A FOLK duo will complete an 870-mile bardic tour of the Wales Coastal Path with a Halloween night church concert next week.

Chris Roberts and Seth Bye are Filkin’s Drift blending fiddle and guitar with close vocal harmonies.

And they will be finishing their epic CERDD//ED musical trek around the Welsh coast with a concert at Tutshill’s St Luke’s church, which is celebrating its 170th year.

In the Welsh language, ‘Cerdd’ means music and ‘Cerdded’ means to walk.

And with the climate emergency sharply in focus and people looking for new ways of connecting post-Covid, the duo believe they have found a radical approach to sustainable touring, in the ancient Welsh bardic tradition.

Along the way, they have collected songs, stories, and tunes to incorporate into their gigs, weaving together a tapestry of shared experiences of the coast.

They have also released their debut EP Rembard’s Retreat to coincide with the tour.

The project is supported by Help Musicians and Fusion Gig Bags and is raising money for the charity Live Music Now.

Tickets £10/8 conc for the Tuesday, October 31, concert at 7.30pm are available at https://tktp.as/EUURPZ

For more information, see filkinsmusic.com and their Filkin’s Music YouTube channel.