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May (74 posts)

  1. Welsh classical performers scoop major prizes

    Thursday 10 May 2012, 12:06

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    There's been a flurry of successes for Welsh classical musicians in the last couple of weeks, with two leading young musicians winning major national awards.

    Pianist Llŷr Williams beat classical music titans Sir Colin Davis and Sir Harrison Birtwistle to win the Classical Music South...

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  2. The Joy Formidable finish second album with Nirvana mixer

    Thursday 10 May 2012, 08:59

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Currently wowing America with their expressive, wall-of-sound indie, The Joy Formidable have put the finishing touches to their much-anticipated second album with acclaimed mixer Andy Wallace (Nirvana, Rage Against The Machine, Kasabian, Coldplay).

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  3. Welsh label plans Olympics mix project

    Wednesday 9 May 2012, 11:45

    James McLaren James McLaren

    A Welsh record label, noted worldwide for its unique mix albums, is calling on music producers from around the world to participate in an Olympics-themed project.

    64 Bar Music, based in Cardiff, releases mixes by contributors all to a set tempo. It's a project that has seen it self-release seven albums...

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  4. Spring cleaning turns up mystery keepsakes?

    Wednesday 9 May 2012, 11:05

    Cat Whiteaway Cat Whiteaway

    Like every responsible computer owner I try to perform regular software updates and ensure that my computer is clean, virus free and as unclogged as possible. So while it has been raining this week (and last week and probably next week too) I have spent some time filing, backing up, deleting and emptying...

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  5. Chillier than Xmas Day

    Wednesday 9 May 2012, 10:48

    Derek Brockway Derek Brockway

    Last month, as well as being wet, was also colder than average. April has been colder than March in the past but not by as much as 1.4 degrees since records began in 1910.

    It was a bit chilly over the weekend - in fact Christmas Day last year was warmer than last Saturday!

    But despite the chill in...

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  6. When Shaky ruled the charts

    Tuesday 8 May 2012, 09:24

    James McLaren James McLaren

    It's not all about Merry Christmas Everyone, you know.

    Shakin' Stevens, born Michael Barrett in 1948, was a colossus of 1980s music and tonight a documentary takes an in-depth look at his life and career.

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    Shakin' Stevens (10.35pm, BBC One Wales) looks at the man who holds the distinction of being...

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  7. You need to learn to switch off

    Friday 4 May 2012, 18:21

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    As a musician the job can often be very all consuming. Not in a romantic, tortured artist locked in a garret way, your music lit by the light of one guttering candle, but practically, and by necessity. The Orchestra's own season gives way to the summer Proms season, and splattered all over both are recording...

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  8. The 1959 aircraft disaster in North Road, Cardiff

    Friday 4 May 2012, 16:00

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    On 6 May 1959, when civil aviation in Britain was still in the early stages of development, a small De Havilland Dove aircraft crashed on North Road, one of the main routes into and out of the city of Cardiff.

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  9. Historic Cardiff pub to move to St Fagans National History Museum

    Friday 4 May 2012, 13:21

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    A historic Cardiff pub, the Vulcan Hotel, has served its last pint and is set to be dismantled and moved, brick by brick, to St Fagans National History Museum.

    Brewers SA Brain said it was no longer commercially viable for either Brains or licensees Gwyn and Sandra...

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  10. Ghosts and legends along the Welsh coast

    Friday 4 May 2012, 12:05

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    On 5 May the Wales Coast Path is due to be fully open. It stretches for the complete length of the Welsh coastline, a distance of over 850 miles, and has been several years in the making.

    Walkers will be able to enjoy some of the most spectacular...

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