A Welsh band will be performing in Ammanford.

The chamber-folk trio VRï, who are two-time Welsh Music Award winners for Best Album, are bringing their live show to Ammanford's Glowyr on July 19 at 7.30pm as part of their 2024 UK tour.

Comprising of Jordan Price Williams on cello and vocals, Aneirin Jones on violin and vocals, and Patrick Rimes on viola and violin, the band has received significant acclaim since forming in 2016.

These young men have curated a blend of traditional folk and chamber, an aesthetic they refer to as "chamber-folk".

Their distinctive sound and style is derived from the tales of cultural upheaval and suppression of traditional Welsh music and language endured in past centuries.

Interpreted as audio archaeologists, VRï’s selections explore various themes from Wales’ history.

Their songs tell stories of the people who persevered in harsh conditions approximately 200 years ago, mirroring struggles experienced today.

Aneirin Jones explained: "There was a lot of pressure on people to reject that tradition and its 'devilish' ways - the old Celtic joys of fiddling, dancing, and carousing it associated with them.

"People were burying their harps under floorboards."

The band's approach to their music is as unique as their inspirational sources.

VRï combines the lively energy of the fiddle and the refined elegance of the violin, creating a euphoric soundscape.

Patrick Rimes describes the energy they aim to capture: "The way we make our music is fraught with danger.

"I guess if you were in a band with a drummer or a bass player, it’s an anchor, keeping you grounded.

"We’re like three helium balloons just revolving around each other… when that chamber music energy happens, it happens for real… it can feel a bit like you’re flying or floating off the ground."

Their music sings the traditional songs that Methodism attempted to obliterate, recasting them as joyous celebrations of Welsh identity.

These songs, rendered in the Welsh language, boast powerful vocal harmonies.

VRï’s music delves into the 'broken history' of traditional fiddle music in Wales, much of which was discarded during the Methodist revolt.

"We still have a popular expression in Welsh," adds Patrick; "rhoi'r ffidil yn y to’ which is when you give up on something, literally you put the fiddle in the roof.

Which would have been to make sure that it wasn't burned in the Methodist purge."

Concert goers can expect a captivating performance flickering with the spirit of cultural resilience.

Tickets for VRï's upcoming concert in Glowyr, Ammanford are priced at £15.50.

Prospective attendees can book the tickets online at the Theatrau Sir Gar website or contact the box office on 0345 2263510.