Tra bo dŵr is an EP of six Welsh songs released 24th 2012 March.
Catherine Hughes releases her debut EP Tra bo dŵr which is a collection of traditional Welsh folk songs, which we recorded at the historically important Maesyronnen Chapel near Hay on Wye last month.
The songs, recount tales of love and loss within the ancient Welsh Celtic community and its struggles to maintain its identity. Catherine is accompanied on harp by Paul Sweeting.
At both the start and the finish of the EP is part of the uplifting anthem, Mae Hen Wlad, written in 1856 as a rousing response to Victorian governmental plans to legislate the Welsh into virtual extinction.
Maesyronnen, which dates from the 17th century, was the first nonconformist chapel to be built in Wales. Its consecration symbolised the fact that the congregation no longer had to worship in hiding, as they had been doing since 1640 in a nearby barn.
EP cost is £5 and will be available to download from itunes and other digital outlets and CdBaby.
Available soon online.