Deuair at the RUH


Deuair at the RUH

Deuair at the RUH

Wednesday 15th August 2018


Royal United Hospital
Combe Park



Deuair is Elsa Davies and Ceri Owen-Jones: fiddle, harp and two voices. Deuair (pronounced. day-ire) means literally ‘two words’, an old Welsh poetic form and measure.

Deuair have been playing together since 2012, tunes learnt from fellow musicians and old manuscripts, for listening and dancing. Their intent is to research and interpret rare historical material and try to play to life a lost sound-world of Welsh traditional music for people today.

Deuair have performed throughout Wales and beyond. In 2014, Deuair took part in an international music residency at the Banff Centre, Canada, where they worked on new material, recording as a duo and collaborating with other musicians and artists. Back home, they regularly work with storyteller and illustrator Peter Stevenson, touring visual-storytelling-music shows they have created together based on the lost folk songs and stories of West Wales. They also collaborate with dancers, film-makers and other musicians.

Art at the Heart of the RUH

This concert is provided in association with Art at the Heart of the RUH.

Art at the Heart supports the RUH Bath with an award winning art and design programme that stimulates healing and well-being and creates an uplifting environment for patients, visitors and staff. They reach on average 200,000 people per year through exhibitions, workshops, performances and design.

Each day during Bath Folk Festival one of our acts will perform a short public concert in the hospital before touring some of the wards to bring folk music to patients and staff.