Tag Archives: Merthyr Tydfil

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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Music, Memory and Nostalgia: Film Makers Required

As some of you may know, I am currently working on a ‘history of popular music’ project in the town of Merthyr Tydfil – eventually moving to other regions of South Wales. The 2nd dimension to the project is related … Continue reading

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Pink Floyd in Merthyr Part 2

Off the back of my last post on Pink Floyd playing at The Castle Cinema in Merthyr Tydfil on December 9th 1967, it appears that this would have been one of the last gigs that Syd Barrett played with the … Continue reading

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Pink Floyd in Merthyr: It Actually Happened!

My Oral History of Popular Music in Merthyr Tydfil project is now well underway, so it now seems about the right time to do some detective work regarding the mythical performance Pink Floyd performed in the town in the 1960s … 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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Memories of Music Making in Merthyr Tydfil

I had a fantastic session this week talking with some people at a coffee morning up at the 3Gs in Merthyr Tydfil about their memories of music making in the town. This session is going to be followed by a … Continue reading

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Live Popular Music Making in the Key Buildings of Merthyr Tydfil between 1955 to 1970: The Formation of a Digital Archive

I am currently working on a new research project that looks at the memories of popular music making in Merthyr Tydfil between the years 1955 to around 1970. I am really fortunate to have a number of partners helping me … Continue reading

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The Heritage of Live Popular Music Making in Merthyr Tydfil 1955 to the Present Day: How Do Musical Memories, Mediated Through Technology, Impact Identity and Nostalgia?

The relationship of popular music to memory, identity and nostalgia is now well established in popular music studies, with academics such as Schulkind, Hennis and Rubin (1999) outlining how music, in particular from ones youth, can have strong nostalgic impact … Continue reading

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Matching Mole, Virtuality, Merthyr Tydfil Music and More

I have not blogged for over a month, so I thought I would write a quick post as a catch up of what I have been up to. The year kicked off with the publication of The Handbook of Music … Continue reading

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Music Making in Merthyr Tydfil: Memories of Place and Space

Since starting my Sting book last year, I have become really interested in the relationship of music and memory. Although my Sting book is specifically focused on one musician’s complex love hate relationship with his hometown of Newcastle, something which … Continue reading

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