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    A SELECTION OF WELSH PIPES VIDEOS FROM JOHN TOSE YOUTUBE CHANNEL PIBYDD (CLICK TO PLAY) .... AmeriCymru: How did Estron come to be formed? John: We're basically a family and friends band - I've been doing stuff with my daughters, Micky and Danny ever since they were quite small but in 2012 we started playing with Holly Robinson, a really talented and well known fiddler here in Pembrokeshire, and coined the name Estron for the band. Jess Ward joined us with her harp two years later. I suppose the band really got going after Micky and Danny moved on from the instruments they'd learned at...

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    BBC Wales and Arts Council of Wales are today announcing that the search for Horizons artists to join its 2018 project is now underway.  The applications process is now open and the 12 successful acts will be supported and promoted in various ways by Horizons over the next 12 months. Horizons is a unique showcase of new, independent contemporary music in Wales.  Now in its fourth-year, Horizons is a collaboration between BBC Wales and Arts Council of Wales. Since its inception in 2014, Horizons has given a platform to over 36 emerging artists from Wales giving them support and mentoring...

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    GET READY FOR FEBRUARY 9th - DYDD MIWSIG CYMRU For your convenience - a link to all the Dydd Miwsig Cymru Playlists posted so far. You will need to be signed in to your AppleMusic, Spotify or Deezer accounts to play these lists. Legends .... ... ... ... AppleMusic | Spotify | Deezer ... ... ... ... ... Workout .... ... ... ... AppleMusic | Spotify | Deezer ... ... ... ... ... Acoustic.... ... ... ... AppleMusic | Spotify | Deezer ... ... ... ... ... ... Welsh Electronica .... ... ... ... AppleMusic | Spotify | Deezer...

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    #DyddMiwsigCymru           #WelshLanguageMusicDay Whether you’re into indie, rock, punk, funk, folk, electronica, hip hop or anything else, there’s incredible music being made in the Welsh language for you to discover- that’s the message from Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens as he urges people and places across Wales to get involved and find their favourite new sound on the third Welsh Language Music Day . . .Friday 9th February 2018 The day celebrates all forms of Welsh Language music and it’s easy to tune in and discover something you’ll love. Music comes to life when it’s experienced...

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    "The Tates were spawned in the twisted and insidious beauty of West Wales. Consisting of Liam Fusco, Tom Ryan, Matt Kilgariff, Jac Robin and Shaun Gwizdak. Influences range from The Libertines’ poetic raw energy to the death disco of early New Order."  AmeriCymru spoke to Tom Ryan and Shaun Gwizdak about the bands past and future plans. AmeriCymru:  Hi and many thanks for agreeing to this interview. How did the band come by its name? Shaun:  Within our group of friends we’ve got some unique slang words. For instance, when others would say “fancy a cigarette?” we would say “wanna...

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    After a successful fan funding campaign, John MOuse releases his fifth album ‘Replica Figures' out through Keep Me In Your Heart Records on the 19th of February 2018. For ‘Replica Figures’ John returns to work with original band member Sweet Baboo. It's been 15 years since the two worked under John's previous moniker JT Mouse and the result is a touching album with glimpses of John's black humour, which has been a signature throughout his career."We had talked about working together but other commitments had taken president. This is the type of album I have been wanting to release for...

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    ... The winner of our free ticket competition has been drawn and announced. For the rest of us there is a discount code in the blog post below AND the opportunity to watch the concert streamed live on  Facebook VISIT THE EVENT PAGE FOR MORE DETAILS "Sir Karl Jenkins is the most performed living composer in the world." We are extremely pleased and proud to announce that Distinguished Concerts International have made available a pair of tickets for the forthcoming Karl Jenkins concert in New York at the Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, Carnegie Hall on Monday, January 15th, 2018. The...

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    Ceri Shaw

    John MOuse shares lead single


    John MOuse shares lead single "Bunkbeds and broken" from his new album "Replica Figures" via Youtube. The crowdfunded album which is officially released Feb 19th is a collaboration with Sweet Baboo, who produced and played on the album. It's the first time in 15 years that John has worked with Steven Black since they were in the band JT Mouse. The album also features Paul Sheppard, former guitarist of 90's indie band Hopper who were signed to Tony Wilson's Factory Too records, and who's debut album was produced by Bernard Butler. The Video is filmed entirely by John's daughter Maggie...

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    BUY THE ALBUM HERE BRYN YEMM sensational new album - released 1 December 2017 ACROSS THE BRIDGE an album of songs to inspire & lift your spirit to reflect upon treasured memories of loved one “Across the Bridge” the latest album release from international best selling artist Bryn Yemm “I am immensely proud of this album; an album that I never thought I would record”, explains Bryn. “Like many parents who lose a child, it takes something exceptional to begin a normal life again – my longstanding friend John David gave me the song “Safe N Sound” and rekindled my desire to...

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    AmeriCymru: Hi Dion and many thanks for agreeing to this interview. What can you tell us about The Routines? How did you settle on the name? Dion: Well, we are The Routines, a three piece from Caernarfon in North Wales. I play guitar and sing, we've got Jamie on Bass and Gethin on Drums and backing vocals. We grew up together through school but only started playing music together around 2014. We formed the band in 2015, playing locally while taking that time to write as many songs as possible. The name comes from the everyday lives of people around us. We all work 9-5 jobs and a lot of...

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