We are a six-piece band based in South Wales, playing our own arrangements of traditional Welsh music and songs, as well as our own compositions. Since our formation in 1996 we have played concerts, festivals, events and private functions throughout the UK, as well as touring in Wales, Ireland and Europe. Along the way we have also recorded 5 albums and an EP.
"...One of Wales's top traditional bands." R2 Rock'nReel Magazine
Newid is the Welsh word for change, though in English it can be read as a new identity, so it's an apt title for an album reflecting our new six-piece line-up and, coincidentally, our sixth recording.
"....establishing the rightful importance and place of Wales within Celtic music and helping to put it well and truly on the musical map...." Living Tradition Magazine.
The donkey work is done. After months of hard work, blood, sweat and tears - not to mention endless cups of tea and coffee, the album has been recorded and mastered and is now in the process of being produced and the booklet printed. We've included many of the tunes & songs we've been playing over recent months, such as the Mwnci Hornpipe and Kate's 'Tune for Lilian' written for a former landlady, as well as some other cracking new material and gems from the storehouse of Welsh traditional music and song. We think it's our best album to date!
So far we've covered the costs ourselves. We're almost there ...... but not quite.
Over to you!
This is where you can help us promote what we believe is a great album in advance of its official release on 16th September 2016. Compared to actually recording the album this may seem a bit unglamorous, but it is really essential as advertising and promoting an album properly costs as much as recording it. We need to raise our target amount of £2,000 in 28 days. All money pledged will go towards the promotion and radio-plugging of the album. As well as our heart-felt thanks, we are offering you some great rewards including:
- A thank you and optional name check on our website and social media channels
- A copy or download of NEWiD in advance of release date
- 45 minute Skype tuition with a band member of choice
- A pair of VIP tickets to one of our concerts
- Original tune composed for you
- A house concert or Twmpath dawns (ceilidh)
Too good to miss - so sign up now and help us make this album a great success!
NEWiD on tour
NEWiD will be officially released on September 16 and we'll be touring material from the album from late September. Details can be found on our website www.ayyf.co.uk . Come along to one of our shows - we'd love to see you.