There is no-one who can match Geraint Jarman’s immense and continuing effect and influence on Welsh language music over the past half a century. As a highly original composer, poet, performer and television producer he has had a defining effect on every decade of the story of Welsh language youth culture. Born in 1950, and fired up by an early sighting of the electric Bob Dylan in the mid sixties he emerged as a teenage modernist Welsh language beat poet prowling the streets of Cardiff and just as quickly turned to songwriting and performing. By 1969 he had hooked up with co-conspiritors Meic Stevens ( another of Wales’s major cultural icons) and Heather Jones (future wife and folk heroine) to form the Bara Menyn. He took up recording and performing again in the nineties with Ankst records behind him and the quality has never wavered live or on disk since. His most recent album ‘Brecwast Astronot’ appeared in 2011 on ankstmusik and is up there with his best work. Live the Geraint Jarman experience is a blistering, exuberant mix of the classic old and the searching new …same as it ever was….