User:Ceri rhys matthews

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ceri rhys matthews plays flute, pipes, guitar and sings. he works in a duo with fiddler christine cooper, and in the band he co-founded, fernhill

he teaches music at two long term self-funding projects: 'prosiect ioan rhagfyr dolgellau/pibau pencader'; and at a series of residential music retreats at pentre ifan in west wales called 'yscolan'.

he works as an independent record producer and has produced nearly twenty five cds for fflach:tradd, world music network, beautiful jo records, and smithsonian folkways.

"Each of us who are interested in music making, particularly un-schooled, local music making, have a little bag full of our stories, our musical tools and tricks and tunes and tastes and smells and fruits and tears and triumphs. Everything we ever played or cared about is in that bag and a great more besides. Over the years I have known Ceri I have caught him rummaging around in that bag and stood amazed as time after time he has produced, without any ceremony, some of the rarest treasure I have ever seen or heard." Chris Wood - {English Acoustic Collective}