial Hall on Thursday 17th April at , doors at 7.30pm with an 8pm start as part of Music With out Frontiers Festival.

Fernhill make new, beautifully lyrical folk music which they have played to audiences all over the world. At their core is the creative partnership of singer Julie Murphy and her husband, guitar player and award winning producer Ceri Rhys Matthews. His percussive style underpins fernhill's sound and his musical ideas, research and writing are at the heart of their work. Murphy has been described as

"a beautifully soulful singer and towering talent" by the GUARDIAN, fans include music legends like Robert Plant and Danny Thompson, both of whom have recorded with her. Fernhill's sound is completed by the lovely fiddle of Christine Cooper and the sensitive trumpet of Tomos Williams.

Having just recorded their sixth studio album 'Amser' ( time ), due for release in Summer 2014 it will be the follow up to the critically acclaimed 'Canu Rhydd' ( free poetry ), described by Verity Sharp, BBC Radio 3 Late Junction as " a very beautiful album ".

Fernhill are at Newport Memorial Hall on Thursday 17th April at doors at 7.30pm. Tickets are £8.50 and £7.50 (concessions) in advance from www.rhosygilwen.co.uk/book-tickets/ or visit Wholefood Shop Newport or call 07772004218.

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