Listing Type: Musicians
Brief Description: Named after the Welsh word for element, Elfen is the seamless blending of three great musicians. With the ancient songs and tunes of the Cymry at their heart, Elfen are re imagining the traditional.
Named after the Welsh word for element, Elfen is the seamless blending of three great musicians. With the ancient songs and tunes of the Cymry at their heart, Elfen are re imagining the traditional. Familiar old words are reworked into bold and inventive arrangements, with newly written tunes. Woven in alongside traditional music from around the world, Elfen manage to remain firmly in a Welsh sound world.
They were finalists for the Loic Raison Trophy at the at the Lorient Interceltique Festival in 2017, and have appeared at several festivals in Wales and England recently, including the Gower Folk, Fishguard Folk, Tafwyl (Cardiff), Welsh Folk Proms and the Oxford Folk Weekend. They are currently recording their second album which will be released by Fflach Tradd. later in the year.
“A pervasive sense of joie-de-vivre, a delicious spring to the step and an immediacy of presence.” David Kidman FRUK
“Soulful voice, beautiful fiddle, sweet harp and accordion, velvety bass – an exciting new Welsh trio” Bernard Kilbride
“Elfen has captured something special with their combination of passion, musicality, subtlety and repertoire. Elfen’s magic is its command of instruments, sympathetic execution and fascinating choice of tunes to reward the listener with the friendliest of sounds and a truly lovely musical experience.” Caryl Parry Jones
“Compellingly sunny, rich and evocative, their fiddle, accordion, and bass are woven masterfully around Stacey Blythe’s jazz soaked voice giving Elfen their place in a new Welsh Folk.” Rhian Hutchins – Opera Sonic
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Listing Title: Elfen