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ClimateKeys ft. Cynefin

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Owen Shiers is a Welsh folk musician, who performs by the name of Cynefin (‘kuh-neh-vin’). He will be joined by guest speaker Julia Marques, a climate change dramatist who will give a short talk on ‘Space for Thought’ during the concert.

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Cynefin (‘kuh-neh-vin’), a Welsh noun with no direct equivalent in English, is something of a linguistic enigma. Originally a farming term used to describe the habitual tracks and trails worn by sheep in hillsides – the word has morphed and deepened over the centuries to conjure a very personal sense of place, belonging and familiarity. The artist Kyffin Williams describes it as ‘that relationship: the place of your birth and of your upbringing, the environment in which you live and to which you are naturally acclimatised.’

This ‘Cynefin’ is the musical brainchild of Clettwr valley native Owen Shiers and is a journey to discover the musical landscape and contours of Ceredigion and West Wales. Following a chance discovery of a long forgotten song by a local ballad singer, Owen was inspired to uncover more of the untold stories of the locals who’s voices have been lost over the centuries. A research scholarship from the Finzi Trust has further aided the project, enabling him to delve through unseen archive material, look through rare books as well as source songs from ballad singers and cultural historians.

From the grumbles of millers past, musings of balladeers to the every day tales of ‘y werin’ (the common folk) – the resulting material is unique both in its originality (some of the songs have not been sung for over hundreds of years) but also in the arrangements which are ambitious and distinct.

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This event is part of a series of ClimateKeys concert-climate-conversations taking place locally wordwide.

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