Mari Mathias

Mari Mathias grew up in the rural village of Talgarreg, just a stones throw away from the Ceredigion coastline. She sings in her native welsh tongue and puts her own contemporary take on traditional folk melodies. After releasing her first EP “Ysbryd y ty” in 2020 dedicated to her grandmother, she has now released her Debut album “Annwn” on March the 20th with Jigcal Records. The LP is a collection of unique folk songs inspired by traditional tales and melodies. This concept album infuses electronic sounds, field recordings, cinematic soundscapes with samples from her great-grandfathers cassette tapes, in which he recorded hours of home life and traditional songs.

Over recent years Mari has supported acts such as Gruff Rhys, Meic Stevens and Plu. She has performed everywhere from the St.Fagans Museum to HubFest, Immersed Festival, Clwb Ifor Bach, Swansea Fringe & The Big Cwtch. Her most recent single “Rebel” was awarded track of the week on BBC Radio Cymru & “Annwn” was played by Adam Walton on BBC Introducing, Radio Wales , where he stated “Absolutely jaw-dropping, just a sense of mythology and welsh folk music. It’s not an easy thing to do , to record something that evocative.”

Having graduated from the Forte Project, she is now performing with an exciting ensemble of young folk musicians on her new material.

Saturday May 7th, 2022 1:50 pmSat @ The Fat Boar
Saturday May 7th, 2022 3:20 pmSat Day @ HWB Cymraeg
Saturday May 7th, 2022 5:45 pmSat @ Old No.7
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