Bob Delyn a’r Ebillion – Dal i ‘Redig Dipyn Bach (Sain SCD2773, 2017)
Dal i ‘Redig Dipyn Bach is the fifth album by Bob Delyn a’r Ebillion, one of the leading folk music acts from Wales. Unlike other Welsh artists that draw influences from the Celtic music tradition, Bob Delyn a’r Ebillion has a folk-rock edge with deep Bob Dylan influences, highlighting the charismatic vocals of frontman Twm Morys.
The band features a mix of traditional instruments such as fiddle; folk-rock band drums, bass and electric guitar; American folk-style harmonica; plus musical instruments from other parts of the world such as the Breton bombard and the South American charango.
Vocals are in Welsh. The CD booklet includes the Welsh language lyrics with English-language descriptions.
Personnel: Twm Morys on vocals, acoustic guitar, harp and harmonica; Gorwell Roberts on metal strung harp, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, mandolin and charango; Edwin Humphreys on saxophone, bombard, cornet, trumpet and organ; Einir Humphreys on vocals; Einion Gruffud on saxophone and pigborn; Claire Jones on fiddle; Nikolas Davalan on bass and double bass; Rhydwen Mitchell on drums; and Gwyn Jones on drums and percussion.
Author: Angel Romero
Angel Romero y Ruiz has been writing about world music and progressive music for many years. He founded the websites worldmusiccentral.org and musicasdelmundo.com. Angel produced several specials for Metropolis (TVE) and co-produced “Musica NA”, a music show for Televisión Española (TVE) in Spain that featured an eclectic mix of world music, fusion, electronica, new age and contemporary classical music. Angel also produced and remastered world music and electronic music albums, compilations and boxed sets for Alula Records, Ellipsis Arts, Music of the World, Lektronic Soundscapes, and Mindchild Records. Angel is currently based in Durham, North Carolina.