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Dreaming The Night Field: how Brummie Stacey learned to love The Mabinogion and the Welsh language

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Question: What do you get if you mix magnetic Welsh storyteller Michael Harvey, the wonderful and simply stunning voices, harp and accordion of Stacey Blythe and Lynne Denman and production company Adverse Camber? Answer: Dreaming The Night Field, the fourth branch of the centuries-old Welsh-language literary masterpiece, The Mabinogion – and Michael, Lynne and Stacey…

Belinda and Heidi’s soaring songs tell it like it is

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BELINDA O’HOOLEY & HEIDI TIDOW: Llantrisant Folk Club, Pontyclun Institute Athletic Club, October 18, 2017 Belinda O’Hooley and Heidi Tidow are a breath of fresh air in today’s innovative music scene, which encompasses all sorts of genres including the wonderful world of folk-roots, the indie rock movement and high-art classical. Their latest album, Winter Folk,…

Stunning music, beautiful lyrics and a strong celtic gesture: that’s Mary Ann’s language

Mary Ann Kennedy

Mary Ann Kennedy is a Scottish Gaelic musician, singer, choral director, composer, radio and television presenter and music producer; she also trains and conducts Còisir Ghàidhlig Inbhir Nis, the Inverness Gaelic Choir, and she used to be a founder member with the Gaelic ‘super-group’ Cliar. Both she and her musician husband Nick Turner produced her solo…