Join Community Music Wales for an evening of fun, quirky and eclectic participatory music.
A 25th Birthday party like no other!
9Bach formed in 2005 thanks to a chance meeting between Welsh singer-songwriter Lisa Jên (also known for her collaborative work with Super Furry Animals’ Gruff Rhys) and English guitarist Martin Hoyland. With their unmistakable sound of Welsh language vocals shimmering alongside swamp guitar, harp, rhythm section and a subtle use of technology, 9Bach have been widely credited with giving a new voice to Welsh song. 9Bach worked with Community Music Wales on their project “Llechi” and performed live with the Llechiphone (a xylophone made of slate) created on the project.
Wonderbrass began in 1992, the same year as Community Music Wales. Rob Smith founded the band, alongside Jess Phillips and Denise Lord, as part of his community music tutor training. Since then they have gone on to create an international profile both via performances and in print. Their longevity, diverse membership and exuberant work ethic make them a flagship project for what community music can be.
Ghostbuskers is a musical performance project run by TAPE Community Music and Film. Welcoming people of all ages and abilities, the group rehearse weekly and have recently performed at the BBC Proms in the Park and at The Eden Project. The group encourage participation from audience members wherever they play.
The Cardiff Canton Singers have been together now for 12 years and have performed at festivals, markets, concert halls and pubs. They also raise funds on a regular basis for local and international charities. The group's ethos is that everyone can sing and they have a lot of fun and create a lot of beautiful music on the way!
Cardiff Gamelan is a community group based at St David’s Hall who meet Tuesday evenings to rehearse on the Bronze Javanese instruments. The group have performed often over the years including at the SouthBank Centre as part of their celebrations of 25 years of gamelan at the South Bank and York as part of the Gathering of the Gamelans.
Canton drumming circle started four years ago. They meet Thursday evenings for an hour 6pm-7pm.
The Group comprises of a core group of 8 members with other members attending when possible.
The group has participated in a number of events, most notably Water Aid at the Cenedd and at the Oasis Centre.