Go to Amgen Eisteddfod then to the “Virtual Ty Gwerin” on Friday 7th August 2020
The last thing Gregg Lynn did before the lockdown!
Gregg with Jim Parc Nest! Jim Parc Nest won the bardic chair at the Eisteddfod in Llanrwst in 2019 for his long form poem “Gorwelion.” It was a poem about Iolo Morganwg — ‘Wil Tabwr’ was Jim’s bardic name.
On Wednesday 11.3.20, Gregg travelled to Llancarfan near Barry in South Wales and to Bryn Iolo, the cottage where Iolo Morgannwg was born. The occasion was “Iolo Morganwg Day” and a blue plaque was placed on the wall of the cottage. Gregg sang a few of Iolo Morganwg’s songs and Jim read his poem “Gorwelion.”
An S4C Crew were there to film the event for “Heno”. After the unveiling of the plaque , everyone went to the village pub “The Fox and Hounds; and Gregg sang a small set, of songs that have connections to Iolo Morgannwg. Jim and his wife Manon Rhys were there to join in with the songs.
HWNTWS PLAY THE FOLK TENT-EISTEDDFOD LLANRWST 5PM on 6th AUGUST 2019
HWNTWS PLAYING THE FOLK TENT EISTEDDFOD LLANRWST 2019. 5PM on the 6th AUGUST!!!!
Gig Gwyl Gwenlli 05.07.19! Can’t wait to play. Come on down!!
UNFORTUNATELY THE ABOVE GIG HAS BEEN POSTPONED. MORE INFORMATION SOON.
YR HWNTWS WILL BE PLAYING GWYL Y PETHAU BYCHAIN IN MACHYNLLETH ON THE 1st MARCH 2019. CLICK ON THE BANNER BELOW FOR TICKETS. MORE INFORMATION ON OUR FACEBOOK PAGE ALSO.
Yr Hwntws will be playing as part of the “Gwŷl y Pethau Bychain” folk festival in Machynlleth on the 1st March 2019! We are really looking forward to the gig. A warm welcome to one and all, and to the entire weekend, as it promises to be a brilliant festival with loads of great folk bands doing their thing! We are playing at 9PM on the Friday night in the Owain Glyndwr Centre (Owain Glyndŵr’ old parliament building). Gregg will also be conducting a special “Tribannau Workshop” on the Gwentian poetic form at 1PM in the Owain Glyndŵr centre on the 2nd March.
Tickets for the festival sold at Wynnstay Hotel or Caffi Alys.
See website www,gwerinfolk.co.uk or get a full weekend bargain ticket for £40!
Also-20% off if you stay at the Wynnstay Arms during the festival as well! SUPER BARGAIN!!
Main Locations: Y Wynnstay & Owain Glyndŵr Centre
Tickets: Caffi Alys: 01654 703336 &
Y Wynnstay: 01654 702941
If paying by card there will be an extra £1.50 charge.
For more information: email@example.com or 07770 623962 or CONTACT YR HWNTWS ON FACEBOOK
YR HWNTWS PLAYING GALERI CAERNARFON 3/11/2018
Gregg will be appearing on Richard Rees’s Sunday morning radio show — Radio Cymru 10.00 onwards — talking about the old ‘Shwn’ days and the new Hwntws CD. Tune in! Gregg will also be shamelessly plugging the GIG IN GALERI CAERNARFON on the 3rd NOVEMBER
Gregg popped up on BBC Radio Wales a few days ago, with a featured interview, talking all things Hwntws and the new album, in quite some detail with Frank Hennessy on Radio Wales’ Celtic Heartbeat last Sunday night the 7th of October — plenty of chat about the Hwntws line up and the tribans on their wonderfully creative CD “Y Tribanwr” released by Sain Records at the end of September. Available by CLICKING HERE
To listen again to Gregg on Frank Hennessy’s Celtic Heartbeat, go to https://www.bbc.co.uk/
COME ALONG TO OUR ALBUM LAUNCH IN ABERYSTWYTH ARTS CENTRE ON THE 29th SEPTEMBER 2018. CLICK HERE OR THE POSTER BELOW FOR TICKETS!!!
