The St Illtud’s Sessions

Bel Bue & Friends ‘The St  Illtud’s Sessions’

Recordings from The Galilee Chapel, St Illtud’s Church, Llantwit Major, Wales

The EP is available as a digital download from Bandcamp 

The EP is a collection of songs by musician’s Bel Blue and Kevs Ford from their field recording project at  St Illtud’s. The project evolved from playing at the monthly open mic in St Illtud’s, thanks to Canon Edwin Counsell and everyone involved in the project.

Released on World Mental Health Day 2019 as part of ‘Holding Onto Hope’ a series of creative and wellbeing events that took taking place in St Illtud’s Church over the week 4th -10 October to mark WMHD. Donations from the EP where gratefully donated to the mental health charity for the prevention of young suicide PAPYRUS.

Produced by Kevs Ford and Bel Blue

All Songs written by Bel Blue and Kevs Ford

Bel Blue (tracks2,3,5,6) Ford/Blue (tracks 8/11) Kevs Ford (track 10)

Bel Blue – vocals, acoustic guitar (track 2,3,5,6,11)
Kevs Ford – classical guitar, keys, erhu, melodica (track 5,8,10,11)
Peter Rosser – guitar (track 3)

Photography – Jack Constable CD Artwork – AJ Constable

Massive thanks to family, friends and everyone involved in the project; Canon Edwin Counsell, the community at Llanilltud, Kevs Ford, Peter Rosser, Jack Constable, Andy Constable, Lucy Jane Purrington, Philippa Irving, Juliette Bell-Salter, Peter Cronin, Teena & Mel and everyone at the St Illtud’s Open Mic. Thank you for your generosity of spirit and support, may music continue to heal and connect us.

In memory of friends and family and for everyone affected by mental health

If you need support now call Samaritans on 116 123.

℗ © Copyright 2019 Bel Blue Music

A special thanks to Photographer and Video Artist Lucy Jane Purrington who created films in response to ‘Hanging On’ The St Illtud’s Sessions and ‘The Stones’.

‘In The Shadowland’ Live – The St Illtud’s Sessions
Recorded live on location by Kevs Ford at The Galilee Chapel, St Illtuds, Llantwit Major, Wales Written by Bel Blue, Bel Blue: vocals, guitar Peter Rosser: vocals, guitar