Fernhill's new album

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Come and celebrate the launch of Fernhill's much anticipated new album 'Amser' (Time) in one of the group's favourite venues! Small World Theatre in Cardigan welcomes an excited audience on Friday 30 May at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm) book your tickets now through smallworld.org.uk.

Inspired but their recent tour of Patagonia performing in the British Council's Starless and Bible Black programme celebrating Dylan Thomas' work, they are keen to present their new songs to their fans at home.

The album, recorded live over 3 days in January in a beautiful old house on the Welsh/ English border, is an ecstatic musical exploration of love poetry, Welsh dance rhythm and the ballad form. It features many new musical settings of poetry including Thomas Hardy's exquisite 'The self unseeing', while the words of Welsh poet Vernon Watkins are woven into the title track, 'Amser', a collision of the winter folk customs Wassail, Mari lwyd, Calennig and the wren hunt.

The double album, follow up to the critically acclaimed 'Canu Rhydd' (free poetry) features Julie Murphy on vocals, Ceri Rhys Matthews on guitar, Christine Cooper on fiddle and Tomos Williams on trumpet.

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