The past few months have been rather busy. A lovely summer was had, full of lobsters by the honourable Gruffydd of Trefor, and ice cream at the Rheola Festival in Neath…
…full of wondering where did those Race Horses go without shoes nor red wine…
… and full of finding little sheds to smoke in…
Having left the summer behind, we visited Bryn Derwen studio in Bethesda once again to record 3 tracks for the ‘Trac’ series on BBC Radio Cymru, and to work on our third album.
Funny things were done there:
Iwan enjoyed playing Joe Cool Tough Guy in the studio:
The three song – ‘Yno Fydda i’, ‘ Tawel Yma Heno’, and our version of a song by Gwilym Morus, ‘Cyn Iddi Fynd Rhy Hwyr’ can be found at www.soundcloud.com/cowbois should you wish.
We were then kept busy by the demands of Georgia Ruth. Yonder she is, in finest ostrich feathers, and her biggest fan on the left:
Dafydd spent hours listening to the BBC’s Soothing Panpipes collection whilst Iwan and Aled learned to sing:
At the same time, as Dafydd previously mentioned, we moved house to Llithfaen. Recording equipment were set up:
And stuff were recorded:
The first produce of this little studio can be heard below. It’s our version of an American folk song called ‘Fall On My Knees’:
November saw a trip to London to play one of the www.comedownandmeetthefolks.co.uk night, and a good night it was. Iwan succeeded in fitting Aled’s stomach on a plate for his supper:
In a week or two, we headed for Chester to play at Telfords Warehouse in a lovely night organised by Adam Walton. We were opening the night as Georgia Ruth’s band, then closed ourselves.
We were treated to chips, salad and bread, and a bucket full of ice cold beer:
O! Such wonders it does for a man’s temper – Twm the Dog says that ice cold beer is good for the heart.
However, despite of the fun of summer, one thing became clear. It is still rather hard to accept but – by Hercules – our Iwan is a strong boy: