WOMADelaide 2017 sees Welsh band 9Bach not just perform in Australia, but indeed their only gigs in the country are at the festival. In preparation, vocalist and songwriter Lisa Jên chatted to Michael Hunter about the band, the festival, the Welsh language and plenty more. The interview was pre-recorded on January 19 2017 and went to air the following week.
The festival website gives the following brief description: “Lisa Jên’s ethereal vocals sung in Welsh and 9Bach’s exquisite arrangements – fusing traditional harp, dulcimer and guitar with heady bass – saw them take out the BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Album in 2015. With three albums under their belt, 9Bach’s moody, otherworldly sound has also seen them win a big fan in Peter Gabriel.”
Lisa Jên interview (13.51)