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Adam Walton playlist and show info: Sunday 20 February 2011

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Adam Walton Adam Walton | 14:17 UK time, Wednesday, 23 February 2011

This week's show treats us to a session from North East Wales & Chester's multi-limbed folkish orchestra, Shy & The Fight. Theirs isn't a familiar name, just yet - but their elevating songs, like balloons for heavy hearts, are earning them a devoted audience. The session was beautifully recorded by John Lawrence on a mountainside in Snowdonia... and it very much has the ambience of a glowing fire welcome at the end of a wind-blasted ramble across the mountains. Beautiful stuff.

Godfather of the Welsh underground, Alan Holmes, introduces us to the multifold, avant-garde delights of the Fflint Central record label. A label that's experimental wonders have beguiled and befuddled folk all over the world, whilst hardly registering on the Welsh media map. Me included. This is a first, tiny step to make amends for that short-sightedness.

Ben Hayes, the tweedy man occasionally known as Soundhog, inspires us with some of George Martin's orchestral compositions.

Lara Catrin translates something emotive in quavering falsetto from Meilir.

And we have provocative and excellent music from all over Wales, including first time plays for Wolf Curse, Jamie Anderson & Owain K, And The Machine Screamed, Big Stick, After An Alibi, YTU13 and Pale Sketcher (& Jesu).

Please send demos to as high quality .mp3s/download links to themysterytour@gmail.com

Or post 'em:

Adam Walton, BBC Radio Wales, Library & Arts Centre, Rhosddu Road, Wrexham, LL11 1AU

Thank you/diolch yn fawr,

Have an excellent music filled week,

Adam

POOH STICKS, THE - 'Young People'
Swansea

SATURDAY'S KIDS - 'Whisper In My Ear'
Cardiff

KORELESS - 'Up Down Up Down'
Bangor

FRIENDS ELECTRIC - 'Something You Should Know'
Neath

BASTIONS - 'Visitant'
Angelsey

GRUFF RHYS - 'Patterns Of Power'
Bethesda

SHY AND THE FIGHT - 'Dream'
Chester/Llangollen

DATBLYGU - 'Pop Peth'
Cardigan

MCLUSKY - 'Without MSG I Am Nothing'
Cardiff

STRANGE NEWS FROM ANOTHER STAR - 'I Am Weatherproof'
Cardiff

SOLUTIONS - 'Young Loins'
Cardiff

ANIKA - 'Masters Of War'
Bristol

WOLF CURSE - 'Steady Walking'
Newport

JAMIE ANDERSON & OWAIN K - 'Airwalk'
Cardiff

ASTROID BOYS - 'Roundabout'
Cardiff

OPTIMAS PRIME - 'Goodgurgerelief'
Cardiff

LLEUWEN - 'Lle Wyt Ti Heno Iesu Grist?'
Bangor

HIGH LLAMAS, THE - 'Checking In, Checking Out'
Cork/London

SPENCER MCGARRY SEASON - 'The Pessimist Light'
Cardiff/Aberdare

AND THE MACHINE SCREAMED - 'Nightmares'
Pembrokeshire

BIGSTICK - 'Gypsy Glitch'
Cardiff

GREEN LINES - 'St Annes'
Pembrokeshire

SHY AND THE FIGHT - 'Hear The Sea'
Chester/Llangollen

BERKOWITZ, LAKE AND DAHMER - 'Fluids For Dark Pleasures'
Flint

PLYCI - 'Kill The Mc'
Rhyl

AFTER AN ALIBI - 'The End'
Bangor/Cardiff

ESOTERRA - 'When Time Stands Still'
Cardiff

YTU13 - 'Moment 4 Life (remix)'
Newport

MUDMOWTH & METABEATS - 'Let It Breathe (radio Edit)'
Cardiff

ATTACK! ATTACK! - 'Blood On My Hands'
Cardiff

SOLUTIONS - 'Ghost Writers'
Cardiff

JESU - 'Lifeline'
Abergele

PALE SKETCHER - 'Seventh Heaven'
Abergele

WOLF CURSE - 'Heathens Beneath Our Feet'
Newport

GRAVEYARD JOHNNYS - 'Cheylene'
Chepstow

DR PHIBES AND THE HOUSE OF WAX EQUATIONS - 'Sugarblast'
Deeside

FALLS - 'Terrorf*ckingdactyl'
Deeside

GEORGE MARTIN AND HIS ORCHESTRA - 'Elephants And Castles'
London

SHY AND THE FIGHT - 'As For Tonight'
Chester/Llangollen

VOLUNTARY BUTLER SCHEME, THE - 'At The Height Of A Frisbee (featuring Sweet Baboo)'
Midlands/Cardiff

MEILIR - 'Tawel Yw'r Nos'
Brynford

EMMY'S UNICORN - 'Call Out [live Version]'
Swansea

GRUFF RHYS - 'Space Dust #2'
Bethesda

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