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  1. The Gentle Good in Chengdu, China

    Monday 7 November 2011, 10:00

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    Welsh folk artist The Gentle Good, aka Gareth Bonello, is currently on a very interesting residency in Chengdu, Sichuan province.

    He was selected from hundreds of nominated artists for the scheme organized by the PRS for Music Foundation and British Council to record an album with musicians from the...

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  2. Who are Yr Ods?

    Friday 4 November 2011, 10:13

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    Headlining the biggest Welsh language inter-colleges student event this weekend in Aberystwyth are North Wales band Yr Ods. They've been steadily building a following for a number of years, gaining fans from Emily Eavis to Huw Stephens.

    This year alone Yr Ods headlined one of the showcases at Sŵn Festival...

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  3. Glass Pear interview

    Thursday 20 October 2011, 09:24

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Another member of the talented Griffiths family of Penarth is benefiting from American TV shows and the publicity they bring.

    Glass Pear, aka Yestyn Griffiths, brother of Jem, is a songwriter and now performer who's had his tracks 'synced' on shows including Grey's Anatomy, Bones, 90210...

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  4. Manic Street Preachers interview on Radio Wales

    Wednesday 5 October 2011, 09:35

    James McLaren James McLaren

    "Welsh rock and roll royalty" joined Jamie Owen on Radio Wales yesterday: James and Nicky of Manic Street Preachers came into the studio to talk about their career, their friendship and their upcoming singles collection, National Treasures.

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  5. Donna Lewis reflects on 15 years since I Love You Always Forever

    Tuesday 13 September 2011, 11:15

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Fifteen years ago, in the summer of 1996, I was working my final stint of hard labour at an independent record shop before moving to Cardiff for university. Among the songs that soundtracked that summer was I Love You Always Forever by Donna Lewis. It seemed to be everywhere that year.

    And it wasn't...

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  6. Colorama - Llyfr Llywio/Colouring Book

    Friday 2 September 2011, 09:32

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    It's been a busy old summer for Colorama, aka Carwyn Ellis. He's played at every shindig, garden party, festival and radio session going. Just looking at his calendar, let alone living it, would make you dizzy. He's the proper travelling troubadour of old: made for the road, made for music and made for...

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  7. Catching up with Kids In Glass Houses

    Wednesday 3 August 2011, 11:26

    James McLaren James McLaren

    I spent most of yesterday afternoon in the company of Kids In Glass Houses here at BBC Wales as they got set to record sessions for Bethan Elfyn's Radio Wales show and Jen Long's Radio 1 Introducing in Wales.

    I sometimes forget what it's like hanging out with bands in their interminable waiting periods...

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  8. Rheola Festival interview

    Wednesday 27 July 2011, 10:38

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    This year we've seen a spectacular crop of music festivals pop up around Wales, such as Gŵyl Gardd Goll, Laugharne, Mach Comedy Fest, Gŵyl Arall and many others.

    Each week I'm sent new links and hear of the fantastic work being done in sometimes the most remote locations of Wales. Wales has long been...

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  9. Interview: Cuba Cuba

    Wednesday 13 July 2011, 16:19

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    Releasing their début album Where Else Is Safe But The Road? this month, Cuba Cuba popped into the show on BBC Radio Wales to talk about their past, their present tour, and the future for the band.

    They admit that they came up with the name as singer Morgan was studying politics at the time, but it...

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  10. Interview: Broken Vinyl Club

    Wednesday 13 July 2011, 12:18

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    Every now and again on the Saturday night show on BBC Radio Wales we invite a band in to play a live session. Having sessions on the show is always a joy, and especially when a band has recently done something to warrant a bit of a grilling, it's always better face to face.

    Indeed, it's been a curious...

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  11. Revoker interview

    Thursday 23 June 2011, 14:00

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    On Saturday on BBC Radio Wales, Jamie and Jack from Revoker joined me on the show to catch up about their forthcoming gig with Ozzy Osbourne for Kerrang's 30th anniversary, their signing last year to Roadrunner Records and everything that's happened since.

    They talk about the band's past and...

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  12. The Dirty Youth interview

    Thursday 16 June 2011, 14:06

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    Watch out Wales because another big Welsh rock band is about to bust through. With shocking pink haired lead singer and youthful exuberance of the band, they're bouncing off the walls at the moment with each new brick being built around their future in rock 'n' roll.

    The band are The Dirty Youth and...

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  13. Pete Lawrie interview

    Monday 28 March 2011, 10:52

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Penarth's singer-songwriter Pete Lawrie's début album, A Little Brighter, is out on Island records on 2 May. In the past year he's had singles playlisted on national radio stations, performed at Cardiff's Big Weekend, and generally come to the fore in Welsh music.

    ...

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  14. James Dean Bradfield Radio Wales Music Day interview

    Friday 25 March 2011, 16:42

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Manic Street Preachers frontman James dean Bradfield came into Radio Wales this afternoon to speak to Roy Noble and Bethan Elfyn for Radio Wales Music Day.

    Listen again to James talking about his love of John Cale and why the band covered the ex-Velvet Underground man's The Endless...

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  15. Gareth Bonello Radio Wales Music Day interview

    Friday 25 March 2011, 16:04

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Gareth Bonello aka The Gentle Good, came into Radio Wales this afternoon to speak to Roy Noble and Bethan Elfyn for Radio Wales Music Day.

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  16. Emmy's Unicorn Radio Wales Music Day interview

    Friday 25 March 2011, 15:03

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Emmy's Unicorn, the duo made up of Adam Lewis and Emmy-Lou Kay, came into Radio Wales this afternoon to speak to Roy Noble and Bethan Elfyn for Radio Wales Music Day.

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  17. Deke Leonard Radio Wales Music Day interview

    Friday 25 March 2011, 12:03

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Deke Leonard, guitarist with the classic line-up of Swansea's Man, was interviewed this morning as part of Radio Wales Music Day.

    Leonard talked about his rock 'n' roll career to Jamie and Louise.

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  18. Friends Electric Radio Wales Music Day interview

    Friday 25 March 2011, 11:45

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Friends Electric, Neath's alterna-pop fourpiece, were interviewed this morning as part of Radio Wales Music Day.

    They talked about their Radio 1 playlisted first single, Golden Blood, and the effect that BBC Introducing has had on their career so far.

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  19. Shaheen Jafargholi Radio Wales Music Day interview

    Friday 25 March 2011, 11:14

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Shaheen Jafargholi, the Swansea teenager who shot to fame performing at Michael Jackson's memorial concert, was interviewed this morning as part of Radio Wales Music Day.

    Jafargholi talked about his astonishing rise to prominence, and the effect that his voice breaking is now having on his material...

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  20. "I want Bieber-mania" - The Blackout answer fans' questions

    Thursday 24 March 2011, 10:24

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Yesterday afternoon I met up with James, Gavin and Sean of The Blackout to put your questions to them. Many thanks to the hundreds of you who submitted questions to the Merthyr band; sorry we could only use a handful, but all were gratefully received.

    The trio were happy to answer everything honestly...

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