From near Rhayader in Mid Wales, Toby Hay makes instrumental music inspired by the landscape, people and history of the area. Following in the footsteps of the American Primitive guitarists and the British Folk revivalists he composes music for the 6 and 12 string guitar. Influenced by music from all over the world, Indian Ragas, African Kora music and ancient Welsh harp music from the Robert ap Huw manuscript, Toby makes music to capture the atmosphere of the special and under-represented part of Wales where he lives, adding to the long tradition of Welsh string music.
“Something of a young troubadour, Hay makes compositions that feel both incredibly detailed and beautifully light. A rising star and so much more.” — Green Man Festival