From Punk to Folk-Rock over 40 years
This year the band from Caernarfon, 'Y Cyffro', celebrates 40 years by releasing the album 'Yn y Gorllewin' (In the West). It's an opportunity to ask Derek Hughes (rhythm guitar) and Dave Roberts (lead guitar) about the group's interesting history.
Shortly after establishing in 1978 the band had the opportunity to have a gig at the National Eisteddfod, which was held in Cardiff that year. "We were supporting the 'Trwynau Coch' at the Arms Park Club" says Derek, "and that started a close relationship where we often supported them, in places like Corwen and at Talybont in Caernarfon, of course" .
Come to sing and play with....
Ffrindiau’r Wyddor (Alphabet Friends)
with Dewi Pws, Siân James, Emyr Gibson and Elin Llwyd
Here is a great CD for young Welsh learners!! A collection of songs that introduce the letters of the Welsh alphabet in a light, simple and fun style. Each letter is associated with a certain character and the melodies and the words together with the colourful accompaniments combine to produce an exciting way for children to learn the entire alphabet. There is also an opportunity to listen to the songs without the words. This provides the opportunity for movement, dancing and other creative tasks. The children can sing the songs either individually, in groups or sing along with family, friends and teachers.
'John ac Alun' release their first collection of new songs for 10 years
It's 10 years since John and Alun released their last album, and as the title suggests, this release has been hotly anticipated. The reason for this delay was partly to do with their desire to shape every aspect of the work, including the choice of songs, their interpretation and the type of production that would best suit each song.
The recording took place in Alun's own home in Tudweiliog, across a period of two years. Alun is also responsible for most of the arrangements on this record.
Express your Welsh identity through music !
- Featuring Carys Owen (harp) and Huw Williams (organ)
- Romantic Welsh folk melodies for harp in arrangements by Nansi Richards (Telynores Maldwyn) and John Thomas (Pencerdd Gwalia) amongst others.
- Original compositions for organ by Karl Jenkins and William Mathias
- Processionals in different durations to suit the size of the venue
- Also includes the International favourites ‘Here comes the bride’ by Richard Wagner and Mendelssohn’s ‘Wedding March’
Côr Meibion Caernarfon Celebrate their 50th Anniversary
What better way for a male voice choir to celebrate its 50th birthday than to release a CD.What better way for a male voice choir to celebrate its 50th birthday than to release a CD.
The “Ferodo Choir” was formed in the Ferodo Company’s brake linings factory near Caernarfon, in November 1967. The factory closed many years ago but there’s no stopping the four part singers! Côr Meibion Caernarfon, as they are now called, still entertain audiences far and wide.The choir has performed at leading UK venues and has travelled widely in Britain, Ireland, mainland Europe and north America. It has won a record nine times at the National Eisteddfod of Wales.