Multi-instrumentalist Owain Clarke has been playing music since the age of 11.
Owain's Welsh roots have led him to explore the music of the medieval Robert ap Huw manuscript on both Teifi and Ardival harps. Owain has spent many years exploring and developing the musical connections between the Celtic harp and the musical traditions of West Africa, the Middle East, India and Spain and his passion for traditional forms is informed with the eclectic understanding of a 21st Century musician.
The rest of Owain's professional time is given over to music therapy, particularly in the area of autism.
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JON BEGAN PLAYING TABLA in 1987 working on the Banaras Tabla Gharana system of training inspired by Pandit Sharda Sahai. In 1990 Jon became a student of Pandit Sharda Sahia and was encouraged to spend more and more time developing his repertoire by the great tabla master.
Jon has performed a myriad of concerts, festivals, recordings, workshops and taught Tabla since 1998 in the South of England, the UK, Spain, France and Portugal in a wide variety of classical and fusion situations, most notably Tant. His fluid and complex style is deeply connected to the improvisatory nature of both Indian classical music and the jazz form.
Tant - creatively atmospheric & inspirational. Always a pleasure to have Tant play at our annual conference. Their beautiful timbres evoke peaceful colours & ambience . . . Tant's empathetic improvisations are supportive and enhancing. Highly recommended!
Beccy Read \ Co-ordinator \ Key Changes Music Therapy
Interesting combination . . . Welsh harp with lots of raga and sultry percussion . . . folksy and world licks get put in a blender with jazz and improvisation . . . a moody blend of Welsh and Indian sounds, as easy as white wine on a summer afternoon.
magical, almost mesmerising, coupling of harp and tabla . . . vibrant and exciting . . . thoroughly inspiring. . . . the essential elements of this music work together wonderfully and I would recommend this album, especially to those interested in fusion music.
Tant bring plenty of excitement, dynamism and variety to their music... Tant is a special group that makes special music, with a real innovative approach to using the Celtic harp
New Folk Sounds (Netherlands)
Seated on rugs under a gazebo the sound of the celtic harp and tabla created a relaxing and mesmerising atmosphere. Students came and went and some stayed for the whole time. Everyone shared the experience and we all felt refreshed and soothed!
Hill House School (Residential school for young people with autism and related conditions