Monday, May 09, 2005

FOLKOBIT

The death has been announced of Siwsann George, Welsh folk singer and campaigner. Raised in Treherbert, George was a member of the first generation in recent times to be educated in Welsh as first language; it was an education which would inspire her art and politics in equal measure. A talented musician on harp and guitar, as well as a strong singer, George first found fame on the circuit with Mabsant; later, she formed the Siwsann George Welsh Road Show. Her folk revue was to lead her across the globe.

Siwsann George was 49. She's survived by a husband, Roger Plater, and a son, Osian.


1 comment:

bernard jones said...

I remember oerforming with her many times while I was a member of Cor Cochion Cardydd. I will remember her kindness sense of fun and commitment but mostly i remember her pure beautiful haunting voice. I read about her death while i was visiting the Rhondda Heritage Park.it was lie a punch in the guts. We have lost not only a wonderful exponent of welsh folk but one of the ( what I call ) good uns and the world needs them. where ever you are Siwsann may your soul rise above us your voice sore and may the music you created live forever

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