CD A0630: Pur

Siân James

CD coverThe performances captured here are very powerful and are evidence of Siân's experience and understanding of traditional songs. Apart from track 4 and track 10, all the songs are traditional. They are songs that Siân is very familiar with and as is evident from the performances, songs that are close to her heart. The title for the album came quite early in the recording stage. The original idea was to create an album which was to be pure in the sense that there were to be no other instruments added to the original sound of harp and voice. And also pure in the fact that the songs are rendered in a thoroughly native Welsh style. This is the sound that Siân produces in her live solo performances. This is a very atmospheric album, with plenty of fuel for the imagination as old truths are carried perfectly to the listener on time tested melodies. As the sentence written on the back cover of the album reads, "The spellbinding harp and voice of Siân James perfectly define Celtic emotions in this collection of beautiful traditional songs".

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Track Listing & Audio Samples


  1. Y Deryn Pur
  2. Ei di'r Deryn Du
  3. Ar Fore Dydd Nadolig
  4. Mordaith i America
  5. Dacw 'Nghariad
  6. My Donald
  7. Ym Mhontypridd
  8. Yr Eneth Glaf
  9. Cariad Cyntaf
  10. Evening Prayer
  11. Y Glomen
  12. Hiraeth am Feirion
  13. Yr Eneth Gadd ei Gwrthod
  14. Llangollen Market
  15. Cyfri'r Geif

Album Information

Instruments: Voice and Harp
Genre: Traditional Welsh
Format: CD
Our Ref: A0630
Label: Recordiau Bos
Year: 2000
Origin: Wales