Gwerinos are a seven-piece band who are based in Dolgellau, where they have founded an annual folk festival “Y Sesiwn Fawr”. The band performs an exciting mix of traditional tunes and songs, drawing from the traditional sources of Wales, along with original material written by the band members. Gwerinos (meaning Rabble in English) have fine music pedigree, with all the members being multi-instrumentalists, having played in numerous bands on the Welsh circuit.
The band have a very distinctive style which can range from the thrashing out of a loud folk-rock number to get any audience dancing, to the haunting sounds of an acoustic melody. Their music is essentially extrovert and full of fun and they are a very popular live band.
The band has evolved through numerous line-up changes to the present seven-piece band:
Elfed ap Gomer on keyboard, accordion, bass guitar and voice; Gareth Jones on the drums and backing vocals; Idris Morris Jones on the violin and backing vocals; Tudur Huws Jones on the banjo, mandola, mandolin, bouzouki, whistle and vocals; Ywain Myfyr on guitar, bodhran, harmonica and vocals; Emlyn Roberts on guitar, bouzouki and vocals and Roger Vaughan on bass guitar and backing vocals.