Factbites
 Where results make sense
About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   PR   |   Contact us  

Topic: Music of Wales


Related Topics

In the News (Tue 23 Apr 19)

  
  Culture of Wales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wales is often known by the phrase "the Land of Song" (Welsh: Gwlad y Gân) and its people have a renowned affinity for poetry and music.
The largest religion in Wales is Christianity, with 72% of the population declaring to be Christian in the 2001 census.
The Presbyterian Church of Wales is the largest denomination and was born out of the Welsh Methodist revival in the eighteenth century and seceded from the Church of England in 1811.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Culture_of_Wales   (899 words)

  
 Wales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wales is located in the south-west of Great Britain and is bordered by the English counties of Cheshire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, and Gloucestershire to the east, the Bristol Channel to the south, St George's Channel to the southwest, and the Irish Sea to the west and north.
Wales has not been a sovereign state since 1282, when King Edward I of England defeated Welsh monarch Llywelyn II in the Battle of Cilmeri, although Welsh law was not replaced in all cases by English law until the Laws in Wales Acts 1535-1542.
The population of Wales in the 2001 census was 2,903,085.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Wales   (4284 words)

  
 Music of Wales - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
For many years, Welsh folk music had been suppressed, due to the effects of the Act of Union, which promoted the English language, and the rise of the Methodist church in the 18th and 19th century.
Since at least the 12th century, Welsh bards and musicians have participated in musical and poetic contests called eisteddfodau; this is the equivalent of the Scottish Mod and the Irish Fleadh Cheoil.
Welsh traditional music declined somewhat with the rise of Nonconformist religion in the 18th century, which emphasised choral singing over instruments, and religious over secular uses of music; traditional musical styles became associated with drunkenness and immorality.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Music_of_Wales   (988 words)

  
 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Music of Wales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Music is a form of expression in the medium of time using the structures of tones and silence.
Rock is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars, a bass guitar, and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as keyboards (organ, piano synthesizers) and horns (saxophone, trumpet, trombone) are common in some styles, however, horns have been omitted from newer subgenres...
BBC Wales (or BBC Cymru) is the regional branch of the British Broadcasting Corporation for Wales, and is based at Broadcasting House in Cardiff, not to be confused with Broadcasting House in London, which is the headquarters of BBC Radio.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Music-of-Wales   (3101 words)

  
 Music Tour Wales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Wales is known as ‘The land of Song’.
The 35th anniversary of the North Wales International Music Festival is an occasion for both celebration and reflection.
The highlight of the cultural calendar of the people of Wales and beyond, next years festival is being held in Swansea during the first week of August.
www.countrylanetours.com /music_tour.htm   (387 words)

  
 Music Dynamics of Wales, Inc., of Wales, WI - music lessons for children and adults   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Music Dynamics provides music students of all ages with the skills they need to experience the fun of learning and the joy of accomplishment.
Music fundamentals, ear training and sight reading are fun to learn when presented through an enjoyable format of games, flash cards, rhythms instruments, and board work.
Musikgarten is a family-focused approach to music study that addresses the needs of the whole child at the earliest stages of development.
www.wmta.net /MusicDynamics   (753 words)

  
 Music of Wales: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Music is an art, entertainment, or other human activity which involves organized and audible sound, though definitions may vary....
Folk music, in the original sense of the term, is music by and of the people....
Country music, once known as country and western music, is a popular musical form developed in the u.s....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/m/mu/music_of_wales.htm   (2236 words)

  
 Celtic Crossroads: The music of Wales
Modern musical revivalists were left with only a few threads of oral tradition to build on and had to comb the countryside and pore over books and manuscripts to restore their birthright.
Welsh music is drenched in long-breathed, poignant melody and precise harmonies.
Although labels outside of Wales have licensed some choice material, most of the best recordings are to be found on such independent imprints such as the Caernarfon-based Sain, where the cover notes are often written in Welsh, although English translations and explanatory essays are sometimes provided in the liner notes.
www.rootsworld.com /celtic/wales.html   (1411 words)

  
 Wales - Culture - Music
And there are many new faces and musical genres - bands such as Feeder, and a thriving club scene reflecting a rich melting pot of cultures and styles.
The highlight of the jazz year in Wales has to be Brecon Jazz, a three-day festival held each August.
Classical music is performed and appreciated throughout Wales, at venues from Llandudno in the north to Cardiff in the south.
www.britain.tv /travel_wales_culture_music.htm   (454 words)

  
 Cerdd Ystwyth Music - Welcome - Welsh Sheet Music, Sheet Music, CD's, Tapes, Instruments, Gifts - All things Welsh and ...
We are a general music shop, selling sheet music, CDs, tapes and instruments, based in Aberystwyth, a small university town in a beautiful location on the west coast of Wales.
We have customers throughout Wales, the UK and around the world, who tell us they value our friendly, knowledgeable and fast service, and the variety of stock that we carry.
Within Wales we are known mainly as "Cerdd Ystwyth", the Welsh form of "Ystwyth Music", "Ystwyth" being the name of one of the rivers reaching the Irish sea from our town.
www.cerddystwyth.co.uk   (510 words)

