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Anti Cuts Campaign – Jan 2014 Issue

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Tradition is under attack as leading lights campaign against the cuts.  FolkWales Online Magazine editor MICK TEMS reports Rhondda Cynon Tâf becomes a cultural desert – flashback to happier days at The Muni Arts Centre, when Feast Of Fiddles rocked it up: Brian McNeill (ex-Battlefield), Ian Cutler (ex-Bully Wee) and Peter Knight (Steeleye Span and…

Obituaries – Jan 2014 Issue

Les Chittleburgh   Isca Morris danced Caseg Eira, the Nantgarw Morris dance from Tâf Vale, as a tribute to Les Chittleburgh at Gwent Crematorium, Cwmbran. Les, who was secretary and webmaster of Isca Morris, passed away suddenly on Saturday, November 9, just as he and his widow, Carole, were about to attend the Tredegar House…

CD Reviews Archive (from 2016)

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Expand the Table of Contents to find the review you want DECEMBER 2016 THE RUMBLESTRUTTERS Prohibition Blues RS001 www.therumblestrutters.com/home Pub regulars and folk fans, beware! Swansea-based jug band The Rumblestrutters have launched their debut album, jam-packed with songs of bootleg liquor, all-night parties and bacchanalia, washed down with a bountiful supply of authentic and not-so-authentic…

High Hats And Harps revisited: Helen traces Lady Llanover’s brilliant legacy – Jan 2014 Issue

Augusta Waddington – Lady Llanover

MICK TEMS reviews Helen Forder’s entertaining book about Augusta Waddington’s long-lasting campaign to raise the profile of the triple harp and Welsh cultural tradition High Hats And Harps, the fascinating and mesmerising historical biography of Lady Llanover, champion of Welsh culture and patron of the wonderful triple-harp, was published on January 10, 2013 – and,…

News – Jan 2014 Issue

Catrin and Seckou

Catrin & Seckou’s album nominated for major awards Welsh harpist Catrin Finch and Senegalese kora player Seckou Keita have been nominated for two BBC Radio 2 Folk Awards: Best Duo and Best Traditional Track for ‘Les Bras de Mer’, taken from their debut album Clychau Dibon, which was released on October 14 on the Astar…