Bob Delyn

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This Welsh-language folk group, led by the harpist and poet Tym Morys, started out by busking, and then attempted to promote their own regional music in a contemporary context. With Gorwell Roberts on…
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This Welsh-language folk group, led by the harpist and poet Tym Morys, started out by busking, and then attempted to promote their own regional music in a contemporary context. With Gorwell Roberts on guitar, they began playing small venues in North Wales, in their own words, ‘mutating’ Welsh folklore and songs. Eventually they recruited several session players they discovered on these travels as musical support - Edwin Humphries (brass/reed), Hefin Hughes (drums), Jimmy Dore (bass) and Breton Nolwenn Korbel (fiddle). In 1990 their Sgwarnogod Bach Bob album was cheerful and fresh, while on the subsequent Bob Dolig EP, they played festive Christmas folk tunes in an improvised free music fashion. Gedon, again released via the Crai Records label co-operative, was full of strong ideas and Breton influences, both eccentric and brilliant, featuring a clutch of self-written songs primarily directed at dancers. The long-delayed third album was less accessible and more downbeat than the previous records.