• A New Beginning for John ac Alun

    2018 was an important year for John and Alun, as they celebrated 20 years of their popular radio show. Since then the pair have been busy preparing a new album. In the midst of all this activity the duo were honoured by the National Eisteddfod in Llanrwst and received into the Order of the Bards.

  • Songs to Inspire by a New, Exciting Voice

    A new, young artist has appeared in the world of country singing, with this first record showing that she has much to offer. There are 12 original songs here by Emma Marie, including 'Robin Goch', a song that is very familiar to Radio Cymru's listeners on Saturday and Sunday evenings. 

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    '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. 

     

  • A single release to welcome a new member to the band 

    Tudur Huws Jones has now joined Phil Gas a'r Band as a full time member. He made a valuable contribution to several tracks on the album 'O Nunlla' and when it came to finding a replacement for the guitarist Dylan Evans, Tudur was the first choice.

    Tudur has been one of Wales' most prominent musicians for decades, working with Dafydd Iwan, Bryn Fôn and Siân James, and also a member of the groups Cilmeri, 4 yn y Bar, Branwen and Gwerinos. He also released a solo album in 2004 entitled ‘Dal i Drio’.

  • It's ciders all round to celebrate this debut album

    The first single by Phil Gas and his Band, 'Seidar ar y Sul' (Cider on a Sunday) was released in November 2017. It's enormous popularity was the stimulus for the band to continue to develop and record new material. 10 songs have been selected for this collection and 8 of them are original to the band.

  • John ac Alun 'paint the world red' with this bluegrass song

    Taken from their forthcoming album 'Cyrraedd y Cychwyn' (Arriving at the Beginning), this single release celebrates the style of bluegrass country music that was made so popular by the late, great Johnny Cash. Whilst the music is as American as apple pie, the songs narrative is deeply embedded in Welsh culture. It has an evangelical theme, describing the transformation of the world through the Christian message, illustrated by the map of the world being turned from pagan black to red.

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