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  1. A New Eclecticism

    Thursday 17 November 2011, 09:23

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    My much better half, Jo, likes to put things in boxes. It'll be me one day; such is life. Well, death. Hopefully, though, I won't end up in Tupperware with nothing more than a freezer bag sticker identifying my remains as contents:

    "Adam Walton - Use Before 1998."

    What do we keep in this container...

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  2. The Tricky issue of the man from Busted

    Wednesday 16 November 2011, 14:10

    James McLaren James McLaren

    People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones. I know this, and writing this blog is potentially very dangerous because 'there but for the grace of god go I'.

    Last weekend The Daily Mirror published a story in which they said Matt Willis, manager of trip hop icon Tricky, was suing the Bristol artist...

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  3. dots.film band - animation, action and art in Cardigan

    Tuesday 15 November 2011, 10:36

    Polly March Polly March

    In the days of early cinema, silent films were usually accompanied by live music acts, to bring a bit of drama into the auditorium and help with those vital emotional clues perhaps not made obvious by the showreel.

    Often picture houses had their own pianist, with some even employing organists and orchestras...

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  4. Hallelujah! It's Messiah time

    Tuesday 1 November 2011, 10:37

    BBC Wales Music BBC Wales Music

    Christmas comes early to Wales this year, with the first Messiah of the season taking place on Sunday 6 November.

    A major part of Christmas for many classical music lovers in Wales is getting their annual Messiah 'fix' - whether it's taking part or being in the audience. Handel...

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  5. Blowing my own trumpet: music and euphemism

    Monday 31 October 2011, 14:02

    James McLaren James McLaren

    The news today that radio stations are to be given extra guidance to avoid playing sexually-explicit songs got me thinking about euphemism in pop music and the seemingly diminishing art of cloaking the rude in nuanced language.

    No longer can radio stations profess innocence...

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  6. Sŵn Festival 2011, Cardiff

    Tuesday 25 October 2011, 09:10

    James Roberts James Roberts

    If Thursday's Sŵn-related larking possessed a wonderful sense of anticipation, then Friday night brought it all together.

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  7. National Theatre Wales tours with musical The Village Social

    Thursday 20 October 2011, 14:40

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    National Theatre Wales take their first ever musical theatre production on a tour of Wales this week.

    This production couldn't be more different from the hugely successful, large-scale Passion that took over Port Talbot during the Easter bank holiday weekend. The modern take on the traditional passion...

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  8. Welsh Music Prize: let judging commence!

    Monday 17 October 2011, 15:30

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    This week in the thick of the Swn festival the organisers, Huw Stephens and John Rostron, will be announcing the latest arm of Swn, The Welsh Music Prize.

    This prize for the album of the year is an exciting addition to the festival, and we'll hear...

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  9. Gig dancing etiquette

    Monday 17 October 2011, 09:00

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Last night I went to see old-school, 'crusty' politicopunks New Model Army at Cardiff University and I was the youngest person there, pretty much. Seeing as the band formed in 1980, that's not too much of a surprise. But what did surprise me was the participation of the heroically-grizzled audience.

    ...

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  10. Reflections on last Friday night...

    Monday 3 October 2011, 18:37

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    What an incredible October weekend! This weekend's heat wave thankfully coincided with a whole weekend off for the orchestra. On Sunday, a few of us went to the beach for a barbecue and to lie on beach towels, which gave me some time to reflect on our concert last Friday night.

    Two things struck me...

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  11. The cabinet maker

    Thursday 22 September 2011, 15:49

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    I have been reading - increasingly - of the economic hardships some of our most respected artists are facing during these hard times. We're all under the cosh, of course, but for many of our revered, leftfield musical minds the situation is compounded by the fact that 'touring musician 1999-2011' doesn...

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  12. Books and music: A 'Desert Island Disc' evening in Cardiff Bay, Thursday 15 September

    Tuesday 20 September 2011, 11:50

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    Over the past few weeks I've been doing an interesting project with Llên Cymru, Literature Wales, where we've had a 'Desert Island Discs' evening with some of Wales' finest writers.

    The first evening was in English with the first poet laureate for Wales Gwyneth Lewis, and hip writer Joe Dunthorne,...

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  13. Llangollen Eisteddfod appoints new music director

    Thursday 15 September 2011, 11:21

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Llangollen International Musical Eisteddfod have announced the appointment of Eilir Owen Griffiths, the highly-successful conductor and composer, as their new Music Director.

    Griffiths, 30, is to replace Mervyn Cousins, who left to take a senior post with the Associated Board of Royal Schools of Music...

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  14. Connie continues her musical journey of Wales

    Monday 15 August 2011, 16:23

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    In the second episode of Connie's Musical Map of Wales, star of musical theatre Connie Fisher heads north.

    She starts off in Bangor University and finds out why The Beatles visited the area back in 1967. She then travels through Snowdonia and across the Llŷn Peninsula to meet the man who is bringing...

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  15. Independent music sector reels from London riots

    Tuesday 9 August 2011, 10:43

    James McLaren James McLaren

    The London riots affected the UK music industry last night in a devastating fashion. An arson attack at Sony DADC's distribution centre in Enfield totally destroyed the building and the stock inside, including the UK's largest stock of independently-released records.

    Pias Entertainment Group (formerly...

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  16. Connie's Musical Map of Wales

    Friday 5 August 2011, 12:40

    Laura Chamberlain Laura Chamberlain

    Welsh star of musical theatre Connie Fisher sets off on a musical mystery tour across Wales in new BBC Cymru Wales programme Connie's Musical Map of Wales.

    In the first episode, which you can see on Monday, Connie journeys from Cardiff to Treorchy. She sings in the Millennium Stadium before a Welsh...

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  17. Welsh Music Prize

    Thursday 4 August 2011, 09:17

    James McLaren James McLaren

    We've got The Brits, the Mercury and the NME awards, but now we've got the Welsh Music Prize added to the list.

    The prize, an initiative of Sŵn Festival and co-founders Huw Stephens and John Rostron, "will be selected and judged by a panel of industry figures and music experts".

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  18. Gwilym Simcock nominated for 2011 Mercury Prize

    Tuesday 19 July 2011, 14:08

    Joe Goodden Joe Goodden Senior web producer, BBC Wales

    Bangor-born pianist Gwilym Simcock is one of 12 artists shortlisted for the 2011 Mercury Prize.

    Simcock's album Good Days At Schloss Elmau is nominated alongside releases from Adele, Elbow, PJ Harvey and Tinie Tempah. Here's the full list:

    • Adele - 21
    • Anna Calvi - Anna Calvi
    • Elbow - Build A Rocket Boys...

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  19. Thomas Søndergård joins BBC NOW as principal conductor

    Tuesday 12 July 2011, 11:04

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    It was back in 2009 when we first worked with Thomas Søndergård. Our principal conductor, Thierry Fischer, had suddenly taken ill and Søndergård entered the fray last minute to conduct a programme of Sibelius, Mahler, and Brahms. His pleasant manner, efficient, yet in-depth rehearsal technique and...

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  20. Adelina Patti's castle up for sale

    Wednesday 6 July 2011, 09:20

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Craig-Y-Nos, the mid Wales castle which was once home to Adelina Patti, the greatest soprano of her day, is up for sale to anyone with a spare £1.5 million.

    Patti, who died in 1919 after a stellar singing career and high-flying social life, bought the castle, which...

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