Leyriath Assemblage, found by Ricardo Alves Pereira, is the collective of Ricardo Alves Pereira and Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira as writers and investigators dedicated to present the many myths and legends of Leyriath.
“The Manuscripts of Leyriath” is the vessel Ricardo Alves Pereira uses to gather and present his findings and creations around the folkloric, historical, geographical and ancestral lore of Leiria and its neighboring regions. The content gathered from multiple sources are used in creating a collection of mythological tales which is an ongoing work; that is placed in the hands of Nunium, the Wizard of Leyriath, a personality resembling Merlinus Ambrosius of Geoffrey of Monmouth.
Ricardo Alves Pereira, creator of the concept of Musical Narratives, has been doing fantastical narrations and biographical storytelling throughout his career as a solo guitarist. After living for almost 10 years abroad and doing his master thesis on Musical Narratives, he had a calling to do research on Leiria and surroundings, approached from a medieval Northwest Iberian context.
Leyriath Assemblage is established to share these precious tales in various formats. Finding alternative ways of reaching to the curious ears, the Assemblage unites forces with the TWB Ensemble and embed the myths and legends with repertoire that is easily associatable with the geography and realm; Medieval and Renaissance music from the Iberian peninsula.
Currently the legends and stories are told in the tone of medieval troubadours, with a touch of fantasy, during TWB Ensemble concerts and they are also finding themselves ground in the albums the ensemble releases.
Aside from being a musician and a producer, Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira is a three times published writer that sold thousands, with her first novel being published at the age of 12. So far her work was around fiction and fantasy novels and stories; and plans for the future include releasing retellings that are being prepared by Esin Yardimli Alves Pereira, next to poetry and lore in its raw format provided by Ricardo Alves Pereira.
The released albums that focus on Leyriath narratives in collaboration with TWB Ensemble are available on all major music streaming platforms.