Holy Coves · Away We Go
Championed by Gary Crowley on BBC Radio London and Playlisted on Amazing Radio's A List, with BBC Radio Wales support from Huw Stephens and Adam Walton , North Wales Indie-Psych Band Holy Coves have had quite a year so far. They share a brand new single called 'Away We Go' before their highly anticipated new 'Druids And Bards' album is released via Yr Wyddfa Records on the 14th of October. Through long time friend and Producer David Wrench , 'Holy Coves' were put in touch with Texan Producer Erik Wofford (The Black Angels / Explosions In...
Wales on This Day
Huw Rees and Sian Kilcoyne
20 October 2022
Hardback, £12.99, 200 pages
ISBN: 9781915279118, Calon
Did you know that the recipe of Tennessee's famous Jack Daniel's whiskey is rumoured to have originated in Llanelli?
Or that the world's first radio play was set in a Welsh coal mine?
Why was a showing of the Jurassic Park film in Carmarthen so special?
And how is Rupert Bear connected to Snowdonia?...
Conformist and H O R S E S have collaborated on ‘Heddiw’ (‘Today’) a standalone Welsh language single released this Friday, today they have shared the video.
Cardiff electronic producer Conformist and gloom wave duo H O R S E S. ‘Heddiw’ ( “Today” in English) collaborate for a collision of electronica and ominous post punk, on a inventive framework of crunching beats and blips, haunted synth samples and infused with the ominous vocals of duo H O R S E S, that bare more than a passing resemblance to Joy Division . Adam Walton of BBC Radio Wales called it...
AmeriCymru: Hi Daniel and many thanks for agreeing to this interview. Care to introduce your new book 'The Devil On God's Doorstep' for our readers?
Daniel: Diolch! It's great to be engaging with Americymru - I've been a member of the network for several years and I'm a fan of the way in which you guys engage with and connect the Welsh diaspora in North America with those of us back here in the Land of Our Fathers. The Devil On God's Doorstep is my debut novel - a religious thriller set in Rome and the Vatican about the theft of a religious relic that reignites a...
"Carl Peters-Bond, from Biopharm Leeches in Hendy, is one of just two FDA registered leech farmers in the world"
Read more - https://www.walesonline.co.uk/news/wales-news/man-who-breeds-tens-thousands-24922788
"Research commissioned by Hub Cymru Africa tracking the public’s engagement with global poverty and sustainable development has found that Wales is more engaged than the rest of the UK."
Read more - https://nation.cymru/news/new-research-confirms-wales-is-most-caring-nation-in-the-uk/
Gruff Rhys and Stephen McNeff's new futuristic, dystopian opera on the Welsh language, Hedd Wynn and more sounds fantastic, has been recorded and you can get it here -
"Wales need just a single point from their showdown with Slovenia at the Cardiff City Stadium on Tuesday evening as they bid to reach the FIFA Women’s World Cup Play-Offs. Victory could see them make a dream trip down under for the finals in Australia next year."
Read more - https://www.prostinternational.com/2022/09/04/all-to-play-for-as-wales-fate-is-now-in-their-own-hands/
AmeriCymru: Hi Tywysog Llywelyn and many thanks for agreeing to this interview. Care to tell us a little about the genealogical background to your claim and title?
Llywelyn: Hello Ceri, and thank you for the opportunity and for what you have done with AmeriCymru. I recognize the duality of national identity and ethnic identity. AmeriCymru has done wonderful things for Welsh-Americans and the preservation of Cymraeg in the United States.
Yes, I would be glad to expand on this for you. I wish more people would take notice of what I am doing...
Searching for Songs
Hi my name is Chris Jones, I'm a traditional folk singer and musician from Wales. A member here on Americymru who is interested in the Welsh musical history and heritage of America. I suppose I'm doing the opposite to Welsh Americans who investigate their Welsh ancestry. My project is the reverse as I'm particularly interested in investigating Welsh folk music that would have been taken to America by the ancestors of today's Welsh Americans and rediscovering (hopefully) sources that still exist-particularly those that remain undiscovered, uncatalogued and...
