Hilary Davies grew up in Liverpool and studied music at Gonville and Caius College, University of Cambridge and Trinity College of Music. Her main instrument is flute, but she plays several others including violin, piano, guitar, crwth and viola da gamba. She has released three albums of original music under the artist name Harmony Yemanya, and has a fourth album, "Eirlys", due for release in 2017. From September 2017 she will be studying for a Masters in Music Therapy with the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

She moved to Wales in 2014 and has learned to speak Welsh fluently. She teaches music at the Canolfan Gerdd William Mathias in Caernarfon as well as giving her own private lessons and workshops. She performs regularly across Gwynedd, as well as in Somerset and London, either with her solo flute, her loopstation (weaving together voice, flute, violin and guitar), or with various groups and ensembles. Recent collaborations include work with Pamela Wyn Shannon, Circulus, Jennifer Bliss Bennett and Nial Cain.

Music samples

“Lotus Feet” is an original flute track from the album “Internal Sunshine”, “Brigit” is an original song from “Through the Lanes” and “Danse de la Chevre” (Dance of the Goat) is a solo flute piece by 20th century composer Arthur Honegger.