Folk Band South Wales - Bear Bones
Traditional Folk & Roots-based Songs & Music
The music of Bear Bones was broad ranging, from traditional British and American Folk songs, Ballads, Celtic jigs and reels, to Americana, Old Timey, Country Blues plus material from contemporary singer songwriters in the folk tradition. They had a broad appeal and played mainly the folk club and festival circuit across South Wales and as well as playing pubs and bars. Bear Bones also collaborated with poets, storytellers, choreographers, dance and theatre groups to write and arrange songs and music for special events and productions

THE FLOWING TIDE - CD Showcases the breadth of their music demonstrating their interest in a wide range of roots-based songs and music. There are some classic traditional songs along with self-penned songs and instrumentals.

Dirty Old Town (MacColl)  -  The Boston Flyer (Howes/Jones)
Just as the Tide was a Flowing (Trad)
Amalgam (Howes/Jones)  -  Sally Free and Easy (Tawney)
The Road from Preston (Howes/Jones)
High Germany (Trad)  -  Gabriel Valse (Trad)
Farwell to the Sweet Emmeline (Howes)  -  Matelot (Trad)
No More my Lawd (Trad)  -  Jack Hall (Trad)

John Howes - vocals, guitar and bouzouki
Huw Jones - melodeons
Andrew 'Wal' Coughlan - bass and percussion
Sam Christie - drums and percussion
with Nigel Eaton - hurdy gurdy on The Road from Preston

Dirty Old Town - Bear Bones with Steve Passmore/bass and Lyndon Whife/drums








SHADOW MIX - John and Huw