CD A0414: Annwn

Catrin Finch


CD cover: Live by Catrin FinchThe 'Otherworld' in Welsh mythology, and a key place in the tales of the Mabinogion. Ruled by Arawn, it was essentially a world of delights and eternal youth, where disease is absent and food is ever-abundant...  "I have always had a great interest in Welsh mythology, and traditional Welsh music which comes from and evokes these ancient times. Inspired by the fabulous stories of the Mabinogion, I have called my latest musical journey Annwn, which conjures up images of worlds created by authors such as Tolkien and CS Lewis. The journey starts with this CD, a new collection of traditional Welsh music, all my own arrangements, some accompanied, some solo, in what is a very modern and up to date style. I hope you will enjoy it." Catrin Finch

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Catrin Finch Profile & index of recordings and sheet music

Track Listing & Audio Samples

1: Cwyn Mam Yng Nghyfraith (Mother-in-law's complaint)
2: Wrth Fynd Hefo Deio i Dywyn (Walking with Deio to Tywyn - an amusing journey across Wales with friend Deio to Tywyn)
3: Pontypridd (a celebration of the old town of Pontypridd from it's quiet rural pre-industrial days)
4: Tra Bo Dau (While there are two - a gentle love song from a Welsh boy in a faraway land for his love back home in Wales)
5: Ar Lan Y Mor (Soprano - Rhian Lois) (The joy of being beside the sea, with love in the air)
6: Bugeilio'r Gwenith Gwyn (Watching the wheat - a shepherd's tale)
7: Mil Harddach (A traditional Welsh lullaby)
8: Beth Yw'r Haf i Mi (What is Summer to me? - a lament for a lost love)
9: Lisa Lan (Fair Lisa, a lover's lament for a dead sweetheart)
10: Llongau Caernarfon (The Ships of Caernarfon - a song by a young boy sitting with his mother by the quayside, wanting to go to sea)

CD Credits


Piano & Keys - Richard Metherell (1,3,5 & 7)
Guitar - Ceri Simms (1,3,5 & 7)
Bass - Iestyn Jones (1,3,5 & 7)
Drums - Jon Bradford-Jones (1,3,5 & 7)
Percussion - Oliver Yates (1,4,7 & 11)

All harps played by Catrin Finch
Piano 9 & 10 - Catrin Finch
Voice 9 - Catrin Finch

Arrangements: Catrin Finch & Hywel Wigley
Except 1,3 & 5 arranged by Catrin Finch, Richard Metherell, Ceri Simms, Iestyn Jones & Jon Bradford-Jones

Produced - Catrin Finch & Hywel Wigley
Album recorded & Mixed - Hywel Wigley and Luc Prosser @ Kissan Studios, Acapela, Pentyrch.
Mastered - Donal Whelan @ Hafod Mastering
Front Cover Artwork - Into Annwn by Amber Seber

Made in Wales

Album Information

Instruments: Harp & accompanied harp
Genre: Traditional Welsh / Contemporary Welsh
Format: CD
Our Ref: A0414
MCPS: KissanCD023
Label: Kissan Production
Year: 2011
Origin: Wales (UK)