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January (99 posts)

  1. Manics and Terfel for Gary Speed match?

    Wednesday 11 January 2012, 15:30

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Wales' memorial game for Gary Speed could well be graced with some of Wales' top musical talent, according to the singer due to perform the national anthem before the match.

    Wales will play Costa Rica at the game, to be held at Cardiff City Stadium on 29 February.

    Singer and former Miss...

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  2. Mike Leigh to appear at Ffresh Festival Fringe

    Wednesday 11 January 2012, 15:20

    Polly March Polly March

    Acclaimed British film director Mike Leigh is to take part in a festival which showcases the best student film work from Wales and the UK.

    Organisers of the Ffresh Student Moving Image Festival of Wales have announced his appearance at this year's event in February.

    Leigh, the brains behind a raft...

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  3. Richard Burton walking trail opens

    Wednesday 11 January 2012, 15:15

    Martin Aaron Martin Aaron

    A new walking trail has recently opened to commemorate the Hollywood star, Richard Burton.

    The trail starts at Burton's birthplace in Pontrhydyfen.

    Visitors can then listen to the Oscar-nominated star quote a passage from Under Milk Wood, the play by his favourite poet Dylan Thomas who also has walks...

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  4. Bryn Terfel, a piano and the summit of Snowdon

    Wednesday 11 January 2012, 15:12

    James McLaren James McLaren

    You'll believe a man can fly! Well, it may not be Superman, but it's Wales' own super bass-baritone Bryn Terfel, singing at the summit of the highest mountain in England and Wales.

    We've been raiding the BBC Wales archive and from 2009's Bryn Terfel's Snowdonia: Closer To Home comes this short clip...

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  5. Y Chwarelwr (The Quarryman) to be screened underground

    Wednesday 11 January 2012, 12:43

    Polly March Polly March

    A film viewed as the first ever Welsh language 'talkie' and a milestone in Welsh cinematic history is to be screened in the very bowels of the earth.

    The innovative event will take place in the Deep Mine of the Llechwedd Slate Caverns at Blaenau Ffestiniog.

    It's being put on by Cytser - The Constellation...

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  6. National Dance Company Wales announces spring tour

    Wednesday 11 January 2012, 10:24

    Polly March Polly March

    Three choreographers of world renown are topping the bill for the National Dance Company Wales this season.

    The varied programme will see 12 dancers from across the globe bringing their work to life.

    Kicking off with a performance...

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  7. Gruff Rhys interview (1 January 2012)

    Wednesday 11 January 2012, 09:52

    James McLaren James McLaren

    In a New Year's Day special, Adam Walton talked to Super Furry Animal and current solo star Gruff Rhys in an extended interview.

    Covering his career from his earliest forays into music, Gruff and Adam meandered fascinatingly through the last 25 years. You can listen again to the interview here:

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  8. Kutosis: In session, 7 January 2012, BBC Radio Wales

    Wednesday 11 January 2012, 08:46

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    The first BBC Radio Wales Saturday night session for 2012 went to Cardiff three piece band Kutosis, whose album A Fanatical Love has been a regular on my radio show since it was released by Barely Regal a few months ago.

    You can listen again to the show on the BBC iPlayer until 10pm on Saturday 14 January...

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  9. Masters In France: world domination part one

    Wednesday 11 January 2012, 07:58

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    As you can probably see now from the myriad of 'new sound' lists in all the mags, radio shows, and on this here blog, January is a great time for new bands to make a bit of a splash.

    Most of the work, however, has already been done during the previous year, and in order to get some...

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  10. New year, new music...

    Monday 9 January 2012, 17:00

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    Happy new year! I hope everyone had a lovely break. The holidays passed all too quickly, but alas, there comes a time when one must stop eating turkey sandwiches for breakfast and rejoin the real world.

    I'm excited about our first afternoon concert of 2012. It includes three works I've never had the...

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