'Te yn y Grug' (Tea in the Heather) is the new concept album by award winning Welsh singer/songwriter Al Lewis – released digitally and on vinyl on the 21st February 2020.
The lyrics (written by Karen Owen and Cefin Roberts) were inspired by a series of short stories of the same name written by the iconic Welsh author Dr Kate Roberts – which celebrated its 60th anniversary since its first publication in 1959.
These songs were premiered as part of the hugely successful sell-out show of the same name at the 2019 National Eisteddfod in Llanrwst. Tickets for that performance sold out within hours of going on sale, making it the fastest selling show in the Eisteddfod's history.
In Spring 2020 Al will also be bringing these songs to the stage.
Split into two halves; the first half of these concerts will see Al delve into his back-catalogue to perform solo acoustic interpretations of songs taken from his multitude of albums and projects to date.
In the second half Al will expand the concert and will be joined on stage by his musicians, and also by specially invited Local Choirs to perform the 'Te yn y Grug / Tea in the Heather' album in its entirety.
The album was recorded over an intense but joyous 5 day period at Sain Studios in North Wales during August 2019 with an array of talented musicians and members of the Eisteddfod Choir.
Canolfan y Celfyddydau, Aberystwyth - 21.2.20
Galeri, Caernarfon - 27.2.20
Theatr Mwldan, Aberteifi - 6.3.20
Neuadd Dwyfor, Pwllheli - 27.3.20
Theatr Clwyd, Yr Wyddgrug - 28.3.20