  
 Music of Wales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Template:Celticmusic Wales is a part of the United Kingdom but has had a long history a culturally distinct Celtic country.
Unlike its Celtic neighbors Welsh folk of the latter half of the 20th century have had to largely reconstruct the traditions which had been moribund for some as well as compete with imported and rock and pop trends.
By the late 1970s Wales like many of its neighbors seen the beginning of a roots revival that picked up energy in the 1980s with Robin Huw Bowen and other achieving great commercial and critical success.
www.freeglossary.com /Music_of_Wales   (503 words)

  
 Subdivisions of Wales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
For local government purposes Wales is divided 22 unitary authorities.
When these counties were abolished in 1996 they were retained with slight amendations some purposes such as Lieutenancy and became known as the preserved counties of Wales.
Howard Wales and Jerry Garcia, two musical gods each representative of the great musical innovations of the 60s and 70s have created one of the greatest jazz/funk/rock albums of all time.
www.freeglossary.com /Principal_areas_of_Wales   (599 words)

  
 Music of Wales Encyclopedia @ GreatArtworks.com (Great Artworks)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
It has been popularised through the efforts of Nansi Richards, Llio Rhydderch and Robin Huw Bowen.
Jac y Do, as well as several other bands (including Llawer Mwy), now perform twmpathau all over the country for social gatherings and public events.
The 90s also saw the creation of Fflach Tradd, a label which soon came to dominate the Welsh folk record industry with a series of compilations, as well as thematic projects like Ffidil, which featured thirteen fiddlers.
www.greatartworks.com /encyclopedia/Music_of_Wales   (748 words)

  
 Music Theatre Wales
Carthy and the Music Theatre Wales ensemble is conducted by Michael Rafferty.
The opera’s intimate and highly concentrated dramaturgy shows the composer at his most original, using the techniques of television, cinema and the twentieth-century popular musical to explore the tempestuous inner life and racing imagination of each character.
Music Theatre Wales is an Associate Company of the Royal Opera House where it has already co-revived Gwyneth and the Green Knight by Cardiff composer Lynne Plowman and co-commissioned Nigel Osborne’s opera The Piano Tuner.
www.schott-international.com /en_UK/tipp/news/show,14762.html   (683 words)

  
 BBC - Wales - Welsh Music
We regret we are unable to help people purchase music, find concert tickets, track down rare recordings or get in touch with stars or their management.
BBC National Orchestra And Chorus Of Wales, BBC Cardiff Singer Of The World.
Bethan and Huw, BBC Music, radio, Top Of The Pops, artist profiles, local music.
www.bbc.co.uk /wales/music   (351 words)

  
 The Prince of Wales - About the Prince   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
During a visit to The Royal College of Music in May 2004, The Prince was invited to conduct the orchestra.
In June 1978 The Prince of Wales sang with the Bach Choir, of which he had become President, at a performance of Handel's Coronation Anthems in St George's Chapel, Windsor Castle, conducted by Sir David Willcocks.
The appointment of Catrin Finch, a Welsh-born student at the Royal Academy of Music, recognised the importance of the harp to the culture and music of Wales, and of supporting young Welsh talent.
www.princeofwales.gov.uk /about/act_perform_arts.html   (586 words)

  
 Folksy Links - Folk Bands and Musicians On Line
Their music is a mixture of self penned and traditional material with a strong social commentary.
Bragod, is the only musical ensemble dedicated to exploring the performance of medieval and renaissance Welsh music and poetry in an historically-informed way.
Hogiau'r Gororau, four musicians with diverse musical backgrounds, all living in the East of Wales who have come together to provide lively and energetic interpretations of the traditional music of Wales and the Marches, spiced with a few of their own compositions.
www.folksylinks.it /folksy_v.html   (854 words)

  
 Rambles: various artists, The Rough Guide to the Music of Wales: Harps, Bards & Gwerin Sounds   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
In terms of worldwide appeal, the music of Wales has always taken a backseat to that of other Celtic sources such as Ireland, Scotland and Cape Breton.
I also detect a South Wales bias in the selections, although to be fair, that's where the bulk of the population lives in Wales.
Sticking with the positives on The Rough Guide to the Music of Wales, the CD has 71 minutes of great variety and quality, full bios on the artists and a good smattering of historical context.
www.rambles.net /rough_wales00.html   (495 words)

