The Blesséd Crow
Tim & Iona Crahart, a father and daughter folk duo with original songs written in a traditional style. The songs are inspired by local folklore, true stories & spiritual themes. They had been performing informally for a few years but it was in 2022, as the world was coming out of lockdown, that they decided to make the duo official and named their outfit after the King that, legend has it, is buried on Twmbarlwm.
Tim and Iona share vocal duties and their harmonies are a big part of what makes The Blesséd Crow what it is. Tim switches between guitar and bouzouki to provide the accompaniment and Iona’s bodhran brings that extra drive where needed.
If you want new songs in a traditional style with singalong choruses then The Blesséd Crow are for you!
For many years Mac performed in southwest of England folk clubs, Radio Bristol and BBC Radio 2 and was guest of the week on “You, the Night and the Music”.
He joined “Fallen Arches”, a band formed by virtuoso guitarist, Chris Newman and by developing a close musical relationship with the late Fred Wedlock he made appearances with and sometimes without Fred at various folk festivals such as the Cambridge Folk Festival. Mac Perrett performed in folk clubs across the country and made several TV and theatre appearances.
He moved to Cardiff in 1986 and joined a close harmony four-piece vocal group called “Baroc” singing swing and jazz and appearing on numerous BBC Wales, HTV, S4C and radio shows for BBC Radio Wales and BBC Radio Cymru.
Mac Perrett re-discovered his love of acoustic music, song writing and the guitar around four years ago.
The Crumble Brothers
The Crumble Brothers have been singing together now for a couple of years and can be seen regularly performing at Newport and Rumney folk clubs. They sing acapela, producing what has been described, though only by them, as a harmonious wall of sound, and by an unnamed audience member at Rumney Folk Club as “Crazily good”. They specialise in radical political songs and maritime songs, often with big choruses, so audiences are more than welcome to join in!