The Meadows are a vibrant multi-instrumentalist Celtic-Crossover band. Using their cutting-edge techniques to bring a contemporary vibe to their arrangements, the four siblings perform original works which cross with ease between foot stomping reels to rich vocal harmonies. Their shows are an ethereal journey combining original music and stunning new interpretations of well-loved traditional songs.
2017 has already been an exhilarating year for The Meadows. Apart from completing their debut E.P. ‘Through the Fayre’, they have toured Great Britain with a self-produced original show, Celtic Journey, alongside the international singer Kristyn Murphy who joined them from Maine. The show included both original works and The Meadows’ fresh reinterpretations of Celtic music, woven together with stories and dance drawn from the rich heritage of the Celtic Nations. “Don't miss this wonderful show. A breathtaking evening at the Pentyrch venue last Sunday. Love this immensely talented group!” one audience member stated while another described Celtic Journey as “so magically different and so wonderfully enchanting, exciting and captivating. Show two is tomorrow and I can't wait.” During the tour, they performed live on television networks and BBC Radio Wales where listeners contacted the station to ask whether their performance really had been live. The Meadows have played sets at Glasgow’s Celtic Connections 2016 & 2017, the 2017 International Music Eisteddfod in Llangollen, the Fishguard Folk Festival, How the Light Gets In, The Little Big Gig, Cardiff’s WMC and many other festivals and events along with regular airplay on both national and international networks. Several of their original works have debuted on BBC radio.
Fantasia is a Celt at heart, loving the traditional music of Celtic culture. In keeping with this love, she also enjoys playing Irish whistles. While accompanying Melody on piano during her masterclasses with prof. Ian Clarke (Guildhall), she discovered a love of writing music and in 2013 debuted her composition 'An Evening Stroll through Aberglasney'. She teaches violin and piano, and enjoys writing novels for children, dress making and watercolour painting.
Harvey is the quiet 'creator' of the family. He has been taught piano by his eldest sister and was honoured to appear in an A.B.R.S.M. High Achiever's Concert in Swansea. He takes violin masterclasses with Prof. Haskey, also enjoying playing the guitar, bodhrán and composing. Harvey's other passion is painting in oils and his work has been exhibited in fine art galleries in Cardiff and Carmarthenshire.
Titania is the youngest member of the family. Growing up in a musical household made it almost inevitable that she too would become a musician. She takes violin and piano under Fantasia and Melody's tutelage and writes pieces of her own, including 'May Mountains Howl' which debuted on BBC radio and was performed during the Wales Air Ambulance tour. When Titania was only a few months old, she astounded her family when, out of the blue, she joined in singing with her siblings before she could even talk and has not stopped since, pointing forward to her present role in the quartet! She loves performing and outside of her music enjoys writing stories.