Category Archives: Merthyr Music Project

The Lost Musical Memories of Merthyr Tydfil

This week I have been preparing for the week of activities we are doing as part of this years Being Human Festival. This work will include capturing memories of community members who remember the years 1955-1975 in addition to getting … Continue reading

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Lost And Found: Recollecting Popular Music Memories in Merthyr Tydfil

Just to let everyone know of a great free music event that is taking place in Merthyr Tydfil on November 25th at Theatre Soar. Thanks to funding from the Being Human Festival and a  large number of external partners, this … Continue reading

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Being Human Festival in Merthyr Tydfil: Lost Musical Histories

I really enjoyed my talk yesterday as one of seven other projects that have been chosen to highlight some of the fantastic work taking place in this year’s Being Human Festival. The festival, taking place between November 17th – 25th,  … Continue reading

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Man: Welsh Progressive Rock in Merthyr

When I was growing up in Newcastle during the 1970s, one of may favorite bands was Man. In fact, like many people, when CDs emerged in the late 1980s I disposed of much of my vinyl records (stupidly), but my … Continue reading

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Popular Music in Merthyr Tydfil Update

Just a quick update on my Merthyr Music project. Well, over the last couple of months, with the help of community members, I have put together the beginnings of a community archive of popular music memorabilia, in addition to a … Continue reading

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The Castle Cinema in Merthyr: Oral Memories Needed

  As part of my Oral History of Music in Merthyr Project, I am now looking for specific recorded memories of music making in The Castle Cinema, between 1955 to the mid 1970s. This venue featured bands like the Ted … Continue reading

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