Tag Archives: Wales

Pink Floyd in Merthyr Tydfil: The Evidence!

Well, after hearing about the infamous Pink Floyd gig that took place in Merthyr Tydfil towards the end of 1968, I have eventually found some evidence. In some of my previous posts on this, some people were unsure if Syd … Continue reading

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Small Venues and Live Music: Will it Ever be Valued Again?

A recent BBC report indicated how Boris Johnson has set up a task force to work out how smaller venues can be protected in London. Having commissioned the Music Venue Trust to write a report, I am looking forward to the … Continue reading

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Kingsley Ward Rockfield Fellowship.

I had the honour last week of presenting a talk prior to Rockfield Studio owner Kingsley Ward receiving a Fellowship from my university. I have copied a transcript of the talk below for those that are interested. Pro-Chancellor I present … Continue reading

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I presented at a music and semiology conference last week – this was essentially a reading of the introduction to the forthcoming Zappa And the And book. Excellent conference, nice city – although I was pleased to get home. Although … Continue reading

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Live Music and Higher Education: How can we work together?

I am starting a new research project in a couple of weeks related to live music. It builds on a number of projects I have done before – but this time is specifically related to how Higher Education can work … Continue reading

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An Overview of 2011

It is so long since I last blogged, so I thought this seemed a good time to set a new year’s resolution to upload a post at least once a week. So – here goes – a brief synopsis of … Continue reading

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Foundation Degree for the Music Industry in Wales

Well, my European Social Fund Foundation Degree for the music industry in Wales is due to be launched officially in a few days. In the first year, the funding will enable 15 people who live or work within the Welsh … Continue reading

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