21/10/13 RHOWCH GROESO CYNNES I…/ WELCOME TO WALES’ PREMEX 13

RHOWCH GROESO CYNNES I…/ WELCOME TO WALES’ PREMEX 13

Cardiff is a city built on exporting coal to the World, so the Cardffrinj Festival is importing the World’s finest Colliery Band from the cool-fields of Hackney.

Following live work with the late and great Amy Winehouse and an appearance on Huey of the Fun Lovin’ Criminals BBC Radio 6 show, they’re coming to Cardiff and you will dance.

“HCB” are rightly celebrated as the only fully live band to play at the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics.

David Arnold, Musical Director of the ceremony, said the band played : ‘with wit, exuberance, musical dexterity and good humour…’. Tidy.

Hackney Colliery’s influences are as diverse as the London borough that gave them their name, and they’ll be playing a fair few well-known tunes from their album ‘Common Decency’. Let the Ffrinj Festival begin!

*** Fe fydd Gareth Bonello, sef The Gentle Good hefyd yn chwarae traciau o’i albym newydd, sef “Y Bardd Anfarwol” ***

Hefyd JAMIE BEVAN, arwr ein cenedl a’n hiaith

+ Newport’s own Joe Kelly, troubadour extraordinaire in the Townes Van Zandt / Steve Earle tradition

THE REARDON SMITH LECTURE are super folk drawn from Spencer McGarry and The Barefoot Dance of The Sea. Expect great things.

YR WYL CARDIFFRINJ FFRINJ CAERDYDD

noson lansio / launch of the festival : the streets of Cardiff with Cougar, the band who drew WOMEX to Wales

and then later at the Moon Cardiff

7pm WOMANBY ST CAERDYDD Nos Lun 21 / 10 / 13 La Luna’s Monday at the Moon!

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