Red Lady of Paviland – a Performance
HAD is pleased to draw your attention to an interesting new performance event centred on the Red Lady of Paviland due to take place in April in Carmarthen. The following introductory extract is taken from the project’s web site.
“Drawn from a cave on the Gower Peninsula, the 20 000 year old ochre-stained bones of the Red Lady of Paviland provide the inspiration for this unique and imaginative bi-lingual presentation of Welsh music, history, mythology and scientific fact.
The exciting new arts project for 2010, The Red Lady of Paviland is the result of the combined skills of platinum album selling composer Andrew Powell, leading Welsh poet / librettist Menna Elfyn, musical director Craig Roberts and eminent scientist Professor Mark Brake.
Centred around the fascinating story of the Red Lady of Paviland, the performance features award winning tenor soloist Robyn Lyn, Royal Harpist Claire Jones, 2009 Welsh League Champions Burry Port Town Band, mixed choir & children’s chorus.
The centrepiece of the performance will be a newly commissioned work ‘Y Dyn Unig’, a new and evocative cantata by Andrew Powell and Menna Elfyn. The work is commissioned by Craig and the Burry Port Town Band, and supported by a Steps to New Music award from the Arts Council of Wales.” See also HAD’s own project page on the Red Lady of Paviland.