About

Raised in the Afan Valley in South Wales, Jordan has been surrounded by music since he was a child. After leaving the chapel singing tradition of his home Jordan pursued a bachelor degree in music first starting in Cardiff University as a singer before moving to the RWCMD to study orchestral double bass. This was followed by a masters in performance on the double bass, also at RWCMD. After studying classical music Jordan was inevitably drawn back to the music, culture and language of his country. Immersing himself back into the language and music of Wales, Jordan has emerged as one of the leading exponents of a new generation of Welsh traditional musicians.

 

Since leaving the the RWCMD, Jordan has become a true multi-instrumentalist and singer, predominantly in the Welsh language. Drawing on current disciplines and learning new skills he plays fiddle-style cello, whistle, Welsh bagpipes and is currently learning the crwth!

 

Jordan is currently a member of Welsh Folk Award winning band VRï (current nominees for this year’s BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards), “Go Loud or Go Home” party band NoGood Boyo, the jazz-soaked folk trio Elfen and fifteen piece supergroup Pendevig. Alongside ongoing projects Jordan has also participated in the transatlantic collaboration project Nexo bringing together musicians from both sides of the Atlantic to explore a shared Celtic heritage. This project lead to performances in Buenos Aires and Glasgow’s Celtic Connections Festival. Performance highlights include performing on the stages of the Interceltique Festival de Lorient, Celtic Connections Festival, Gregynog Festival, Festival No.6, Yn Chruinnaght Festival and performing on Gwyneth Glyn’s latest album Tro.

"Stunning debut"

                                                             - Songlines

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