Singing the Line into Existence: Carmarthen – Aberystwyth

In 2015 a group of artists created a body of work to support the Trawslink Cymru campaign to reopen the Carmarthen to Aberystwyth railway line.   Over 6 weeks they walked along sections of the old railway line, to dance, film, sing and record, to draw and make site specific art, reconnecting the locations and histories of the line through creative responses to the journey. Sharing stories and songs along the route, the artists developed ideas towards the final destination – a performance presentation in Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth on October 3rd 2015.


Blodau’r Draen/The Talking Tree

Where the Water keeps no Secrets
A story of the ageless human relationship with the Ceredigion hills, through film, folk tale, poetry, music, storytelling, song, projections, objects, live music, illustration and photography.
A view through the looking glass backwards towards tomorrow.

Ffilm/ Film: Jacob Whittaker
Storiwr/Storyteller: Peter Stevenson
Ffidl a Llais/Fiddle & Voice: Elsa Davies
Telyn a Llais/Harp & Voice: Ceri Owen-Jones
Viol a Llais/ Viol & Voice: Ailsa Mair Hughes.

Commissioned by Duress / Aberystwyth University and filmed in the Ceredigion uplands around the source of the river Teifi, the Talking Tree exists both as a 20 minute film and as a 1 hour performance, combining live music, film & storytelling.

Please get in touch for more information and for screening and bookings.