870 miles – 2 musicians – 40 shows
To release their new record ‘Rembard’s Retreat’, Live Music Now musicians Seth Bye and Chris Roberts of Filkin’s Drift are walking the entire Wales Coast Path, performing every night on the journey. A radical approach to sustainable touring.
With the climate emergency sharply in focus and people looking for new ways of connecting post-covid, it is clear that the music industry needs fresh and imaginative approaches to touring. Folk duo Filkin’s Drift have found an answer in the ancient Welsh bardic tradition.In the Welsh language, ‘Cerdd’ means music and ‘Cerdded’ means to walk. To Filkin’s Drift, this suggests an intrinsic connection between the acts of roaming and creating music. Along the way, the duo will collect songs, stories, and tunes to incorporate into their gigs, weaving together a tapestry of shared experiences of the Welsh coast.
CERDD // ED solves a global problem in a local way. It will be a pioneering voice as the music industry changes its approaches to touring; It will bring communities closer together; and it will bring Wales to the fore, as the country pioneering this change.