Category Archives: Musicology

History of Popular Music in Merthyr Tydfil Exhibition: Thanks!

Well, after around two years of planning, interviewing many community members and collating close to 200 photographs, the Lost History of Popular Music in Merthyr Tydifil Exhibition at the Redhouse is in its last week of a one month run. … Continue reading

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Merthyr Tydfil and Popular Music: Celebrating a Rich Musical History

As I mentioned in my last post, we launched the #merthyrpop exhibition last week. Here are a few more photos of the event, featuring some of the speakers and community members This was followed by the first week that the … Continue reading

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The Lost and Found Musical History of Merthyr Tydfil

Photo Courtesy of George Jones So, after around two years of planning, the Lost Musical Histories of Merthyr Tydfil exhibition was launched on Saturday 27th of January. It was launched by a one-day symposium, and featured speakers from both Wales … Continue reading

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Past and Present: Local Music Making and the Politics of Popular Music

The Red House (Town Hall), Merthyr Tydfil Saturday 27th January 2018, 11am- 4.30pm, Followed by Exhibition Launch Join us for a free one-day research and industry event marking the launch of a one-month exhibition celebrating the hidden history of popular … Continue reading

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Sting Book Launch: Books on the Tyne

I had a fleeting visit to Newcastle last week to talk about my new book on Sting: From Northern Skies to Fields of Gold. As can be seen in the photo below, the event was  well attended, with the audience … Continue reading

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Being Human: Recollecting Musical Memories in Merthyr Tydfil

I finished one of the most satisfying experiences of my musical life last week, when we completed an eight day series of events, which involved capturing important musical memories of the community of Merthyr Tydfil.  These memories were subsequently taught … Continue reading

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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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