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  1. Cardiff's history brought to life in new museum

    Friday 1 April 2011, 01:00

    BBC Wales History BBC Wales History

    A new museum dedicated to the history of Cardiff officially opens today, Friday 1 April.

    Told through a number of themes, The Cardiff Story will show how much the city has changed over the last 200 years.

    The new museum is located on the site of the iconic Victorian...

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  2. James James, composer of Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau

    Wednesday 30 March 2011, 11:33

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Every year thousands of Welsh sports fans stand with tears in their eyes as the band plays and the national team prepares to take on the might of England, Ireland, the All Blacks or whoever.

    They will bawl out the words - most of them only half remembered - and happily sing...

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  3. Rawlins White goes to the stake

    Tuesday 29 March 2011, 10:06

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    The reign of Henry VIII was significant for many reasons, not least the break from Rome. This abandoning of Catholicism and the creation of the Anglican Church - fuelled by nothing more than Henry's need to sire a son - ushered in a period of religious and social discord that, ultimately, lasted for...

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  4. Claire Jones on Radio Wales Music Day

    Monday 28 March 2011, 15:17

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Claire Jones, the royal harpist, came into Radio Wales last Friday to speak to Roy Noble and Bethan Elfyn for Radio Wales Music Day.

    She spoke about performing at Buckingham Palace on the occasion of the marriage of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. Frank Hennessy on Radio Wales Music Day

    Friday 25 March 2011, 15:15

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Frank Hennessy came onto Radio Wales this afternoon for Radio Wales Music Day 2011.

    He talked about the new breed of Welsh folk musicians who are getting him excited. You can listen again here:

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  8. 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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  9. Huw Williams Radio Wales Music Day interview

    Friday 25 March 2011, 12:35

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Huw Williams, frontman with Swansea's The Pooh Sticks, was interviewed this morning as part of Radio Wales Music Day.

    He talked about the attempt to regenerate the city's High Street area, the role of music and the creative industries, and the reformation of his band.

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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. Karl Morgan Radio Wales Music Day interview

    Friday 25 March 2011, 10:22

    James McLaren James McLaren

    The first guest on today's Radio Wales Music Day was Karl Morgan.

    He played four session tracks, including a Badfinger's Come And Get It.

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  14. Radio Wales Music Day is here

    Friday 25 March 2011, 08:08

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Good morning and welcome to a very special day for us here at BBC Wales; Radio Wales Music Day 2011 kicks off at 9am with Jamie and Louise and continues until Chris Needs wraps the day up at 10pm.

    During the day, make sure you listen live to Radio Wales (or you can listen in...

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  15. The Mumbles Railway

    Thursday 24 March 2011, 14:34

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    There are many significant dates in Welsh history, moments that we should remember and celebrate, but one that seems to have slipped under the radar - at least for lots of people - is 25 March. For on that momentous day in 1807 the Mumbles Railway opened, the first fee paying passenger railway service...

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  16. Radio Wales Music Day sneak previews

    Wednesday 23 March 2011, 10:47

    James McLaren James McLaren

    With just two days to go before Radio Wales Music Day 2011, we've got two sneak previews of interviews you'll be able to hear during the day.

    Firstly, James Dean Bradfield talks to Bethan Elfyn about John Cale. Manic Street Preachers have recorded a very special Cale cover version of The Endless Plain...

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  17. Radio Wales Music Day 2011 - Jonathan Powell, Emmy's Unicorn and The Gentle Good

    Tuesday 15 March 2011, 11:23

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Yesterday, Roy Noble was joined on his Radio Wales show by Bethan Elfyn and a few of the stars of the upcoming Radio Wales Music Day.

    Gareth Bonello - aka The Gentle Good - talked to Roy and Beth, as did Jonathan Powell and Emma Lou Kay of Emmy's Unicorn.

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  18. Radio Wales Music Day in Mold

    Wednesday 9 March 2011, 10:29

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    Mold is a small town in north east Wales renowned for novelist Daniel Owen, its farmers market, a prehistoric gold cape and for fine schools that prepared for the world the multiple talents of Rhys Ifans, Jonny Buckland, acclaimed children's author/illustrator Jonathan Duddle and The Joy Formidable....

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  19. Christopher Williams: local boy makes good

    Friday 4 March 2011, 10:22

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Take a trip to the Town Hall in Maesteg. Quite apart from the wonders of the building and the intricate clock mechanism high above the Hall, here you will find six startling paintings by one of Wales' greatest artists, the Maesteg-born Christopher Williams.

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  20. Georgia Ruth on Radio Wales Music Day

    Wednesday 2 March 2011, 10:19

    James McLaren James McLaren

    Yesterday Georgia Ruth joined Roy Noble to chat to him and Bethan Elfyn about Radio Wales Music Day 2011 and to play a new song.

    Listen to the interview and the song, Seville, here:

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