Llandeilo, Wales, GBR

We are Trwbador, a girl/boy duo from West Wales. Our style has been described as 'Folk music from out of space', 'Avant Pop' and 'Music to get lost it'. We are both singer songwriters and producers and we share the tasks equally. We like to write and sing in both Welsh and English.


Blessed with a delicate sound somewhere between campfire folk of the late Sixties and ever-evolving bedroom electronics of the here and now, Trwbador have carved out their own little corner of the musical landscape over three years of working together.

Hailing from rural Carmarthenshire, the long lineage of quirkily enchanting Welsh pop both infuses and absorbs this duo’s music. The floatily expressive vocals of Angharad Van Rijswijk possess a beautiful naivety, while Owain Gwilym’s guitar playing weaves around synths and digital rhythms. Having self-released two EPs in 2011, April will see the arrival of their finely crafted debut long player. The time between releases has been very fruitfully spent, including a collaboration with Cornershop on their 2012 Christmas single ‘Every Year So Different’, a favour which is returned on Trwbador’s forthcoming album.

Those who have already witnessed Trwbador live will know of their beguilingly intimate performances, while their studio recordings have received acclaim and airplay from Lauren Laverne, Radcliffe and Maconie and Huw Stephens amongst others. Having accepted an invitation from Welsh Arts International and the British Council to perform at Mumbai’s Kala Ghoda festival in February, 2013 is set to be the year when one of the quietly triumphant sounds of the Welsh music scene is truly unveiled to an expectant audience.

With Adam Walton commenting that “They’re original and beautiful” and James Dean Bradfield from the Manics describing Trwbador’s songs as music to “get lost in”, the band have plenty to live up to. (Gareth James, Just Played Blog)

“I love what Trwbador do”

Huw Stephens, BBC Radio 1

“They’re original and beautiful”

Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales


'Trwbador' Album (2013 - 1st April)

'Safe' Single (2013 - 18th March)

'Sun In The Winter' EP (2011)