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MOCH
PRYDERI
Pryderi's Pigs

CELTIC MUSIC OF WALES and BRITTANY

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AMERICA'S PREMIER WELSH-AMERICAN BAND

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HARDTACK &
SOWBELLY

String Band

 

Moch Pryderi (Welsh for “Pryderi’s Pigs”) is a five piece Welsh-American band with a Breton, Irish and Scottish flair, from Fredericksburg Virginia. Together for 16 years, the band performs as a trio, quartet, or quintet. The band formed as a result of the Fredericksburg Welsh festival in 1998 and has been together since. Their music is firmly rooted in the traditional Brythonic-Celtic music of Wales and Brittany, interwoven with traditional music from Ireland, Scotland, Turkey, and the American-Appalachians. Moch Pryderi has performed widely on the east coast, including the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center in Washington D.C., The Celtic Classic in Bethlehem Pa., the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Washington Folk Festival, the Fredericksburg Welsh Festival, the Philadelphia Welsh Festival, the Historic Rugby Tennessee Festival of British & Appalachian Culture, the Celtic Nations Heritage Festival in Lake Charles Louisiana, the Welsh Heritage Center in Wymore Nebraska, and the North American Festival of Wales in Cleveland Ohio.

Moch Pryderi’s instrumentation includes the rare Welsh triple harp, Welsh Pibgyrn, Welsh bagpipes, Breton bombarde, bouzouki, flutes, whistles, great highland pipes and percussion.
Moch Pryderi’s
 
four CD s, "Dancing in the Pigsty", "Belly Jerk", "Jig Moch" and “Moch IV” contain a rich selection of Welsh traditional materials as well as original works. Their 4th CD, “Moch IV”, was nominated  for the prestigious “WAMMIE” award in the traditional folk music category by the Washington Area Music Association.

Moch Pryderi’s members are; Mary Triola, Rik Rice, Bill Reese,
Luke Gray and Paul Burgess.

Enjoy the tale of Pryderi's Pigs on this site and check out the history of the Welsh pibgorn, the Bombarde, and the Welsh triple harp.  Moch Pryderi Trio is available for festivals, parties, house concerts, weddings, wakes and wherever good music is preferred.

The Band also appears as The Hardtack & Sowbelly String Band, playing the hits of the 1840's 1850's 1860's and 1870's.

Call Bill at:

540-850-3003

or E-mail us at: MochPryderi@aol.com

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Mary Triola of Moch Pryderi playing LLANTONY ABBEY
on the Welsh Triple Harp
at the Kennedy Center

The Moch at the Library Steps Concert

COMING UP

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Sat Sept. 19th

The 26th Annual

Fredericksburg

WELSH FESTIVAL

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