Crasdant is Wales’ leading instrumental band, comprising four talented musicians who came together out of respect for each other’s talents, to create a canon of Welsh Instruments that would coincide with that of their Celtic relatives.
Robin Huw Bowen is Wales’ best-known performer on the unique Welsh triple-harp and has for many years travelled the world as a full-time ambassador for Welsh traditional music.
Stephen Rees first came to prominence as a teenage member of the group Ar Log before pursuing an academic career as music lecturer at the University of Bangor. He plays the fiddle and wind instruments.
Andy McLauchlin (flute and hornpipe) hails from Hemel Hemstead, but has played a prominent part in the musical life of Wales for many years, playing a variety of instruments in folk groups and dance bands with Robin and Stephen.
Andy , Stephen and Robin were founder members of the Traditional Welsh Instrument Association, which is doing a great deal of work in promoting interest and excellence in this field, and which led to the creation of the first Welsh ‘folk orchestra’, Y Glerorfa.
Huw Williams (guitar) is Wales’ foremost exponent of the art of step (or clog) dancing and is the author of the only book published on the subject. He is also well known as a singer- songwriter, and part of the folk duo Huw and Tony Williams.
For further information: http://www.crasdant.com