Cân Elenydd Song Cycle/Video Art collaboration broadcast on Welsh Channel 4 S4C on Remembrance Sunday and Armistice Day and available on BBC iplayer in 2020
Composer Sianed Jones Artists Jacob Whittaker, Mary Lloyd Jones and Maria Hayes
…….this is absolutely wonderful! The music, words and visual imagery – both real landscapes and artistic interpretations of them – all weave together and complement each other to create a truly extraordinary depth and unity. A very memorable experience for the ear, eye, mind and emotions. Congratulations! Dr Ceridwen Lloyd-Morgan
Cân Elenydd conjures a family mythology forged across three generations.. a handbag is found filled with first world war letters.. a sister Dilys Lewis writes to her brother Dai Lewis in the trenches.. a mystery Mr J.R.Owen replies.. a daughter Mary Lloyd Jones paints and connects to the Devils Bridge landscape.. brothers Dai and Ardwyn Lewis carry a harp on their backs playing and singing to local communities.. an artist Maria Hayes re-enacts a protective Swyn of love, joy and forgiveness rooted in the healing powers of a circle.. a granddaughter Sianed Jones weaves all the stories into song.