Tramor (Overseas) is the new traditional music project of Welsh piper/singer/instrumentalist John Good (formally of Oceans Apart) and mandolin virtuoso Billy Parker; both veterans of many Celtic festivals and concerts, including Estes Park, Chicago Celtic Fest, San Diego and Denver.


Tramor (Overseas) is the new traditional music project of John Good, formally of Oceans Apart. John is well known through out the West, South, Midwest and in his native Wales as a multi-instrumentalist, Welsh piper, singer/songwriter, composer and poet. Veteran of many Celtic festivals and concerts.

John Good:
Born in 1949 in Cwmafan, South Wales, UK., into a house where the Welsh Language was spoken. His session work includes recordings with Robin Huw Bowen, Jack Bruce, L. Shankar, Tony Williams and Zaker Hussain. Educated in Sandfields Comprehensive School, Hull then Cardiff Universities, where he studied with renowned Welsh composer Alan Hodinott. Taught in the London School system for several years. Immigrated to the USA in 1975, living and performing in San Francisco, Los Angeles then moving to Phoenix in 1989.
Over the last 20 years he has worked in America as performer, session musician, producer, teacher; has led workshops and given bilingual presentations on Welsh and Celtic Culture, including poetry, music and literature to various societies and organizations including Phoenix area Universities, schools, college and library systems, at Welsh/Celtic Festivals and Highland Games, on local radio and television and for the Humanities Council.
Billy Parker:
Billy Parker grew up in musical family in the New Jersey and began playing mandolin at age 12 when he realized that if he played an instrument, he could stay up as late as everybody else at the many late-night jam sessions held at his family home. Billy has played ever since and has performed professionally throughout the Pacific Northwest and now, Arizona where he has become well known as a performer and studio musician. Billy has had the good fortune of touring with Faron Young as well as entertaining with Bill Monroe, David Bromberg, and David Grisman, to name a few. Billy now lives in Chandler, with his wife, Brenda, and daughters, Emily & Kelsey


Trans Celtic Gala/DVD
Afan/Queen of the Rushes
Oceans Apart/ Maiden Voyage/By Land or by Sea/You Asked for it [1&2]/Tethered to the Foam/The Carol-Singing Sea/The first 1500 Years of Welsh Poetry

Set List

Traditional and original songs, jigs, reels from Wales, Ireland Scotland and North America

Up to 3x 45 minute sets