Ffynnon

Stacey Blythe is a composer, performer and multi-instrumentalist who has performed all over the UK and America. She is a regular composer for the Welsh National Opera’s Max department. She performs with Ffynnon and Elfen and has toured and recorded as a composer and performer with many different artists (including Maria Hayes), poets (including Patrick Jones), musicians (including Dylan Fowler, Julie Murphy and Meredith Monk) and storytellers (including Nick Hennessey). She also plays with some exciting new singer songwriters; Rachel Taylor-Beales and Pamela Wyn-Shannon.

Stacey has performed at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, on the Orient Express, for Stephen Sondheim, Elizabeth Taylor, Dame Shirley Bassey and the Prince of Wales. She has also shared the stage with Billy Bragg (who sang a song she wrote!) and Michelle Shocked.

She lectures as a musical director and repertoire coach at the Royal Welsh Conservatoire of Music and Drama.

Lynne Denman is an artist, singer and storyteller and a founder member of Ffynnon. She performs music deeply rooted in the landscapes of the British Isles. She has sung for audiences in five continents and her repertoire includes traditional and new songs in Welsh, English and French. In 2012 Lynne Denman and Stacey Blythe won The British Award for Storytelling Excellence for an Outstanding Classical/Traditional Adaptation of the oldest Mabinogion story ‘Culhwch ac Olwen’, which is titled Hunting the Giant’s Daughter.