DnA: Delyth & Angharad Jenkins Delyth Jenkins DnA by name, DnA by nature: music is in the very DNA of this hugely talented mother-and-daughter duo from Swansea, Wales. Both enjoy international reputations not only as soloists but as members of such bands as Calan, Brethyn, Aberjaber and Cromlech. Whether they’re vamping up a traditional oldie or minting something entirely new, there’s a timeless beauty to these intimate and irresistible conversations between harp and fiddle. Delyth and Angharad started performing together in 2007 when the organiser of the Gower Folk Festival offered them their first gig as a duo. Despite having independent music careers, it hadn’t occurred to them that this mother and daughter combination could indeed be a very special collaboration. Since then the duo have performed extensively, and have been played on local and national radio (including BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 Music). The release of their debut album Adnabod, in May 2013 on the fflach:tradd label has generated great praise and critical acclaim, securing them an appearance in the WOMEX opening ceremony in Cardiff, October 2013. Their live performances, which have been described as “visceral and intense” (Timber and Steel blog) demonstrate the connection between these two musicians. Music is truly in their DNA. ABOUT THE PERFORMER Delyth has gained a well-deserved reputation as one of Wales's foremost performers on the Celtic Harp. Her albums have attracted glittering reviews, not only for her accomplished playing of the traditional music of Wales but also for her lyrical, original compositions which entrance and delight.