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What a night! Eight musicians celebrate Welsh tradition, and how…

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  CYLCHCANU/SONGCHAIN 2 Roots Unearthed, Lefel 3 Lounge, St David’s Hall, Cardiff: October 14, 2015 Last year, we watched in total fascination as a new musical creation called Cylchcanu/Songchain toured theatres and concert halls around Wales; a meeting of musicians gathered together to explore the rich and magical Welsh folk culture, but a tradition that…

Bill Caddick and Baggyrinkle herald the final Halfpenny Folk Club

Bill Caddick

– or IS it the last? After more than 30 years of inspiring organising, warm memories, musical highlights, fabulous local beers from the pub micro-brewery and sheer artistic brilliance, the Halfpenny Folk Club closed its doors with a final flourish, delivered by the wonderful Bill Caddick and the stentorian voices of Swansea-based shantymen Baggyrinkle. The…

Harpeth Rising: September 2015

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Applause and cheers for Harpeth Rising   Harpeth Rising – three young women musicians from all over the North American Continent – brought the house down at Llantrisant Folk Club with a stunning array of cracking songs, intelligent humour, breathtaking arrangements and harmonies to die for. Violinist Jordana Greenberg really stood out with her sweet…

Welsh, English and US musicians line up for Roots Unearthed

Dave Haslam’s Roots Unearthed series continues on Tuesday October 13 at Lefel 3 in St David’s Hall, Cardiff with outstanding guitarist Martin Simpson and Don Flemons, banjo player with the award-winning Carolina Chocolate Drops. The concert starts at 8pm. The Roots Unearthed programme promises a mouth-watering winter list, with Cylchcanu2/ Songchain2 bringing together Kate Ronconi, Beth Williams Jones, Stacey Blythe, Christine Cooper,…

News: Harmonica Workshops October 2015

Harmonica tutor Aidan Sheehan is running six Christmas Harmonica workshops which will take place at Whitchurch Rugby Sports and Social Club in Cardiff. Designed as a fun, user-friendly course for intermediate players, Aidan will teach the students how to perform traditional festive favourites on a ten-holed diatonic harmonica – which is not supplied. The hour-long…