Cass Meurig

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Cass Meurig is one of the leading exponents of the crwth, a six-stringed medieval bowed lyre which is surely Wales' most esoteric instrument. She has worked internationally as a soloist, playing in many interenational music festivals including Lorient, Rudolstadt and Saint Chartier. She is also an accomplished fiddle player, specialising in traditional music and has played with Welsh bands Fernhill and Pigyn Clust, and more recently in a duo with guitarist Nial Cain. In 2004 she released ‘Crwth’, a solo album of Welsh music for the crwth on the acclaimed fflach:tradd label, followed by two duo albums with Nial Cain, ‘Deuawd’ (2009) and ‘Oes i Oes’ (2013), all of which were warmly reviewed and received radio play on Radio Cymru, Radio 3 and abroad. In addition she features on several albums by Fernhill, Pigyn Clust, and Gorwel & Fiona Owen and has worked as a session musician for numerous other Welsh artists including Gwyneth Glyn and most recently Cerys Matthews. Cass has also published an eighteenth-century manuscript of fiddle tunes and various articles of research on the subject. Now living in Bala with her husband and three children, she is taking a break from performing and research in order to pursue a Christian calling. Her main creative interests at the moment are storytelling in a church context and setting psalms and liturgy to Welsh folk melodies.

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