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Al Lewis - Te Yn Y Grug (Tea In The Heather) LP

Al Lewis - Te Yn Y Grug (Tea In The Heather) LP

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"Te yn y Grug" / "Tea in the Heather" is a concept album by the award-winning Welsh singer/songwriter Al Lewis, who is half of the Americana duo Lewis and Leigh, that was inspired by iconic Welsh author Dr Kate Roberts’ series of short stories of the same name. Those stories celebrated their 60th anniversary in 2019, since their first publication in 1959.

The Te yn y Grug /Tea in the Heather stories centre around the lives of three young girls Begw, Winni and Mair growing up around the turn of the 20th century in the Slate mining communities of North West Wales – universal tales of growing up, loss, poverty, religion, community and belonging.

The genesis of the album came about when Al was commissioned in 2018 to write the music for the National Eisteddfod of Wales’ Tea in the Heather choral musical. The songs which make up the record were first performed as part of the hugely successful show of the same name at the 2019 National Eisteddfod in Llanrwst.

Tracklist:

1. Awn i'r Mynydd
2. Let's Go to the Mountain
3. Can Winni
4. Winni's Song
5. Does Dim Ots Gan y Mynydd
6. The Mountain Does Not Care
7. Symud 'mlaen
8. Moving On
9. Mae Pob Peth yn Gorfod Newid
10. Everything Must Change
11. A yw Fy Enw i Lawr?
12. Is My Name Written There?
13. Mae Bywyd yn Berfformans
14. Life is a Performance

About this product: this is pressed on black vinyl.