Zubiko Banda January / Ionawr / Urtarrila 2018

Alaw Fflur Jones (Machynlleth, Cymru) singer
Arrate Illaro (Orio, Euskal Herria) performance poet
Eider Manso Garmendia (Donostia, Euskal Herria) singer
Gwilym Bowen Rhys (Bethel, Cymru) singer, guitar, fiddle, harp
Iestyn Tyne (Pen Llyn, Cymru) singer, performance poet, fiddle
Izaro Garmendia (Astitz, Euskal Herria) accordion, alboka
Nicolas Davalan (Dinas Mawddwy, Cymru) bass, pipes
Osian Morris (Dolgellau, Cymru) singer. guitar, harmonica
Urko Arozena (Leitza, Euskal Herria) pipes, percussion.

Our performances were

Tafarn Y Fic, Llithfaen, Gwynedd - Thursday 11th January
Y Llew Gwyn, Tal-y-Bont, Ceredigion - Friday 12th January
Tafarn Y Dyfi, Glantwymyn, Powys - Saturday 13th January
Y Fari Lwyd, Mallwyd & Dinas Mawddwy, Gwynedd - Saturday 13th January

"Wow, what a treat.  I really, really enjoyed myself"                                    "Dewch nol yn fuan!"                                    "Partreiaeth o'r nefoedd!"                                    "Amazing - full marke"                                    "Gwych, gwych, gwych!"                                    "Wedi joio, mas draw"                                    "Love the originality of it!"                                    "Roedd y sioe yn arbennig - ddim angen gwell"                                    "Nothing is diminished - the two cultures enhance each other"                                    "We want the Basques back again"                                    "Perffaith - cadw 'mlaen = cymysg yn gret!"                                    "Give me a bit more time, so next time I can get all my friends here!"                                    "Ardderchog!"                                    

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Blas o Gymru / A Taste of Wales, October 2017

An eleven-day tour of four Basque provinces, delivering a taste of Wales to Basque audiences through the medium of the Welsh language (and a little Euskara) using traditional and modern music, songs, performance poetry and images. This tour was supported by Wales Arts International.

Click here to read the Blas o Gymru report

Wales Arts International

What we do

Using songs, stories and poetry as our building blocks we are building a bridge between people and communities in Euskal Herria - the Basque Country - and those in Wales. Our two cultures are so similar and compatible that we hardly need to lift the stones into place. The structure just goes on growing.

Who we are

We organisers are four people from Wales and four from Euskal Herria.

Cymru

Maureen Fairclough
Meic Llewellyn
Nicolas Davalan
Osian Morris

Euskal Herria

Ana Andueza
Igor Otxoa
Itziar Albes
Jurdana Martin Retegi
We are supported by a body of creative, enthusiastic and committed volunteers across the two nations.

Contact us

phone us: +44(0)1650 511778
visit us: Tafarn Y Dyfi (Dovey Valley Hotel), Glantwymyn, Machynlleth, Powys, SY20 8JZ