Yr Olaf


Released 18 April 2020

  1. Yr Olaf (Live)
  2. Pa Bryd Y Deui Eto? (Live)

Liner notes

‘Yr Olaf (Live)’ and ‘Pa Bryd Y Deui Eto? (Live)’ are taken from the forthcoming, digital only, live album due for release in July.

‘Yr Olaf’ is inspired by a photo of Sudan— the last male white rhino. Written from the perspective of a poacher, Lisa Jên is questioning what kind of person wants to destroy such an amazing thing, has pleasure in planting their dagger in leathery skin and enjoys the last glimmer in their eye.

‘Pa Bryd Y Deui Eto? (Live)’ is a traditional song, that originally featured on the band’s debut album, and tells the story of a heartbroken young girl as she awaits the return of her love Deio from his travels…. “When will you come again, to visit me, Deio?” she pleads.

These live recordings were captured during 9Bach’s celebratory tour in the UK in October 2019 that supported the tenth anniversary release of the aforementioned debut album.


Further listening

  • 9Bach


    Released 15 August 2019

    On 9Bach's debut album, the combination of live harp and guitar accompanying ethereal voices and dubby beats takes you in to the North Wales landscape, on an emotional rollercoaster as the heart and soul of each story is revealed through compelling and exquisitely sung narrative.

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