Bragod

Summary

Bragod is a duo giving historically informed performances of mediaeval Welsh music.[1] The members are Robert Evans and Mary-Anne Roberts.[1] Their music ranges over a very wide timescale, from verses from the early medieval poem Y Gododdin to 19th century songs.[2]

Robert Evans plays the crwth and the six-stringed lyre, while Mary-Anne Roberts sings with a distinctive rather buzzing style. They use Pythagorean tuning. Their interpretation of the older music is based on Evans's research on the Robert ap Huw Manuscript in the British Library.[1]

The pair released a self-published album, Kaingk, on 30 November 2005.[3] Various tracks from the album have received airplay by BBC Radio 3 during their Late Junction programme.[4][5][6][7][8]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c North Atlantic Fiddle Convention page about Bragod
  2. ^ "Early Music from Orkney - Songs for secondary schools - Scotland's Songs". Ltscotland.org.uk. Archived from the original on 2 July 2011. Retrieved 3 August 2011.
  3. ^ Bragod - Kaingk at AllMusic. Retrieved 2011-08-03.
  4. ^ "Radio 3 - Late Junction - The Hours". BBC. 9 July 2004. Retrieved 3 August 2011.
  5. ^ "Radio 3 - Late Junction - 21 September 2004". BBC. 21 September 2004. Retrieved 3 August 2011.
  6. ^ "Radio 3 - Late Junction - 4 October 2004". BBC. 4 October 2004. Retrieved 3 August 2011.
  7. ^ "Radio 3 - Late Junction - 5 October 2004". BBC. 5 October 2004. Retrieved 3 August 2011.
  8. ^ "Radio 3 - Late Junction - Verity Sharp". BBC. 5 August 2008. Retrieved 3 August 2011.

External linksEdit

  • Website of Bragod
  • "Recreating Bardic Music - Trailer" (Video). 18 February 2013. Archived from the original on 15 December 2021. Robert Evans and Mary-Anne Roberts discuss the performance of Welsh bardic music
  • Tems, Mike (September 2012). "Bragod: A heady brew is coming near you". Folkwales Online Magazine. Archived from the original on 7 November 2014. Retrieved 6 November 2014.
  • "Cardiff-based Bragod are bringing the sound of medieval Welsh music to new audiences". BBC. Photograph of Bragod