Formed of sibling trio – Elan, Marged and Gwilym Rhys from Snowdonia, North Wales in the Summer of 2012, Plu (meaning ‘feathers’ in Welsh) play alternative Welsh language pop-folk, with close 3 part harmonies a back-bone to their varied set.
In 2014 Plu were part of Horizons/Gorwelion, a scheme delivered by BBC Cymru Wales in partnership with Arts Council Wales to develop new, independent contemporary music in Wales. As part of this project they played in festivals such as Hay Literary Festival and Festival No.6 as well as recording a live session at BBC studios Maida Vale. The band also represented Wales at Folk Alliance International, Kansas City in February 2016. They have also played some of Britain’s largest music festivals including Glastonbury and Green Man. In March 2017 Plu enjoyed touring the Chubut Province in Argentina as part of the Patagonia Celtica festival.
Plu released their debut album ‘Plu’ on the label Sbrigyn Ymborth in July 2013 which was produced by Aled Hughes from Cowbois Rhos Botwnnog. The trio created an album for children, titled ‘Holl Anifeiliaid Y Goedwig’, on the Sain Cyf label, released in December 2014. Their third album ‘Tir a Golau’ was released on the Sbrigyn Ymborth label in November 2015 receiving great reviews. All three albums were nominated for the Welsh Language Album of the Year for three years consecutively. Tir a Golau was also shortlisted for the 2016 Welsh Music Prize.
The band have also collaborated with Carwyn Ells from Colorama to create a project called ‘Bendith’ (blessing). Their single, ‘Danybanc’ was released in May, 2016 with the album ‘Bendith’ released in October followed by a tour. Bendith also released an EP on Aficionado Records in February 2017. More information on ‘Bendith’ can be found on www.bendith.cymru
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