Traditional Welsh songs brought up to date

Sat 14 May, 7.30pm


With support from Twelfth Day

Compelling, highly original, haunting, dark, beguiling and exquisitely sung; a special band

9Bach are: Lisa Jen (vocals), Martin Hoyland (guitars and percussion), Ali Byworth (drums and percussion), Dan Swain (bass guitar), Esyllt Glyn Jones (harp, vocals), and Mirain Roberts (vocals).

Formed in 2005 thanks to a chance meeting between Lisa (also known for her work with Gruff Rhys ) and Martin, 9Bach made their name by taking traditional Welsh Folk songs and recasting them onto a spectral and haunting sound canvas. They have released two albums, ‘9Bach’ in 2009 and ‘Tincain’ in 2015, the latter winning Best Album at the BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards.

The result is an atmospheric, evocative and emotional hybrid of the folk tradition and contemporary influences. Building on a deepened, almost ambient sound-picture, the songs take you into the landscape and the emotions that it evokes.
Praise for 9Bach and their album Tincain:
  • "9Bach’s appeal is centered on singer Lisa Jen, whose cool exquisite vocals dominate the album.” **** The Guardian
  • "Easily the best Welsh language record since the Super Furry Animals’ Mwng.” **** Q Magazine
  • "File next to Super Furries’ Mwng as a landmark album for Welsh-language pop.” **** Mojo


Twelfth Day are fiddle player Catriona Price and harpist Esther Swift. They both sing – often in unison, creating a new voice that is neither one nor the other. They both write – together, weaving traditional folk with classical elements to create a music that’s outside of genre. Lyrically they combine their own experiences, inspirations and dreams, informed by musical travels around the globe and their upbringings in Orkney and the Scottish Borders.

Booking Information

Tickets are available for the reduced rate of £10 (£7 concessions) in advance. On the night, tickets will cost £12 (£9 concessions).
You can buy tickets in advance in three ways:
  • Click on Book below to buy online via our official ticket agents Brewery Arts Centre. Online tickets will add a booking fee of £1.50 per transaction.
  • Call 01539 725133 to buy over the phone. There is a booking fee of £1.50 per transaction. Phone and online bookings will close at 6pm on the day of the gig, any remaining tickets will be available on the door at The Hothouse.
  • You can buy tickets in person from our venue the Hothouse, The Brewery Arts Centre and from Morecambe Visitor Information Centre in the Platform.



(£7 concessions)