Toy Hay - The Gathering

  • Toy Hay - The Gathering

Toy Hay - The Gathering


FormatCD & LP
Released29th March 2017
Catalogue CAM011

The Gathering is the debut album from guitarist and composer Toby Hay.

+ Limited signed copies

From near Rhayader in Mid Wales he makes instrumental music inspired by the landscape, people and history of the area. Following in the footsteps of the American Primitive guitarists and the British Folk revivalists he composes music for the 6 and 12 string guitar. Influenced by music from all over the world, Indian Ragas, African Kora music and ancient Welsh harp music from the Robert ap Huw manuscript he makes music to capture the atmosphere of the special and under represented part of Wales where he lives, adding to the long tradition of Welsh string music.

Robert Macfarlane writes in the liner notes to the album - “Place, memory, nature, loss and dreamed-of geographies are the subjects of this beautiful music: that gathering of feelings that go by the untranslatable Welsh word hiraeth. There is a sadness at what has gone here, but not a nostalgia. The world’s dew gleams on this music, but the world’s dust swirls through it too.”
Artist Toby Hay
Filed Under Indie & Alternative