‘The single most wonderful thing about the music of Dylan Fowler is how quickly the listener becomes unconscious of the fact that one is listening to a guitar! The profound musicality of Dylan`s writing and playing makes for an experience that transcends the bounds of what is often accepted as `guitar music.` Dylan creates fine, memorable, emotionally engaging music which goes light years beyond the obvious fact that he is a very talented player of his chosen instrument.’
Dylan has developed an international career as an instrumentalist that has seen him collaborate with such great British musicians as Danny Thompson and Richard Thompson. He has also worked with the great Husna Arslan in Turkey, Canadian guitar virtuoso, Don Ross as well as Akash Deep in Rajasthan. In the last few years he has toured with the ground-breaking East European group, Szapora and recorded and toured with probably the finest contemporary folk singer in Britain today, Julie Murphy.
Dylan formed the Welsh/Finnish trio, ‘Taith’ in 2004 with Timo Vaananen and Gillian stevens. Their debut cd was relaesd on Taith Records in 2005 to great acclaim. The album ‘Now & Then’ was the BBC online album of the week in June 2005.
He has also established Stiwdio Felin Fach at his home in South Wales, specialising in acoustic music with the emphasis on capturing performances. Szapora’s ground-breaking album ‘The Homeland of our Wanderings’ was recorded there in April 2004 and released in December 2004, to wonderful reviews.
Dylan also tours as a solist and was the European representative at the first Canadian International Guitar festival in 2004 and more recently has toured in Germany as part of the International Guitar Night Tour.
He has recently toured in India with Konarak Reddy where they made a big impression at the East West Festival in Bangalore. Festival appearances to date include Bracknell 2002, Berlin 2002, Brosella 2003, Hebridean Festival 2003, Vancouver 2003,Womad 2002 & 2003.International Guitar Night Tour, Germany 2005, East West Festival, Bangalore India 2006
Touring has included Italy, Belgium, Holland, Canada, USA, Norway, Finland as well as many appearances in the UK.
Dylan has also conducted workshops in Bulgaria, Norway and the Czech Republic and has also been commissioned to write a piece for the Gotze Delchev International Classical Guitar Festival in Bulgaria, May 2006.
He also has arranged and recorded music with Stefano Giaccone – the new CD ‘Tres os Montes’ will be released in Italy in March 2006.
Dylan has extensive experience in running workshops concentrating on improvisation and composition. He has worked with musicians from the National Orchestra of Wales and the Liverpool Phillharmonic. Dylan is also a qualified Music Therapist and has had a great deal of experience working in the field of Learning Disabilities. He has also run many specialist workshops in schools.