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April (82 posts)

  1. My love letter to Welsh record shops

    Monday 11 April 2011, 14:03

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    I've just read a strange article by Rick Martin, an NME hack, essentially berating Record Store Day and our sentimentality for our local independent record store.

    Here's the first section of his argument: "If physical singles are finally dying out for good, then don't expect me to send any flowers to...

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  2. Welsh stars release charity single for substance recovery centre

    Monday 11 April 2011, 11:55

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Various Welsh-language artists have come together to release a fund-raising single in aid of a Cardiff alcohol and drug recovery centre.

    Cân Yr Ystafell Fyw/The Living Room Song is released in both English- and Welsh-language versions and is performed by some of the leading lights of the scene, including...

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  3. Record Store Day 2011 in Wales

    Monday 11 April 2011, 10:54

    James McLaren James McLaren

    This Saturday (16 April) sees Wales join countries around the world marking Record Store Day with events, gigs and general celebration of the independent spirit in record retailing.

    Gone are the days when every town had a vinyl-selling emporium staffed by people with obscene levels of knowledge of Belle...

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  4. A mostly fine weekend ahead

    Friday 8 April 2011, 18:12

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Well what a beautiful day - much of Wales basking in sunshine, but it hasn't been clear and sunny everywhere!

    Cardigan Bay and Caernarfon Bay have been full of mist and sea fog keeping things cool.

    Temperatures this afternoon only 10 Celsius at Aberdaron compared to 20 Celsius in Cardiff and Tirabad...

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  5. The 30-day song challenge

    Friday 8 April 2011, 14:18

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    Have you seen this feature on blogs and Facebook, where everyone's trying to pick a song every day under the following categories? Day one, for me, my all-time favourite song: argh, I'm already stuck. It might be Joni Mitchell All I Want, or Johnny Cash's version of Hurt, or Super Furry Animals' Ohio...

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  6. Radio Cymru RAP awards round-up

    Friday 8 April 2011, 12:07

    James McLaren James McLaren

    BBC Radio Cymru's Roc A Phop (RAP) awards came to a close yesterday with all the winners being announced, live sessions and interviews.

    Best Band 2010 was won by Yr Ods, while these were the other winners:

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  7. National Library acquires Roald Dahl portrait

    Friday 8 April 2011, 12:05

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    The National Library of Wales has until recently been devoid of a photographic portrait of one of the best-loved writers to have heralded from Wales, Roald Dahl.

    That has now been rectified with their recent acquisition of a portrait by photographer Mark Gerson. The portrait, purchased at an auction...

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  8. Aled Jones against protégée in Classic Brit Awards

    Friday 8 April 2011, 11:29

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Welsh singer and presenter Aled Jones is nominated in this year's Classic Brit Awards, but will come up against a young chorister he manages.

    His album Aled's Christmas Gift is nominated for album of the year, but a young chorister he manages, Isabel Suckling, is also nominated...

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  9. A mixed bag of weather

    Thursday 7 April 2011, 16:28

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Yesterday Velindre near Glasbury in Powys was the warmest place in Wales with a top temperature of 21 Celsius, 70 Fahrenheit making it the warmest day of the year so far in that location.

    The sunniest place was Aberporth on the Ceredigion coast with nearly 11 hours of sunshine but it's a different story...

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  10. Catch up with Phil Carradice on the Roy Noble Show

    Thursday 7 April 2011, 15:41

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    Phil Carradice was on the Roy Noble show this week to chat about the Snowdon Mountain Railway disaster which had its 115th anniversary this week.

    The pair also chatted about the art of blogging. Phil talks about how he approaches writing his blogs and some of the favourite history blogs he has published...

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