Aberjaber – “Taith Madog” (Madog’s Journey”

Hey people! 🙂 

   Today I have an interesting piece for you from the Anglo-Welsh group Aberjaber, one of whose members was Delyth Evans (currently Jenkins), the harpist whose solo music I’ve also shared quite a lot with you on here. This piece, as you can see in the title, is called Madog’s Journey in English, and I don’t know that for sure, but it feels quite safe to assume that the Madog is the Welsh prince Madog ab Owain Gwynedd, who is said to have sailed to the Americas some three hundred years before Columbus.

Aberjaber – “Y Crefftwr/Kost Ar Choat/Whelan’s Jig” (The Craftsman/Kost Ar Choat/Whelan’s Jig).

Hey people! 🙂

Today I’d like to share with you a set of three pieces, played by the Anglo-Welsh band Aberjaber, another quite regularly appearing act on this blog, which no longer exists but which sparked myy interest because Delyth Jenkins (or Delyth Evans back then) – the Welsh harpist whom I really like – was part of it.

I could be wrong but it seems very likely to me, based on these pieces’ names, that each of them comes from a different Celtic region. The first one, Y Crefftwr, means The Craftsman in Welsh. The second, Kost Ar Choat, seems to be some kind of Breton dance. And the third, Whelan’s Jig, seems Irish to me, given that the last name Whelan is Irish in origin. I really like all three of these pieces.

Aberjaber – “The Rambling Pitchfork”.

Hi guys! 🙂

I came across this no longer existing band’s music while I was acquainting myself with the music of Welsh harpist Delythh Jenkins (known as Delyth Evans back when Aberjaber was a thing) as she was one of the members of this project. Like I said, Aberjaber is no longer an active group since a long time, and all of the members are focusing on other musical things now, but I think they had some really beautiful Celtic music, so here’s a piece for you. 🙂