Inspired to transform darkness into light and entirely unafraid of raw humanity and the stranger edges of living, Branwen is an act that quietly calls itself Dark Folk. Her vocal presence is both fierce and gentle and the style draws on influences as varied as Molly Drake and Coco Rosie.

A sculpture graduate, her obsession with objects has bled into her performance style, with objects like petrol cans and puppets making appearances in her shows. Her live shows, while the subject matter of the music may be dark, are often surrounded by playful storytelling, poetry and a powerful knowledge of folklore.

Her current collaboration with renowned violinist Nicholas Cooper and clarinetist Deirdre O Leary has produced a delicately textured and creative EP which is due to be released in late October 2018.

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