FolkWales Online Magazine

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…

News: Cylchcanu2/ SongChain 2

Following the success of SongChain in 2014, Cylchcanu2/SongChain2 brings together some of the finest talent in the Welsh scene: Kate Ronconi, Beth Williams Jones, Stacey Blythe, Christine Cooper, Ceri Owen-Jones, Gareth Bonello, Jamie Smith and Patrick Rimes for an exciting evening of new collaborations and unique arrangements of both traditional and contemporary Welsh tunes and…

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…