Y Glerorfa was formed in 2006 for the tenth anniversary concert of Clera. The aim is to present Wales’ traditional melodies in a new and exciting manner and to promote Welsh musical culture in Wales and beyond.
Y Glerorfa is a folk orchestra and is different from ordinary orchestras in that there is no conductor, and no musical scores are used by the players. The instruments you will hear are fiddles, harps, flutes and the occasional bagpipe and pigorn. The members hail from all corners of Wales and the age range and performing experience varies tremendously. Some of the members are also gifted dancers and singers and we often perform sets that demonstrate these talents.
Y Glerorfa has two musical directors – triple harpist Robin Huw Bowen and fiddler Gwenno Roberts. Robin is one of the original directors and Gwenno, who has been involved with Clera since a young age, became a musical director last year.
Y Glerorfa is open to new members of all instruments – there are no auditions, but it is expected that you are able to play the folk melodies from memory.
If you are interested in becoming a member of Y Glerorfa, or would like Y Glerorfa to perform in your area please contact the organiser Siwan Evans firstname.lastname@example.org
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Autum Concert, Neuadd Ogwen. Bethesda (October 2015)
Open-air concert at Plas Glyn-y-weddw, Llanbedrog, nr Pwllheli (June 2015)
Cyfeillion Ellis Wynne Concert, Ysgol Ardudwy,HARLECH (June 2015)
Ruthin Festival (July 2014)
Tŷ Siamas, Dolgellau (February 2014)
Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli (August 2013)
Tegeingl Festival (August 2012)
Canolfan Ucheldre, Holyhead (October 2011)
Theatr y Ddraig, Barmouth (September 2011)
The Arts Centre, Aberystwyth (November 2010)
Canolfan Ucheldre, Holyhead (August 2010)
Tegeingl Festival (August 2010)
Ruthin Festival(July 2010)
Donald Gordon Theatre, Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay (May 2010)
Concert at Rhyl Pavilion (March 2010)
Cerdd Dant Festival Proclamation Concert, Bangor (October 2009)
Eisteddfod Genedlaethol Opening Concert - Bala (July 2009)
Y Galeri, Caernarfon - recording the CD 'Y Glerorfa - Live' (April 2009)
Glanfa Stage, Wales Millenniem Centre, Cardiff Bay (March 2009)
North Wales International Festival in Holywell Church (Sept 2008)
Festival Interceltique Lorient (August 2008)
Sesiwn Fawr Dolgellau (July 2008)
Galeri Concert (November 2006)