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Cerys Matthews

Cerys Matthews chooses the album Queens and Kings by Fanfare Ciocărlia

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Musician and Broadcaster
Former lead singer of Catatonia, now solo artist and 6music presenter. Solo albums include Cockahoop, Paid Edrych i Lawr and Explorer. Her latest songbook is Hook Line and Singer.

Queens and Kings by Fanfare Ciocărlia

Cerys Matthews chooses the Romanian gypsy band Fanfare Ciocărlia and their 2007 album Queens and Kings.

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From Crossing Continents: Gipsy Culture 06 Apr 200 on Radio 4 

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Cerys Matthews performs a traditional Spanish folk song.

From With Great Pleasure 16 Jul 2012 on Radio 4