Following the release of her latest album in November last year the singer/songwriter from Rhiwlas, now living in Brittany, is pleased to announce that she’ll be performing a series of acoustic gigs in chapels across Wales. Lleuwen will perform solo and invite a different guest for performance or talk every night.
Twisting ancient hymns to her own compositions, Gwn Glân Beibl Budr (Clean Gun Dirty Bible) takes the Welsh hymn book and throws it into the Age of Misinformation. Live, raw and often improvised, Lleuwen brought an extremely varied mix of musicians together to create her most rooted and experimental album to date. Musically and lyrically, Gwn Glân Beibl Budr explores polar opposites: addiction and spirituality; violent guitar strumming with angelic vocals; disconnection in the era of connectivity; historical amnesia. Crashing drums play the role of a beast of prey with the harp playing the role of a young seedling. Songs about urbanism and shrinking rural areas; road traffic, phone traffic, mind traffic.
Gwn Glân Beibl Budr is Lleuwen’s fourth studio album, it follows on from Tân, Penmon and Duw A Wyr/God only knows.
To coincide with the tour announcement Lleuwen will also release a video of the opening track of her latest album – ‘Myn Mair’(By Mary) – it’s a song of prayer that dates before the 16th century protestant reformation. Collected by Robin Gwyndaf who heard it by Myra Evans of Ceinewydd. She was born in 1883 and had learned the song by her great-grandfather.
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Artist’s website: http://www.lleuwen.com/
Gwn Glân Beibl Budr is released on Sain Records and available now on CD and all digital download/streaming platforms.