Dylan Thomas and Capel Celyn tragedy combine to inspire music tribute in new CD

'Dylan and the Drowning of Capel Celyn' was released on 8 January, and a launch celebration will be held in March.

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To commemorate the centenary of the birth of Dylan Thomas, a new album of works by composer Michael Stimpson, including; the acclaimed song cycle ‘Dylan’ together with a new work for solo harp, ‘The Drowning of Capel Celyn’, was composed to mark the 50th anniversary of this tragic event in Welsh History. Two of the finest musicians in the UK, Roderick Williams (baritone) and Sioned Williams (harp), join together to give a superb performance of ‘Dylan’, originally recorded at the Llandudno Festival in North Wales.

Following the release of Dylan and The Drowning of Capel Celyn (Stone Records) on 8 January 2016, an album launch celebration will be held in March at the Royal Institute of British Architects.  Professor John Goodby (Swansea University), will be speaking at the launch.