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Llefrith, 1997Formed: North Wales, 1991, by MAY and HALLOW. Played various folk venues in the early 90s and gained a broad following in traditional folk circles. Style: LLEFRITH were traditional Welsh folk. DIWYLLIEDIG were slightly more progessive, like solo HALLOW. STEPHENS continued in much the same way. Post-Diwylliedig incarnation of Llefrith was a little darker in tone than before.  Songwriters: Mainly Hallow or Stephens, with group compositions and traditional songs. Trivia: The songs on the first two Llefrith albums ran through each letter of the Welsh alphabet.

Recommended: Lleuad Maen (*5) / Llymrïaid (*5)

KIRSTEN MAY - guitars, vocals / LIZBET HALLOW - guitars, vocals (both ex-HELENA'S BOX); w. changing line-up of uncredited folk musicians.

Aug '95 (lp - AL1) (cd - AL1CD) CANEUON CYMRU
- Addurnol / Bangyr / Ceubren / Chwylolwynion / Dehuwynt / Einion / Fiola / Ffrwythloni / Gynnau / Henebion / Igam-ogam / Jac-y-do / Lolian / Llygedyn
Dec '95 (7" - 7L1) NOS DISTAW / GAEAF
added RHONWEN STEPHENS - harp, flute, vocals, guitar, harpsichord
May '96 (lp - AL2) (cd - AL2CD) LLEUAD MAEN
- Mytholeg / Nosi / Offrymwyr / Pryddest / Rwbel / Rhagarfaethiad / Serrenu / Troi / Thus / Uchelwydd / Wythonglau / Yfory / Lleuad Maen. (cd+=) Nos Distaw / Gaeaf.
Having completed the alphabet, the trio decided to make a more progessive record, and brought in MICHAEL FOX - drums (ex-ROTTEN FRUIT / ex-HELENA'S BOX) to form:
DIWYLLIEDIG
Oct '96 (cd - AD2CD) LLYMRÏAID
- Diddos Diddim / Gorboblogi / Anturiaeth / Seilio / Cyfamod / Ai e?
STEPHENS goes solo with assistance from FOX and DAFYDD MORGAN.

May and Hallow reform Llefrith:

LLEFRITH
KIRSTEN MAY - guitars, vocals / LIZBET HALLOW - guitars, vocals; w. session musicians. 
June '02 (7" - 7L2) CAFELL CAFFE / ANNATODOL
Oct '02 (cd - AL3CD) TYNGEDFENNOL
- Tystion Tylluan / Mai Gwendid / Cafell Caffe / Duwies Dewines / Cynaeafa / Unigedd Melfed / Ysbaid / Yrhawg / Annatodol / Y Gweithir Alcam a y Llygoden / Chwerwlys Yr Eithin / Y Llawr / Cog / Y Pont / Oriel / Mamwlad
Jun '03 - Live tracks feature on The Cookie Crumbs' Cookie Jar.

Duo continue to perform live, and remain one of the principal acts on the Clustcwyr label.

Simultaneous release of a new album and a cut-price "Best Of" retrospective:

Sep '05 (cd - AL4CD) ANWEDDOG
- Merddwr / Swynwragedd Saith / Di-ben-draw Di-benllaw / Y Clasurol / Banffagl / India / Cornicyll Cornicyll / Y Torrwr Beddau ac y Broch / Benyw Deffro / Cecru / Bwriad / Cychwyr Cycyllog / Tair ar Ddeg / Sioned / Merch Fedydd / Bwrw Iddi / Cyfeillau / Coegyn Mae Caredig Braidd / Lleuad Meiddlyd
Sep '05 (cd - AL5CD) GLAS
- Addurnol / Fiola / Igam-ogam / Lolian / Gaeaf / Nosi / Rwbel / Troi / Lleuad Maen / Cafell Caffe / Cynaeafa / Y Gweithir Alcam a y Llygoden / Cog / Oriel / Swynwragedd Saith / Y Torrwr Beddau ac y Broch / Tair ar Ddeg / Bwrw Iddi



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