VRï - Jordan Price Williams (cello, voice), Aneirin Jones (violin, voice) and Patrick Rimes (viola, violin, voice) - come from three Welsh valleys; the Tawe, Afan and Ogwen. These young men from deepest, darkest chapel-going Wales mine the cultural upheaval of the past 200 years and draw inspiration from the incredible story of a time when Wales’ traditional music and dance was suppressed by Methodist chapels, and, earlier, its language by the Act of Union. Seizing the remaining strands of a subsumed tradition, VRï re-interpret Wales’ rich and diverse repertoire of music, harnessing the raw energy of the fiddle and the finesse of the violin, and combining the energy of a rowdy pub session with the beauty of a Viennese string quartet. Powerful vocal harmonies conjure up a unique sound-world, a joyous celebration of Welsh identity, sung in the Welsh language. VRï’s 2019 debut album ‘Ty Ein Tadau’ (House Of Our Fathers) received Best Album and Best Traditional Welsh Language Track in the Wales Folk Awards, a nomination for the Welsh Music Prize, and their track Ffoles Llantrisant received a nomination for Best Traditional Song at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.


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