  
 John Thomas-National Music of Wales
In the mythological traditions of Pagan nations we find the invention of their music and musical instruments attributed to their gods, or to superhuman beings of a godlike nature; which may account for the art being called to this day - the divine art.
There was also the same tendency to immortalise those who displayed transcendent genius in the art of music.
At the death of Pythagoras, the celebrated Greek philosopher and musician, so great was the veneration of his countrymen for him, that he received the same honours as were paid to the immortal gods; and his house became a sacred temple.
web.ukonline.co.uk /gwenynen.gwent/j-thom-mus1.htm   (363 words)

  
 BBC Radio Wales - Education - Information - Educational Resources - Encyclopedia - Music
BBC Radio Wales is the BBC's national radio station broadcasting to Wales in the English language.
For many years Radio Wales was broadcast only on medium wave; the BBC considered that because the Welsh language network BBC Radio Cymru was the only network using that language, it merited a higher quality of transmission.
However in recent years Radio Wales has been acquiring its own FM network, starting in areas like Newport and Wrexham where the Welsh language has the fewest speakers.
education.music.us /B/BBC-Radio-Wales.htm   (375 words)

  
 Ffynnon, Celtic Music from Wales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
After all the Welsh language is very different from the Irish or Scottish Gaelic and the music of the country is performed at a much slower pace than the breathtaking instrumentals of Ireland.
The main body of music on their first major release is, of course, the traditional music of Wales.
For those new to the music on thi path, Ffynnon is as good a place as any to start.
www.greenmanreview.com /cd/cd_celtic_from_wales.html   (430 words)

  
 Music of Wales Encyclopedia @ SomethingPersonal.com (Something Personal)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
Music of Wales Encyclopedia @ SomethingPersonal.com (Something Personal)
The Festival Interceltique in Lorient saw the formation of Ar Log, who spearheaded a revival of Welsh fiddling and harp-playing, and continued recording into the 21st century.
Following on from an underground post-punk movement in the 1980's, led by bands like Datblygu, the 1990s saw a considerable flowering of Welsh rock groups (in both Welsh and English languages) such as Catatonia, Manic Street Preachers, Stereophonics, Super Furry Animals, and Gorky's Zygotic Mynci.
www.somethingpersonal.com /encyclopedia/Music_of_Wales   (744 words)

  
 The Celtic Music of Wales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
The Welsh are known as great singers, but much of the traditional instrumental music of Wales had fallen out of hearing to those outside the country.
The music on this album tends to be fairly quiet and contemplative airs, though there is also a scattering of lively dance tunes.
This is a strikingly different sound than Irish music, particularly when the Welsh hornpipes or Welsh bagpipes enter the fray; it reminds me more of Breton music from France.
www.sfcelticmusic.com /Wales/wales.htm   (898 words)

  
 Piano Instruction @ I Write The Music.com
The main focus is freely available software on the net that will help students master the basics of music--note reading, music theory, ear training, and music history.
Music and You provides piano lessons using a unique method that completely guides the student.
MusicStaff.com enables parents, students and musicians to find music teachers, music schools and music lessons anywhere in the United States by zip code.
www.iwritethemusic.com /pianoinstruction.html   (434 words)

  
 wales - Articles about wales
Architecture of England, Scotland and Wales Nigel R. Jones Greenwood Press Box 5007, Westport, CT 06881-5007 0313318506 $49.95 www.greenwood.com......
WALES is the UK's strongest performing region for the second month in a row, according to new data.
As a consequence of large-scale outdoor slaughter of sheep during the 2001 foot and mouth disease (FMD) outbreak in the United Kingdom and the possibility......
www.wordiq.com /article/wales.html   (312 words)

  
 Ffynnon, Celtic Music from Wales   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
We are so used to associating Celtic music with Ireland and Scotland -- and even France and Canada -- that we often forget that beautiful principality of Wales as another part of the tradition.
Add music and you get some of the most melodic tunes and songs possible.
Think of it as "mouth music" -- the melodies and excellent renditions make it a lovely CD regardless of whether you understand the words.
www.rambles.net /ffynnon_wales02.html   (374 words)

  
 Wales on the Web: Music   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-07)
This website was created to coincide with the National Library of Wales' exhibition about the history of music in Wales, 'Encore!: Music in Wales', that was originally held in the National Library between 3rd May 2005 - 29th October 2005.
Tŷ Cerdd (Welsh Music Centre) is a music information service network, bringing 'a world of music to Wales and the music of Wales to the world'.
The website provides an on-line catalogue of music and recordings held in the WMIC archive, an archive of reference material, and publications, editions and education and outreach work to promote Welsh music and composers.
www.walesontheweb.org /cayw/index/en/780/9   (618 words)

Try your search on: Qwika (all wikis)

Factbites
  About us   |   Why use us?   |   Reviews   |   Press   |   Contact us  
Copyright © 2005-2007 www.factbites.com Usage implies agreement with terms.