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  1. FOCUS Wales festival preview

    Tuesday 22 April 2014, 11:33

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    Adam Walton previews the Focus Wales festival taking place in Wrexham on 23 to 26 April 2014

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  2. Recording Sibelius with Thomas Søndergård

    Thursday 3 April 2014, 14:42

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    Laura Sinnerton describes the process of spending three days recording Sibelius’ Symphonies 2 and 7 with Principal Conductor Thomas Søndergård.

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  3. Six Nations rugby, Bartók and the common cold

    Monday 24 March 2014, 10:57

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    Something that is always discussed with much enthusiasm in the orchestra is rugby. With so many different backgrounds represented in our ranks, there is a lot of friendly banter and cajoling especially around tournaments like the Six Nations.

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  4. The 400 musicians behind Calon Lân

    Friday 14 March 2014, 07:34

    Osian Rowlands Osian Rowlands

    BBC National Orchestra and Chorus of Wales recently recorded Calon Lân as part of BBC Cymru Wales’s Six Nations marketing campaign. Osian Rowlands,  Chorus Manager, BBC National Chorus of Wales, goes behind-the-scenes of how nearly 400 musicians came together to make the trail.

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  5. UV rays, darkness and entanglement with Charlotte Church

    Thursday 13 March 2014, 14:21

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    “Unit 31” I sceptically told our taxi driver as we hurtle towards an evening with a difference.

    It’s always exhilarating to be out of my gigging comfort zone in Cardiff, so walking into the TV studios in an industrial estate in Cardiff and being told to “go crazy” with some face paint was just...

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  6. Backing new Welsh music: Horizons

    Wednesday 12 March 2014, 12:13

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    BBC Cymru Wales launches the new Horizons scheme which aims to find 12 new artists who perform in either Welsh or English and help them develop and play.

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  7. The Dali of Dunvant

    Friday 7 March 2014, 12:37

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Wales has produced many fine artists over the years but none are more significant or impressive than the Swansea born painter Ceri Giraldus Richards.

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  8. Something special for St David’s Day

    Wednesday 5 March 2014, 17:02

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    If the producers of Through the Keyhole were really scraping the barrel, and decided to send whoever it is that has taken over from Lloyd Grossman through the unpaid bills and discarded record mailers blocking my front-door, it’d be all too obvious who I am.

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  9. Mongolian band Hanggai visit Bangor

    Thursday 27 February 2014, 12:54

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    Didn’t they have a lovely time… when Mongolian band Hanggai arrived in Bangor!

    A few years ago I presented a series on World Music for BBC Radio Cymru, called 'Beth yn y Byd!' (a play on words meaning What in the World!). During this amazing sonic journey I made friends with a wonderful contributor...

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  10. North Wales tour 2014: part two

    Monday 24 February 2014, 12:05

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    The BBC National Orchestra of Wales recently performed in Aberystwyth, Bangor, Wrexham and Llandudno as part of their tour to mid and north Wales. Here, Laura Sinnerton continues her tour diary - exploring what life is like on the road with the orchestra.

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  11. North Wales tour 2014: part one

    Friday 21 February 2014, 17:09

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    Last week, BBC National Orchestra of Wales performed in Aberystwyth, Bangor, Wrexham and Llandudno as part of their tour to mid and north Wales. Laura Sinnerton kept a diary of the tour – exploring what life is like on the road with the orchestra.

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  12. This week’s musical feast

    Monday 17 February 2014, 15:29

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    This week’s show is very, very spiky with brilliant new music of Welsh origin.

    So many thrilling new artists who hadn’t been baptised on my radio show before: The Featherz, Sea Lion, Luvv, Mandy, Past Grievances, Bur Hoff Bau, Saron, Pine Canopies, The Caspiens, Ruby Parfitt, Sam, Not My Finest Hour...

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  13. Can we save Welsh music venues?

    Monday 10 February 2014, 15:47

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    Have you seen the queues around your local record shop during the annual Record Store Day? The simple concept has been a sweeping success for struggling record shops in the last few years, an unexpected Christmas morning of cash sales, supported by bands and labels with limited edition vinyl only releases...

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  14. Music to offer comfort to the downcast

    Monday 10 February 2014, 12:25

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    A fair proportion of the country bled copiously from sports-related wounds on Saturday.

    I'm not unsympathetic. In fact, I'd like to think that this week's show could offer succour and comfort to the injured and downcast. Music, you see, won't bash you about. It doesn't raise your expectations and...

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  15. Love letter from a northern soul

    Friday 7 February 2014, 15:44

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    On this week’s programme I will feature a half-hour set of my favourite northern soul records. This is my love letter to the genre-that-isn’t-really-a-genre, a better-late-than-never foot on the bandwagon before Elaine Constantine’s anticipated film ‘Northern Soul’ reaches cinemas.

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  16. Mahler's Ninth Symphony

    Friday 7 February 2014, 13:48

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    Tonight, in the lovely acoustic of St David's Hall, we perform Gustav Mahler's Ninth Symphony with our principal conductor, Thomas Søndergård. I love playing and listening to Mahler's music, and this is my first Mahler Nine.

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  17. My most played artists

    Wednesday 5 February 2014, 14:38

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    It struck me recently that I’ve been keeping statistical data about the music I play on my show for three years now. It is as geeky as it sounds, the product of a misspent youth and a BBC Micro but it also provides an interesting overview of what I have played on the show in that period.

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  18. To borrow or not to borrow

    Tuesday 4 February 2014, 13:45

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    Recently we’ve been in a busy patch of dual purpose sessions – working with the Nimbus label for commercial release, but you will also be able to hear the works that we record on BBC Radio 3.

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  19. A rescue centre for mongrel music-makers

    Monday 3 February 2014, 13:32

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    What am I for?

    Good question.

    I’m good at feeding my daughter, hoovering the stairs, walking long distances in drizzle without complaining, playing one record after another after 4 Guinnesses (but no more) and, erm, well that’s it, really.

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  20. The hunt for new Welsh sounds continues

    Thursday 30 January 2014, 15:55

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    This week's show is brought to you by the number 4, the words 'rammed', 'full', 'of', 'sonic' and 'treats', and the letter 'Ff' (I love that Y Ffug song).

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