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Birdsong / Can Yr Adar

Gwilym Simcock

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Kizzy Crawford and the Sinfonia Cymru
Basho Records
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Birdsong – Cân yr Adar is a collaboration between jazz pianist/composer Gwilym Simcock, singer/songwriter Kizzy Crawford and award winning orchestra Sinfonia Cymru, which fuses jazz, classical and soul-folk music through a collection of spellbinding bilingual songs inspired by the ancient forests of Carngafallt in Powys.

There is a Celtic rainforest that lives and breathes in Wales. Birdsong / Cân Yr Adar tells a story through music inspired by RSPB Carngafallt, home to a complex ecosystem, which makes up some of the country’s rainforest territory and can be found near Powys.

Gwilym Simcock piano
Kizzy Crawford vocals and guitar

Sinfonia Cymru:
Simmy Singh Violin 1
Lucy McKay Violin 2
Francesca Gilbert Viola
Abel Selaocoe Cello
Sarah Bennett Flute
Carys Evans Horn

Music and lyrics by Kizzy Crawford and Gwilym Simcock, arranged by Gwilym Simcock


Peter Quinn, Jazzwise

"the gorgeous melodies of Kizzy Crawford combine with the exquisite arrangements and production of Gwilym Simcock to produce one of the year’s most beautiful, surprising and joyous releases…this is a collection of songs that speak directly to the heart. Seamlessly blending the improvised with the fully notated, with plenty of space for soloing, this utterly singular statement deserves the widest possible audience"

Upcoming concerts

Gwilym Simcock  

May 2018
United Kingdom London St John’s Downshire Hill, Hampstead Festival
Gwilym Simcock Birdsong / Can Yr Adar
purchase offline @ Village Newsagents 14 Heath Street, London NW3 6TE
7:30pm Admission: £17 / £25  (Limited number of student tickets at £10). Box office: 0333 666 3366.
May 2018
United Kingdom Builth Wells Wyeside Arts Centre
Gwilym Simcock Birdsong / Can Yr Adar
7:30pm Box office: 01982 552555.
Castle Street 01982 552555
May 2018
United Kingdom Cardiff Tramshed
Gwilym Simcock Birdsong / Can Yr Adar
7:30pm Admission: by Tramshed £5.50 – £17.60.
Clare Road
May 2018
United Kingdom Swansea Taliesin
Gwilym Simcock Birdsong / Can Yr Adar
7:30pm Box office: 01792 602060.
Swansea University, Singleton Park 01792 602060

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