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"my goodness, what a sound, I mean genuinely a little staggered by that standard of ensemble playing. The energy and vibe, magic really, you're doing wonderful work."
Brian Finnegan, Flook
AVANC represents the brightest, most dedicated and talented young people of our musical traditions from the upcoming generation. They specialise in unearthing forgotten musical gems from ancient manuscripts and dusty library vaults, and reworking them in their own energetic image. Their powerful 12-piece lineup, complete with triple harps, bagpipes and five clog dancers is a sight and sound to behold!
The band began as the National Youth Folk Ensemble of Wales. The project by Trac Cymru aimed to train young musicians aged 18-25 in performance skills to help them into a career as professional folk musicians, as well as representing Wales’ folk music on major stages. Patrick Rimes led the ensemble as Artistic Director and was supported by tutors Sam Humphreys and Gwen Màiri.
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