508 posts about wales on this blog
Friday 30 March 2012, 12:41
The Dirty Youth joined Jamie and Louise this morning for BBC Radio Wales Music Day, talking all about their time touring with American superstars Korn.
Listen to Danni Monroe and Matt Bond's chat with the Radio Wales presenters:
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Friday 30 March 2012, 12:07
The Boy Royals (formerly Town) perform their song Voice Of The Future live on the Jamie and Louise show, kicking off Radio Wales Music Day 2012 on 30 March.
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Friday 30 March 2012, 11:13
Georgia Ruth joined Jamie and Louise this morning for BBC Radio Wales Music Day.
Listen to her chat with the Radio Wales presenters:
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Friday 30 March 2012, 10:16
Alex and Hamish of The Boy Royals joined Jamie and Louise this morning for BBC Radio Wales Music Day.
Listen to their chat with the Radio Wales presenters, covering name-changing, support from radio legends and local heroes:
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Friday 30 March 2012, 10:03
As part of BBC Radio Wales Music Day, musicians and composers explain how they have been coping with tight economic times and a cut in royalty payments:
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Friday 30 March 2012, 08:23
Today we embark on the third annual Radio Wales Music Day.
From 9am right through to the late evening, Radio Wales are talking to some of Wales' movers and shakers, playing live sessions from some of the country's great new acts, and spinning some Welsh classics.
Wednesday 28 March 2012, 10:21
All day we here at BBC Wales Music will be keeping you abreast of the highlights and will be putting up some of the interviews to listen again.
Radio Wales editor Steve Austins said: "BBC Radio Wales Music Day...
Wednesday 14 March 2012, 14:06
Ten years ago, in the year of Queen Elizabeth II's Golden Jubilee, Newport was awarded city status. The 2002 accolade proved third time lucky for the Gwent town after two unsuccessful bids in the 1990s.
By becoming a city Newport joined Bangor, Cardiff, Swansea and St Davids as Wales' cities; ticking...
Sunday 4 March 2012, 09:00
Monday 5 March is the 35th anniversary of the death of Welsh Formula One driver Tom Pryce. The man from Nantglyn near Ruthin was tipped for F1 championship glory by many of his contemporaries, but at the age of just 27 his life and career were cut short in one of the most bizarre, tragic accidents in...
Friday 2 March 2012, 12:00
This week the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park - the only coastal national park in the United Kingdom - will be 60 years old. National Geographic Magazine recently voted the park second best coastal destination anywhere in the world and there is no doubt that the area thoroughly deserves the accolade...
Friday 13 January 2012, 10:16
People living in the Gwaun Valley near Fishguard in Pembrokeshire will spend today welcoming in the new year.
They are not late celebrating the arrival of the new year, instead they are celebrating Han Galan, or old new year, according to the Julian calendar, which was followed by everyone in the UK...
Friday 6 January 2012, 13:34
The wind that afternoon was cutting, slicing like a teachers cane through the air and down the grey length of Pembroke River.
Small waves slapped in against the mud and shingle on the Bentlass side of the stream but out in the centre of the river the tide was fierce and strong. With the tide flooding...
Monday 12 December 2011, 14:42
The two islands of Flat Holm and Steep Holm are well-known to residents of Cardiff and the Vale of Glamorgan. Standing like sentinels guarding the eastern reaches of the Bristol Channel, Flat Holm, in particular, has a rich and varied history.
The first signs...
Tuesday 6 December 2011, 11:00
Born on 17 June 1773, William Madocks was a Georgian entrepreneur of startling ability and foresight.
He was the man who built the Cob across the Glaslyn Estuary, thus considerably easing travel - by foot, horse and eventually by rail - between mid and north Wales. He was also instrumental in creating...
Monday 5 December 2011, 14:20
A 2,000 year old Roman ring found by a man with a metal detector on Cefn Brithdir in the Darran Valley earlier this year has been returned by the British Museum for display in a valley's museum.
Wednesday 23 November 2011, 13:05
People in Wales might be excused for failing to see the significance of the date 24 November 1816. On the face of it, little happened in the world at large on that day.
Yet in the tiny Welsh village of Llanfair PG on Ynys Mon - or Anglesey as it was then known - a great celebration was taking place...
Wednesday 16 November 2011, 14:14
Wales has had its fair share of eccentrics over the years but none was more bizarre or more flamboyant than the mercurial and fascinating Dr William Price of Llantrisant.
This Chartist and republican, a man who ate no meat, drank mainly champagne, eschewed the wearing of socks and prescribed a vegetarian...
Monday 14 November 2011, 08:23
Visitors to the seaside town of Barry, six or seven miles to the west of Cardiff, might be forgiven for thinking that the place held nothing more important than a pleasure beach, a fun fair and a few empty docks that seem to have little or no purpose.
Yet there was a time when Barry was the largest...
Wednesday 2 November 2011, 10:12
Here in Wales we are used to news about mining disasters. The history of Welsh mining is littered with tragic accidents that scarred villages and valleys, destroyed families and cut a swathe through the life of so many tiny communities.
Most of those disasters...
Friday 28 October 2011, 10:23
Most of us are so used to the knowledge that Cardiff is not just any old city but also the capital city of Wales, that we are probably lulled into the mistake of thinking it has always been that way. No so. Cardiff did not become a city until 28 October 1905. And it was only proclaimed the capital of...
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