THE BAND

THE BAND 

Image by _ Delwedd gan Simon Evans

Image by / delwedd gan Simon Evans

JON DAVIES

Vocals, Concertina, Bouzouki, Fiddle and Mandolin

KATE SAUNDERS

 

Vocals, Guitar, Appalachian mountain dulcimer and Shruti

DAFYDD ETO

 

Vocals, Whistles, Harmonica and Bodhrán

Three Legg’d Mare

A female horse with a non-standard number of legs? An old name for the industrial-scale ‘Tyburn tree’ gallows? Or a Welsh folk band?

All three, perhaps, but certainly a folk band from Aberystwyth. 

 

Kate, Daf and Jon take great delight in singing traditional songs - and some of their own - in Welsh and English. For some years now they have immersed themselves and their audiences in songs of love, loss, joy, desire, sadness, adventure, madness, salvation and everyday life. A journey through physical and metaphysical worlds, history set to music, a rabble-rousing session, an irreverent insight into past lives - Three Legg’d Mare is all of these and more, woven together by dexterous vocal harmonies and far too many quirky instruments to mention. 

‘Oh, the voices! Three excellent, distinctive voices of character that blend remarkably well’

The Living Tradition Magazine (February 2020)

Absolutely brilliant … ancient and modern at exactly the same time … I love it!’

Frank Hennessy, BBC Radio Wales (January 2018)

 

‘ ... the breadth of their musical talents and gorgeous close harmony singing deserves a much wider audience’

Folk Radio (November 2019)

‘Love the new album'

Mike Harding (February 2018)

Arbennig’

Georgia Ruth, BBC Radio Cymru (September 2016)

‘Canny trio from Aberystwyth who understand trad sources be they Welsh or English and give a different spin to the very familiar. They’ve a dulcimer and they’re not scared to use it! Unusual arrangements, atypical instrumental accompaniments mean that songs that you might believe are common currency prove surprising winners in the rise again stakes. You’ll like this y’hear? A winner.’

fROOTS Magazine (November 2016)

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Traditional music with a difference from Wales and beyond