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Adam Walton Adam Walton The BBC Radio Wales DJ showcases the best new Welsh music. Blog posts in total 350

  1. Adam Walton playlist and show info: Saturday 4 August 2012

    Monday 6 August 2012, 15:04

    Playlist for Adam Walton's Radio Wales show.

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  2. Adam Walton playlist and show info: Saturday 28 July 2012

    Thursday 2 August 2012, 11:59

    This week's show is now available via the BBC iPlayer. Please visit the link any time between now and the start of the next programme.

     

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  3. Adam Walton playlist and show info: Saturday 21 July 2012

    Monday 23 July 2012, 09:47

    This week's show is now available via the iPlayer. Please visit the link any time between now and the start of the next programme.

    Soft-Hearted Scientists' music has been an enduring source of wonder for my ears over the last eight years. They've eschewed every bandwagon that has passed through town...

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  4. A long weekend of music (parts seven to 10)

    Thursday 19 July 2012, 15:46

    Part seven: Earthquake! Earthquake! Ah, It's OK... It's Only Pete 2 Snoring.

    I can't believe how much of little consequence I've already written about my long weekend of music. 'Music' should really have been in inverted commas. I haven't talked much...

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  5. Adam Walton playlist and show info: Saturday 14 July 2012

    Wednesday 18 July 2012, 15:44

    This week's show is now available on the BBC iPlayer. Please visit the link any time between now and the start of the next programme>

    I hate recording programmes.

    Late night music radio is, first and foremost, about the sounds. Second, it's about we sound dweebs having somewhere to hang out where people...

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  6. A long weekend of music (parts three to six)

    Wednesday 18 July 2012, 14:45

    strong>Part three: Clockwork Forage. No matter what time my watch is telling me it is, I am already five minutes later. I was supposed to be at the 2000 Trees festival yesterday, so I'm a day late before I start adding today's obstacles, hinderances, missteps and Worcestershire wormholes to the equation...

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  7. A long weekend of music (parts one and two)

    Wednesday 18 July 2012, 09:12

    Part one is 'Context'. I've spent the last couple of months in an existential fug. I'm 41 years old but I still don't own a complete suit. Recently I've been checking out secondary schools for my daughter and I arrive looking like a Little Britain caricature: ageing Indie Kid... deputy headmistresses...

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  8. Gruff Rhys on Cymdeithas Yr Iaith Gymraeg

    Wednesday 11 July 2012, 11:01

    This weekend (13 and 14 July), Cymdeithas Yr Iaith Gymraeg (the Welsh Language Society) celebrates its 50th birthday with a massive festival in the historic pavilion at Pontrhydfendigaid in West Wales.

    The festival features a broad swathe of Welsh-singing and thinking musical performers, from established...

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  9. Adam Walton playlist and show info: Saturday 7 July 2012

    Monday 9 July 2012, 14:49

    This week's show is now available on the BBC iPlayer. Please visit the link any time between now and the start of the next programme.

    This coming weekend Cymdeithas Yr Iaith Gymraeg celebrate their 50th birthday - and, particularly, 50 years of their proactive support for Welsh language music - with...

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  10. Adam Walton playlist and show info: Saturday 30 June 2012

    Tuesday 3 July 2012, 12:18

    This week's show is now available via the BBC iPlayer. Please visit the link any time between now and the start of the next programme.

    This week, Radio 1 and C2's Huw Stephens comes in to tell us about the Green Man Unsigned competition, an opportunity for an unsigned artist to open the internationally...

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  11. Future Of The Left interview

    Tuesday 3 July 2012, 12:14

    At the start of June, I stumbled aboard a Eurostar train to Brussels at an insultingly early time of the morning, to go and see Cardiff's Future of the Left on their European tour.

    My escapades are detailed elsewhere on this blog. On the old school ferry back, lightly frayed and subtly seasick, I interviewed...

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  12. Adam Walton playlist and show info: Saturday 23 June 2012

    Monday 25 June 2012, 14:00

    This week's show is now available on the BBC iPlayer. Please visit the link any time between now and the start of the next programme.

    The show is a fist of defiance in the face of the booze aliens who attempted to kidnap me in Cardiff on Thursday afternoon. My feeling is they come from a musically barren...

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  13. Adam Walton playlist and show info: Saturday 16 June 2012

    Monday 18 June 2012, 14:38

    This week's show is now available via the BBC iPlayer. Please visit the link any time between now and the start of the next programme.

    No fancy dan, double glazing salesman speak to dress this week's show up.

    It is what it is: 40-ish pieces of prime new music - the vast majority of which has roots...

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  14. Adam Walton playlist and show info: Saturday 9 June 2012

    Wednesday 13 June 2012, 17:19

    This week's show is now available via the BBC iPlayer. Please visit the link below any time between now and the start of the next programme.

    Once upon a time, not all that long ago, an esteemed music journalist mailed me asking why the artist he was then representing, something noodly and sub-Gong from...

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  15. Future of the Left, The Deaf Institute, Manchester, 9 June 2012

    Tuesday 12 June 2012, 15:24

    I left our heroes in Cardiff on Wednesday night. To be more specific, I said "good night" to Andrew Falkous at Buffalo Bar at 23:57hrs where we were both struggling to fathom how a credit card-shaped USB memory device worked, like feeble-minded old folk presented with bewildering future technology. OK...

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  16. Future of the Left, VK Brussels, 5 June 2012

    Monday 11 June 2012, 17:24

    We had a bottle opener when I was growing up, a tarnished brass thing showing a little boy having a pee. Granny Walton bought it on one of the two foreign holidays she took in her life. She visited Brussels the week that World War Two broke out. They were more or less chased out of the city. Feelings...

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  17. Islet/Mowbird - Central Station Wrexham, Thursday 24 May 2012

    Tuesday 29 May 2012, 09:51

    It's too hot to breathe, let alone listen to molten, leftfield, musical aceness. Central Station has a tin roof and tonight all of the cats are inside being baked. As Mowbird plug their instruments in, I'm dreaming of being reincarnated as a salmon, leaping out of chill, frothy waters on my way to a...

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  18. Adam Walton playlist and show info: Saturday 26 May 2012

    Monday 28 May 2012, 10:14

    This week's show is now available via the BBC iPlayer. Please visit the link any time between now and the start of the next programme.

    My Viking genes don't get on too well with sunshine. But I'm no killjoy, I love that other people are outside having 'fun': guiltlessly gobbling ice cream; throwing...

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  19. Adam Walton playlist and show info: Saturday 12 May 2012

    Monday 14 May 2012, 18:33

    This week's show is now available via the BBC iPlayer. Please visit the link any time between now and the start of the next programme.

    This week we bathe in the heartening radiance of a live set from The Gentle Good, aka Gareth Bonello. I wrote - at length, with a certain amount of ear drool spilling...

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  20. Richard James, Gareth Bonello - Telfords, Chester, 1 May 2012

    Thursday 10 May 2012, 14:03

    Gareth Bonello is natural music. That's not great English, but a perfect summation of the man. In The Wire ("the Greatest TV Show Ever Made"™ - The Guardian reviews section) those with a natural inclination to protect and serve their districts are called 'natural police'. Gareth has a natural inclination...

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