Cerys Matthews ‘Tir’ – Album Review

(by rhys mwyn)

Tir - Cerys Matthews
There have been trailblazers in the Welsh Folk Scene, think Ar Log with their Led Zep like numbered albums Ar Log I, Ar Log II etc, (Ar Log toured Europe / toured South America years before the Cool Cymru protagonists were learning to tie their shoelaces) and even in recent times we have had the dubby re-interpretations of trad Welsh songs by 9Bach and a progression for sure in terms of presentation and arrangements by artists such as Georgia Ruth Williams and Gareth Bonello (The Gentle Good) not to mention new original material.