9Bach Biography (Wikipedia)
9Bach is an alternative folk group formed by Welsh singer-songwriter and pianist Lisa Jên and guitarist Martin Hoyland, a veteran of 1990s alt-rock band Pusherman. The group now includes Dan Swain (bass guitar), Esyllt Glyn Jones (harp, vocals), Mirain Roberts (vocals) and Andy Gangadeen (drums). The sextet's name puns on "nain", the word for "grandmother" in north Wales; "bach" means "small" in Welsh.
When the group began in 2005, its repertoire mainly consisted of traditional Welsh-language folk songs. Its self-titled debut album was released in 2009. Lisa Jên sang on Gruff Rhys's 2007 album, Candylion, and toured with Rhys in that period.
In 2015, 9Bach's album Tincian ("resonate") won Best Album at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards. The band was joined onstage by Bethesda-based male voice choir Côr Penrhyn for their final song of the evening.
The band's third album, Anian, ("nature") was released 13 May 2016. Its title song was written by actor-musician Rhys Ifans, who sings it on 9Bach's recording. "Deryn" is sung by musician and Real World founder Peter Gabriel. The album incorporates Greek and Middle Eastern musical influences.
- Listen to 9Bach in session for World on 3https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05q0vhj.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05q0vhj.jpg2017-12-04T12:09:00.000Z9Bach perform live on World on 3 and chat to Kathryn Tickellhttps://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05q0sg4
Listen to 9Bach in session for World on 3
- Sgwrs 9Bach gyda Lisa Gwilym - Rhan 1 (2005)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02prj3x.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02prj3x.jpg2015-04-22T21:10:00.000ZCyfweliad cyntaf erioed 9 Bach, nol ym mis Mehefin 2005 gyda Lisa Gwilym.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02prphh
Sgwrs 9Bach gyda Lisa Gwilym - Rhan 1 (2005)
- Sgwrs 9Bach gyda Lisa Gwilym - Rhan 2 (2005)https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02prhtm.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02prhtm.jpg2015-04-22T21:10:00.000ZCyfweliad cyntaf erioed 9 Bach, nol ym mis Mehefin 2005 gyda Lisa Gwilym.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02prpv6
Sgwrs 9Bach gyda Lisa Gwilym - Rhan 2 (2005)
- 9Bach - Pontypriddhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02prj35.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02prj35.jpg2015-04-22T21:10:00.000ZSesiwn yn arbennig ar gyfer C2 - 28/12/2006.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02prqr2
9Bach - Pontypridd
- 9Bach - Llongauhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02prj3l.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02prj3l.jpg2015-04-22T21:10:00.000ZSesiwn yn arbennig ar gyfer C2 - 28/12/2006.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02prqs0
9Bach - Llongau
- 9Bach gyda Georgia Ruth - Yr Adar Manhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02prlwj.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02prlwj.jpg2015-04-22T21:10:00.000ZSesiwn 9Bach gyda Georgia Ruth - recordiwyd 16/10/2008.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02prrb8
9Bach gyda Georgia Ruth - Yr Adar Man
- 9Bach gyda Georgia Ruth - Deryn Purhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02prlwf.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02prlwf.jpg2015-04-22T21:10:00.000ZSesiwn 9Bach gyda Georgia Ruth - recordiwyd 16/10/2008.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02prrff
9Bach gyda Georgia Ruth - Deryn Pur
- 9Bach gyda Georgia Ruth - C'weiriwch fy Ngwelyhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02prhtm.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p02prhtm.jpg2015-04-22T21:10:00.000ZSesiwn 9Bach gyda Georgia Ruth - recordiwyd 16/10/2008.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p02prrmz
9Bach gyda Georgia Ruth - C'weiriwch fy Ngwely