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RELEASE DATE - OCTOBER 29th 2012

A Vintage Collection from Elis Wynne

It’s not often that an album is able to so vividly convey the best music of· the 60’s and 70’s.· Elis Wynne is a new artist to the Welsh speaking music scene but his background as a professional musician, stretching all the way back to his upbringing in Garnant, in the 1960’s· informs every second of these songs. It’s a journey that includes bitter sweet memories, humour, celebration, love and no small amount of pathos!

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Iestyn Jones, A.K.A – 'Rebownder,' is best known as the long serving columnist with Welsh language newspaper, Y Cymro. This year, Iestyn rekindles one of his first passions – music. Jones first started singing at Eisteddfods, as a youngster. The Welsh festivals of literature, music and performance have been a platform for many Welsh artists over the years, so it's no surprise that the North-Walian raised son of a Police Sergeant took his first creative steps there. And that's exactly what Iestyn is – a creative. His inventiveness is based on the life he's lived – and what a colorful one it's been so far.

 

y cyffro cover bachFrom 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" .