An evangelist with the Church in Wales is Bala is launching a collection of spiritual songs, reflecting on her personal journey over the last few years.
Musician and singer, Cass Meurig who plays the fiddle, crwth and piano, recorded the album, Taith, in Bala, accompanied by singer and guitarist Elise Gwilym and Owen Lloyd Evans on double bass.
Cass gave up a successful career playing crwth and fiddle as a soloist and in folk bands throughout Wales and abroad, to follow a call to ministry in the Church of Wales. She said: “During this time of change I started writing songs in Welsh speaking of my experience and faith and setting them to traditional tunes. They are a meditation on the journey of life and on the Christian faith, taking inspiration from the Bible and folk songs.”
Taith is described as a collection for the soul. The songs range from the contemplative to the lively, from dark to light. With profound lyrics, beautiful traditional melodies and sensitive accompaniment, they touch the heart.
Cass and Elise will be performing a series of concerts in churches and chapels in North Wales before the official launch of the album at the Coda Festival in Dol Llys, Llanidloes on 27 July. The dates for the concerts are as follows:
- 15 July St Beuno’s Church, Clynnog Fawr. 7 pm
- 16 July Capel Caersalem, Caernarfon. 7.30pm
- 17 July Capel Cildwrn, Llangefni. 7.30pm.
- 18 July St Mary’s Church, Caerhun, Rowen. 7.30pm.
- 20 July St Melangell’s Church, Pennant Melangell. 7pm.
- 21 July Christ Church, Bala. 7pm.
- 27 July Coda Festival, Dol Llys, Llanidloes OFFICIAL CD LAUNCH. Tickets available from www.coda.cymru
For further information, visit www.cassmeurig.com