“Yr Hwntws” is a six piece Welsh Folk Music band. Its repertoire of traditional songs and tunes originate from Glamorgan and Gwent. The songs are sung in an ancient dialect known as “Gwenhwysig” or “Gwentian.” CD “Gwentian” 2012 produced by the Welsh Recording company “Sain”
Gregg Lynn founded the band in the early 1980s with an L.P “Yr Hwntws” and, over the years, they have toured extensively in Europe as well as appearing on BBC, S4C and Radio Cymru. “Yr Hwntws” is now made up of Gregg Lynn (Vocals), Nia Lynn (Vocals and traditional Welsh drum, the Tabor) Bernie KilBride (Fiddle) Imogen O’Rourke (Flute and Vocals) Dan B. James (Mandocello and Mandolin) and Dean Ryan (Double Bass).
The name “Yr Hwntws” refers to people from the Southern regions of Wales and the band’s latest CD “Y Tribanwr” is a collection of 70 brilliant little songs — Tribans. CD “Y Tribanwr” from those areas. Produced by “Sain” in 2018.
Yr Hwntws are really looking forward to playing the Ty Gwerin in this year’s National Eisteddfod in Tregaron. We will be on stage from 7.30pm to 8.15pm on the opening Saturday, the 1st of August, with a mix of our traditional South Walian songs and tunes for young and old.A
Gregg Lynn will be in the learners pavillion Maes D on Monday 3rd of August at 1.30 to present a session of entertaining Tribans from South East Wales. A quick run down of South Wales dialect (Gwentian) and Hand-Outs for all to follow the words of these brilliant little songs — and join in the singing if you want to.
Yr Hwntws will be travelling from the valleys of South Wales on holiday in Llangrannog.
We will be performing a set of songs and folk tunes in the PENTRE ARMS – 8 till lat- SAT NIGHT 31 AUGUST
HWNTWS PLAYING THE FOLK TENT EISTEDDFOD LLANRWST 2019. 5PM on the 6th AUGUST!!
Hwntws Playing the Folk Tent. Eisteddfod Llanrwst 2019! 5PM on the 6th August!
HWNTWS GIG AT Y STIWT RHOSLLANNERCHRHUGOG 4/5/2019.
YR HWNTWS PLAYING “GWYL Y PETHAU BYCHAIN FESTIVAL” 1st MARCH 2019. MORE DETAILS ON OUR EVENTS PAGE!!