Well, having taken a year out (Clare was finishing her masters degree) we seem to be back on form in 2013 and playing to great audiences.
2013 is turning into another busy year for Metheglin - we played to a lovely crowd at Kinnersley in May and spent a wonderful weekend in Tiverton on a band away weekend, when we also played to a great crowd of dancers. One of our September Gigs - a fund raising event for the Brewery Arts Centre in Cirencester didn't take place - which was a shame, as the center is a much needed venue for all sorts of live entertainment.
Our next gig is at the Acoustic Meeting Ground event on 27th September 2013 at the Pontardawe Arts Centre - more information on the Info page.
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"Raining in Paradise" is the debut album of a band with a very distinctive sound and a very different type of line-up. The album was recorded and produced by Pete "peewee" Coleman - more usually noted for his work with bands such as AC/DC, The Charlatans and Echo and the Bunnymen - on his new label Pipe-Dream Music.
The album packs a wide dynamic breadth of music within its 16 tracks, you never know what's coming next... slow orchestral to frenetic trance, and yet it delivers the solely unique sound that is Metheglin. So be prepared for music unlike anything you have ever heard before!
Metheglin play contemporary progressive folk on modern versions of medieval instruments. The music could be termed "experimental", and is a melodic blend of modern, medieval and dance, all underpinned with exciting percussion, driving bass lines and exotic instrumentation.
"An Absolutely brilliant debut album"Frank Hennessy BBC Radio Wales
"A very talented band"Johnny Coppin BBC Radio Gloucester
"Oh! Super stuff! Really lovely" "Fabulous, really like that CD"Genevieve Tudor BBC Radio Shropshire
"Eno meets Eurodance!"Donal Whelan - Hafod Mastering
"Well that's pretty damn fine."Chris Evans BBC Radio 2