FolkWales Online Magazine


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


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,…

Welsh shanties will cross the Atlantic once again, thanks to £63,000 Arts and Humanities Research Council grant

A new project to incorporate a pivotal collection – which includes 50 shanties and forebitters of the South Wales tall-ship sailors, thought to be long-lost for 50 years – into the world’s largest online searchable database of folk songs and music has been announced. The digitised collection of James Madison Carpenter, which has previously only…