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  1. Three different chart-toppers for north Wales festival

    Friday 20 April 2012, 12:10

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Chart-topping Caribbean foursome Cover Drive have been announced as one of the acts playing at Colwyn Bay's Access All Eirias one-day festival this summer.

    The Barbados quartet will play at the Eirias Stadium in Colwyn on Saturday 28 July, alongside Olly Murs, Pixie Lott and A.M.E.

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  2. BBC Proms 2012 is go!!!

    Friday 20 April 2012, 11:27

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    To begin, I would like to apologise for my abuse of the exclamation mark in my title, but it felt necessary in order to convey to you my excitement that the full details of the BBC Proms 2012 have now been announced and I can talk about it with you.

    The BBC Proms are to classical music what Glastonbury...

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  3. Over 100 acts announced for student festival Beach Break Live

    Tuesday 17 April 2012, 13:20

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Student-orientated music festival Beach Break Live is back in Wales this year, and has today announced its biggest-ever line-up of music acts, including some up-and-coming Welsh bands.

    The Maccabees, Dizzee Rascal, Chase And Status, Labrinth and Ghostpoet are among the well-known names...

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  4. From Eurovision to cross-country busking for Welsh duo

    Tuesday 17 April 2012, 13:01

    James McLaren James McLaren

    He might have represented Cyprus at Eurovision in 2010, but these days Jon Lilygreen is making an unusual start to his major-label quest for music stardom.

    Lilygreen and Jon Maguire - as the duo Lilygreen And Maguire - have recently signed to Warner Brothers records, and are currently on a busking tour...

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  5. Welsh acts for Hard Rock Calling

    Tuesday 17 April 2012, 11:42

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Two Welsh acts have been added to the supporting bill for this summer's Hard Rock Calling in London's Hyde Park.

    Kids In Glass Houses will line up as support for Seattle legends Soundgarden on Friday 13 July.

    Aled Phillips of Kids In Glass Houses told us: "We're really excited...

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  6. Wales' best guitarists

    Monday 16 April 2012, 11:15

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Did you ever have arguments at school about who was the best guitarist in the world? Maybe it's just me, but my friends and I debated regularly the relative merits of Slash, Brian May, Jimmy Page, Joe Satriani, Steve Vai and Eddie Van Halen. This was the 80s, so please excuse me.

    Flicking through a...

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  7. The Yellow Wallpaper

    Thursday 12 April 2012, 12:03

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    Our job puts a surprising amount of physical strain on the body, not to mention the great reserves of mental energy that it requires. I have often struggled with being able to 'turn off' but I realise how necessary it is, and so, at the beginning of this week I put my viola at the back of the wardrobe...

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  8. Strummer Of Love marks Clash man's life

    Wednesday 11 April 2012, 10:18

    James McLaren James McLaren

    The Clash frontman Joe Strummer, a huge factor in Newport's music scene of the 1970s, is to be commemorated this summer with a festival in Somerset. Strummer Of Love will feature a line-up of friends of the iconic singer, in a secret location only made known to ticket holders.

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  9. Adam Walton playlist and show info: Saturday 7 April 2012

    Tuesday 10 April 2012, 16:48

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    This week's show is now available via the BBC iPlayer. Please visit the link below any time between now and the start of the next programme.

    Send demos/new releases etc. as a download link/mp3 to themysterytour@gmail.com

    Many thanks/diolch o galon. Here's the playlist.

    SOUNDHOG - 'Whole Lotta Helter...

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  10. I may need a lie down after this...

    Thursday 5 April 2012, 12:05

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    I am tucking into a hearty breakfast in the hope of giving me the energy necessary to traverse the myriad challenges of Bartók's Music for Strings, Celeste and Percussion.

    This afternoon's concert with associate guest conductor François-Xavier Roth is part of our ongoing Sacher Series and will see...

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  11. Adam Walton playlist and show info: Saturday 31 March 2012

    Tuesday 3 April 2012, 16:22

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    This week's show is now available via the BBC iPlayer. Please visit the link below any time between now and the start of the next programme.

    This last week has been more than a little mind-blowing for me. I've been fortunate enough to visit the East coast of the States with one of my favourite bands...

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  12. Joy Formidable tour diary - day five

    Monday 2 April 2012, 15:32

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    So, to my last day with The Joy Formidable. Typical that I should get used to the touring bus lifestyle on my final day with them. I slept last night; if not like a baby, well, like a big-sideburned toddler.

    The trip from Philadelphia to Boston takes over seven hours, so we're still in transit when...

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  13. Lostprophets' Weapons: what the papers say

    Monday 2 April 2012, 10:14

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Today sees the release of Weapons, the fifth studio album by Pontypridd's Lostprophets. Here we track reaction to the album.

    BBC Music
    "Because of its compact form and committed performances, Weapons is a release that burns brightly. Its cause is aided by the fact that Lostprophets...

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  14. Radio Wales Music Day: Is Welsh music the best in the world?

    Friday 30 March 2012, 16:09

    James McLaren James McLaren

    The Radio Wales phone-in this morning brought together promoter John Rostron, musician Cheryl Beer and film-maker Dan Harris to debate the issue with presenter Jason Monhammad.

    Listen to the full debate here:

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  15. I want a smoke machine, a wind machine and a pair of ruby slippers...

    Friday 30 March 2012, 16:04

    Laura Sinnerton Laura Sinnerton

    When I was young I loved music theatre. Mother bought me a monthly publication called The Magic Of The Musicals and I would eagerly await its arrival. I would put the CD on, read the synopsis of the plot, carefully slip the sleeve notes out of the CD cover and listen again whilst following the lyrics...

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  16. Radio Wales Music Day: Cuba Cuba live

    Friday 30 March 2012, 15:44

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Cuba Cuba perform their song 50 A Night live on the Jamie and Louise show, kicking off Radio Wales Music Day 2012 on 30 March.

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  17. Joy Formidable tour diary - day four

    Friday 30 March 2012, 15:32

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    Today has been - against my best intentions - probably a de facto touring band experience... i.e. calling into a city (Philadelphia) but not having the energy, or time (despite having little better to do than sit down and watch Full Metal Jousting on TV [seriously!], to go and check the city itself out...

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  18. Radio Wales Music Day: Greta Isaac live

    Friday 30 March 2012, 15:01

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Greta Isaac performs her song Don't Go live on the Jamie and Louise show, kicking off Radio Wales Music Day 2012 on 30 March.

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  19. Radio Wales Music Day: Greta Isaac in conversation

    Friday 30 March 2012, 14:52

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Singer-songwriter Greta Isaac joined Jamie and Louise this morning for BBC Radio Wales Music Day. Just 16 years old, she talks about learning guitar in a year and balancing music and school.

    Listen to Greta chat with the Radio Wales presenters:

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  20. Radio Wales Music Day: Georgia Ruth live

    Friday 30 March 2012, 14:01

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Georgia Ruth performs her song Mapping live on the Jamie and Louise show, kicking off Radio Wales Music Day 2012 on 30 March.

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