This was Pererin’s first studio album and possibly their best. They were a Welsh progressive folk rock band and emerged from the ashes of Bran. They were Arfon Wyn ab Eurig (guitars and vocals), Charli Goodhall (guitars, bass and vocals), Einion Williams (percussion – bongos, congas and bhodran), Aneurin Owen (flautist) and Nest Llewelyn (keyboards and vocals). They also had Eleri Davies accompanying the band on harp. The band sing exclusively in Welsh, but if your keen on the lyric side of music, please don’t be put off if you are not a Welsh speaker, as the music is exquisite and tells its own tale. If you’re keen to get into Welsh, then all the lyrics are included in the album insert.
This is probably the best album I have had the pleasure to review, as it lifts some traditional folk songs into the progressive folk space and they sit ever so comfortably with the new compositions of Goodall and Eurig, which sound like traditional Welsh folk songs. What lifts this album head and shoulders above most folk rock albums is the angelic voice of Nest Llywelyn. Her high pitched voice was absolutely made for folk singing, but this was the only Pererin album that she was involved in.
Just an amazing album, that I am so pleased to have had the honour of listening to. Cannot be recommended highly enough. Cymru am byth!!
Pererin - Haul ar yr Eira
TITLE: Haul ar yr Eira
CAT NO: SYWM 25
FORMAT: Vinyl LP album with insert
GENRE: Folk Rock