Since 1998 the Fredericksburg Virginia based Welsh band, Moch Pryderi, has been performing the exciting and haunting Brythonic-Celtic folk music of Wales and Brittany, with occasional excursions into the other Celtic nations of Galicia, Cornwall, Ireland and Scotland. The band's first CD, "Dancing in the Pigsty" contains a rich selection of Welsh, Breton, Irish and Cornish materials as well as original works. Moch Pryderi is: Mary Triola, harp, flute, whistles, uilleann pipes, vocals; Melissa Rich, fiddle, whistles; Dave Rich, guitar, vocals; Bill Reese, Welsh pibgorn, Celtic bouzouki, Breton bombardes, smallpipes, and vocals; Rik Rice, bodhrán, dumbek, and Bob Roser, smallpipes and highland pipes.
The name Moch Pryderi is Welsh for "Pryderi's Pigs" and takes its name from a story in the Welsh national epic, the Mabinogion.
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"...upbeat, crisply performed collection of songs and instrumentals that feature some relatively uncommon instruments (like the Welsh Pibgorn and Breton bombardes)... Rousing songs in Welsh, Breton, Cornish and English interspersed with sets of foot-tapping dance tunes."