FolkWales Online Magazine

Feature

NEWSBYTES…

Fairport Convention

FAIRPORT CONVENTION takes the stage at St David’s Hall in Cardiff city centre for their self-styled “Wintour” this Sunday, January 31 at 7.30pm. Hailed as the originators of British folk-rock music, the five musicians have been one of Britain’s best-loved bands for nearly 50 years. The five musicians have been described by The Guardian as…

Maelog 2015

Maelog: Building musical bridges between Wales and Galicia Bye-bye, Marta: The former Maelog, from left to right – Dan Lawrence, Rhian Evan-Jones, Gerardo Albela, Marta Novo (who now resides in Madrid), Sam Jowett and Gareth Westacott   Pubs and musical sessions have always gone together in Wales; but The Crofts pub in Roath, Cardiff boasts one special…

MERÊD: LET’S CELEBRATE THE LEGACY THAT HE LEFT

Meredydd Evans, born December 9, 1919, died February 21, 2015 The great Welsh icon Dr Meredydd Evans – masterful folk singer, Welsh language activist who campaigned for non-violent and peaceful protests, Doctor of Philosophy, folksong collector, head of the BBC’s Welsh light entertainments, writer, editor, historian – died on February 21, 2015 after a short…

Anti Cuts Campaign – Jan 2014 Issue

Feast Of Fiddles 2012-04-07 017 (1)

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…

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,…