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June (67 posts)

  1. The view from the orchestra of Cardiff Singer

    Tuesday 14 June 2011, 16:57

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    Laura Sinnerton, a viola player in the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, shares her rehearsal and concert diary from BBC Cardiff Singer of the World 2011:

    I can hardly believe that two years have passed since the incredibly beautiful and unbelievably talented Ekaterina Scherbachenko emerged victorious...

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  2. Cardiff Singer: Tuesday

    Tuesday 14 June 2011, 14:10

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    Song Prize

    The four Song Prize recitals finish today. Recital four features Hye Jung Lee from South Korea, Davide Bartolucci from Italy, Máire Flavin from Ireland and Leah Crocetto from the USA.

    At the end of the recital, the five singers who will take part in Friday's final will be announced...

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  3. Sir George Everest

    Monday 13 June 2011, 17:57

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Have you ever thought where Mount Everest got its name from? It was actually named after the Surveyor General of India who, incidentally was a Welshman.

    George Everest was born at Gwernvale, Crickhowel in Powis on 4 July 1790. Early on...

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  4. Droughts in Wales?

    Monday 13 June 2011, 15:15

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    There's been a lot of talk of drought recently which is true for parts of England including East Anglia but according to the Environment Agency Wales was not officially in drought status although it was probably touch and go in some places such as the Marches.

    Last week I was walking in Montgomeryshire...

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  5. Recitals and concerts at Cardiff Singer

    Monday 13 June 2011, 14:33

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    The BBC Cardiff Singer of the World competition is now well under way, with two recitals taking place yesterday. The third recital is this afternoon and the first concert is at St David's Hall tonight.

    Programme notes for all the recitals and concerts will appear on the site shortly before the events...

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  6. Derek on the dyke

    Monday 13 June 2011, 13:36

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    Last week, I spent two days with Derek Brockway and the Weatherman Walking crew for a walk along a section of Offa's Dyke in Montgomeryshire.

    It was a linear walk beginning in Churchtown and ending in the historic market town of Montgomery with its impressive Georgian town hall and 13th century, hill...

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  7. Concerts, broadcasts and more at Cardiff Singer

    Friday 10 June 2011, 15:15

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    BBC Cardiff Singer of the World is nearly here!

    The Song Prize starts on Sunday, with recitals one and two taking place in the New Theatre. Then, concert one is at St David's Hall on Monday. See the full schedule.

    Meanwhile, get a taste for the week coming up with the special preview programme...

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  8. New inductees for Gorsedd of the Bards

    Friday 10 June 2011, 11:26

    Dan Williams Dan Williams

    Each year new members for the Eisteddfod Druidic Order are chosen who have made a contribution to Welsh culture or society. They are honoured by being part of the procession and wearing the prestigious long white robes.

    With this year's National Eisteddfod in Wrexham fast...

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  9. Wychwood Festival 2011: A review from The Method

    Friday 10 June 2011, 09:18

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    Hidden behind the main stage where The Waterboys, The Charlatans and others entertained the crowds is the Wychwood Festival Introducing stage. Indeed, last weekend saw the festival at Cheltenham run a new music stage curated by a few different BBC stations in the area, and BBC Radio Wales nominated some...

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  10. The Welsh Houdini

    Thursday 9 June 2011, 16:50

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    In the last years of the 19th century and in that short, seemingly idyllic period before the outbreak of World War One, the fame of one small man from Merionethshire was so great that newspapers all over the country led with tales of his exploits. Postcard publishers happily produced visual records of...

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