Y Moniars were formed in 1990 specifically to perform in the Pan Celtic Festival in Ireland. The band had 3 members – Einion Williams, Richard Synnott and Arfon Wyn, and they 3 remain true friends and members of the band.
Many others have come and gone over the years and the 3 say how fortunate they have been to have had so many gifted musicians working with them. Moniars is more of a musical family than of a group.
Over the years Moniars has given 97 young performers an opportunity to participate. Indeed, Moniars provided the first solo recording opportunity for Alys (The Voice) from Caernarfon and of course the exceptional Elin Fflur with their song Harbwr Diogel, with the CD selling exceptionally well since 2003.