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.