Monday 9 July 2012, 14:49
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This coming weekend Cymdeithas Yr Iaith Gymraeg celebrate their 50th birthday - and, particularly, 50 years of their proactive support for Welsh language music - with a momentous festival in Pontrhydfendigaid.
Hanner Cant features a 'who's who' of the finest Welsh-thinking musical minds of the last half century, from legends like Meic Stevens, Gruff Rhys and Heather Jones through to new artists like Sen Segur and Y Bandana. Gruff Rhys talks to us about the important contribution Cymdeithas has made to Welsh culture.
We preview the Welsh artists who will be appearing at next weekend's 2000 Trees Festival in Cheltenham.
Sam Harries, manager of Newport's Le Pub, tells us about how this vitally important venue is under threat of closure, and what is being done to try and save it.
Alan Holmes peers back into producer David Wrench's intriguing past.
Lara Catrin translates some Trwbador for us.
Ben Hayes inspires us with homemade, Frankenstein synthesisers courtesy of Tonto's Expanding Head Band.
And there is mind-expanding music, lots of it, including début plays for Exclusivo, Indigo Sky, White Noise and Tsunami.
Demos/new releases/gig info etc to firstname.lastname@example.org, please.
WITCHES DRUM, THE - 'Watch The Freaks Lose It'
Cardiff / London
WOODEN SHJIPS - 'Black Smoke Rise'
CIAN CIARAN - 'You And Me [ Radio Edit ]'
P L O AND RALPH RIP SH*T - 'Hold That [ Clean Edit ]'
HOWL GRIFF - 'Fragile Diamond'
CERI FROST - 'A Walk In The Park'
HUW M - 'Martha A Mair [ Remics Trwbador ]'
EXCLUSIVO - 'Black And White'
ALAN HOLMES - 'Spoken Contribution'
NID MADAGASCAR - 'Psychotic'
SUE DENIM - 'Bicycle'
EUROS CHILDS - 'That's Better'
VAN DYKE PARKS - 'Vine Street'
U S A
WOLVES - 'Divide'
BASTIONS - 'Augury'
AMONG BROTHERS - 'Keep'
Cardiff / Aberdare
STRAIGHT LINES - 'Empty Chest'
Pontypridd / Pyle
GALLOPS - 'G Is For Jaile'
FUTURE OF THE LEFT - 'I Am The Least Of Your Problems ( Album Version )'
Y NIWL - 'Dauddegtri'
OLIVIA TREMOR CONTROL - 'Jumping Fences'
U S A
GRUFF RHYS - 'Interview About Hanner Cant'
MEIC STEVENS - 'Dau Rhosyn Coch'
COLORAMA - 'V Moyn T'
BWGAN, Y - 'Gwaelod Y Byd'
Porthmadog / Caernarfon
SWITCH FUSION - 'Anchor'
9BACH - 'Plentyn Galeri ( Featuring Black Arm Band )'
LOVING CUP, THE - 'Nothing Lasts Forever'
OSIAN RHYS - 'Long Time Gone'
FAMILY OF THE YEAR - 'Diversity'
Wrexham / L.a.
GWENNO - 'Astoria'
GWENNO - 'Despenser'
LARA CATRIN - 'Spoken Contribution'
Bangor / Cardiff
TRWBADOR - 'Deffro Ar Y Llawr'
Carmarthen / Cardiff
60FT DOLLS - 'New Loafers'
SAM HARRIES - LE PUB - 'Interview About Save Le Pub'
KITTY COWELL - 'Run Young Boy Featuring Jordan James'
Newport / Cardiff
INDIGO SKY - 'I Am Not Here'
WHITE NOISE - 'Propane'
TSUNAMI - 'Boy In A Skirt'
BEN HAYES - 'Spoken Contribution'
TONTO'S EXPANDING HEAD BAND - 'It's About Time'