We are proud that ‘Draw Dros Y Mynydd’ was nominated for the 2012 Welsh Music Prize.
The Welsh Music Prize is a wonderful event, even if you think awards are irrelevant and pointless. The great thing about it is that it places Welsh language music and non Welsh language Welsh bands on the same playing field.
The night before our theatre tour (more on that below) we were invited to take part in a special gig in Cardiff that showcased all available short-listed acts.
We seldom get the chance to play with non Welsh language bands from Wales, in fact, we play more shows with English language bands from England than we do with English language bands from Wales, which is bizarre.
That’s what’s good about the welsh music prize. It’s nice to have an event where all kind of Welsh artists get a chance to play together, regardless of the language and genre. It was a great night and we are glad to have been part of it.
After a night out in Dempseys, we set off for Ystradgynlais for the first show of the Theatre Tour. It was a tour that consisted of Georgia Ruth with us as band, the amazing Gareth Bonello with strings and all in tow, and then a set by us.
The whole tour went great, we visited the following venvues in a little under a month.
18/10/12: Welfare, Ystradgynlais
19/10/12: Muni, Pontypridd
20/10/12: Blackwood Miners Institute
23/10/12: Theatr Felinfach, Lampeter
25/10/12: Hafren, Newtown
26/10/12: Stiwt, Rhosllannerchrugog
28/10/12: Bungalow & Bears, Sheffield
29/10/12: Gaslight Club, Oporto, Leeds
01/11/12: Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli:
02/11/12: Galeri, Caernarfon:
09/11/12: Cafe Crema, London
10/11/12: Union Chapel, London
Here is a couple of videos from one the tour, including a short welsh documentary by Llais TV.
A lot of this was also caught on film which will soon see the light of day!