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487 posts about wales on this blog

  1. Swansea: Back On The Streets - Tracy's story

    Wednesday 8 May 2013, 08:31

    Tracy Harris Tracy Harris

    Filmmaker Tracy Harris, who herself hails from Swansea, followed the desperate plight of Swansea's homeless a year ago along with Chris Rushton.

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  2. The search for equilibrium

    Tuesday 7 May 2013, 17:06

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    The show is about the music packed around my biscuit crumbs - and this week's spread features some corkers.

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  3. Gruff Rhys discusses new Neon Neon album Praxis Makes Perfect

    Tuesday 30 April 2013, 11:57

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    Neon Neon, Gruff Rhys and LA producer pal Boom Bip, are about to embark on an ambitious live outing with National Theatre Wales, and will release a new album on Monday 29 April.

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  4. BBC Radio Wales Music Day: 19 April 2013

    Friday 26 April 2013, 14:52

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    2013 was the fourth year of Radio Wales Music Day, and I'm so thrilled to say the idea, the concept and the event keeps on growing.

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  5. All the hyperbole in all the worlds

    Tuesday 9 April 2013, 15:40

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    It's mostly about new albums this week. I could dredge up some facetious hyperbole for you, if you like.

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  6. Back on my high horse

    Tuesday 2 April 2013, 17:15

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    Music - as championed on most radio - is ever so nice. Maybe it's because everything, these days, is branded rather than celebrated. At least, that's the way it feels.

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  7. Radio Wales show playlist: 16 March 2013

    Friday 22 March 2013, 15:25

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    Adam Walton's Radio Wales playlist, on the BBC Wales blog.

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  8. Lies, damned lies and statistics

    Wednesday 13 March 2013, 15:08

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    "Sorry I didn't get in until five, Mum. Faith No More's tour bus broke down in Mold and they were teaching us jazz chords."

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  9. Bright summery treats ahead

    Monday 25 February 2013, 13:26

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    This week I preview some of the Welsh musical treats available at 2000 Trees, Green Man and Focus Wales.

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  10. Howling wolf

    Tuesday 19 February 2013, 15:42

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    Here's another paragraph inviting you to dip your ears into more incredible music-that-happens-to-come-from-Wales. Only a couple of the tracks this week are wolf-related, in case you're suffering something of a primal, adverse reaction.

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  11. Scenes of gratuitous overexcitement

    Monday 11 February 2013, 14:57

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    There's so much good 'stuff' around this week, I confess I get a little undignified in the fulsomeness of my praise.

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  12. Rites of spring

    Monday 4 February 2013, 15:07

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    Spring manifests itself in this week's show via a number of first time plays for new artists: Kizzy Crawford, Just Jawsh, Roger Knox And Pine Valley Cosmonauts, Wicket, These Brittle Bones, Caredig, Derren Heath, Allan Horton and Climbing Trees.

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  13. The Story of Tŷ Hapus

    Monday 28 January 2013, 16:50

    Carolyn Hitt Carolyn Hitt

    The Story of Tŷ Hapus traces a year in the life of a remarkable place in Wales – the only centre of its kind in the whole of the UK which caters for younger people with dementia.

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  14. Joy to the world

    Monday 28 January 2013, 11:06

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    Ritzy and Rhydian from The Joy Formidable spend over an hour with us, talking about the album's evolution and playing some of its remarkable music.

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  15. RM Lockley, nature conservationist

    Wednesday 23 January 2013, 09:22

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    There can be little doubt that RM Lockley was one of the greatest naturalists of his age – arguably of any age. His name will be forever linked to the tiny island of Skokholm off the coast of west Wales.

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  16. Music is my royal jelly, my ginseng, my vampire blood

    Monday 21 January 2013, 16:14

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    My heart is all a pitter patter with good adrenaline at the prospect of The Joy Formidable's second album being released today.

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  17. Welsh sounds of 2013

    Monday 21 January 2013, 14:51

    Bethan Elfyn Bethan Elfyn

    This new monthly column will reflect some of the new bands I come across on the BBC Introducing Uploader and feature on the radio show each Saturday as BBC Introducing Band of the Week.

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  18. Dear January

    Monday 14 January 2013, 11:47

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    This week's programme is bumper full of virgin aceness. We have debut plays for The Drowners, Junior Bill, Andy Murda & Tea Leaf, Masts, Dan Bettridge, Robyn Griffiths, Hide Your Vices, Brothers, Diablo Rojo, Roosevelt, Moken Operetta, Sonny Jim and Calum Duell.

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  19. Aberystwyth pier - courting disaster

    Monday 14 January 2013, 10:49

    Phil Carradice Phil Carradice

    Aberystwyth pier has been battered and, at times, almost destroyed but it is still there and parts of it at least are still in use.

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  20. Less waffle, more splendid noise

    Monday 7 January 2013, 12:20

    Adam Walton Adam Walton

    It's my 20th year playing strange and brilliant sounds on BBC Radio Wales. So, I'm determined to make it a great one.

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