Hilary Davies (Harmony Yemanya)
is a flautist, multi-instrumentalist and composer, who divides her time between studying music therapy at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in London, and living with her partner in the mountains of Snowdonia, north Wales. She has BA (2:1) and MA degrees in music from the University of Cambridge (Gonville and Caius college), and studied for a Postgraduate Performance diploma in flute at Trinity College of Music, London. As well as flute, she plays a number of other instruments including violin, piano, guitar, viola da gamba and crwth. She has recorded four solo albums of her original compositions and songs: "Internal Sunshine" (2006), "Medicina" (2008), "Through the Lanes" (2011) and "Eirlys" (2017).
Her latest release, "Eirlys (Snowdrop)", is a collection of original songs on the themes of nature, loss and Celtic mythology, as well as original arrangements of traditional folk songs in Cymraeg (Welsh). All vocal and instrumental parts on the album are performed by Hilary Davies (Harmony Yemanya). Available for mp3 download from CD Baby:
CDs can be ordered via the "Recordings" page.
"Hiraeth am Feirion" (trad. Cymraeg, arranged by Hilary Davies) and "Snowdrop" (lyrics and music: Hilary Davies) are from "Eirlys (Snowdrop)" (2017).