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June (39 posts)

  1. Cormorant versus eel?

    Tuesday 16 June 2009, 16:14

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    It sounds like a Harry Hill sub plot but it actually happened!

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  2. Killers in Wales

    Tuesday 16 June 2009, 10:51

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Killer whales, minke whales, peregines, choughs and more. The islands off Pembrokeshire are bursting with life!

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  3. Farewell to Springwatch

    Monday 15 June 2009, 10:28

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Well, I had an amazing few weeks following Simon King and the Springwatch O.B crew around various destinations in Wales.

    It will take a while to try and digest everything I've seen and done during that time.

    It was great to visit so many amazing places that I'd previously only seen on TV and to see so...

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  4. The Final

    Sunday 14 June 2009, 11:39

    Cardiff Singer Cardiff Singer

    Russian soprano Ekaterina Scherbachenko, BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2009.

    After an exciting night in St David's Hall, we have a new BBC Cardiff Singer of the World!

    Two sopranos, one tenor, one bass and one counter-tenor, all performing at the top of their...

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  5. The Song Prize Final

    Saturday 13 June 2009, 11:43

    Cardiff Singer Cardiff Singer

    Friday night saw the St David's Hall stage strangely empty - except for the gleaming grand piano, which would be supporting the singers in the BBC Cardiff Singer of the World Song Prize final.

    There had been a dramatic development on Friday morning. The Croatian baritone, Tomislav Lučić, who had been...

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  6. Last five to sing

    Friday 12 June 2009, 11:47

    Cardiff Singer Cardiff Singer

    The finalists for the 2009 BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition have been announced.

    'Last five' are the words which best describe the Thursday night of Cardiff Singer. Not only does the audience hear the...

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  7. Singing for the Land of Song

    Thursday 11 June 2009, 11:53

    Cardiff Singer Cardiff Singer

    There was a palpable air of excitement in St David's Hall last night - as there always is when the home competitor is scheduled to sing - and there was not a spare seat to be had in the house.

    In her introduction to the evening, stage presenter Beti George, a popular fixture...

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  8. After concert two...

    Wednesday 10 June 2009, 12:09

    Cardiff Singer Cardiff Singer

    Monday brought another packed day of music making.

    Five more singers took part in Recital Three of the Song Prize at the New Theatre in the afternoon, with a further five performing at St David's Hall in concert two in the evening.

    Broadcasting got well under way, with...

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  9. Going underground

    Wednesday 10 June 2009, 12:08

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Manx shearwaters are truly remarkable creatures, travelling millions of miles in their lifetime and living for up to 50 years, travelling from as far afield as South America to land on Bardsey Island to lay just one egg, in an underground burrow.

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  10. Halfway there

    Wednesday 10 June 2009, 11:57

    Cardiff Singer Cardiff Singer

    Tuesday represents a milestone during Cardiff Singer week. It's the last day of the Song Prize preliminary round, so the appreciative audience which has been attending this event will now have to find something else to do with their afternoons for the rest of the week. They have been able to enjoy Geraint...

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