Branwen is a musician and performance artist from the West of Ireland.
Her work is imagination centric and is inspired by mythology and folklore from home and around the world. She is also sculptor, puppeteer, a visual artist, writer of surreal visual plays and a lively adventurer and she gathers many of these strands together in her performances. Her live show involves an array of unmusical objects employed as instruments, as well as actual instruments including loop pedals, banjo and guitar.
She finished her first solo album in 2019, a collaboration with renowned Bass Clarinettist, Deirdre O’Leary and the incredible stings of Nicholas Cooper. The Album was released in New Orleans in April followed by an Irish release and tour with her band.
In 2020 she wrote 10 songs for 3 voices. She invited 2 singers Anna Mieke and Zoe Basha to collaborate on an album. Following 3 residencies in Kilruddery House, Kilyon Manor and Liscannor where they worked on arrangements, the three recorded an album in 2021. They have since adopted the name Rufous Nightjar and will be releasing this album in 2022.
She is currently working on her second solo Album.
Branwen is also an award nominated performance artist, (RDS Graduate Award 2017), she was awarded an Arts Council Bursary for Music and Opera in 2020. She received funding in 2021 to write a play which is currently in development.