FolkWales Online Magazine

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…

Obituaries

2016 Roy Harris: February 9, 2016 Celebrated, revered and respected traditional singer Roy Harris of Ely, Cardiff passed away early on the morning of February 9, at the age of 82. Roy, who moved to Cardiff in 1960, organised the first-ever folk club in South Wales. From 1976 to 1980, he was invited to be…

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…

1st April 2015: Foxglove Trio at Llantrisant Folk Club

TRIO TRIUMPH! FOXGLOVES DELIVER A WELSH/ENGLISH MUSICAL DELIGHT  The Foxglove Trio are unique and a revelation; Mid-Wales singer Ffion Mair, Swansea-born spectacular ‘cellist and guitar player Cathy Mason and Patrick Dean, melodeon player and ‘cello player from Yorkshire, stirred up a bubbling cauldron of inspiring and exhilarating songs, tunes and absolutely lovely arrangements that had…

CD Reviews – Mick’s Picks

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Click the icon above to see pre-January 2017 CD Reviews Expand the Table of Contents (below) to find the review you want DECEMBER 2017 PAUL HAYES The Old Crooked Hat [use=3] (Independently released – no catalogue number) www.paulhayesfolk.co.uk Folk singer and songwriter Paul was brought up in the town of Middleton, just north of Manchester. He…