Remembering Morfydd


Gregynog Festival 2018 featured a series of collaborations, led by Artistic Director, Dr Rhian Davies, with events being held throughout Wales and in London to commemorate the centenary of the death of the pioneering Welsh composer Morfydd Owen. Rhian is the leading authority on the composer, the subject of her Doctorate and pictorial biography Never So Pure a Sight.

The season saw a series of recitals, talks and special events in locations central to the composer’s life, starting on 20 July in BBC Prom 8 where BBC NOW played Morfydd Owen’s Nocturne, preceded by a Proms Plus talk on her life and music with Rhian Davies. The Festival presented a week of events in Montgomeryshire at the end of September, including concerts in Llangadfan and  in Llanbrynmair, Owen’s Montgomeryshire family seat, from which she took her bardic name Llwyn-Owen.