Cynefin - The Forgotten Folk Songs Of West Wales

by Owen Shiers in Capel Dewi, Wales, United Kingdom

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On 28th October 2018 we successfully raised £7,907 with 328 supporters in 28 days

Help safeguard, release and record an album of rare and forgotten folk songs from Ceredigion, West Wales.

by Owen Shiers in Capel Dewi, Wales, United Kingdom

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Andy Greaves 28th October 2018

Love the music and the whole idea of this. I came across you via the SaySomethinginWelsh facebook page. I'm a musician myself and learning to speak (and sing in!) Welsh - this is just the sort of inspiring stuff I need to encourage me. Pob lwc a diolch yn fawr.

Meghan Stasiuk 28th October 2018

My mom was born in Wales, and the more I learn about the country, the more I fall in love with it! I just wanted to wish you all the best. -Meghan

Silke Müller 27th October 2018

Silke dw i, ac dw i'n byw yn Yr Almaen. Dw i'n dysgu Cymraeg am flwyddyn -- mae Cymraeg yn iaith hyfyd iawn! Dw i isio cefnogi'r iaith a'r gerddoriaeth -- cariwch ymlaen ac phob lwc!

Alexander Kasbohm 26th October 2018

Great work! The connection between people, culture and place is very important I think. And you treated the songs respectfully and with style. Congrats!

Pamela Thom-Rowe 26th October 2018

I study and research Welsh history and folk traditions and it is so good to see such an innovative project related to Wales...too much has been lost and so much can be re imagined ! Good luck!

Elkie deadman 26th October 2018

I am a welsh language learner and would love to receive this album. I also really want to support musicians across the world to continue making work in a way that is sustainable.

Rhodri Johns 26th October 2018

I'm originally from the area and anything we can do to preserve and disseminate our traditional culture is v important for future generations.


This project offers rewards in return for your donation.

£5 or more

14 of 250 claimed

Cynefin Postcard

A handwritten thank you card featuring the exclusive mythical Poly-Olbion map of West Wales from 1612 (see text on left for more info).

£10 or more

7 of 50 claimed

*NEW* Ceredigion Song Map

A beautiful song map of Ceredigion featuring tales and stories from the songs on the album - drawn by the very talented Peter Stevenson.

£10 or more

Cynefin Digital Album Download

A digital download of the Cynefin album (includes a digital copy of the sleeve notes)

£15 or more

77 of 500 claimed

Cynefin Album CD

A CD of the finished Cynefin album complete with lovely pull out lyrics and story/translations of the songs.

£20 or more

68 of 100 claimed

Cynefin CD, Download & Postcard

A CD and digital copy of the Cynefin album, plus a signed thank you postcard featuring the exclusive 1612 Poly-Olbion map of West Wales.

£30 or more

14 of 30 claimed

Cynefin CD, Download, Postcard & Thank You

CD and digital copies of the Cynefin album, a signed exclusive Poly-Olbion postcard PLUS a personal thank you in the liner notes of the CD version of the album to show how grateful I am for your support.

£50 or more

2 of 20 claimed

Cynefin Album, Thank You & Song-Map Poster

CD and digital copies of the Cynefin album, a personal CD liner note thank you PLUS a poster of Peter Stevenson's song-map of Ceredigion

£100 or more

3 of 20 claimed

Guided song & history walk of the Clettwr Valley

The full £50 package of CD and poster PLUS a guided song and history group walk down the Clettwr Valley (near Llandysul). Date to be arranged.

£300 or more

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Welsh Folk Song Workshop

I will come to your house, community or social group and spend an evening teaching you some fun Welsh folk songs - no Welsh necessary! (price does not include travel costs outside of Ceredigion)

£400 or more

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Cynefin Gig

I'll come to your house, community or venue and play a full set of the songs from the Cynefin album (plus a few more...and some stories to boot).

£50 or more

20 of 20 claimed

Cynefin Album, Thank You & Poly-Olbion Poster

CD and digital copies of the Cynefin album, a personal CD liner note thank you PLUS a full colour poster of the mythical Poly-Olbion 1612 map. This poster is exclusive is not available anywhere else!

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