The Fisherman / Pen Draw'r Byd2016
The Gentle Good releases new AA single ‘The Fisherman’/ ‘Pen Draw’r Byd’ via Bubble Wrap Records on 14th October alongside forthcoming album ‘Ruins/Adfeilion’ (also 14th October). Cardiff singer-songwriter and folk musician Gareth Bonello aka The Gentle Good returns with his follow up to 2013’s ‘Y Bardd Anfarwol (The Immortal Bard)’ - the ambitious project amalgamating Welsh and Chinese traditional music. In ‘Pen Draw’r Byd (The Far Side of the World)’ tradition is then turned on its head. It tells the tale of a lady awaiting the return of her sailor boy. Rather than wander the shoreline yearning for her lost love, she curses the sea vowing that even if he would return, she would still beg the moon to drag the sea and everything in it to the far side of the world. ‘Ruins / Adfeilion’ recognises that we live in the ruins of previous generations. Some of these are beautiful, providing a sense of place and cultural identity while others are dangerous obstacles that hinder our progress. The Gentle Good will play Sŵn Festival, Cardiff on 23rd October. More dates TBC.