Postcard Records & Rivers

Couple of postcard flexidisc records with a bit of river theme.  They might be used in a mix for the Afon festival http://www.may-nard.org/afon

33975181946_1486698b26_oTop centre image is the Guildhall from Lendal Bridge, crossing the river Ouse.  It is mentioned in the recording…

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Aberglasyn Pass N. Wales. The bridge over the river Glaslyn has a nice story connected to the Devil, as do various other bridges..

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Records & Rivers (2)

Another selection that could be part of the mix at the Afon festival next week…
http://www.may-nard.org/afon

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Picked this up in Tenovus Haverfordwest for the Mix in 2015.  Bois y Felin are from Solva I believe…

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Neis iawn…So many Welsh recors have rivers on..not surprising I guess given how many rivers there are here!

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Not familiar with Caernarfon but pretty sure that’s a river!

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Ahh lovely rendering of Cenarth bridge and the river Teifi…

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Quite liking the stylised river on this.

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Moving away from Wales finally…I assume this is the Thames in the foreground.  Interesting selection of songs from all over the UK on this double album, though none about rivers.

Records & Rivers

A selection of records with rivers on that might make it into a mix at the Afon festival http://www.may-nard.org/afon

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Fantastic cover with a shot of Cenarth bridge and the iconic Teifi coracles.  I’ve quite a few copies of this, though I’m not sure I’ve ever used them..  this might be the time to play them all together.

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Pretty sure this is Pont Allt y Cafan near Llandysul.  Couple of copies, one from Carmarthen Salvation Army shop, not sure about the other..

44122938694_5b6ecbd315_oI got this one in Cardigan market for the Untitled mix for the End of Empire I did last year in Glyn Vivian Gallery Swansea.  The cover design was selected through a competition won by a girl from Swansea.

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Fine Hound.  Signed on the back by Ieuan, this was in the animal welfare charity shop in Cardigan.

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Part of A Mix for Haverfordwest in 2015, picked it up in the Paul Sartori charity shop there..

Afon

I will be performing some new work for this in a couple of weeks…

http://www.may-nard.org/afon

Looking at my vinyl record database and thinking of the years I spent over the valley from Abercych in Llechryd, watching the floods come and go…

I used to put all the pictures in a set on flickr – Sometimes I live by a Lake

Sometimes I Live by a Lake

I’m finding some interesting river songs and sleeves in my collection and putting a few out in Bara Menyn in the lead up to the festival.. starting with a the 3 locally themed albums
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The Christmas Variations

This new work for Oriel Blodau Bach is a collection of ‘Pregeth Christmas Evans’ vinyl record covers.  Born near Llandysul at Christmas in 1766, Christmas Evans grew up in Bwlchog, in the parish of Llanfihangel-ar-Arth and went on to become one of the most well known and influential preachers in Wales.

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Read more on the Oriel Blodau Bach website

Exhibition 24 August // Awst – 12 October // Hydref 2019

The Christmas Variations includes a playlist of videos

Vinyl Connects

Llanina

Approaching Llanina beach 

A few records to connect to place and people..

  • Janet a Glenda – NC Emlyn
  • Dafydd ac Ifan – Aberaeron
  • Cromlech – Pont-Siân
  • Cor Rhianedd Tysul – Llandysul
  • Doreen Lewis – Aberaeron
  • D. Jacob Davies – Alltyblaca – Cribyn – Rhydowen etc. Y smotyn ddu!
  • Côr Dyfed – Llandysul – St David’s Diocese
  • Picture Frame Seduction – New Quay – Haverfordwest
  • Angela Rogers Lewis – Abermeurig
  • Adar Tydfor – Cwmtydu
  • Gwynne James – (Penrhiwllan)

Songs of the Sea