Stiwdio Aran is a commercial recording studio in Snowdonia, North Wales. We have competitive rates of hire and also release music in the Welsh language, through our record label - Recordiau Aran, and our publishing company - Cyhoeddiadau Aran.
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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.
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" .
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.
Emma decided to write this song after a difficult time following a great loss for her and her husband. "I did a simple accompaniment on the keyboard" Emma said "and put my song on Facebook where many people responded and loved it."