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Dylan Thomas Day: Hannah Ellis, Jeff Towns, Sian James, Fflur Dafydd

Suzy Klein with a special Dylan Thomas edition from Laugharne, talking to writers and Thomas experts, with live music from harpist/singer Sian James and Penarth Festival Strings.

Suzy Klein presents a special Dylan Thomas edition, from the Laugharne Live Festival in Wales.

Laugharne is the picturesque town that inspired the setting of Under Milk Wood, and we're broadcasting live from the grounds of Laugharne Castle.
Suzy's guests will include Dylan Thomas's granddaughter, Hannah Ellis; Jeff Towns (one of the world's leading Dylan Thomas experts); Marc Rees and Jon Tregenna, authors of Raw Materials, a re-imagining of the world of Under Milk Wood, which is being performed through the streets of Laugharne by National Theatre, Wales; and young Welsh novellist Fflur Dafydd.
Plus we'll have readings of some of Dylan Thomas's great poems read by the author, and live music from traditional Welsh harpist & singer Sian James, and from the Penarth Festival Strings.

2 hours

Music Played

  • Malcolm Arnold

    4 Welsh dances Op.138

    Conductor: Andrew Penny. Performer: Queensland S O.
    • Naxos.
    • 8.553526.
  • DYLAN THOMAS This Side of the Truth (read by Michael Sheen)

  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Trio in C minor Op.9`3 for strings

    Performer: Alice Neary. Performer: David Adams. Performer: Lesley Hatfield.
  • Suzy Klein takes a trip around Laugharne with Dylan Thomas expert and guide, Jeff Towns.

  • Traditional Welsh

    Mae 'Nghariad i'n Fenws (My love is like Venus)

    Performer: Siân James.
  • Stan Tracey

    Under Milk Wood - suite

    Performer: The Stan Tracey Quartet.
    • Blue Note.
    • CDP 7894492.
  • Traditional Welsh

    Ar lan y môr (On the sea shore)

    Performer: Siân James.
  • Author Fflur Dafydd reads from her book 'The White Trail'

  • Gabriel Fauré

    Pavane, arr. for keyboard [orig. for orchestra with chorus ad lib]

    Performer: Pierre-Alain Volondat.
    • Naxos.
    • 8.553741.
  • Alun Hoddinott

    Welsh dances - suite no. 1 Op.15

    Conductor: Sir Charles Groves. Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Lyrita.
    • SRCD 334.
  • DYLAN THOMAS If I Were Tickled by the Rub of Love (read by Dylan Thomas)

  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Duo in G major K.423 for violin and viola

    Performer: Alice Neary. Performer: David Adams. Performer: Lesley Hatfield.
  • Michael Nyman

    The Cook, the thief, his wife and her lover - music for the film

    Performer: Michael Nyman Band.
  • Traditional Welsh

    A Ei Di'r Deryn Du? (Will you go my blackbird?)

    Performer: Siân James.
  • DYLAN THOMAS Poem in October (read by Dylan Thomas)

  • Traditional Welsh

    Cyfr'ir geifr (Counting the goats)

    Performer: Siân James.
  • DYLAN THOMAS - love letter to Pearl (read by Jeff Towns)

  • George Martin

    Overture to Under Milk Wood

    Performer: George Martin.
    • Spindrift.
    • EMI 1988.
  • Debbie Wiseman

    Do not go gentle

    Composer: Dylan Thomas. Conductor: Debbie Wiseman. Performer: TOM HOLLANDER. Performer: Royal Philharmonic Orchestra.
    • Silva Screen Records.
    • SILCD1446.
  • Ludwig van Beethoven

    Trio in C minor Op.9`3 for strings

    Performer: Alice Neary. Performer: David Adams. Performer: Lesley Hatfield.
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

    Exsultate, jubilate - motet K.165 for soprano and orchestra

    Conductor: Giovanni Antonini. Performer: Julia Lezhneva. Performer: Il Giardino Armonico.
    • DECCA.
    • 478 5242.

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