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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Emyr a Sian bach

Brother and sister, both distinguished singers in their own fields - together here for the first time.

Siân has a classical background and her vocal prowess has taken her from the stages of local ‘eisteddfodau’ to the world of professional opera. Emyr is best known for his association with a different type of opera – his role as ‘Meical’ in the popular welsh soap opera ‘Rownd a Rownd’. His stage roles include many musical productions and he also appears fronting his own rock group – ‘Emyr Gibson a’r Band’.

 

 

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Siwan Llynor is probably best known for her role as the colourful Cheryl Gurka in the popular S4C drama series ‘Tipyn o Stad’.  However, Siwan has recently filmed her final scenes as Cheryl in order to concentrate on her music and other acting projects. This new stage in her career is marked by the release of her debut CD ‘Plu’r Gweunydd’ on the Aran label.

Siwan’s name is also well known in the musical world. Her  background includes the lead female role in ‘Cwmni Theatr Maldwyn’s’ production of ‘Er Mwyn Yfory’. She was awarded the Lady Herbert Lewis Memorial Prize for her folk signing at the National Eisteddfod in Meifod. Whilst at University she provided backing vocals for Mim Twm Llai and appeared on record for ‘Ysbryd Chouchen’. ‘Plu’r Gweunydd’ was written especially for this album by Gai Toms (Mim Twm Llai) and Dewi Prysor.

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Artist - Ynyr Llwyd

Record celebrates life in all it's glory


'Not everything's black and white' as the saying goes. There's a grey area that represents the complexity and the richness that makes our world such an interesting place. That's the message behind the title of a new CD by Ynyr Llwyd, 'Rhwng gwyn a du' (Between black and white), that is being released by Aran Records on December the 1st.
His first CD, entitled 'Cilfach', included a number of beautiful piano ballads, and received a warm reception last year.

 

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Welcome aboard the ark with Now and Nia. Here are 16 lively songs that describe the fascinating animals that live there. Written and recorded for the S4C series of the same name, this is a great way of teaching young children about their favourite animals.

Also - backing tracks without voices and downloadable copies of the words!

 

Elwyn Wilson Jones CD

Elwyn Wilson Jones

This selection of gospel songs is filled with humour, irony and humility, some well known and iconic, some less familiar but equally powerful.

Elwyn Wilson Jones is known throughout Wales as a member of ‘Hogia’r Wyddfa’.  The material is close to his heart and perfectly suits the nature of his voice. The songs are in new arrangements by his good friend Dafydd Bullock, a well known composer from Llanberis whose work has been recorded, performed and broadcast internationally.

Songs are sung in Welsh and in English, accompanied by piano, bass, drums, clarinet and tuba!