Tag Archives: Cardiff

Popular Music Education in Wales: Time to Move Forward. Tramshed Tech, Cardiff January 30th 2020 (9.30-4.30)

Wales has a unique landscape culturally, politically, linguistically and of course musically. Like other Small Nations, the country has a distinct set of challenges in order to ensure it exploits the full potential of music education. In terms of popular … Continue reading

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Live Music Strategy For Cardiff: Lets Pay our Young Musicians

It was interesting to read the Sound Diplomacy recommendations into the ways in which Cardiff can become the UKs first music city. Firstly, I have to say, that if these recommendations are taken forward, there is no question they will … Continue reading

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Sting Book Launches: From Northern Skies to Fields of Gold

Following on from the talks I have done in Newcastle and Bristol, during April, I have three talks coming up on my Sting book – from Northern Skies to Fields of Gold. The first is at Birmingham City University – … Continue reading

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Higher Education and Live Music in Wales: Future Developments

Well, I am coming toward the end of the research into the relationships between live music and higher education in Wales. With the report due at the end of this month, I thought I would provide some comments below. Very … Continue reading

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Some Bands Do Play In Wales!!

Contrary to some of my earlier posts, it is great to report news of a few national tours where artists are playing in Wales. A recent CMU post highlighted a few up and coming UK tours, and as I was … Continue reading

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Why Don’t Bands Come To Cardiff?

As outlined in a recent seminar as part of the the 2008 Swn Festival, there seems to be a real issue regarding some bands playing in Cardiff. I am interested in finding out why this is, but copied below are … Continue reading

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Roland Music AcademyLaunch in 2008

Two years ago, the ‘Roland Music Academy’s’ launch took place at the ATRiuM in Cardiff. It was a great event, so here are some pictures of the day, most which document Roland Founder Mr Kakahashi’s professorship.

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State of the Welsh Music Industry – The Land Of Song

I am currently writing a book chapter for Ashgate on the advantages and disadvantages of the Welsh music industry. Interestingly, there was a ‘Welsh Music Day’ on BBC Radio Wales on March 1st (St Davids’s Day), and selected links can … Continue reading

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SWN Festival Seminar 2: How to Have A Number One Album with Scouting For Girls

This post features a pod-cast of Roy, Greg and Pete from ‘Scouting For Girls‘ being interviewed by Radio One’s Huw Stephens. The session was one of a number of conference themes that I implemented as part of the 2008 SWN … Continue reading

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