This is the first blog I have EVER done. Couldn't think of a better site to do it on. I love the ethos of this site and feel very connected to people even though we are miles apart. I am a singer/songwriter and I write songs about Wales in the English language purely because I want people from other countries to 'get' the stories, after all we all know about Loch Lomond and Athenry and Tipperary because we've sung about them.
Anyway, last Saturday I went to walk around the streets of Cardiff before that famous game between us and the Irish and I was blown away, the atmosphere was fantastic! I was there because I was being filmed walking through the crowds while singing my new song 'For Justice and For Country- The Fields Of Pencelli' which is just a rebel song really for anyone who has a fight on his hands about anything. I wrote it to be a stirring call to people to come together to fight the enemy. Sounds a bit strange I know that a girl should sing about this sort of stuff, but for many years I have sung Irish rebel songs and ah well...Bodiceahad a go didn't she...not that I'm Bodicea-like, oh no...I can't even catch the mice in my house, but I tell you what I feel, I hate injustice of any kind and there is too much of it in all walks of life these politically correct days.
In the video (see John Wake's page) you will see me with my arms open wide just coming down the ramp of the Millennium Stadium, and let me tell you I felt like a right nana! The director said "walk towards me and look enigmatic", so I summoned all my courage and did it...being a singer you are always asked to do crazy things. But what you can't see is the red wheelie bin I walked into at the end of the shot as a guy was pushing it along...now then I was a nana! It was so funny I cried with laughter. But as you can see everyone was shining and smiling that wonderful day and I feel very privileged to be there.