2018 -Yr Hwntws on tour
Tafwyl Cwpwrdd Nansi/Acoustic Stage – Cardiff (1st July 2018)
Nôl a mlân Festival – Llangrannog (Saturday 7th July 2018)
The National Eisteddfod– Cardiff (Monday 6th August 2018)
Le Festival Interceltique de Lorient en Bretagne Sud-Lorient, Brittanny (8th-12th August 2018)
Pentre Arms Beer Festival-Llangrannog (18th August 2018)
Aberystwyth Arts Centre (28th September 2018)
Y Galeri-Caernarfon (3rd November 2018)
9/8/2018-12/8/2018 LORIENT FESTIVAL INTERCELTIQUE!!
A chance for our fellow Celts to experience the Hwntws vibe. A multinational event with Wales ‘hosting’ this year, meant that the pabell Cymraeg was buzzing with people all day with Welsh beer and Welsh bands on tap! The Bretons were lovely, and the audiences warm and engaged. Loads of pre release CD’S Sold...PRE ORDER IT HERE
7/7/2018-NÔL A MLÂN FESTIVAL LLANGRANNOG
You’d be forgiven for thinking that you’d walked into a scooby doo episode as a mysterious Sea Mist descended on Llangrannog just before Yr Hwntws took to the stage. It must have been the sea gods making sure that everyone stayed put for what turned out to be an excellent set! Musicianship and poetry combining for what was a brilliant afternoon. Llangrannog was absolutely packed on what was one of the hottest weekends of the year so far. The beer was flowing as Yr Hwntws delivered belter after belter. Gregg on top form with his Triban memorising. (He has got over 30 of them to remember!) The refrain that the ox drivers of South East Wales used to sing to the Oxen……MAHO! Onwards!
1/7/2018 – TAFWYL GIG
Yr Hwntws played their first gig of the summer, within the grand confines of Cardiff Castle. Headlining the ‘Cwpwrdd Nansi’ folk afternoon. They were preceded by an excellent performance from ‘Alaw’, in fine fettle, and it was then the Hwntws turn to bring their unique Tribannic form to the people of Cardiff for the first time. It was a wonderful gig, on a very hot afternoon. Onwards!
25/6/2018- TOILING ON TRIBANS
Gregg has been hard at work researching old Welsh manuscripts and songbooks to collect examples of the unique “Triban Morgannwg” poetic form. There has also been hard work going on to assemble a new collection of traditional songs and tunes.
The old poets and singers used the tribans as a means of conveying stories about ordinary people — they are funny, sad, irreverent and punchy. The musicians infused the poetry with symphonies (short refrains of varying lengths) between the lines which were sung. Yr Hwntws continue to develop the tribans in this way – highlighting the musical and lyrical with as much punch as ever.
The band has researched enough material, and will have a new CD collection and accompanying booklet ready in the next few months!
27.10.17 – Yr Hwntws are playing Abergavenny Labour Club on Friday 27th October. Menter yr Iaith are presenting an evening to celebrate the legacy of last year’s Abergavenny Eisteddfod and the Welshness of the town. A lantern procession through the town at 5.00 pm will end at the Labour Club at 6.00 pm where there will be a Ceilidh with caller Tudur Phillips, some songs for children from Gregg Lynn and a break for food before Yr Hwntws come on stage. The evening will be filmed for S4C’s Heno.
4.11.17- A night of Tribannau. The Ceredigion Society have invited Gregg Lynn to present a special night on ‘Tribannau Morgannwg’. Some of the Hwntws will be joining Gregg on the 4th of November in the Emlyn Cafe, Blaenporth at 7PM.