FolkWales Online Magazine

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 JULY 2018 BLAIR DUNLOP Notes From An Island Gilded Wings Records GWR005 Blair Dunlop is the son of bass guitarist Ashley Hutchings and singer Judy Dunlop; he has recorded three albums and two EPs…

Anti Cuts Campaign – Jan 2014 Issue

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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…

CD Reviews Archive (from 2017)

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Expand the Table of Contents 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 emigrated to West Wales, where he’s now living in the…