MORE FROM 'Y TEITHIWR TWP' HERE
I am an obnoxious Cymrophile. Everyone I know knows that I am obsessed with all things Welsh. Over the last dozen years, I’ve spent quite a bit of time in Wales. It has always been in month to six-week increments. There are dragons all over my apartment. The lilting noises of that beautiful singsong language regularly float out my windows in blaring BBC Radio Cymru programs and online Welsh Lessons. But now, I am packing the dragons away, and moving out. I have four days left to accomplish this task, because I am becoming...
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ABOUT THE CLASS
The new term will start on the week beginning October 3rd, 2022. This course is offered in two-month terms. There are two class times available: a class for Beginning students and an Intermediate class.
This class is delivered in an invitation-only video conference on Google Hangouts. Materials and written discussion are on an invitation-only group here on AmeriCymru. To engage in the class, you must have an internet connection sufficient to engage in a Hangout, a gmail account, an...
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A hill river in spate
in its pomp
its waterfalls are thunder
to its name
the call and response
of precipitation and gradient
the fall they call “snow”
is a curtain of moving water
frothing and seeming to boil
and the history
of the torrent
and all its previous versions
volumes speeds and force
have left on the bank
the size and shapes
of loaves of bread
roots are exposed
Read our interviews with author Rhys Hughes here and here
In this collection of bizarre tales from the Welsh master of the absurd we are introduced to a Professor with a small class and an unusual subject matter. Rhys explains thusly:
There are few students in my class. When one considers what the subject is, this isn’t surprising. I teach myself.
In other words, I impart to my students facts and fancies based on my life and ideas. It’s the least popular class in the university and I doubt it will be funded for another term.
As a homework...
Click here to read or interview with Matthew G. Rees
BUY 'KEYHOLE' HERE
...the unknown world is in truth, about us everywhere, everywhere near to our feet, the thinnest veil separates us from it, the door in the wall of the next street communicates with it.
'The London Adventure', Arthur Machen
... I saw a star shining over our valley, a keyholeful of light, telling me I was home.
'The Water Music & Other Stories', Glyn Jones
It is always a pleasure to welcome a major talent to the Welsh literary scene and 'Keyhole', by Matthew...
Hi all, Beryl Richards here.. As you know I live in South Wales, in the heavily industrialised town of Port Talbot. I have long been interested in Welsh history, but the early Bronze and Iron age, I sort of dismissed as being a 'long way off' and probably not relevant to me or where I live. I had seen pictures of iron a forts or enclosures but in no way were they associated in my mind with smokey ol' Port Talbot. Which in a roundabout way brings me to the subject of my new novel which has a working title of 'The Mountain', and the thought process which led to writing it.
MORE PHOTOS OF ELSA SPENCER HERE
Many thanks to guest blogger David Dell for the article below about his aunt Elsa Spencer, "The Worlds' Premiere Parachutist" and for the superb pictures which are from plate photographs and have never been published before. You can buy David's latest book here:- Jack Swan: The Time Travel Disasters dgdfg
Cardiff, August 1919. Elsa Spencer getting ready to ascend from Sophia Gardens.
Ernest Thompson Willows had the title "The Father of British Airships" and Elsa Spencer, enjoyed the title "The Worlds' Premiere...
On my return trip from the West Coast Eisteddfod in L.A. in 2011 I was able to break my journey in Hornbrook, CA and take some pictures of John Rees's grave and final resting place. Given that we know he was a stonemason in his youth, did he perhaps make it himself? Certainly it is one of the finest and best preserved monuments in the cemetary.
John Rees ( aka Jack the Fifer ) is topical because today ( Nov 4th ) is the anniversary of the ill-fated Chartist march on Newport in which he played a leading role..
The debate as to whether violence can be a legitimate...