Beyond The Marches / Dros y Ffin, featuring some of the finest young contemporary folk musicians on the scene, explored and celebrated the shared history and culture of two nations, England and Wales.
In a unique artistic residential collaboration, they dug into the countries’ national archives to unearth traditional songs and tunes that have transcended the border and created new material during a short residential at Tŷ Newydd, the National Writing Centre of Wales and former home of David Lloyd George.
The group developed a new show using the material, songs and information that marked the similarities and embraced the differences of the material uncovered on their journey.
Reflecting a heritage of cultural and musical differences which has transcended borders, weaved together in their own inimitable styles, the alliance was a rare opportunity to savour a new piece of musical history.
Beyond The Marches / Dros y Ffin is a joint commission by trac Cymru and the English Folk Dance and Song Society. It is supported by the PRS for Music Foundation Beyond Borders programme, a co-commissioning and touring programme run in partnership with Creative Scotland, Arts Council of Wales, Arts Council of Northern Ireland and Arts Council of Ireland / An Chomhairle Ealaíon.