Founded in 1995 to compete in the Cnapan festivals 'Cythrel Canu' competition in which the group was successful. Ogam subsequently represented Wales at the Pan Celtic festival in Trallee, Ireland where it was also successful. Subsequent highlights have included a tour of Brittany in 1997 and the Montreal International Celtic Festival 2001.
"........ is a very impressive debut by a talented group of musicians"
Edward W Reid NINNAU
"The players distinctly classical approach suits this particular combination and is evident as much in their phrasing as in the blending of instrumental timbres....the tune arrangements are never less than inventive"
David Kidman TRADITIONAL MUSIC MAKER
"The album will please fans of several instrumental folk and classical traditions, particularly those with a love of the baroque, and the less raucous Celtic ensembles".
Kim Bates GREEN MAN REVIEW http://greenmanreview.com/walesomnibus.html)
OGAM is :
Sianelen Pleming: flute, whistles and recorder
Carys Roberts: harp and voice
Colin Tommis: guitar
Emyr Rhys: bâs, mandolin and voice
John Marc Davies: fiddle and voice
Jennifer Williams: fiddle and voice
COLEG Y BRIFYSGOL ABERTAWE/Y GWNINGEN GYMREIG
DOWN THE BROOM/TOMMY McMAHON'S
PIGAU'R DUR/DIFYRRWCH YR HEUSOR DU
Y MAB AFRADLON
CAN DIOGI (FFOLES LLANTRISANT/EL QUINTO PINO
CLWMP PUMP (YR WYLAN/AP SIENCYN/LLANCESAU TREFALDWYN/PIBDDAWNS DOWLAIS/LLAWENYDD AP TOMOS)
THE CURLY HEADED PLOUGHBOY/THE TIPSY PARSON
WALTSUS (GLAN MEDDWDOD MWYN/MEGAN A GOLLODD EI GARDAS)
CYLCH Y CYMRY (MON/RACHEL DAFYDD IFAN)