Plu’r Gweunydd

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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.

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Aug

O Nunlla

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.

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Aug

O gam i gam

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Founded in 1995 to compete in the Cnapan festivals ‘Cythrel Canu’ competition in which the group was successful. Ogam subsequently represented Wales at the Pan Celtic festival in Trallee, Ireland where it was also successful. Subsequent highlights have included a tour of Brittany in 1997 and the Montreal International Celtic Festival 2001.

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Peintio’r Byd yn Goch

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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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Hir a Hwyr (Long and Late)

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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.

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26

Aug

Awyr Iach

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‘Awyr Iach’ – a breath of fresh air from singer songwriter Ynyr Llwyd

Relaxing in the great outdoors amidst the hustle and bustle of busy life is the inspiration for Vale of Clwyd professional musician, Ynyr Llwyd’s new Welsh EP, ‘Awyr Iach’ (Fresh Air). In his latest album, the third released by Aran Records, the maturity of the singer songwriter is evident. Having experimented with various styles over the years, he feels he has found his own sound whilst writing and recording these songs for the new album; acoustic rock and pop.

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Y Dyn Drws Nesaf

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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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Aug

Carolau Seiriol

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Welsh Carols with Brass (featuring Côr Seiriol and Beaumaris Band)

Carols are not only amongst the earliest examples of Welsh song but are also popular songs, widely sung and appreciated within a living tradition. This collection draws on every aspect of this rich body of work. Early examples include ‘Myn Mair’ believed to have been written in the Middle Ages and ‘Plygain’ carols that are borne of an unique tradition within the Welsh church. Some of the great Victorian classics are here, as well as some relatively contemporary carols by our foremost composers and arrangers, including ‘Doethion a Bugeiliaid’ by William Mathias. Many of these arrangements with brass have been prepared especially for this recording and are performed here by two of the most distinguished musical names in Wales.

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A Welsh Wedding

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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’
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